Wild Honey St James

4.4
492 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

    £35.00 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.
  • London Restaurant Festival - Tasting Menu

    £74.00 per person

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

    Enjoy our eight-course tasting menu for £74, with a wine flight £132. Seasonal tasting menu with the highest quality ingredients delivered with authenticity and simplicity. Terms & Conditions Not available in conjunction with any other offer. The tasting menu is valid only for couples. In case of multiple bookings, please be in touch with the restaurant to be seated at the same table.

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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 492 People Are Saying
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Glider
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a special occasion. I had the pork terrine , cod and tart . My wife the burrata chicken and sorbet. All nice . My only quibble would be small portion of cod. They marked my wife’s birthday with a candle on cookies.

Very attentive and sympathetic service .

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DavidB
Mobile
82 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Having dined here before I was looking forward to another visit. Food was ok but not marvellous. Service was fine until we wanted the bill when we were ignored for ages. A curate's egg experience.

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Unfortunately the service at breakfast was very slow. The staff were pleasant enough but not a great location for a business breakfast.

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RJ11
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a 8 course taster menu:
The food was great, although 4 courses of dessert was quite a lot.
The waitress serving us was very attentive and nice making it a pleasant evening.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Even though I said this was a special occasion for a 70th birthday, no recognition was given whatsoever to this.
The restaurant was empty on one side and yet we were squashed next to another table, whjch was extremely uncomfortable given we are still in the midst of a global pandemic. The staff did not ask if we were comfortable to sit there and we were not offered another table. The food was ok, but the dessert was very bland. Overall I wasn’t entirely impressed and feel my £130 was not money well spent.

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TimM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely, relaxed experience at WH. Food was perfectly judged as usual and the 3 course daily lunch represents excellent value.

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DocDine
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Great service, excellent food and helpful staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening!

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S747
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. The tasting menu is good value and allows you to try a good range of things from the menu. Service was attentive and friendly. The only thing that marred our experience was being overcharged for a drink. I’m sure this was a mistake and was quickly rectified. The tables around the edge are also rather close together so you can hear the conversations either side of you.

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NatalieC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set lunch menu with beautifully presented and delicious food. Nice surroundings, and the staff very helpful. They kindly allowed us to stay chatting for a long time after we finished our last course as it was fairly quiet, so we didn’t feel rushed.

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RosieM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed, good value and excellent service. Terrific place for lunch.

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JimG
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my first trip back since Covid...and what a delightful experience it was. Already looking forward to my next meal there. The only reason for the 4 stars for food rather than 5 was that it was very poor tomato salad served as a side dish. I'd urge the chef to have a think about this particular dish.

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AmieR
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Was made to feel really uncomfortable on arrival. Took ages to order. our drinks were forgotten about. Asked for eggs Royal and get eggs with cold ham. Very disappointed. Won’t be back

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shews
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild Honey was delicious and looked after us with TLC and attention to detail, even catering for an impromptu starter request!

The team deserve five stars for food and service across the board. Can't wait to revisit.

Originally I experienced Wild Honey through London Restaurant Festival Gourmet Odyssey event (also recommended)

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vippeater
London
23 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
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.

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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
22 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.

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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.

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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