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Wild Honey St James, London,

Wild Honey St James

4.3
4.3
723 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
Holding a Michelin-star, Wild Honey St James is recognized for its inspired and distinctive interpretations of modern European cuisine using the finest, freshest seasonal produce Britain has to offer, under the guidance of Executive Head Chef Anthony Demetre.

The restaurant's signature dishes include Crisp chicken with hand-cut macaroni and winter black truffles; Fallow venison, slow cooked celeriac with walnut and cocoa, kumquat marmalade, grand veneur sauce; and Wild honey ice cream.

A comprehensive wine list of 100 bins covers both New and Old-World selections and four ‘on tap’ drinks are available including wines, a homemade Vermouth and a craft beer.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 06:30–10:30 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    020 7389 7820

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Anthony Demetre

  • Private party facilities

    THE PRIVATE DINING ROOMThe ideal private setting for a business lunch or social gathering for up to 16 guests. The Private Dining Room has a contemporary and creative feel, surrounded by striking art pieces. With a fabric curtain, the space can be divided into two smaller intimate spaces.

  • Private party contact

    The Reservations Team : 020 7389 7820

  • Area

    Piccadilly

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 723 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. R

    Roy17

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is very good , well presented with good service . Restaurant has a busy atmosphere but with high ceilings and sensible table spacing you are comfortable and able to hold a conversation . A warning for weekend dinner bookers is that for reservations after 1845 there is only a nine course tasting menu offered . This was a shock to us as 6 retirees were never going to tackle 9 courses . The restaurant did come to an agreement with us that as long as all 6 of us chose the same starter and main course we could have that . Fortunately the crab tart and then lamb worked for our table . We had a lovely evening but will stick to weekday lunches here when there is more choice available.
  2. EC

    EmmaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, an oasis of calm Delectable food and considerate service 10/10 recommend the set lunch/pre-theatre menu as outstanding value for the food quality
  3. JC

    JamesC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit for pre theatre menu. We shall definitely return for tasting menu in due course.
  4. S

    Susie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely relaxed lunch with fantastic food and delicious cocktails. Service was impeccable as usual.
  5. F

    Foodfan

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Lovely food but vet poor service for a 1* restaurant
  6. WY

    WYeung

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It's unbelievable that the chef's beard is hidden in the meal of a Michelin restaurant. Even though the waiter apologized, I didn't feel sincere and worried about the sanitary condition of this restaurant.
  7. A

    Ashwath

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely ambiance, great location for pre theatre. The food quality was excellent, in no way decreased because we had the pre theatre set menu. Friendly and attentive staff.
  8. H

    Harry

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A lovely restaurant, relaxed atmosphere, excellent food, highly recommended.
  9. AB

    AnnaBanana

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience. The staff could not have been more attentive! And the gazpacho soup is to die for!
  10. KC

    KatyC

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent tasting menu. My husband had the wine pairing which was also great and fantastic value. Food was thoughtful and high quality. Highlights were the asparagus, lamb and ice cream with honey. Would recommend.
  11. DB

    DanelleB

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good is spectacular but not the Michelin star experience i expected and have come to know from this recognition. Food came before we were even asked if we wanted wine with dinner. Drinks were mixed up upon delivery. It was a birthday celebration and this was not recognized in the slightest.
  12. G

    Ginbethesda

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The meal was a bit disappointing. The Italian bean salad was tough, since the tough, tasteless, chewy strings from many of the beans had not been removed. This surprised me, at such a restaurant. The salad had a delicate, subtle interplay of flavors, which I enjoyed when not gnawing on the strings. The lamb was outstanding. The strawberry sorbet was delicious, but in an unremarkable way,
  13. HM

    HelenM

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our party enjoyed the wild honey experience however the big disappointment was after we ordered the custard tart we were told it was not available. The chocolate alternative was not the same standard of the rest of the meal A big disappointment at the end of a lovely evening
  14. SM

    SMack

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We had booked Wild Honey so that we would be close to theatre after dinner. Food here was good, and what I would expect from a Michelin Star restaurant. However, the service really spoiled this experience. 1) Our waiter was inattentive, not like he was busy either, just looked lost. 2) It took us 50 min to reach our main course, we never made it to the desert because we were in a rush to leave. So many great dining options in London, many of which are Michelin star rated. If I were you I would skip this restaurant.
  15. ML

    MsLJ

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First visit & it was an early pre-theatre dinner so not too much atmosphere at 5.30. Food was very nice and good service.
  16. SH

    SteveH

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    great food, good value £35 lunch let down by sloppy service
  17. AA

    AndyA

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic quality and value set menu. Would highly recommend
  18. FH

    FraserH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Michelin star dining experience. Food and service first class.
  19. FP

    FoodistPH

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I have been to this restaurant many times in its' former lives and it is delightful - like stepping into France for the day! High-ceilinged room with attractive uncrowded layout. The present chef has produced an attractive, fair-priced lunch and the wine list is very well chosen - the Sommelier gave excellent advice on robust red wines to have (by the glass) with the lamb and with the cheese. They also have wines by the carafe which are excellent. A starter of grilled mackerel was done with many small cuts to the skin in Japanese style. The cod was perfectly cooked - moist and fresh. A perfect small strawberry sorbet rounded off the meal. Not so good - the clunky pottery ( looks home-made and amateurish - fashionable but not really "fine dining" more impoverished peasant) and I am really fed up with hearty chunks of sourdough bread (though I think the butter is made "in house". In summary - very good and OK value especially for that area of London. Serving staff really charming and helpful. I will be back!
  20. s

    simonw58

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Lovely amazing value set lunch. Service a little hit and miss with too many duplicated questions eg three different people asking if we wanted the same thing. Wine arrived after the starter did which wasn’t great . But the lamb shoulder and the cod were amazing.
  21. J

