Wild Honey St James

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203 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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 Warm smoked eel and rillettes, Traditional bouillabaisse, Slow-cooked and crisp tripe with sweet spice, fried egg and raw cream, Roast saddle of rabbit with slow-cooked shoulder cottage pie, Classic English custard tart and London 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 set lunch/ early supper, Today's Menu.

Private Dining

Wild Honey St James has been designed into distinctive areas, including the Private Dining Room, and The Gallery with exclusive seating. Great for smaller groups of up to 20 for lunch or dinner.

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Special Offers

Christmas Day: 4 courses £150

Credit Card details required for all bookings.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 12:30-14:30

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day’s Eve: 4 courses £110

Credit Card details required for all bookings.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 24 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Tue-Wed 17:30-21:00

Group Festive menu: 3 courses at £45, £65 or £75 (cheese option also)

Credit Card details required for all bookings.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 7 - 20 people

Starts: 18 November 2019

Ends: 30 December 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-21:00
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:00-21:00
Sat 12:00-21:30

Sunday lunch: 2/3 courses £30/£35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 15 September 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-16:30

Early supper: 2 courses £23 and 3 courses £27 per person

Credit Card details required from 5 people booking

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 8 June 2019

Ends: 30 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:00-18:45

Lunch menu: 2 courses £23 and 3 courses £27 per person

Credit Card details required from 5 people booking

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 8 June 2019

Ends: 30 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:30-14:30

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

We will be serving a special menu during Christmas Day Lunch. A la carte Menu is not available.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

We will be serving a special menu during New Year's Eve. A la carte Menu is not available. Reservations before and at 19:30 5 courses with a glass of champagne £150 - Reservations from 19:45 6 courses with a glass of champagne £250

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Daily 2:30PM - 6:00PM

What 203 People Are Saying
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y
London
70 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Special lunch menu and a la carte venison Haunch were lovely.
The staff at Honey St. James are delightful.
Coffee comes with a delicious chocolate truffle and a scrumptious pastry thingamy that I can’t remember the name of.

I
London
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service very good although it was obvious staff had been told to say "how are you?" To guests so slightly inauthentic..but waiter could tell I had a nasty cold so got me a ginger tea which was truly thoughtful

I got cosy table I requested

Not sure it was worth the money we paid

Music not very suitable for client group in restaurant at the time

Thus rating I gsve

J
London
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good hotel restaurant. Good decor. Our waitress was very attentive. Overall the food is well cook and presented. As expected there is a premium being in a hotel....

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to see this old favourite back. Loved the food, very accessible wine list, and service slick but unobtrusive. Easily able to catch up with friends despite busy Friday night.

ME
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had booked a table but need not have done so there were very few people in the place.
The service hardly existed, we felt we were really being a huge trouble to the staff.
We had read an enthusiastic review in the FT before we booked the table. This proved to be rubbish. The food was very ordinary. The menu claimed to include Maseilles style fish stew. We have visited the special restaurant in Marseille with delicious fish. The composition we were give was more like a pile of oddments with a brown liquid. It could have been an ordinary meat stew! One person left most of the dish uneaten.
The best part of the whole event was the cup of coffee!

IM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was just a bit dull. And service was too erratic (the classic problem of waiting to pay the bill). The only real positive is Demetre's usual policy of lots of wines by glass or carafe. There are so many better places in London than this.

AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary with the family, great overall experience.

NC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked on the day for 1.30 pm lunch. Pleasant staff. Seated in the ‘entrance’ part of the restaurant and we weren’t offered seating in the ‘front’ restaurant which has a pleasant view though there were spaces.
Generally tasty food though the char grilled mackerel needed more time under the grill - the skin was soft and too much oil remained. Interesting varied wine list with wide price range. Helpful pleasant staff. Overall pretty good and I would eat there again.

AV
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food lovely staff my favourite restaurant in London

AD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived for a Friday family lunch. There were four of us and we met in the bar for drinks firstly. Service throughout was exemplary. We had a long leisurely and wine filled lunch that was excellent. The scallops and bavette being the standout dishes.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Clearly very popular but my venison was very chewy and the side order never arrived. Perhaps because it was so busy, I did not find the service very attentive. Prices were high and the quality of my meal did not justify the pricing level.

o
London
16 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding set lunch for an astonishingly low price. The croquette with quince compote was a knock-out, but all dishes were noticeably nice: very fresh steak-tartare, wonderfully melting lamb. No weak spots. Service excellent and very friendly. Very strongly recommended both for foodies and if you are looking for a (relatively) well spaced table.

PW
London
24 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Set menu was excellent and very good value, wine by the glass of exceptional quality, and service was very good. Very happy and I'd return without doubt.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was good but the food was disappointing. As a group we ordered steak and bouillabaisse. The steak was good but we weren't asked how we would like it cooked and it was served very rare, which is not everyone's preference. Two of the party ordered the bouillabaisse which was extremely disappointing. The fish and sauce were served separately. We had to send the first lot back as the fish was stone cold. On the second attempt the fish was undercooked. We were warned by the waiter that the sauce would be rich but frankly it was too intense and not very palatable. We have both had bouillabaisse before and would have expected much better for the premium price charged.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Jonathan has maintained his originality in a totally different setting with lively ambiance certainly not a disappointment superb partridge Sivs

c
London
11 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It's a nice location and decent interior to meet up with friends. We chose the set lunch menu which was a good price, but that the choice was very limited and food was average - won't say fabulous or impressive. So it's value for money for a casual catch-up with a nice atmosphere.

