There’s nothing quite like visiting the Wolseley for a timeless classic dining experience and now the historic eatery offers a café of the same name, which opened its doors this summer. Conveniently located in the heart of premium shopping outlet Bicester Village, this is the first of the Wolseley group’s cafés outside London.
The new café provides an elegant dining experience for hungry visitors, who can refuel and recharge in the most relaxing and chic of environments. The café has mood lighting and there are elements of the grand Mayfair design throughout, with black and white chevron flooring and a cream, black and gold colour palette.
The all-day menu offers breakfast from 8.30am, with dinner served until 9pm. There’s a range of breakfast choices to suit all dietary requirements, from organic porridge to smoked haddock kedgeree ‒ and the best bacon roll we’ve ever eaten, for which the bacon is served extra crispy. The main lunch and dinner menu is where you’ll find signature Wolseley dishes such as macaroni cauliflower cheese, and chicken schnitzel. Popular additions include a seasonal salad menu, and thin and crispy pizzas. It’s well worth leaving room for dessert; the crumble is our favourite. There’s also a dedicated children’s menu with miniature versions of some of the signature dishes.
If all the shopping had taken its toll on you, then it would be rude not to sample a traditional Wolseley afternoon tea of home-baked fruit scones served with strawberry jam and clotted cream, assorted finger sandwiches and a selection of homemade patisseries, along with a choice of the Wolseley’s collection of teas, from Earl Grey to Yunnan green tea and our highlight, jasmine bud tea.
Whether you opt for a light lunch, a retro ice cream float or a pot of tea accompanied by a tempting array of biscuits or chocolate truffles, there’s always a reason to visit Café Wolseley, plus you can also stock up on the Wolseley’s retail collection. One of these items would make the perfect souvenir to take back home, from confectionery, tea and coffee to crystal glassware.