Recently-closed Wild Honey will re-open in St James

Setting up shop at The Sofitel Hotel

Updated on 23 April 2019 • Written By Eamonn Crowe

Recently-closed Wild Honey will re-open in St James

Chef and restaurateur Anthony Demetre is set to resurrect his recently-closed Wild Honey restaurant in St James this May.

Demetre, who is also the man behind Vermuteria at Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross, closed the original Wild Honey in early March of 2019. The Mayfair restaurant had operated successfully for 12 years, and was a hit with both restaurant critics and the general public.

The former interiors at Wild Honey

The annoucement that the restaurant will reopen, this time in St James, will surely come as welcome news to London foodies. Wild Honey St James will take up residency at The Sofitel London St James, in the space previously occupied by elegant brasserie, The Balcon.

This time around, the kitchen will be overseen by head chef Simon Woodrow, with the restaurant’s food menu remaining much the same as before. You can expect to find contemporary French-accented dishes, which champion seasonal best-of-British produce. Dishes you might find include the likes of roast saddle of rabbit with slow-cooked shoulder cottage pie, and a traditional English custard tart for dessert.

What The Balcon restaurant looks like currently

To drink, there will be a list of 100 new and old world wines, along with four drinks on tap, including a craft beer, Vermouth and a red and white wine. Wild Honey St James is expected to open in late May of this year, with reservations opening in early May.

Antony Demetre isn’t the only chef switching things up – Jason Atherton recently announced he is replacing his Little Social with a new concept.