The Wolseley

Every year I take my Grandma to The Wolseley for her birthday treat. However, her birthday is in December and with the run up to Christmas we always have to postpone it until Jan/Feb. 

The Wolseley is one of my favourite (expensive but not extortionate) places for brunch. And Afternoon tea. It is next door to The Ritz and a 1 minute walk from Green Park tube so you are in a beautiful part of London, surrounded by Bond Street, Picaddilly Circus and the Royal Academy of Art. 

The staff are also so friendly there. Whenever I tell them that we are there for a birthday – they bring out these gorgeous wafers with ‘happy birthday’ written in beautiful chocolate calligraphy. So sweet.

The table settings are gorgeous, and everything is done properly. Your tea is brought to you in a tea pot full of tea leaves. No tea bags here my friends. I love brewing my own tea and using the tea strainer out of glistening tea pots. It just makes you feel instantly posher than you are. 


We both had Eggs Royal. As you will know from previous posts that I am a sucker for hollandaise sauce and this is a good one. It was sublime. I went for the smaller portion (to save the pennies) which was filling and delicious – but if money was no object I would have ordered 7.

After our fabulous brunch we popped into Fortnum and Mason for some browsing and for my chic Grandma to buy some cheese. The window displays are some of my favourite in London. Rivalling Selfridges in beauty. It is hard to tell from the photos but the detail and number of items they fill into the ‘hands’ are so intricate. Bottles of Chanel perfume, mixed in with some pearls and some Vivienne Westwood. Dreamy.

sweet but cringe all in one

And that was my delightfully delightful morning.