    Junn

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Overall an amazing dining experience, decent food with very reasonable price
  22. KK

    KenK

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food is amazing and our server is great also. Expect to wait a long time for your food to come to your table though....Our 3 course lunch took 2.5 hours to finish and the time was just spent waiting....
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A very beautiful restaurant for a leisurely business lunch. A limited menu but the food was great quality. Service could not be faulted. Would definitely return.
  24. EK

    EfstathiosK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and wellcoming personel, excellent food. I would definatelly visit the restaurant again
  25. AL

    AlexL

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, impeccable service, good value set lunch.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wild Honey lives up to its Michelin star. The ambiance was lovely, the service left nothing to be desired, and the 8-course tasting menu left us full and satisfied.
  27. A

    Anna

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic 3 course set lunch . The food was delicious, the fish perfectly cooked and seasoning was well balanced. Service was charming and we were made to feel very welcome. Thank yo
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and good value I thought - pre-theatre menu. Service was a bit slow but they were lovely.
  29. J

    Jenk

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, friendly staff Would definitely recommend and will be returning again
  30. LC

    LynneC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous lunch and excellent value. Really nice front of house. All in to be recommended
  31. B

    Briinthesky

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Enjoyed the food. Took a long time to serve three courses. In reality this is a big hotel restaurant and lacks intimacy and ambience.
  32. OC

    OlivierC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality diner with excellent service ! The team was friendly and the food delicious.
  33. BJ

    BigJim99

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for lunch with some colleagues. Food was exceptional and service great. The honey sweetened bread was fantastic!
  34. m

    markh

    Singapore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nearly there, but not quite... The restaurants had all the elements to make it a very good meal, but for some reason just fell short. In my opinion, the staff, although very nice, just lacked the experience of a high class restaurant and the food, again just didn't 'blow my kilt up' !! Just needs a little bit of something extra to take it over the line...
  35. DC

    DaniC

    Miami - Dade

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went before seeing a musical and had the pre-theater menu. The Lamb was amazing.
  36. ST

    StephanieT

    Jackson Hole

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely pre-theatre supper here. I had never been before but if you are going to one of the theatres on Haymarket this could not be closer. The food is delicious. We had their set-price pre theatre menu: the portions were the perfect size and the staff were efficient and friendly. One thing that I particularly appreciated is the extensive choice of wines buy the glass- again, perfect for a quick-ish supper.
  37. SR

    StephanieR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Our booking was for 9.45 and while OpenTable stated our table was available for 1 hour and 45 minutes, at 10.30 staff started to clear away the breakfast items. We managed to stock pile a few pieces of fruit and pastries only to be asked at 10.50 to settle the bill. There was an unexpected service charge on top and in no way do I think we had value for money. Yes staff were friendly, with plenty of tea and coffee available but our hot choice of food was just ok. A muffin and Madeleine were not particularly fresh. This was booked as a treat for my daughter as we were going to Buckingham Palace that afternoon. This information was passed to the team in an email but not mention was made and we were not made to feel in any way special or valued. I regret not just going to a small eatery in Pimlico where we were staying.
  38. LB

    LucindaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I was very unimpressed with the gluten free 'menu'. Honestly, our local village cafe tries harder. Basically the gluten free 'options' were to remove an item. No GF bread offered. No real effort made. You are behind the times with this. The food was very tasty but over priced. I realise you are in a prime location and it is a difficult market. The first bottle of wine we ordered was your last of that one. Why not alert us to that at the time of ordering?
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Ordered cocktails and starters told our server we were in no rush, wanted to enjoy our evening. The meal and wines came before we were able to finish our starters. Food was cold upon arrival, salt mill was empty and we asked for a new mill and when delivered we shared with the hostess our disappointment. She replaced our food so it was hot but the lamb was very tough, the fish was perfect. We transferred to the bar for more comfortable seating for desert. The service and decor in the bar was outstanding. Hard to believe this has a Michelin star.
  40. MJ

    MissJL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Definitely a nice surprise and better than I expected. Food was exquisite and the reason to return. The service was a bit slow during a busy lunch service, we had 3 courses which was just over 2 hours, but we were not in a rush. From the fresh sourdough bread, right through to the petit fours, every item that was edible was delicious. The dining room is airy and high ceilings, staff were attentive. Great value. We shall return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Wild Honey St James is rated 4.3 stars by 723 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Wild Honey St James

8 Pall Mall London, SW1Y 5NG

Additional information

  • Area

    Piccadilly

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 06:30–10:30 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    French, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Anthony Demetre

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7389 7820

  • Private party facilities

    THE PRIVATE DINING ROOMThe ideal private setting for a business lunch or social gathering for up to 16 guests. The Private Dining Room has a contemporary and creative feel, surrounded by striking art pieces. With a fabric curtain, the space can be divided into two smaller intimate spaces.

  • Private party contact

    The Reservations Team : 020 7389 7820

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