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survey result

Summary

£72
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Different” and “interesting” Middle Eastern cooking wins praise for this grillhouse near Great Portland Street from influential husband-and-wife team Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich. It also attracts some criticism, though – the setting is “quite loud”, service can be “amateurish” and some diners “were not blown away by the meal: it was good, but not amazing”.

Summary

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

“Excellent Middle Eastern cooking, with some inventive dishes and excellent vegetarian options” continues to win applause for this grillhouse near Great Portland Street (sibling to Honey & Co). “First-class natural ingredients are perfectly seasoned and prepared”: “in the wrong hands, these simple dishes could be bog-standard, but are lifted by excellent preparation (for instance, a simple tomato salad with a super, herby dressing)”. “Shame the restaurant is so Spartan, noisy and uncomfortable”, though – “it’s not the place for a night out, but good for lunch or a quick bite”. Top Menu Tip – the cheesecake, which Giles Coren from The Times says is “the business… life-changing. Epochal. Aeonic”.

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”).

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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.
Phuong P
Creative use of the grill results in a refr...
Reviewed 6 months, 26 days ago

"Creative use of the grill results in a refreshing but tasty take on Middle Eastern food. The room is serviceable but friendly. Useful range of dishes for vegetarians."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £25.00  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£14.50 £24.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
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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