The Wolseley – A fascinating history lies behind the iconic building of 160 Piccadilly

    The Wolseley combining British heritage we European grandeur discover how One of London’s most respected café restaurant came to be Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day and nowhere is the fact more appreciated than at the Wolseley restaurant in London’s Piccadilly. the Brain Child of Jeremy King and Chris Corbin celebrated
    restaurateurs and founders of three of London’s most iconic ding dining destination; The Ivy ,The Caprice and J Sheekey ,the Wolseley is a cross between the traditional robustness of a Parisian brasserie and the gloriously grand but cosy comfort of Viennese café “Breakfast is a meal apart. Ours is served from and extensive menu, from 7 am on weekday and more leisurely 8am and the weekend “Breakfast is an institution the Wolseley and whether you want healthy breakfast of fruit cereal and yogurt ,or a full no fuss traditional English spread every need is catered for using i the finest ingredients from the best of British and European producers .

    Breakfast at the Wolseley serves up the ultimate guide to producing and enjoying a superb breakfast, In the Wolseley style.
    There are a host of delicious recipes , from crisp croissant to the full English accompanied with steaming high-grade Arabica blend coffee You can also understand more about the back ground and ethos of the Wolseley by the history of the building and learning how it became the it is today which includes an intriguing look at how breakfast service is run
    at the Wolseley both at front of house and behind the scenes.

    In 1921 the English architect, William Curtis Green , was commissioned by Wolseley Motors Limited to design a Prestigious car showroom at the site of !60 Piccadilly. Green incorporated marble pillars and archway with Venetian and Florentine inspired details, making for a grand and impressive building befitting of the company’s ambition. Yet by 1926,the cars weren’t selling as well as they have hoped and the firm went into bankruptcy .Barclays bank took over the site and their new branch opened in the spring of 1927. Green was called upon again to construct a banking counter and managers offices either side of the man entrance which today serve as the bar and tea salon.

    He also continued to design furniture and fittings with Japanese lacquer as nod to the popularity of Eastern influences at the time. It was in July 2003 that restaurateur Chris Corbin and Jeremy King came to acquire the building renowned today for it’s spectacular interior, classic food and seamless service. The Wolseley has earned its reputation as one of
    London’s most respected all day café restaurant, becoming an iconic institution world over.

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