Permanently Closed - Wild Honey

4.5
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1300 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. One of central London’s most talked about restaurants, Wild Honey is owned by celebrated chef Anthony Demetre, the man also behind multi award-winning Arbutus. Offering creative, seasonal food at fair prices, Wild Honey follows in the footsteps of its sister restaurant with a fresh, creative menu served in a comfortable environment and at startlingly reasonable prices. Panelled in dark oak and furnished in equally earthy tones, the Wild Honey dining room has been put together with care to create a relaxed but formal environment. Service is of the highest standard with highly trained staff attending to the guest’s every need while a concise and eclectic wine list is available by bottle or by carafe allowing visitors to try a range of different labels without breaking the bank.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 2:30pm, 6pm -10:30pm

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Phone number
020 7758 9160
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Anthony Demetre
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Cross Street
Maddox Street
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Parking Details
Head to Oxford Circus, drive down Regent Street and turn right onto Hanover Street and left onto St George Street.

Parking: If you are driving yourself, please be aware that on street parking spaces are limited. There are meters at Hanover Square and on St George Street. There is a Masterpark Car Park on Cavendish Square and Broadwick Street.
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Public Transit
From Oxford Circus Station (5 minutes)
Take exit No 3, then head down Regent Street, turn right onto Hanover Street (which is the 2nd on the right from Oxford Circus station), then at Hanover Square, turn left onto St George Street. Wild Honey is number 12 on your right hand side, the building facing the church.
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very disappointed that the place has completely lost good atmosphere and service.

MS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I go to wild honey every couple of months, and it’s my one stop recommendation for anyone from out of town. Flawless food, old school service, and whilst dining here is not inexpensive it’s great value.

Yet, eating on the 15th Feb things were just not great: piped intrusive music (there is often none at all), the manager/head waiter lacking attention to detail - I had to ask for bread, none being given otherwise.

An inordinately huge gap between starters and mains, and then when coming to order dessert being told that their signature pudding of Tarte Tatin had sold out - at just past 9pm. Apparently it was the pudding everyone eats, well, yes, quite. The recommendation - unsolicited - was that I should pre-order dishes I really want to eat (!)

The greeting/farewell from the GM, was warm and genuine, and the food was was exceptional. Yes, it was the day after Valentines so they were busier than usual (but that should have been a given) But if their eye goes off the ball then everything that was great about this place goes with it.

A number of years ago I was GM of a Mayfair restaurant not dissimilar to Wild Honey, so if anything I am more forgiving than the regular customer, I also eat out very frequently: my review is given in the spirit of genuine feedback.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Overpriced food- just lacking flavour overall. Not worth the money. Service- average.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelin standard food at affordable prices in a really beautiful, relaxed space that has real character. The service is warm and friendly- you really feel looked after. Highly recommended.

GS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and great value wine.
Some elements of service went awry but it was a very busy Valentines evening with 2 sittings.
This was our 2nd visit and we will definitely return.

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my wife for our Valentines lunch after being recommended by a colleague at work. We were greeted warmly on arrival and the staff were friendly and professional throughout. The ambience was similar to a Parisian cafe. Cocktails to start followed by a a bottle of pink Champagne to accompany our meal. The food was outstanding - starter of Terrine of chicken and ham - wonderful - my main was venison - perfect - my wife had cod - terrific - dessert of for me wild honey ice cream with honeycomb and my wife had cheesecake - marvellous.

We will be back perhaps next time dinner

D
London
64 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Warm and grit. Excellent food too!

PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always, a pleasure. Food fab and service attentive but relaxed.

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautifully presented. Lunchtime set menu was great value and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

FG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely afternoon of food and drink. A very relaxed atmosphere.

DT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very obliging staff, reasonable menu choices, well thought out wine list with wide range of prices. Table rather small & once the restaurant started to fill up the noise level was high - perhaps most of clientele are loud!! Difficult to have a normal conversation!

k
Berlin
8 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give the service 6 stars I would. Our waiters were fabulous and super attentive. We had someone on a gluten free diet (i had notified them before) and they served gf bread and a speacial pudding. The cocktails were delicious (lychee gimlet, pukka!). The food was delicious too and had some unusal ingredients. Plus flattering lighting. Will be back.

U
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food with classic touch and new thinking. Fantastic service!

PB
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our whole experience at Wild Honey was wonderful. Fabulous food and wine list, the service from our waiters was exceptional. Would highly recommend!

D
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had in London in a long time, would highly recommended.

