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Wild Honey St James, London,

Wild Honey St James

4.3
4.3
765 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

20:30


Booked 11 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 765 people are saying

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

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

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  1. KC

    KirstenC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Overall, very disappointed. The booking confirmation said we had our table for 1hr 45 though it was clear that we needed a table for well over 4 hours. We arrived on time at 7:45pm and didn't leave until after midnight, missing our drinks at the shard. When we sat down, my husband brushed crumbs off the table. The food was hit or miss- the best dish was the courgette at the start. Our friends had the fish while we ordered the lamb and the lamb was clearly superior. Much of the food lacked flavour and took so long to arrive. In fact, our last course, we had already finished our wine before the dessert arrived. There were several inconsistencies as well- portion sizes among us, wine pours among us and among other tables, the amount of honey comb left for the ice cream course. Our table was left with the scraps after we watched the waiter cut off huge chunks for another table. After the 4th course, where they brought us the wrong food (all crab dishes when 2 of us didn't eat seafood), there was a serious departure from the better service of the evening. The table that arrived at 8pm received their dishes before us. By the next course, the other tables began to receive the subsequent courses before our and by the end of the night, we were the last table served. When I brought this to their attention during course 6, they blamed the lack of kitchen staff and the time it takes to prepare the courses. Though, it still doesn't explain the lack of timing, inconsistencies, and poor service on the floor. When explaining dishes, the waiters just hurriedly said what the dish was quickly and when some of our table asked to repeat because the restaurant noise was too much, the waiter merely regurgitated the same, very quick delivery of the dish name. It was left to me to explain the dish elements and wine. Some of the wine pairings could have been better thought out. Overall, subpar for a Michelin star restaurant. Very skippable.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food we ordered were outstanding and faultless. Beautifully presented and not fussy. Service was on-point.
  3. r

    robs

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous lunch service with old school attention to detail coupled with seriously high quality food. Delightful Many thanks see you again soon. Rob
  4. AC

    AlisonC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazingly delicious and inventive, the staff are charming, and we love coming!
  5. O

    Osceli

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the 3 course set lunch menu and it was fantastic! All the courses were put together really well and were perfect for lunch. The gazpacho was the best we’ve tasted! This is now firmly on our best places to eat in London.
  6. N

    Neilh

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good. But expect more for the cost
  7. N

    Neilg

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took my disabled partner there. Staff were very helpful. Food amazing and quick, but not too quick service
  8. JF

    JonnyF

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant - highly recommend. Fantastic value for money in a lovely and relaxed setting. Recommend the wild honey ice cream as a must
  9. F

    Food

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, and they were very accommodating with the service for us all
  10. SK

    SianK

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited on Friday 05/08 and had a wonderful experience. The service was great. Everyone we interacted with was friendly and helpful. We went for the set menu and it was delicious.
  11. G

    Geoff

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A good night with well prepared food on every course
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Excellent food, but they were very clearly understaffed leading to long wait times to order our food and drinks.
  13. c

    cmsbelt

    Washington DC

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service. The tasting menu is stellar!
  14. DT

    DerekT

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the tasting menu with matched wines. Highlights the melon wrapped in mangalitsa pork and the halibut main. Good choice of matching wines. Would not have thought of pairing champagne with Tunworth cheese, but it worked. Good value for money, comparable to many London Michelin starred tasting menus.
  15. JO

    JoseO

    Treasure Coast

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food presentation was like art pieces and flavor was delicious. Service was professional and attentive.
  16. M

    Maricel

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a micheline star restaurant you get the value of your money. Great service and very attentive staff. me and my bestfriend trully enjoyed our lunch and will be back again soon! :D
  17. L

    Louis

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dishes were exceptionally executed. Save room for desserts, you won’t be disappointed. Service was slow to start, but got on swimmingly well for the rest of the evening as soon as we identified what the problem was .
  18. JC

    JCQB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent tasting menu - the vegetarian was particularly good (and didn’t rely on goats cheese!). Caught us slightly off guard as they only serve the tasting menu on a Friday and Saturday after 645. The wine flight was good value. Service was very pleasant. Ambience was good. Tasting menus are never quick so allow 2.5 hrs for the dinner. Overall, a lovely night
  19. A

