Wild Honey St James

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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 intended for the launch 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.

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Specials

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

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: June 8, 2019

Ends: December 30, 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM
Sat 12:30PM-2:30PM

Christmas Day: 4 courses £150

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: December 25, 2019

Ends: December 25, 2019

Availability: Wed 12:30PM-2:30PM

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

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: June 8, 2019

Ends: December 30, 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 5:00PM-6:45PM

New Year’s Eve: 6 courses with a glass of champagne £250

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: December 31, 2019

Ends: December 31, 2019

Availability: Tue 8:30PM-9:30PM

New Year’s Eve: 5 courses & a glass of champagne £150

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: December 31, 2019

Ends: December 31, 2019

Availability: Tue 5:30PM-6:30PM

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: September 15, 2019

Ends: December 31, 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30PM-4:30PM

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

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: December 24, 2019

Ends: December 25, 2019

Availability: Tue-Wed 5:30PM-9:00PM

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

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

Valid For: 7 - 20 people

Starts: November 18, 2019

Ends: December 30, 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30PM-9:00PM
Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:00PM-9:00PM
Sat 12:00PM-9:30PM

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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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, December 24, 2019

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What 183 People Are Saying
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DC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 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 November 10, 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 !

M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on November 3, 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 November 2, 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 November 1, 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 October 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Just such a poorly designed room

OT
Worcestershire
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 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 October 28, 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 October 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Birthday event

B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 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 October 26, 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 October 26, 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 October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly fantastic!! GO!

L
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service - we will return!

S
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 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
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 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.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 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 October 20, 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.

AP
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our evening was excellent.

We ordered the tasting menu and accompanying wines together with additional signature Negronis and house vermouth. The lamb was the highlight for me - really succulent and delicious. My partner is pescatarian and was delighted at the flexibility of being able to have a fish only tasting menu.

It was a Sunday night so inevitably quieter than other evenings would have been. That also meant that - apart from our table- it was a quiet night as far as acoustics go. We’d read an FT review that mentioned the acoustics negatively but the cushioned, soft finish to some of the seating should help.

I’d thoroughly recommend a visit.

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is high class and well presented. The staff professional. However the quirky british food didn’t work for me. Price for quality was not so great in my opinion.

f
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The refurbishment is brilliant and has created a lovely space. We had the early supper menu which was very good indeed and excellent value.

LS
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance is excellent ! The vegetarian menu is superb ! It is a perfect restaurant for all kinds of people to dine together ! Highly recommend it.

SM
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Wild Honey St James’. Excellent friendly staff and lovely refurbished room at Sofitel.
Food was good and excellent value when you choose the lunch menu. Booked again already

R
London
72 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Quite a makeover for Balycon. It is a beautiful restaurant and has a lovely new feel to it. Food is almost good. Nice VFM.

JJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The macaroni starter was absolutely delicious and I would return just for that

GS
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, very good service, friendly, knowledgebale staff. But tables slightly too close together for comfort.

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Superb food. Wonderful food. Friendly, expert and relaxed staff.

It is a shame that there is extraordinarily distracting muzak piped through the restaurant, giving the impression of being in an airport lounge. More than a shame - given the quality of the kitchen, it is a tragedy.

FR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was lovely - the drinks were amazing. Portions were small - but utterly delicious.

F
London
53 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was good. The decor was good and it was not difficult to hear each other speak. It would be useful to have a tray of reading glasses as menu tupe was small. The hotel is really nice and a drink pre dinner there would have been good.
The fish dishes were all excellent. Try the sardines, eel and seabass were really good. The boullabaisse was done with white fish. No shellfish in it but was still good. Could be shared. The beef and lamb were cooked perfectly. No complaints. There was a strange chef surprise which was like a full meal. So we should not have ordered any sides. Don't forget to check your bill at the end of the meal! Just in case! All together a good night out. We would visit again.

t
London
45 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very welcoming and great service. Food was excellent, and the pre / post theatre menu is great value. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time while visiting central London at the Wild Honey - fantastic restaurant with attentive staff and an exquisite menu, and their lunchtime menu was quite reasonable for a three course meal. We are only in London for a week but might go back for a second time!

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant, excellent service and great food.

DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was poor had to ask for everything. May have been a bad night...

s
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible, kept getting our orders wrong

M
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Wild Honey has lost its character in its move from Mayfair

NL
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I took my partner here for his birthday meal and it was not as special a venue as I thought. The food was quite mediocre given the prices; we have eaten in many restaurants in this price range and experienced much better quality. The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful though.

d
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not the Wild Honey we knew
knew in Mayfair. Food quality was good but not outstanding.

AO
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thoroughly pleasant dining experience. The new location is fantastic and the ambience was sublime.