Wild Honey

I have been lucky enough to go to Wild Honey twice in the last 3 weeks for Saturday lunch. The first lunch was part of the Monthly Michelin Lunches (for February) and then I recently went again as a catch-up with a friend I have not seen in a few weeks. Wild Honey has a Michelin star in its own right and is the sister restaurant to the Arbutus (which is also a Michelin-starred restaurant).

The dining room has an old-world style feel to it as it is wood panelled with ornate plaster mouldings and an original fireplace. The restaurant offers cosy and private booths (if you are booking ahead, I would recommend asking for one of the booths which seats up to 4 people) and has a stunning onyx bar top which is styled at accommodating single diners or walk-ins for a more casual dining experience. There are ‘interesting’ pictures in the bathrooms and I probably can’t mention anything more about that on this G-rated website!

I believe that Wild Honey has one of the most reasonably priced lunch menus for a Michelin-starred restaurant (currently £21.95 for 3 courses!). Whilst there are only 2 choices for starter/main/dessert on the lunch menu, the menu changes daily and the restaurant is more than obliging in accommodating food allergies (me with gluten and my friend who is vegetarian and allergic to all types of fish products). Naturally they have gluten-free bread on offer and, as usual, I eat too much! It is located close to Oxford Street/Bond Street so if you in the area doing a spot of shopping, it is a great place to grab a bite to eat.

For starters, my friend and I had the potato soup and mushroom duxelle which was lovely.

For mains, I had the Cornish pollack, caramelised celeriac and pearl onions and the kitchen made a vegetable macaroni and salad for my friend. The vegetable macaroni was served in it’s on little pan and the portion size was very generous.

For desserts, we both had the soft meringue with custard and praline which was simply devine! I’d never before had a ‘soft’ meringue and it was a great sugar rush!

I must mention the wine list as I was surprised to see a great variety in wines (in terms of pricing) available. There were bottles of both red and white starting from £16.50! They also do a mean fresh mint tea.

The service is attentive and friendly. We were at the restaurant for almost 3 hours and at no time did we feel hurried. We also managed to spot a celebrity on this visit (see my blog here).

I will definitely be returning to Wild Honey!

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