    Aow33

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Had been looking forward to visiting for a while, but it was quite an ok experience. Food was fine, good compared to other places but not spectacular. Came at lunch and our service was very slow, it was an hour before our main arrived. Staff nice. The best part was the bread and butter, absolutely delicious! Sadly won’t be returning as it wasn’t much of a magical experience. Gave 3 stars for ‘good’
  20. SP

    SindyP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and staff were very attentive and helpful without being intrusive. I will definitely be booking again next time I am in London.
  21. CL

    ChristinaL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Second to wild honey. Service is still not great. In fact the junior staffs were a lot better than the senior staffs. Juniors staffs were cheerful and polite. Seniors staffs were not attentive at all. some are rude in fact. Otherwise, everything was good
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tutto è stato bene!
  23. PB

    PaulineB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious from start to finish. Fish cooked to perfection. Desert fruity creamy frasier perfect summery end to meal.
  24. SC

    SarahC

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, service could have been slightly more attentive - but would highly recommend!
  25. ME

    MargaretE

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and great value. Service was attentive and anticipated our needs- not often you find this! Chocolate nemesis to die for….
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Pairing wines were bland and portions seemed small. Have increased service charge to 15% without providing the michelin star service
  27. DD

    DanielD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the taster menu with wine - the highlights being the calt cod fritters, gazpacho and the lamb. Also loved the raw honey. The service was friendly and informal. Would definitely recommend Wild Honey
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A wonderful meal with ample wine pairings that perfectly complemented the dishes. The service was slightly disjointed to start and was difficult to hear the servers describe each dish. Overall, would recommend this restaurant!
  29. SH

    SuhailH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff and accommodating with our little baby. Excellent food, would highly recommend!
  30. S

    jonSangtani

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great location, excellent service, good food and excellent value for money in the heart of tourist hot spot in central London.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a lovely dinner, wonderful setting and superb customer service. Thank you!
  32. DP

    DavidP

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant next to Sofitel St James hotel. The room has a great vibe. Excellent service . The food was sublime. Looked good and tasted good. We were disappointed in the wines and the mark ups were outrageous. However a good experience overall.
  33. b

    benbrowncouk

    London

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely good value set menu at £35 for 3-courses of Michelin star standard food. A big fan of this place with great service and overall a lovely place!
  34. T

    Twospoonsfull

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and ambience. Good value. Highly recommend.
  35. R

    Ricardo

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food however the lunch menu does not live up to the hype
  36. DC

    DuncanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was excellent - gazpacho, cod and cheese for me - with friendly, knowledgeable service and a nice relaxed ambience. We opted for the pre-theatre menu which was brilliant value. Will definitely return.
  37. A

    Anon

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience from start to finish. A thoroughly enjoyable evening
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ideal pre-theatre meal
  39. BL

    BLDE

    London

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is wonderful here at the service is supreme. They combine flavours you wouldn’t think go well together but do! For example my starter was gaspacho with mackerel and radish. Absolutely delicious and so beautifully served. We both had the cod with vichyssoise mussel sauce and braised fennel. Excellent. The fish was flaky and perfectly cooked. We had the lunch menu at £35. The desserts were memorable. Chocolate nemesis looked simple but the flavour was so good. The fraisier was gorgeous to look at, as well as to eat. The services here is genuinely wonderful. I had taken an OpenTable cheque with me and it had expired. I hadn’t noticed. The way they dealt with it was so kind. They didn’t embarrass me or make me feel bad. Very skilled. This brings me to another topic. It is so so hard to find somewhere in London that accepts OpenTable cheques. I spent a whole morning once calling round to try and find somewhere with no luck. This restaurant seems to be the only one that does. You can look up a list of restaurants that DONT’ take OpenTable cheques (huge!) but what possible use is that? Nowhere takes them, you don’t need a list. We need to a list of the ones that do! I don’t think it will be very long. Please fix this.
  40. VB

    VickiB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great pre theatre dinner. Food was delicious, attentive service. Would recommend.

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 765 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

20:30


Booked 11 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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