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Summary

“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!”

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“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”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“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.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

The Restaurant

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.

Restaurant details

Yes
Portions,
No
Yes
10.15 pm
Jacket required

The chef

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.

Private dining

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

Reviews of Wiltons Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Wiltons restaurant.
Joe S
Disappointing - feels as though it has sat ...
Reviewed 10 months, 21 days ago

"Disappointing - feels as though it has sat back on earlier laurels; trad does not have to be fuddy duddy but the food harked back to another age (of not very strong British cooking)"

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55 Jermyn St, London, SW1Y 6LX
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lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.15 pm

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