Always partial to a mid-week breakfast treat we headed to “the grand cafe of the nation” one of London’s finest eateries ,the Wolseley to enjoy a bite to eat and catch up with friends.Situated on Piccadilly just opposite Dover Street and the lovely Burlington Arcade and right next door the The Ritz, The Wolseley is always fabulous. We grabbed a table next to the window and watched the World go by.
It’s the time of year when daylight is in short supply and everyone is super busy working on projects, jobs, preparing for Christmas, shopping, dreaming big, visualising the next years goals, which is why it’s advisable to set a little time aside to catch up with your friends and family or just treat yourself. Breakfast at The Wolseley is always the ideal treat. Pastries and Art Deco, need I say more?
We enjoyed coffee and croissants , chatted about our future travel plans, creative projects, Christmas preparations and revelled in the Wolseley’s Art Deco finery. The Wolseley six storey building was originally commissioned by Wolseley Motors Limited who bought the site in 1919 for a car showroom and London sales offices, was designed by William Curtis Green. A major restoration and renovation took place in 2003 and The Wolseley opened as a restaurant and shop in November 2003.
I adore the black and white marble flooring, the shiny black laquear surfaces, the gold detailing and the grandeur of the interior. The staff at The Wolseley are always super friendly and really make the effort to help you. Although the regular week day clientele are generally business folk, some from the neighbouring hedge fund offices, the atmosphere is relaxed, upbeat and sociable. Breakfast is the perfect time to discuss your dreams, inspirations and aspirations.
‘Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’ – Lewis Carroll