Combining British heritage with European grandeur, The Wolseley is one of London’s most respected café-restaurants. Renowned for its spectacular interior, immaculately presented classic European food and seamless service, The Wolseley has now expanded with a smaller sister venue.
Located at global luxury shopping destination Bicester Village, Café Wolseley is the first opening outside London for hospitality group Corbin & King. Boasting the spectacular interiors, impressive culinary offering and meticulous service that The Wolseley is renowned for, the new Café Wolseley opened at the end of June 2018.
Those familiar with the celebrated Piccadilly institution will therefore recognise in Café Wolseley signature features from the London flagship restaurant. The design – including the smart black-and-white chevron floor, hand-painted Chinoiserie murals and double-volume vaulted ceiling – has been led by Shayne Brady of BradyWilliams. WFC was the main contractor on the project.
The concept of all-day café dining in the European style also remains true at Bicester Village, with the restaurant open from 8.30 am to 10.00 pm most days. The restaurant has a capacity of up to 183 covers with a further 74 covers located externally.
The menu features classic Wolseley favourites from homemade Patisseries to Eggs Benedict, Wiener Schnitzel and Coq au Vin – together with new additions, such as Tarte Flambée and seasonal salads. Alongside the café-restaurant, a takeaway counter offers the option of enjoying Café Wolseley cuisine on the go. So whether guests wish to ponder their purchases over a leisurely lunch or instead grab a gourmet sandwich and keep shopping, Café Wolseley caters to all needs. The kitchen is led by Head Chef Lee Ward, ably assisted by Head Pastry Chef Natasha Rhodes.
Jeremy King, CEO of Corbin & King, said:
“We are delighted to be opening Café Wolseley. For many years we have wanted to extend the reach of The Wolseley, but it’s only now that we have found an opportunity to achieve that. As Value Retail continues to build its vision for Bicester Village, we are delighted to be part of its plans.”
Scott Malkin, Founder and Chairman of Value Retail, creator and operator of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, added:
“A sophisticated shopping experience calls for an equally stylish dining offer and, with its reputation for uncompromising excellence in menu, service and surroundings, The Wolseley certainly sets the bar. It is both an honour and a delight to welcome an establishment of this extraordinary pedigree to Bicester Village.”
Together with the culinary offering, there is also a dedicated space for The Wolseley’s growing retail collection. The venue showcases an exceptional collection of gifts, from homeware items such as silverware, crystal glassware and candles to indulgent edibles including chocolate truffles, florentines and all butter shortbread. You can learn more about Café Wolseley by visiting www.cafewolseley.com.
Taking its lead from The Wolseley, visitors to Café Wolseley can be assured of a high quality and distinctive experience. The history of The Wolseley can be traced back to the first half of the 20th century, when the Grade II listed building it occupies was created. The building was designed by English architect William Curtis Green, upon a commission by Wolseley Motors in 1921 to design their prestigious car showroom. In July 2003, it was acquired by restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King and a sympathetic restoration and renovation process was undertaken. The Wolseley has since has won numerous awards and accolades over the years.
Café Wolseley is the eighth restaurant under the Corbin & King umbrella. Corbin & King is run by the restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, who have been partners in business for over 35 years. Together, the pair have created some of the most iconic and highly-regarded establishments in London. Today, the group comprises The Wolseley, The Delaunay, Zédel, Colbert, Fischer’s, The Beaumont Hotel and Bellanger.
The Bicester Village Shopping Collection
The Bicester Village Shopping Collection unifies the 11 distinctive destinations across Western Europe and China, within reach of many of the world’s most important gateway cities: London, Paris, Shanghai, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, Antwerp, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt, and Suzhou. The Collection, by Value Retail, is unique in its unprecedented brand mix, beautiful settings, cultural richness, remarkable service and savings on the recommended retail price of up to 60%. Each Village plays host to the world’s most revered fashion and lifestyle boutiques, and each one offers extraordinary experiences and hospitality for the world’s most discerning guests. Discover more at www.TheBicesterVillageShoppingCollection.com.
A member of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, Bicester Village is located in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, just 46 minutes by direct train from London Marylebone. It has evolved into a destination that welcomes the travelling luxury consumer from all corners of the world. The Village is host to more than 160 boutiques from leading British and international fashion and lifestyle brands, including Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Smythson, Stella McCartney, together with Bally, Brunello Cucinelli, Missoni, Saint Laurent and Salvatore Ferragamo. Discover more at www.BicesterVillage.com.
Noble Russell produces bespoke furniture for Cafe Wolseley, Bicester
Café Wolseley, a little sister to the illustrious ‘The Wolseley’, opened in June at high-end retail destination Bicester Village and Noble Russell produced all the bespoke banquettes and tables.
Designed by Shayne Williams of BradyWilliams, for acclaimed restaurateurs Corbin and King, this has been a fantastic project for Noble Russell to have been involved in. Cafe Wolseley continues Noble Russell’s ongoing association with Corbin & King having previously worked on the original The Wolseley, Fischer’s, Cafe Colbert and Brasserie Zedel.
Shayne Brady, a specialist in luxury design, has designed the stylish new café with a heavy influence from its iconic original. It is surely set to be an excellent addition to Corbin & King’s list of established London restaurants.
Noble Russell developed and manufactured over one hundred and forty metres of bespoke banquette seating upholstered in black leather. The stylish seating frames have been stained and lacquered black with a gloss finish and feature distinctive antiqued brass sabats on the front legs.
Seventy bespoke tables were also commissioned and have each been hand-crafted with a solid beech lipping stained and lacquered black with Jerusalem Crema beige stone inserts.
The completed furniture was delivered and installed by Noble Russell’s expert team in time for the grand opening in June.
Shayne Brady, co-founder of BradyWilliams commented: “It is a European-Grand style café restaurant that echoes the shapes and materials synonymous to The Wolseley. The banquettes and tables were instrumental in creating this look that was inspired by the original 1920’s interior of the site in London.”
Noble Russell is a contract furniture company specialising in the creation of exceptional bespoke products. They have dedicated themselves to over 25 years of furniture design and production, providing customers with the highest quality service.