In July 2007 Will Smith and Anthony Demetre, the team behind Arbutus, opened their second restaurant, Wild Honey in Mayfair. With its central location just behind Regent Street, Wild Honey is the perfect place to enjoy a meal after visiting one of the area’s numerous art galleries or after a visit to the boutiques on Bond Street.
Situated opposite the spectacular St George’s Church, the room skilfully combines a stunning outlook with a stylish, modern interior. Classic wood panelling offset by a bespoke collection of modern photographic art complete the look. The French-inspired menu offers the freshest, most seasonal of ingredients and a daily-changing selection of exciting dishes.
Wild Honey offers an elegant and intimate dining space in a beautiful room in the heart of Mayfair. With the large window providing a spectacular view of St George’s Church, the room skillfully combines modern artwork, stunning red leather banquettes and wood-panelled walls. Crisp linen and well-spaced tables add to a comfortable and classy dining experience.
The wine list offers a great selection from all the major wine growing regions with a good mix of organic and biodynamic selections. The list is approximately 100 bins.
Monday - Friday
12pm - 2:30pm
12pm - 3pm
Monday - Saturday
6pm - 10:30pm
We are closed all day on Sundays.
Take exit No 3, then head down Regent Street, turn right onto Hanover Street (which is the 2nd on the right from Oxford Circus station), then at Hanover Square, turn left onto St George Street. Wild Honey is number 12 on your right hand side, the building facing the church.
Take exit into the West One Shopping Centre, go up the escalator, and exit for Oxford Street, then turn right. Walk up Oxford Street, turn right onto New Bond Street, then 3rd left onto Maddox Street. 1st right onto St George Street. Wild Honey is number 12 on your right hand side, the building facing the church.
Take North Side exit, then turn left, walk in the direction of Piccadilly Circus. Turn left up Old Bond Street then the 3rd right onto Conduit Street. St George Street is the 1st left and Wild Honey is number 12 on your left hand side, the building facing the church.
From Piccadilly Circus underground station, take Regent West Side exit, walk up Regent Street for about 5 mins, take a left onto Conduit Street and the 2nd right onto St George Street. Wild Honey is number 12 on your right hand side, the building facing the church.
Take any bus to Oxford Circus, take exit No 3, then head down Regent Street, turn right onto Hanover Street (which is the 2nd on the right from Oxford Circus station), then at Hanover Square, turn left onto St George Street. Wild Honey is number 12 on your right hand side, the building facing the church.
From any British Rail Mainline station take the tube to either Oxford Circus, Bond Street, Piccadilly Circus or Green Park Stations and follow the map or follow the tube directions above.
Head to Oxford Circus, drive down Regent Street and turn right onto Hanover Street and left onto St George Street.
Parking: If you are driving yourself, please be aware that on street parking spaces are limited. There are meters at Hanover Square and on St George Street. There is a Masterpark Car Park on Cavendish Square and Broadwick Street.
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Will’s first foray into hospitality was in hotel management working in notable establishments such as Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond and The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh which piqued a passion in Will to pursue the restaurant side of the hotel business.
Recognising that London was at the forefront of the restaurant scene Will relocated there in 1997 taking on the role of Restaurant Manager at L’Odeon on Regent Street.
It was at L’Odeon that he met his now business partner, Chef Anthony Demetre and a joint venture followed with the opening of Putney Bridge Restaurant in 1998. This iconic restaurant situated on the start line of The Boat Race became renowned for its excellence in both food and service, winning the team a Michelin star in 1999. Following the sale of the building in 2005 Will and Anthony had the perfect opportunity to follow their dream of opening their own business in London’s West End.
Arbutus opened on Frith Street in Soho in May 2006 to great critical acclaim trail blazing a trend for exceptional food and wine served in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Will’s wine list was widely lauded for its unique offering of some 60+ wines all available by the 250ml carafe something not previously found in the London restaurant. Within 8 months of opening, Arbutus was awarded a Michelin star.
Wild Honey in Mayfair followed in June 2007 again achieving a Michelin star in its first year of trading. Their most recent opening was Les Deux Salons in Covent Garden in October 2010, an all day brasserie which has received unilateral praise for its food and service.
Will has made several TV appearances including BBC 2’s ‘Masterchef - The Professionals’ and has been called on to share his passion and experience on various radio programmes including BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme and Farming Today. He is a regular speaker at a variety of hospitality industry events.
Anthony started his culinary career pretty late by chef standards. His first love was to join the Royal Navy in the fleet air arm division and hopefully train as a naval pilot; however this was cut short due to a recurrent knee problem originally sustained in his school days.
With his naval dreams scuppered it was Anthony’s grandparents who navigated him towards a career in food. Both his grandmother and grandfather were of Greek origin and huge food lovers, in particular his grandmother who was an excellent cook. Having spent his adolescent years watching and helping his grandmother in the kitchen, this inspired Anthony to peruse to cooking as a career.
Having learnt his craft working in some of the world’s leading restaurants and being taught by some of the best chefs including Marco Pierre White and Pierre Koffman a turning point in Anthony’s career came in 1999 when he was appointed chef/director of Putney Bridge restaurant in South West London. It was here that Anthony met his now business partner Will Smith, then restaurant manager of Putney Bridge. Within a year of opening, in January 2000 Putney Bridge and the team were awarded a Michelin Star followed by four AA rosettes for food and service.
An ongoing ambition of Anthony’s was always to open his own restaurant and in 2006 this was realised when he and Will opened their own restaurant Arbutus in Soho, London.
Centred on an informal ‘Bistro Moderne’ Arbutus was instrumental in changing the perception of dining out, demonstrating that accomplished cooking does not always require a fine dining setting and heavy price tag. This contemporary formula has led to Arbutus receiving countless awards including a Michelin star in its first year.
The following year in 2007 Anthony and Will went on to open Wild Honey in Mayfair, London which continued the ethos of affordable and affable dining and also won a Michelin star within a year of opening.
2010 heralded the opening of Anthony and Will’s third restaurant, Les Deux Salons in Covent Garden which is very similar in style and format to the grand brasseries of Montparnasse in Paris.
Aside from his restaurants, Anthony has also written his first cook book ‘Today’s Special’ which exemplifies his approach to modern day simple dining. He has appeared many times on the BBC, taking part in the Great British Menu series and Saturday Kitchen live alongside James Martin.
Highly regarded art consultant and curator, Maxine Davidson, worked alongside Arbutus and Wild honey to source the spectacular photographs that currently reside in our restaurants and bars.
Maxine’s particular appreciation for contemporary photography, allowed her to assemble a carefully selected group of works by internationally respected photographers.
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Tim Walker - Floating drive in Cary Grant (fashion photographer for Vogue)
Jason Butler - The Conquistador of the useless
Tagliavini - Dame di Cartone ‘Cardboard Ladies’ (swiss-italian photographer and graphic designer, makes costumes himself out of cardboards)
Miles Aldridge - The Pure Wonder- Malicious Glamour
Denise Grunstein - Tied
Guy Bourdin - Umbrella
Lorenzo Vitturi - Green Stripes
020 7758 9160
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