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Squaremeal London Hot 100 2016A restaurant for every occasion and any time of day, this grandest of grand brasseries is everything a famous West End restaurant should be: busy, stylish and celebrity-filled, somewhere you can dress up or down as much as you wish, and most importantly, a venue that "consistently delivers excellent service and food". Some, but by no means all, of the cooking comes with a Mittel-European accent, so while you might have chicken soup with dumplings, schnitzel, Austrian pork belly or a daily special of veal hongroise , the long menu also takes in shellfish platters, salads, steaks and some high-class comfort food: we love the Landaise chicken with girolles and Madeira sauce. Puddings are as indulgent as you would hope for from a Viennese-inspired coffee and cake specialist, and while breakfast might not be the best in town, it's certainly the buzziest. Dissenters complain of hurried service and steep prices for food that doesn't hit the high notes, but where else has such a feeling of razzamatazz or "sense of occasion"?

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    The story of a girl who lives above her means: Review: The Wolesley Afternoon Tea :: The story of a girl who lives above her means: Review: The Wolesley Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon tea at The Wolesley had been on my list for ages. I'd heard such good things about and after visiting for breakfast last year, it only upped my desire to visit for cake. I love the old-fashioned vibe of the place - it feels like you've gone back in time. My mum is my afternoon the partner in crime - we can sniff it out from a mile away. Naturally I treated her to Afternoon Tea for Mother's Day. Let's gloss over the fact I was a few months late. We got there in the end!...
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    Memoirs Of A Metro Girl :: Afternoon Tea at The Wolseley review: Handmade pastries and brilliant service in a stunning setting | Memoirs Of A Metro Girl

    The Wolseley has only been open since 2003, but has steadily become an institution on the London dining scene. I’ve wanted to go for years and have heard many friends raving about dinners and brunches. I finally went for Afternoon Tea with a friend recently and thankfully was as good as I hoped.

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    Three tiers of delicious! Sandwiches, scones and desserts

    The building itself features an impressive façade which really stands out on Piccadilly. It was originally a car showroom, Wolseley Motors Ltd, when it was built in the early 1920s, with the architect William Curtis...
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    The Square 8211; Sam The Food Fan :: The Wolseley: Sam The Food Fan

    The Better Half (TBH) and I have been wanting to go to The Wolseley for breakfast for as long as it’s been open but as early starts on weekends aren’t usually our thing, we just never got round to it. He was feeling a little nostalgic recently and had a real hankering for kippers for breakfast….it was something his Scottish father always ate. I found this a little odd as 1) he isn’t really that keen on fish and 2) he’s even less keen on bony fish! But hey, who am I to argue? I did a bit of a research and to my delight found that The Wolseley serve kippers. Result! He can get his fix...
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    The story of a girl who lives above her means :: The story of a girl who lives above her means: Review: The Wolseley Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon tea at The Wolesley had been on my list for ages. I'd heard such good things about and after visiting for breakfast last year, it only upped my desire to visit for cake. I love the old-fashioned vibe of the place - it feels like you've gone back in time. My mum is my afternoon the partner in crime - we can sniff it out from a mile away. Naturally I treated her to Afternoon Tea for Mother's Day. Let's gloss over the fact I was a few months late. We got there in the end!...
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    Emma Rose Tully :: Wolseley Fishcake with Poached Egg | Daydreamer

    The Wolseley is an all-day Grand European café-restaurant found next to the Ritz Hotel in Piccadilly, London. Created by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King who were behind the renewed fame and success of Le Caprice, The Ivy and J. Sheekey. In December 2011 they also opened The Delaunay on the corner of The Aldwych and Drury Lane, basically these guys know what they’re doing so I had no doubt my first experience at a Corbin and King eatery would be something special.

    The building itself has quite a history to it, once the home of Wolseley Motors and Barclays Bank, the interior boasts marble pillars, arches and stairways....
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    SilverSpoon London :: SilverSpoon London - A luxury lifestyle blog : Bloggers' Breakfast at the Wolseley

    In March 2015, an adventurous London Kiwi sent an email to see if anyone fancied meeting for breakfast at this grand dame of a restaurant.

    In his book, Breakfast at The Wolseley A.A. Gill states 'Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day, a continuing life.' And with that being the case a group of six bloggers, iPhones at the ready and cameras in hand descended upon the Piccadilly restaurant to enjoy their first meal of the day together...
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    Food Expectations :: Food Expectations The Wolseley High Tea

    When my father, wife and niece booked a trip to visit us for a long weekend, I wanted to take them for high tea at The Wolseley before the theatre. It was my niece’s first visit to London, (hopefully just the first of many to come now as she recently moved to Lyon), and high tea is a quintessential baptism type experience for London novices..
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The private dining room at The Wolseley seats up to 14 guests and is available to book for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. It has been described as ‘one of the most beautiful in London’, commanding a view across the entire Wolseley dining room; yet it is unobtrusively hidden away and entirely private, with its own dedicated staircase. With large, arched windows on all four sides, it also overlooks Piccadilly and The Ritz hotel.

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