G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We often go here for lunch and it is consistently lovely. It was bit noisier than usual this week as it was busy for Christmas but still perfectly OK. The food was real treat - but then it always is - and the staff are really friendly and service is good and not intrusive.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Poor service, plates left for a long time between courses. Food wasn’t amazing but not terrible. Very much spoiled my wife’s birthday l.... don’t waste time or money here, just go to Alyn Williams instead

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As usual, the food was excellent. However, as a single diner, service was not as good as usual. In spite of having a reservation, I was offered a seat at the bar. Then, when I expressed displeasure, was seated at at able. Then, service was very slow. A table seated after me was served before, and was attended to frequently. Of the many times that I've been to Wild Honey, this was the first that they have been less than excellent, so I will chalk this one up to a one time busy evening.

SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. We chose the evening fixed price menu, 4 courses, and each course was delicious. Great location, super service, not too formal and extremely good food. It is not a cheap restaurant, but worth it for a special occasion.

C
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was given a seat at the bar, which turned out to be very comfortable. I was warmly welcomed by the bartender and the service was impeccable. The meal was top-notch, as always. I always dine here when I come to London.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Working Lunch is exceptional

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is exceptional. I had the cod and have never tasted cod so soft and delicious. Its a brilliant place to sit and have a good chat and just be whilst enjoying excellent food. They are also very nice and make you feel special but are not fussy. The first time i went the waiter allowed us to have the cheese for no extra money. Its great when someone does this as you feel like thry are really treating you! Go and try especially if a foodie...the chefs are outstanding

MA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Wild Honey 3 times (early evening) and whilst the food has been consistently good the last visit was the best as the ambiance and service was spot on. Well done!

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Lovely place. Had a good window seat, but intermittent entry/exit of clients on a cold evening meant the meal was interspersed by cold wafts of air. Food excellent. Tip: On a winter’s evening ask for a table well inside.

LP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently great. One of my favourite restaurants. Service is very efficient and friendly.

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nothing special. Starters very average. Menu quite limited. I was expecting better. Environment cosy but bit dated.

PH
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was great, but the plates were cold which made the food cold.

D
London
31 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food although cod main was a little too salty for my taste. The set menu was excellent value, cheese particularly good. Good service and cosy relaxed atmosphere, will definitely go back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Wild Honey is a cosy setting for a meal, with dark wood panelled walls. Food is very good, as is the wine selection (albeit on the more expensive end of the scale), however the service was lacking. We had to wait for what felt like an age before being served our wine, and then the food took a very long time to come out. Overall, quite disappointing, as the service is as important as the food.

LK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food, every course was wow and great value for a set lunch. Unhurried but attentive service from great staff. Great decor and art work, it has a really calm feel about the place. A hidden gem in Mayfair.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service but food came out quite slowly. All in all a nice dinner, would recommend the eel starter

H
London
31 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic - fourth time here and it literally gets better each time! One of the best restaurants in London by far

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant!

Fantastic food, ambience and friendly staff.

A real treat......just don’t tell everyone.

PR
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Exceptional food, great value, lovely setting and very attentive service.

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I always find the service lacking. I never see the same staff when I dine at Wild Honey. Issue finding my booking but did assist with the table I requested.

FM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! David and the team are amazing and the food is fabulous!

d
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food in a relaxed atmosphere in stylish environment.

S
Mainz
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

AM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and fantastic waitress serving us, very humourous and entertaining! The Tarte Tatum is to die for!

KW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dining at Wild Honey was a good experience in general and I would return although to regain their Michelin Star and amongst the backdrop of fine dining in Mayfair improvement is very much still required.

At this level the pre starter/bread selection should be carefully considered and unfortunately the Sourdough bread on offer was stale even by Sourdough standards which made it very unpleasant to eat. There was also only one type of butter to compliment the bread. This would be fine for a gastro pub but not for a three rosette fine dining experience. Alyn Williams at the Westbury for example would offer a selection of fresh breads as well as a selection of butters and oils.

The starter of terrine was refined and the falvour was excellent with a deep/game like richness. Unfortunately the accomapniment was again a 'top up' of stale Sourdough bread. An improvement may have been a freshly baked cracker for example to add much needed texture.

The main was the star of the show. Slow cooked Lamb Rump cooked to perfection. This dish was faultness. Again though there was no palate cleanser between courses and these are touches that in my view differentiate 'good' from 'exceptional'.

The desert was a disappointment opting for cheese of the day. With no explanation from the waiting staff the cheese was one dimensional as three slices of blue were presented. There was an excellent cheese selection which I was not offered otherwise I would have happily paid the supplement to 'upgrade'.

A post desert of chocolate truffle and bun were presented but only when prompted.

The final commentary would be that an entry level 500 ml carafe of blended French Red is £28.00. Although this is Mayfair a single grape variety French red such as Cabernet Franc should be offered at this price point as New World wine will not cut against the competition at this level.

Overall a good attempt but not outstanding for Mayfair standards.