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“The equivalent of the best of St James’s clubs”; this “bastion of traditional British cuisine” (est 1742, here since 1984) offers a “truly magnificent”, “old-school” experience majoring in “wonderful fish” (“the best-ever sole meunière”) and “great game” (“it’s the only place I’ve ever had the chance to eat snipe, then woodcock!”). “Long may it survive, even if prices are crazy!”
“Where Lord Grantham would surely have dined when in London!” – this “stuffy” pillar of the St James’s Establishment (est 1742, here since 1984) is “as traditional as traditional can be”, and its “womb-like comfort” and “wonderful” seafood make for “impressive” entertaining; one snag – “prices verge on robbery!”
“So wonderfully old-fashioned”; this “very professional” St James’s bastion of the Establishment (est 1742, but here only since 1984) offers “perfect Dover sole” and other “first-rate” British seafood; prices are certainly high, though – “best visit on someone else’s expenses”.
“The best turbot”, “excellent Dover sole”, “seafood of superb quality” – such are the delicacies which still win a major following for this “civilised” but “absurdly overpriced” bastion of the St James’s plutocracy – est 1742, and on this site since 1984.
Wiltons exudes understated quality. The restaurant's secluded Pullmans, individual tables, attractive sporting and contemporary works of art promote a unique atmosphere.
Wiltons retains many intriguing decorative features from its early years and guests will find that the restaurant's gentle evolution has in no way compromised the sense of exclusivity and calm.
Our award-winning front of house team will anticipate your every wish.
The Oyster Bar
For many years Wiltons Oyster Bar has been known for being the favourite haunt for St. James's locals and business people alike. This is the place to enjoy the finest oysters, game and seafood, amongst other delicious specialties that change daily according to the season.
The first Royal Warrant was received in 1884 as Purveyor of Oysters to Queen Victoria, and a second as Purveyors to the Prince of Wales. Since then our dexterous team of oyster openers have won numerous awards, which include the World, British and European Oyster Opening Championships.
Head Chef, Daniel Kent
Daniel joined Wiltons in 2011 having formerly worked at some of London's finest restaurants such as Le Café Anglais, Skylon and The Wolseley. He initially went to university with the idea that he would become a Restaurant Manager. However upon graduating, he fell in love with cooking, having been previously inspired by the many Sunday lunches at his aunt’s house where she would put on a feast of local Yorkshire produce and sherry laced trifle! He has a firm belief that use of great ingredients and an exceptional team behind him is the perfect recipe for a world class establishment. He has enjoyed re-introducing many of Wiltons classic dishes as well as showcasing many of his own creations.
Our comfortable and elegant private dining room, The Jimmy Marks Room can accommodate up to 20 guests for a seated meal and is the perfect private dining room ideal for all occasions including lunch, dinner or cocktail and canapé parties, whether your booking is for business or pleasure.
We have prepared a variety of menus to suit all tastes, however we are also happy to design a bespoke menu.
The room also has two data points allowing for fast internet and IP conference calls. Should you need any further IT equipment for your conference or meeting we would be delighted to arrange this.
Wiltons is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday and for dinner on Saturday.
However exclusive hire of the restaurant may be possible subject to agreement.
Wiltons Restaurant Diner Reviews
"OK - so the food is good - but not so good for the price. But the reason you come here is for the old fashioned utterly untrendy menu (particularly the fish and game), the service and the ambience."
"a real dining experience"
"The food and atmosphere at Wiltons were excellent. However, I am only awarding a 2 for service because we were sold a pup by the head waiter. He went among the tables suggesting a "pre-starter" of truffle pasta. We took up the offer. Two plates duly arrived. It was delicious. Only on receiving the bill did we realise that this added £120 to the bill. This was a low trick and beneath what you would have expected of a restaurant with the reputation of Wiltons. It left a sour taste in the mouth, and I am not sure I would dine there again despite an otherwise execllent evening."
"It may be a fish restaurant, but we had the best fillet steaks ever!"