The Wolseley my favorite lunch in London | London, UK | One of restaurants in my MUST DO & SEE list, every single time I come to London, is The Wolseley Cafe and Restaurant. No other restaurant catches my interest for a fabulous sophisticated lunch like The Wolseley. The Wolseley is a café-restaurant in the grand European tradition located in St James’ on London’s most famous of boulevards, Piccadilly.
Trust me, if you are in for a chic gourmet lunch experience in London, The Wolseley will be your perfect call, that if you manage to move your influences to get a table, specially on a sunny Saturday in London. Thanks to our local friend John, we did. A must try in the menu are the oysters, Carlingford Lough Rocks or Gillardeau Speciale. And of course, even at lunch, how can I miss my classic filthy Vodka Martini.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner… all day long, it is an experience. Also you can enjoy your own private dinning. Beautifully designed to complement the restaurant below, the Private Dining Room seats up to 14 guests and is available to book for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discreetly hidden away from view, with its own private staircase, it is nonetheless very much part of the restaurant. Filled with light from four sides, it is bright and cheerful during the day, and seductively lit at night by the lights from the restaurant and Piccadilly outside.In 1921, Wolseley Motors Limited commissioned the architect, William Curtis Green, to design a prestigious car showroom in London’s West End. He drew on Venetian and Florentine influences, as well as incorporating the Eastern exotic touches that were in fashion at the time. The grand, atmospheric interior with its towering pillars, arches and stairways was testament to the great ambitions of The Wolseley Car Company. The cars were displayed on the marble floor and cost between £225 – £1,300. Unfortunately, the cars did not sell well enough and by 1926 the Company was bankrupt.
Chris Corbin and Jeremy King secured the site in July 2003 and its restoration and renovation was overseen by David Collins Architects. The Wolseley opened in November 2003. Located at St James’ on London’s most famous of boulevards, Piccadilly, right across the iconic Ritz Hotel and steps away from Green Park. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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