Following huge success with Arbutus and the original Wild Honey, Anthony Demetre has taken his acclaimed restaurant from Mayfair to St James's, where it now resides in the Sofital St James Hotel. Wild Honey received rave reviews during its time in Mayfair, and the St James's iteration has been similarly well received, being awarded a Michelin star in 2022.
Demetre is a chef with a wealth of experience alongside luminaries like Gary Rhodes, Pierre Koffmann and Bruno Loubet, and at Wild Honey St James his menu combines classic French techniques with the finest British seasonal produce. As well as sticking with seasonal British produce whenever possible, Wild Honey has a sustainable mentality - the kitchen operates in a nose to tail fashion, making sure to use every part of an ingredient to lower wastage.
There are a number of menus available at Wild Honey, catering to a variety of crowds. As well as the lunch and dinner a la cartes, Wild Honey also offers an evening tasting menu of eight courses with an optional wine flight. If you make it in the early evening you'll find a very reasonable pre-theatre menu on offer too, which features some of the dishes on the a la carte. Dishes on the menu include grilled Galician octopus with sweet peppers and tempura of monk’s beard, halibut, grilled leeks, Shetland mussel jam and herb vinaigrette, and Delica squash with burrata, grilled young Swiss chard and candied walnuts.
As per the name, Wild Honey also has its own wild honey, courtesy of a few hives on the roof of the hotel, as well as local providers Bermondsey Street Bees. Wild honey features in a number of dishes, including a Welsh lamb, roast sand carrot, January king cabbage and honey dish, and the wild honey ice cream with honeycomb and lemon madeleines.
As you'd expect for this sort of hotel establishment, the wine list is also extensive and varied, with a huge range of wines by bottle and by the glass.