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survey result

Summary

£69
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Outstanding and memorable food, full of flavour” makes this Middle Eastern grillhouse near Great Portland Street tube station a worthy follow-up to Honey & Co. Many diners reckon it’s “better than many of the West End’s most expensive and celebrated venues” – and it certainly has overtaken its older siblings in terms of ratings in our survey. “The ambiance is a bit basic, but that is part of the charm”.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Plentiful and nourishing Israeli dishes” (with “a delicious mix of spices and textures”) win waves of praise for Honey & Co’s younger, larger grill-house spin-off, south of Great Portland Street tube. It’s “a busy and lively” (“frantic” and “very noisy”) venue, popular with large parties, but whose “1970s-style plastic moulded chairs” can seem “strangely utilitarian” (unless you are someone who appreciates “the authenticity of Middle Eastern café culture”).

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Plentiful and nourishing Israeli dishes” (with “a delicious mix of spices and textures”) win waves of praise for Honey & Co’s younger, larger grill-house spin-off, south of Great Portland Street tube. It’s “a busy and lively” (“frantic” and “very noisy”) venue, popular with large parties, but whose “1970s-style plastic moulded chairs” can seem “strangely utilitarian” (unless you are someone who appreciates “the authenticity of Middle Eastern café culture”).

Summary

£50
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Delicious, copious and very original Middle Eastern cuisine” inspires nothing but praise for Honey & Co’s bigger sibling, south of Great Portland Street tube – a modern take on the grill house – even if ratings support those who feel “it’s not quite as excellent as when it first opened”. “Shame the decor is so unwelcoming”, too – “it looks like a converted office” and can seem “awkward and uncomfortable”, especially in comparison with the “café intimacy” of its stablemate.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
No dress code
100

Honey & Smoke Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Honey & Smoke Restaurant in W1W, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Honey & Smoke restaurant.
Aroon L
Limited menu with mediocre execution. Some ...
Reviewed 20 days ago

"Limited menu with mediocre execution. Some of the food arrived lukewarm. The server didn't appear to know much about the food on offer and was unable to answer many of our queries. The location is good and there was some 'buzz'"

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Anthony M
Great food and service. Altogether very sl...
Reviewed 1 months, 5 days ago

"Great food and service. Altogether very slick; maybe a bit too much so for a more lingering celebration meal? The dishes are not partcularly ambitious but they are perfectly prepared and presented. Our lamb kofta and pork gyros on flatbread were sublime. "

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J P
A short menu of simply-prepared dishes. In ...
Reviewed 1 months, 20 days ago

"A short menu of simply-prepared dishes. In the wrong hands it could be bog-standard, but wasn’t because of excellent preparation and cooking. For instance a simple tomato salad was delicious owing to mace ration of the tomatoes themselves and a super, herby dressing. "

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Richard F
super Middle Eastern eatery whilst not chea...
Reviewed 1 months, 29 days ago

"super Middle Eastern eatery whilst not cheap it was very good"

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Thomas W
Completely different to its sibling Honey &...
Reviewed 2 months, 14 days ago

"Completely different to its sibling Honey & Co, as it misses its unconventional atmosphere and menu. This is more like many other restaurants, food very good, though."

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D A
Interesting menu with unusual dishes. Not t...
Reviewed 4 months, 6 days ago

"Interesting menu with unusual dishes. Not the place for a night out good for a quick meal or lunch"

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Tabitha K
lovely middle-eastern flavours...
Reviewed 7 months, 18 days ago

"lovely middle-eastern flavours"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£10.50 £23.50 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
216 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5QW
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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