Wild Honey St James

4.5
478 reviews
£26 to £40
French
Taking Anthony Demetre's reimagined Wild Honey and bringing it to St James...

A restaurant and bar offering the finest seasonal British produce and contemporary French cooking. A dining room decor that is being redesigned by Jim Hamilton to reflect the new direction.

Typical dishes on the menu will include Tamworth Pig’s head , traditional bouillabaisse, Denbighshire Welsh lamb, roast and slow cooked, roast saddle of rabbit, grilled Provencal apricots, young sweet onions, classic English custard tart and Wild Honey ice cream.

A comprehensive wine list of 100 bins will cover both New and Old World selections and four ‘on tap’ drinks available - one red wine, one white wine, a homemade Vermouth and a craft beer.

The restaurant offers a very attractive today's menu.
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Experiences

  • Seasonal Du Jour Menu

    £32.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Oct 30, 2021

    Anthony Demetre’s du jour menu combines classic French techniques with the finest seasonal produce Britain has to offer. The menu changes daily to reflect the seasonality of his dishes.

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    Tue 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Wed - Thu 5:30 PM - 9:15 PM, Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 478 People Are Saying
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vippeater
London
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent lunch menu, beautifully cooked and presented. Excellent staff and and pleasant dining room

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PrimaveraM
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really stunning tasting menu with a myriad of flavours and everything perfectly cooked. Charming, obliging and knowledgeable staff. We're not into seafood so they were happy to swap the Octopus for the Mushroom Tart, which was delicious. The total bill for two with pre-dinner drinks, tasting menu with wine came to £330 including service, which is more than I've ever paid for a meal but it really was special - and they gave us little anniversary cakes as an extra touch, which was nice.

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vipMarkS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Awful service. Unsurprisingly empty. Don’t go.

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vipSimon
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

On arrival we discovered this is the hotel restaurant for the Sofitel and it has the attributes you would expect of a restaurant set up to serve a major chain hotel. Our server was fantastic, and the food was expertly prepared and presented, but the menu was limited and unimaginative in an unimaginative space. We enjoyed it and have no complaints, but the overall experience unfortunately did not match the price.

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DouglasT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch menu. Size gives you absolute comfort that everything will be perfectly cooked.

Great attentive service

Egg Custard Tart .... the best on this planet

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

I’m not usually a Vegetarian but I was this night. The food was just okay for us herbivores, there were very few options (counting the cheese platter). There could have been something more substantial and interesting as the meat mains (eg. lamb with the honey). Was also disappointed to have booked a table well in advance and not be informed that it was a high seating arrangement - couldn’t move as was told no tables were available but I saw an empty table of 4 behind me unoccupied the entire night (we were a party of 3). Not going to directly assume it was because I’m Indian but I didn’t see a very diverse customer base in the restaurant so the thought did cross my mind. Food took nearly an hour to arrive after ordering and dessert took over 20 minutes as well. Server was great but pretty helpless when it came to timings with food. Overall the experience I expected when I look at the restaurant from the outside was nowhere close to what I got. Not to mention the price we paid for the few dishes. Don’t think I would return. Would just keep going back to imperial treasure next door, which never disappoints.

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ANGELV
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Extremely slow service. More than 1 hour to start first dish.

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Matt
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, well organised and friendly staff and excellent food, can't wait to return

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SusanC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Breakfast was okay.

CG
CatherineG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food. Nice buzz during lunchtime. Very friendly waiting staff

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vippenelope
London
19 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is a bit hit and miss - very rich and oily and not a great deal of choice on the menu

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CharlotteT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outstanding food and great portion sizes.
Beautiful setting and decor.
Ideal for a business lunch or a quieter family meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food1service1ambience1

Worst food

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous flavours and quality ingredients. Particularly loved the beef. Luxury setting and service attentive yet relaxed. Perfect for a special occasion.Walking distance to theatre district.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great lactation very nice inside - menu very limited not as advertised

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CAOT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time with my friend. Would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Ordered the 8 course tasting menu with wine “pairing”. Pairing is in quotes as not all courses are actually paired with a wine. Last course never arrived. Ambiance was a nice hotel lobby.

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Krzysztof
London
15 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as ever!

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carolS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, drinks, wine and staff. The sea bass was amazing as was the beetroot, black pudding and white peach starter. The only reason I've given it 4 stars is because they charged us for 2 set menus plus a la carte starter and main instead of 1 set menu. Had we not checked the bill we would have paid £27 unnecessarily.

