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Wild Honey St James

Address8 Pall Mall
Web Addresswww.wildhoneystjames.co.uk
Telephone0207 389 7820
Modern European
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3 AA Rosettes
Members and their guests receive a complimentary signature Negroni, called "I am very specific with my Negroni", or non-alcoholic alternative if preferred, on days shown.

Afternoon Tea
  £24 avg
(Based on two people enjoying three courses)
Standard exclusions apply. Also excludes other events such as buyouts and subject to availability.
Breakfast : weekdays 6.30 - 10.30am, weekends 7 - 11am. Lunch : Monday to Saturday 12 - 2.30pm, Sunday 12.30-m - 5pm. Dinner : Monday to Saturday 5 - 10.30pm, Sunday 5pm - 9.30pm
Chefs Photo
Chef - Anthony Demetre 

It was Anthony’s grandparents who navigated him towards a career in food. Both were of Greek origin and huge food lovers, in particular his grandmother, who was an excellent cook. Having spent his adolescent years watching her in the kitchen, he was inspired to choose cooking as a profession. This kicked off at Lucknam Park as chef de partie alongside head chef Anthony Blake when the hotel was launched. A move to The Castle in Taunton followed, as pastry chef to head chef Gary Rhodes, and this role was pivotal for his career development. After two years, he moved to London, to join Rhodes at The Greenhouse - where he rose from chef de partie to sous chef over two years. This was followed by a significant shift to The Four Seasons Hotel in London for nearly three years, where Bruno Loubet ran the kitchen and earned a Michelin star. When Loubet launched Bistro Bruno, Anthony moved with him to Soho - and the two continued to work together to open a second site, L’Odéon, in Regent Street, where Anthony assumed his first head chef position and remained for three years. Then, in 1999, he was appointed chef/director of Putney Bridge in Putney, southwest London, and the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star within a year of opening, in January 2000. 

An ongoing dream was to open his own restaurant, and in 2006 this was realised with the launch of Arbutus in Soho, with business partner, Will Smith, who ran the front-of-house side of the operation. Centered on the informal ’bistronomy’ style, Arbutus was instrumental in changing the perception of dining out in London, demonstrating that accomplished cooking need not always require a fine dining setting and heavy price tag. This contemporary formula led to Arbutus receiving countless awards, including a Michelin star in its first year. 


Wild Honey St James is the new restaurant from chef Anthony Demetre, whose original Wild Honey enjoyed 12 successful years in Mayfair. The impressive corner site, formerly The Balcon restaurant, sees Anthony's distinctive modern European menus showcased in a striking new dining room designed by interior specialist Jim Hamilton.

Anthony's menus combine classic French techniques with the finest seasonal produce Britain has to offer. With the kitchen overseen by Head Chef Simon Woodrow, the restaurant is open daily, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to the a la carte menu, Wild Honey St James offers a cafe menu and a pre theatre menu. As well as a 16-seat private dining room, the restaurant has its own counter bar and adjoins the hotel's St James Bar.

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