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Wild Honey St James, London,
Award-winning

Wild Honey St James

4.5
4.5
992 Reviews
£41 and over
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 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • 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
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • 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

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Lunch

    £75.00 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    3 Courses - A la carte menu
    Mother's Day Lunch photo

What 992 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

4,892 Reviews
  1. NirajM

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was simply delicious. The staff were beyond excellent. Very polite, good eye contact, professional. Good work guys

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent spot. Great food and vibe. The staff were very attentive also

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We’d been before in March 2022 and had a lovely time. This time everything was okay, nothing to complain about but it was fairly standard stuff.

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  4. NickyM

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant dinner and Vicky was super helpful really great restaurant

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  5. SoCalFoodie

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here before the theater. They had a fantastic pre-theater menu. Cocktails were delicious, presentation was lovely. Service was very attentive. Would highly recommend!

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  6. AlastairM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent pre theatre meal. Very good value and top quality

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  7. OccasionalBruncher

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We particularly enjoyed the food, which included some interesting ingredients expertly prepared. The only thing to consider is the music - a good selection of recent classics, but a little incongruous. This detracted slightly from the ambience.

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  8. Sami

    London

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    While it’s a great experience in a fantastic restaurant, I felt it lost something. The food was tasty and well presented. Shrinkflation has reached the Wild Honey? I had the same main course as last time, and one of the two pieces of beaf is replaced by a cottage pie (not as refined). The dessert/ice cream is now one scoop instead of the previous two? Otherwise it was delicious. The canelé and chocolates with coffee were fantastic. I also felt a bit hustled by the waitress eg wanting me to order wine before I even knew what were going to eat, getting my order and guest’s swapped,…Not a huge issue but…, probably another brexit ‘benefit’! Christmas decorations were also much nicer last year ;)

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service started well with attentiveness and consideration but as yhebreataurnatbgit busier was left waiting a huge akiuht of times between courses and drinks orders It actually marred what was a very good menu

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  10. SusanW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the first time I ever had rabbit which was lovely. The service was so efficient we were able to catch a late show afterwards. Great relaxed atmosphere, great music in the background. Generous portion of tarte tatin which we were delighted to take some home. Great evening.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Portion of food is comparatively bigger than other French restaurants. Overall quality is good and the service is excellent.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting seasonal menu . Delicious halibut and venison. Maybe have 2 veggie options per course ? Wine by the glass interesting but needs some more classics and a bit overpriced. Overall really enjoyed and will have a pudding next time

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  13. JessieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very high quality seasonal menu and excellent service

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  14. AntheaB

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We received a lovely warm welcome and the reception staff seemed genuinely interested in us. We were quickly shown to very comfortable seats and a nice table and we were given lots of attention. The head chef, Anthony, came to chat to us as he knew our daughter from her days as a chef in London. That made the visit extra special. The food was excellent with timely service and a very pleasant and enjoyable evening all round.

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  15. ConradK

    Hamburg

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My partner and I had the pre-theatre menu. I was quite satisfied with my choices, but my partner’s first course, pain perdu with vegetables, was bland and uninteresting. Even worse, the English camembert was overly ripe instead of a pleasant creamy taste. The servers were less professional than I expected. When brushing away the crumbs after the first two courses, the waiter mixed up the water glasses, so we lost track of whose glass belonged to whom

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  16. Anon

    Surrey

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food delicious - staff very friendly - helpful and courteous. The restaurant lacks a bit of atmosphere but otherwise was amazing . Thank you

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  17. Karol

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful, tasty food with so much flavour and depth. Attentive and friendly staff, all very knowledgeable about the food and wine. Loved the little personal touches too that we found as it was a birthday meal.

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  18. TG33

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my husband for a birthday meal on a Friday evening. We were greeted by friendly and polite staff. We were early so had a cocktail at the bar. These were both £16 and £18 each and were absolutely tiny…! But tasted nice and were expertly made by the friendly bar staff. Our main meal was delicious, chicken and scallop to start, venison and rabbit for main, cheesecake and ice cream to finish. We enjoyed every mouthful. My only criticism is the extortionate price for the food and wine - and this will be the only reason why we likely won’t return. It’s a shame you have to pay such a huge amount for great food - but that’s the way of the world these days! I did notice there was a cheaper option for early/pre-theatre menu. So we may come back one day to try that. Overall we really enjoyed it and will recommend it to friends and family. Thank you!