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GilbertA
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious sophisticated ambient place. Effortless service , fab food at a very good price.

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PFT1SJ
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Very elegant restaurant with clearly experienced staff. Food was certainly elevated in style and a sophisticated attempt at providing refreshing lunch options; however, I was underwhelmed with the overall taste balances. Expensive option, but couldn't fault the staff and service side.

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service towards the beginning of our meal was poor. We were going to the theatre and had booked our table to suit this, however as the restaurant was almost empty the servers appeared to have been given other tasks to complete and we had to push to be seated for dinner about half an hour after our booking. We had been waiting in the bar.

Once we were seated the service improved a great deal. The setting, decor and location are all beautiful.

The food was good, however perhaps not quite as good as the price would imply. I had lamb which was very rare - I had to remove large layers of raw fat which I tried but could simply not stomach. The lamb ought to have been better done, to my taste (I was not asked how I would like it cooked). Everything else about the food was lovely, particularly the cheese board and the chocolate cake dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing experience, great service and great food

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elstonc
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience. Lovely food and service.

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CallumC
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the taster menu and it was beautiful. Lovely variety in the dishes. Some things that were familiar, some that were not. Highlights for me were the octopus and the mushroom tart. The lamb was also beautifully cooked and the ice cream was a revelation. The value for money was actually excellent, of course the taster menu is an expensive option, but there was a lots of courses and the portions (unlike other taster menu's I have had) were a good size. The service was impeccable and the building/room are beautiful. Perhaps the only point of difference was the intimacy of the restaurant. Given how open it is and the music choice, it was possibly lacking in the intimacy we were hoping for. Though this didn't detract from us having a wonderful meal and ordinarily (when it isn't our anniversary) we may not be as concerned with how intimate the setting is.

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JayTree
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We had an excellent waitress but the food was extremely average. The ambience of the restaurant could be enhance by nicer music. Unfortunately it felt like just another hotel restaurant. Will I go back? I doubt it. Expensive for the quality we were served.

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KLAT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. The staff are friendly and helpful, and are as attentive or inconspicuous as needed.
Will definitely try to return to try the 7 course taster menu

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Erin
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pre theatre meal! Highly recommend! Beautiful restaurant, beautiful food!

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! A real treat with superb food and excellent service. We were welcomed warmly and looked after thereafter. Great choice of food with an excellent wine list. Very good value for money at a high quality restaurant. I look forward to returning very soon.

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davidc
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the tasting menu which was most enjoyable.
Excellent attentive service from knowledgeable staff.
Friendly relaxed atmosphere.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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TimothyV
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff, cannot wait to return; the Australian Pinot Grigio is an absolute must!

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Happycustomer
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience.
Tasting menu was brilliant with superb wine pairings.
Staff were friendly with just right level of attention. The nice relaxed ambience allowed for easy conversation.
London at it’s best!!

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Lucy
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recommend Wild Honey. Service was superb (lovely front of house team). Food was very good. We all said we would eat there again.
And some of our party can be quite fussy… ! impressive place. Thank you for a great lunch and making us feel so welcome.

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GlennM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just superb cooking, very good service and excellent value

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dillonk
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about our dinner here, especially the slow cooked lamb which was absolutely delicious. Beautiful room, decor, atmosphere, friendly and very good food. Thank you very much for a lovely evening..

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VicJanSam
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and friendly service...we have enjoyed a lot. Looking forward for another visit and will definitely endorse to my friends to try the food...

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MarieM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come and dine here before they get their inevitable Michelin star in case the prices increase. The service makes you feel home from home. Superb food - best custard tart ever. The tasting menu is truly outstanding.

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CharlotteT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening at wild and honey - food was impeccable. Will definitely be returning!

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mand282
London
18 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was fantastic, the service fabulous and the ambience relaxed. The only snag we had was the fact that anchovy was part of a salad on the veggie menu, when I enquired I was told that was a typo, but alas the salad tasted fishy! They did take it off the bill but I wasn't very pleased I'd eaten fish when Im an ethical veggie!

SM
StuartM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can recommend the Hereford beef! Delicious with its wine based sauce + Charlotte pots! Friendly service too + nice relaxed atmosphere! Prime location too near Trafalgar Square!