An elegant hideout in the heart of Mayfair, a stone’s throw from Green Park station, and somewhere I plan to while away many more afternoons. That’s exactly how I would describe The Wolseley. Once a car showroom, then a bank, now a classy dining destination, this beautiful European brasserie is bursting with history, opulence and class.
Originally built in 1921, The Wolseley takes you on a trip back in time as soon as you walk through the grand double doors. Dark, subdued but effortlessly charming, the clinks of champagne classes, crunch of crispy pastries, and smell of sweet coffee aroma are what entice you in. From the outside, you almost wouldn’t know it’s there, which is just why I love it – the chance to discover an elegantly camouflaged hideout in the heart of central London! You’ve got the Ritz to your left, Piccadilly Circus to your right, does it get any more perfect?
Joanne and I whiled away a morning there following a shoot, yearning for a good ole’ cuppa. It was tipping it with rain outside, so we treated ourselves to a spot of lunch; mini eggs benedict with a little side salad to boot. Delicious, delightful and divine….The service was impeccable, coffee was smooth and whole experience nothing less than fabulous. I’m planning on coming back for their afternoon tea, however, which looks heavenly. If you’re visiting London and looking for a fabulous, understated spot for a pot of tea, make sure you swing by The Wolseley. You’ll get a taste of quintessential London, all the while mixing in with the local crowd, darling!