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Dubbed the “quintessential London eatery” for many of its 275 years, Wiltons comes with the kind of delicious history that thrills fans of “glorious cuisine and masterful service”. You’ll pay handsomely for a velvet armchair or an impeccably turned-out waiter to call your own in the well-dressed dining room, while the carte celebrates the richness of British provender (from sea and land) and charges appropriately. Start with six of the best oysters, a prawn cocktail, plain whelks or neatly sliced smoked fish, before tackling poached turbot, lamb’s kidneys with bacon or something gamey (roast teal with celeriac, kale and orange, perhaps). The carving trolley makes a daily perambulation, carrying roast goose with confit leg and apricot stuffing, salmon coulibiac or a fine beef Wellington. Puddings are deliberately old-school (give or take the odd nugget of salted caramel popcorn), while the swanky wine list will make you feel as chipper as the restaurant’s top-hatted, flute-clutching lobster mascot. “A unique experience,” concludes one fan, and we agree.

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Wiltons

55 Jermyn Street ,London SW1Y 6LX

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The definition of a classic...

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Feb 2016

Editor's pick What can one say about Wilton's. It is an institution, and for good reasons. What is good about this restaurant? Well, pretty much everything. The food is very good - British cuisine at it's best, simplicity executed incredibly well, allowing the produce and flavours to do the talking, not a chef's ego. My meal consisted of a cheese and onion soup (delicious, utterly delicious), cod with romesco puree (delightful and full of flavour - and I say this as someone who usually avoids...

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Simon G.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 6

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55 Jermyn Street ,London SW1Y 6LX

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very good venue in St. James's

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Jul 2015

A meal of shelfish and crustacea - oysters, crab, lobster - of superb quality, especially the Newburg lobster. Very tasty and balanced the dessert, a chocolate fondant. Extraordinary the wine, Finca la Florencia, a chardonnay of Argentina, indeed great for value in a wine list with exaggerated mark-ups. Not unforgettable the Pedro Ximenez. Very polite, helpful and effective the Hungarian waitress. Overall a great venue, absolutely to go.

Rigoletto's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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Wiltons

55 Jermyn Street ,London SW1Y 6LX

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The great disappointment.

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Apr 2015

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Wiltons is over-rated, over-priced and over-tired.The service is willing but very average, the decor is in need of a major overhaul and the prices are outrageous for some truly average and frankly unimaginative cuizine. There are many other restaurants in London that offer better food in nicer surroundings for half the price.

Tim A.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 2

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55 Jermyn Street ,London SW1Y 6LX

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Aug 2014

Heard so much about Wiltons, but was greatly disappointed. The food was mediocre overall! Oysters were good, so was the smoked salmon starter. But just good! The Dover sole, so so… I've Hadith better at Scot's and Boisedale. The desserts, again mediocre. The decor was good and service friendly, but atmosphere was bare, with minimal people. Not the norm for a Friday eve. Would we go there again? Certainly not… Especially keeping in view the astronomical prices.

TF's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 4

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55 Jermyn Street ,London SW1Y 6LX

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by   (1)

Mar 2012

I was fortunate enough to dine (alone) in this wonderful restaurant just two weeks ago. From entering the restaurant each moment was a sublime pleasure. The restaurant itself has an ‘old boy’ charm, quiet discreet with wonderful art works and ambience. The hosts selected the perfect table for me, where I could relax,and enjoy this gastronomic feast. The ambiance was quiet and relaxing, no blaring phones tv or music. From the first sip of champagne I was enchanted. The staff knew their menu and...

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Kim D.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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55 Jermyn Street ,London SW1Y 6LX

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by   platinum reviewer (125)

Feb 2012

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Wilton's is part museum, part restaurant. Don't get me wrong: I mean this in the nicest possible way. It is extremely expensive by “today's standards”, but so is a Rolls Royce. What Wilton's offers is a journey to a time gone by: the St. James's of the 1920s. The interior is reminiscent of the great Clubs of the vincinity. The food is two-star Michelin standard and there is a definite whiff of the “stiff upper lipp” about. But it is quintessentially “London” and very pleasant indeed.

Continental Diner's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 6

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55 Jermyn Street ,London SW1Y 6LX

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by   platinum reviewer (65)

Apr 2009

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

The best thing about Wiltons is the Renoir that dominates the back wall of the restaurant. It feels more like a club than a restaurant, the furniture is old, the decor is old, the guests are…The food is the kind you hope you will be served when you are teeth have lost there cutting edge, your eye sight is failing and you are likely to be confused by odd shaped things presented in an unfamiliar way on the plate. Can't knock the quality of the ingredients, the salmon- from Foremans- was very good,...

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robert b.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 4

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55 Jermyn Street ,London SW1Y 6LX

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by   silver reviewer (29)

Feb 2009

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Wiltons looks and feels very establishment. The décor is clubby and old world and service attentive. Pricing is a bit of a shock at c£20 for many starters and £22 to nearly £40 for mains. The food was good but unspectacular and my view is that time has overtaken this old-school favourite. There are many more stylish places with more creative food at better prices around.

Flying Foodie's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 3

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55 Jermyn Street ,London SW1Y 6LX

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by   bronze reviewer (14)

Jan 2009

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

This really is an “establishment” restaurant. I'm sure I should have recognised some of the people in there too. However, whilst the ingredients are obviously of an extremely high standard, the presentation is a bit lacking, especially given the price. The potted shrimp for a starter looked deceptively small, but they really had packed the prawns into it. The crabcake for a main course was lovely, but at £24 I would have expected to have something else on the plate apart from just a crabcake, instead...

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Jayne W.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Recently redecorated in celebration of our 275th anniversary, our comfortable and elegant private dining room, The Jimmy Marks Room is named after Wiltons head oysterman from 1942 to 1976. The comfortable, elegant room is suited to business lunches, board dinners or special occasion meals, and can accommodate up to 20 guests for a seated meal or up to 50 guests for a drinks and canapé reception.

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