The Wolseley


Address: 160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB, London, GB
Phone: +44 20 7499 6996

With former lives as a car showroom and a bank, the building was renovated yet again in 2003, resulting in its is current incarnation as London’s most decadent tea room. Marble columns, high ceilings, and the Venetian palazzo create the perfect ambiance for hedge funder business chatter. The duck confit, seven-hour lamb and steak frites are delicious for lunch, but the light teatime sandwiches and desserts are not to be missed at high tea. It’s no surprise, too, that The Wolseley gets its share of actors including, famously, Jack Nicholson.