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  19. Nicho

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and original mixes from starter to dessert.

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  20. KirstyA

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will book again in the future when visiting London.

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  21. DrCrawford

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very pedestrian menu. Amateurish service bordering on rude (“your food will be ready when it is ready”), red wine served at room temperature, and very poorly dressed crowd including lots of sweatshirts and sweatpants.

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  22. JoseA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good value. You will get more than what you paid for.

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  23. PPP88

    Dubai

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for pre-theatre meal. The food was delicious - very light and fresh. Very reasonable set menu for £40. It was also my friend’s birthday so they provided some extra dessert which was a lovely touch. Service was very friendly and attentive. Overall great experience, would recommend

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  24. CarolynR

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal with incredibly good value early dinner, pre Theatre. Three courses which were all beautifully presented and tasty. Vicky, who waited , was one of the best waitresses ever! I wound highly recommend to anybody wanting high class Michelin starred cuisine in london!

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  25. Jess

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Style over substance with an overpriced menu. Starters had broken bones in, main courses came out cold and overall the food lacked the attention to detail that you would expect at this level. The description on the booking for saturday night was a tasting menu but we were only presented with a set menu that seems very pricey and uninteresting compared to alternatives in London. Our server was nice but we didn’t even get an apology for the broken bones that were very off putting and a potential choke hazard. Would look elsewhere for a good meal in London.

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  26. JonathanB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic dinner - superb service from Vicky A perfect pre theatre belated birthday venue Thank you

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  27. LisaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous meal here before heading to the theatre. I would thoroughly recommend a visit , the food and service was 5 star. Our waitress Vicky was fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly and really welcoming. We will definitely visit again

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  28. Bruno

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and ambiance were all first class. Definitely earned its Michelin Star. And our server, Vicky was great throughout! Don't miss out on the Ice Cream with fresh backed madeleines!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable, relaxing and enjoy setting. Food was good but not as good as we expected. G&T’s were superb

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  30. JulesJam

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing- we went to Wild Honey in it’s first incarnation a few years ago and it felt like a Michelin starred restaurant. This time the food seemed more like really good pub food. The service was ok for a regular restaurant but not what you would expect at a Michelin starred restaurant at the price point being charged. Overall we had an enjoyable evening but didn’t feel it was value for money compared to previous experiences

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  31. Clancy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the pre theatre menu. Each dish carefully crafted with a great balance of flavours and tasted delicious.

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  32. MaryMc

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. 10/10. A flawless dining experience from start to finish.

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  33. LissaM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for the lunch menu, delicious if not exciting menu. The service was incredibly slow which took away from the experience of good cooking.

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  34. KYWL

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    To celebrate our 10th anniversary. I personally would have preferred a quieter table, not it’s not something I or the staff can control.

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  35. AlexL

    Tokyo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The honey ice-cream dessert is amazing, the rest of the menu taste good as well. Staff were friendly and the environment is comfortable and spacious. The location of the restaurant is very easy to find.

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  36. londonguest

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    A tale of two halves. Food was excellent. Service was not of the standard you would expect in a restaurant such as this. Waiting staff seemed poorly trained and inexperienced.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent pre theatre menu. Fantastic service and ambience!

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  38. ClaireH

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely set lunch at reasonable price. staff very attentive. One mistake made with wine order but otherwise very enjoyable experience.

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  39. JohnJon

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From first to last, this was an exceptional dining experience. The wait staff was knowledgeable and extremely helpful, while not being stuffy. We visited for lunch and initially thought that we would order a la carte rather that choosing the set menu; however, the choices for the set menu were excellent and we were not disappointed. The lamb was cooked perfectly and delicious (a nice sized portion, too), which the starter and dessert complimented well. Wine was good quality and reasonably priced. Overall, we were very impressed with Wild Honey and look forward to another visit.

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  40. Peter

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    complete change from the past: Wild Honey in Mayfair was cosy and good, this one is just an average hotel restaurant.

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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 4.5 stars by 992 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Wild Honey St James

8 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5NG

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • 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
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • 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
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