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In the Sofitel in Pall Mall, chef Anthony Demetre has converted the former bar of his restaurant Wild Honey into a 'little sister' venue inspired by the 'bistronomy' movement in Paris. The early evening offer of a glass of wine and a croquette for £9 (5–7pm) sets the tone for casual drinking and snacking; there are also cheese and charcuterie plates, and a tight menu of more substantial dishes.

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Summary

£120
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3
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2
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Anthony Demetre’s “combination of balance, tastes and textures” inspires fans of this “grand hotel dining room” off Trafalgar Square (“a far cry from his original restaurant of this name” in Mayfair). It’s most nominated for a “solid business lunch” although “the tasting menu is lovely” and also wins recommendations for it as a foodie destination in its own right. A setting that’s “classy” to supporters, though, can – to critics – seem “a little soulless”; and service doesn’t always live up to the occasion. Top Tip – “the set lunch and early evening menus offer excellent value”.

Summary

£96
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Perfect, joyous French cooking with pitch-perfect flavours” inspires fans of Anthony Demetre’s well-regarded venture, which he moved here from Mayfair pre-Covid. The very “spacious” and “tasteful” dining room and its superb position – just off Trafalgar Square, but away from the madding crowds – makes it an excellent business choice (or pre/post-theatre). In terms of value, many diners tip any set options here over the à la carte.

Summary

£87
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Refined, classic cuisine is well-presented and served with grace” at Anthony Demetre’s “classy” hotel dining room, near Trafalgar Square (to which he shifted from Mayfair a couple of years ago). Even fans can find the experience rather “expensive” in its new quarters, but – especially for a hotel – it’s “a beautiful venue” and one that’s very conveniently situated for business or pre-theatre.

Summary

£79
 ££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Anthony Demetre upped sticks and re-located his well-liked Mayfair establishment into the Sofitel, just off Trafalgar Square, taking over the attractive space that was formerly Balcon (RIP). It opened in August 2019, too late for survey feedback, but he’s a deft and very accomplished chef, and his presence at this very handily situated venue seems likely to deepen its longstanding appeal as a quality rendezvous just away from the bustle of the West End. Fay Maschler’s early days review was rapturous.

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Sofitel, 8 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5NG

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Highchair
No dress code
65

Wild Honey St James Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Wild Honey St James Restaurant in SW1Y, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Wild Honey St James restaurant.
Jeremy B
Typical hotel restaurant food. Good cheese,...
Reviewed 6 days ago

"Typical hotel restaurant food. Good cheese, otherwise nothing special. Who serves cold leeks and thinks that’s a good thing. Zero ambience and terrible background music."

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A J
Not sure it is worth a Michelin star.... I ...
Reviewed 3 months, 29 days ago

"Not sure it is worth a Michelin star.... I did ask for a signed menu but kept being fobbed off "Oh come back tomorrow afternoon..... " "

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Peter D
Good lunch in attractive surroundings...
Reviewed 4 months, 29 days ago

"Good lunch in attractive surroundings"

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Jane G
Stylish surroundings, friendly service & ta...
Reviewed 7 months, 26 days ago

"Stylish surroundings, friendly service & tasty , inspired dishes . Portions are good for a Michelin starred restaurant. Delicious reworkings of cottage pie."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £45.00
Dinner   £95.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£33.00 £44.00 £15.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
Sofitel, 8 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5NG
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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