“ 160 Piccadilly / London / W1J 9EB / Tel: +44 0 20 7499 6996. „
Yum Yum Yum.
My boyfriend took me for the famous Wolseley Restaurant breakfast on Christmas Eve. And it was delicious!
when we arrived, we were a little bit early so our table wasn't ready (xmas eve is probably one of the most popular days) but the staff seated us in the bar and gave us some hot drinks while we waited. Our table was soon available, and the waitress came to collect us from the bar, and carried our drinks to our table for us! I was already impressed.
The whole restaurant is very open plan, and at first glance you think the tables are perhaps a little too close together, but honestly when you are seated, you do not notice the other people close by, nor can you hear each other's chatter. How they manage it, I don't know, but they really do.
The breakfast menu was plentiful in choice, and we kept looking around us to see what everyone else had. The traditional English breakfast seemed a popular choice, but we decided to go for pancakes with bacon and kedgeree.
The food came quickly, but was clearly freshly cooked and steaming hot. The pancakes were the best thing I have ever tasted. They were light and fluffy and the bacon cooked to perfection, with gorgeous maple syrup provided to smother it all in. And my boyfriend said his kedgeree was also just as delicious.
On first glance of the portions I thought the pancakes seemed adequate but the kedgeree seemed on the small side. But because they everything is made with fresh proper ingredients, you get full up very quickly. And the portion are in fact, more than generous!
The service was great. The staff are attentive, and ready to answer any questions, but they are not intrusive at all. They simply pop the plates/drinks down and leave you to it, but are close by if you have any requests.
The bill, you would expect to be pretty high for such an establishment. But out breakfast came to just over £30 for the two of us. That included the food, coffee and peppermint tea at the beginning, and an extra boozy coffee afterwards, and service. Perfectly fine price for a xmas eve treat in my opinion!
For those celebrity spotters out there, this is a great place to people watch! We saw a guy who were were sure was "off the telly" but we couldn't place him, and David Walliams was also there! No-one disturbs the celebs while they are eating, but it is a perfect restaurant to discreetly have a little people watch if you're into that kind of thing.