TF
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit. The set menu was excellent and very reasonable. I recommend the Negroni!

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Maybe I'm hypersensitive to slow service but this place drove me mad. The food and wine, when it arrived, was good but there's a natural rhythm to the speed of service in a London restaurant and these people stretch it to breaking point. Not sure whether its the number of staff or slowness in kitchen production but I won't be back until I hear they've actually done something about it. It doesn't seem that they've done anything about it since they were reviewed by Giles Coren on 5 October.

FH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Menu was quite restricted and I would not choose to go to this restaurant again. Food was expensive for what it was and there are much better alternatives in the area. The dining room is lovely, it was just a shame about the food.

DC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sardines and cod were excellent. The chocolate soup not so excellent. Friendly staff. I even chatted to the lady next to me... how often does that happen these days!

SH
Hertfordshire
67 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wild Honey St James is a very elegant restaurant attached to a lovely hotel in Pall Mall.
The atmosphere was friendly and the room is beautiful. The cod I had was absolutely perfectly cooked - probably the best I have ever had! The gap between starter and main was too long - but forgivable. Would recommend and go again.

LI
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service. Only downside is having both sardines and mackerels in the set menu - would have preferred another fish.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely birthday dinner in a beautiful and peaceful restaurant with a very nice staff. The food was delicious. Une pépite à Londres !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food / amazing value set lunch

M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu with something for everyone. Food was well presented and thoroughly enjoyable particularly Daphne’s Welsh lamb and the beef. Staff were very attentive.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening here celebrating my husbands fiftieth. Food was amazing and the service incredible! Restaurant is beautiful and we so enjoyed our experience here. Wish we lived closer to come back more often.

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a amazing meal the food and service were first class.
The room is stunning and very comfortable.
But the food was the real highlight, very well thought out menu using classic and modern styles and techniques to produce some wonderfully tasty and visually stunning food.
An all round triumph.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Just such a poorly designed room

OT
Worcestershire
13 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered from the set lunch menu offer and the food was great. The service was excellent and all staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

S
London
114 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I went there for a special occasion to treat someone. I have been to their main restaurant, which was fine so was expecting even better for this new branch.
As soon as we seated, I noticed the interior decoration and lighting ambiance are pretty tacky and have no soulful taste at all - I have to say, it feels like a commercial mediocre hotel's restaurant.. Food, we ordered two bouillabaisses, cost £68 for only main, but, it tasted so mediocre, not terribly freshly tasty for that expensive dish! Wine, again mediocre, not fine.. only ok part was Wild Honey ice cream, that is all. The worst part is really a tacky interior design decor and horrible lighting ambiance - that is so cheap feel, only for tourists! In the end it did not make our evening special sadly.

SK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Birthday event

B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Really slow (3 hours for lunch) despite all our efforts to speed them up. Food was passable but not spectacular and portions were really uneven (when you’re doing a fixed menu you’d expect something similar, especially for dessert where the apple tarte was tiny and quite old and the ‘chocolate soup’ was huge and fresh).

Not my favorite experience.

The space is gorgeous and has just been redone, so if they can work out the service the place would be fine!

D
London
63 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely new location. Had a lot to live up to as we thoroughly used to enjoy the ‘old’ Wild Honey. Excellent food and delightful waiters. Just a bit slow between starter and main course.Otherwise delightful Experience. Thank you

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great evening. Food was well made and presented. Staff were friendly, relaxed and unobtrusive. Cocktails were right on point. Will definitely come again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly fantastic!! GO!

L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service - we will return!

S
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to the National Gallery and booked Wild Honey because a) it was close, and b) the set menu looked interesting. They also have really good but not overpriced wine.
The staff were friendly and we had excellent food, wine and service.

SC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate from the all-inclusive menu. All 3 of us had the port belly which was excellent. 2 of us then had the choux bun for dessert whilst I had ice cream - all very good. The service was excellent. We finished the meal with coffee - served with a tiny chocolate cake - my husband said wondered what on earth it was and certainly didn't like the flavour. The meal was extremely good but the extras, such as drinks, coffee etc made it a fairly expensive evening for 3.

RG
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent early evening menu! The pasta with rabbit as a starter was innovative for palates slightly jaded by the usual fare in London restaurants... beautifully prepared and delicious to eat. The main course of partridge was again a very pleasant surprise on the prix fixe menu, and livened up our taste buds. Here's a really good deal from a chef who is very far from offering routine fare. First class cooking, a warm welcome and friendly, efficient service... all served up in a room with a genuinely warm ambiance. If our experience is typical, you'll love it. And at £27 for 3 courses... good value too.

ES
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value (tasting menu for 49GBP), attentive service, and a bit of theatrics (the honey is from bees that are on the roof!) made this a wonderful solo dining experience all around.