Breakfast at The Wolseley

Looking for the best breakfast in London? The Wolseley is always top of the list


“Eat breakfast like a king” – so the old saying goes. And when it comes to breaking your fast in the capital, there’s really only one place to head: The Wolseley.


The Wolseley

This old-world yet  buzzy brasserie does breakfast brilliantly. Don’t believe us? Just ask AA Gill. The notoriously acerbic Sunday Times restaurant critic is so taken with The Wolseley’s morning menu that he has even written a book about it  – Breakfast at The Wolseley(Quadrille publishing), if you’re interested.

The Wolseley

The Wolseley

Or ask any of the diners for entering this gorgeous grade II listed building – that was once a car show room and then a Barclays Bank – is the equivalent of walking into an episode ofFriends: everyone looks happy to be there.

Granola at the wolseley

Granola at The Wolseley

And for good reason. The location – next door to The Ritz on  plush Piccadilly – can’t be bettered. The black, gold and cream colour scheme is suitably handsome. The smartly clad staff are attentive and efficient, yet never prissy and the food is perfect. Think Prunes with orange and ginger, Fishcakes with poached eggs, Pancakes with bacon or blueberries, Bierchermuesli, Kedgeree, Kippers with mustard butter, Eggs Benedict, Caviar omelette and the classic English breakfast.


Kedgeree at The Wolseley


Eggs benedict at The Wolseley

Whichever dish you try, trust Haute Time: it will send shivers down your spine, especially when accompanied by a great cup of coffee (there are 14 varieties to choose from at The Wolseley).

The Wolseley also serves lunch, dinner and a mean afternoon tea if, heaven forbid, you’re not a breakfast person.

Patisseries at The W

Patisseries at The Wolseley

You’ll need to book (ask for a balcony table for the best views in the house) but it’s worth it: you’ll leave The Wolseley a lot happier than when you first arrived.


The Wolseley interior


Chefs at The Wolseley