Decadent European dining is what it’s all about at 160 Piccadilly – and this extends beyond its opulent restaurant-café into the establishment’s retail outlet. So few were surprised when The Wolseley Collection – the Wolseley’s inaugural selection of Christmas hampers, unleashed on waistlines last year – saw a rich and varied taste of the beloved Mayfair establishment transported to recipient’s homes.
Accordingly emboldened, this year the Wolseley has enhanced its packages, which are perfect for both personal and corporate gifting. The Christmas Hamper (£495) includes confectionery, jams, loose leaf teas, silver-plated accessories, fine tipples and a Breakfast for Two at The Wolseley Gift Card amongst the other festive fare. The new Signature Hamper (£350), meanwhile, features all butter shortbread, salted caramel truffles and dark chocolate Florentines (and much more), all to be washed down with a bottle of Pommery Brut Royal NV and selected Wolseley wines.
A Breakfast Hamper (£150), Champagne Afternoon Tea Hamper (£195), Mayfair Hamper (£125) and Piccadilly Tote (£100) completes the range.
With other Christmas goodies newly added to the range – including fine bone china, elegant glass-ware and various this-time-of-year-only food stuffs available, plus thoughtfully executed gift-card ranges and a corporate gifting service, this isn’t a bad one-stop shop for the time-poor looking to get their yule-tide to do list nailed in one swoop.
160 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9EB (020 7499 6996/thewolseley.com)