Wild Honey

My aunt, whom I hadn't seen properly in an absolute AGE, was in town and therefore requested that I book somewhere delicious for a catch up early supper before her train back home to Derbyshire...

Oddly enough, restaurant searching is one of my all time favourite things to do at my desk, I therefore spent a good few hours moments researching and came up with Wild Honey. 

Opened by the team behind Arbutus in 2007 the centrally located restaurant is a perfect place to grab an incredible bite to eat, within intimate surroundings and friendly staff. They also do a very reasonable (weekly or daily changing) set menu £29.50 for two courses or £35 for three.

taken from the website 
The dining room has a fantastic members 'club like' and intimate atmosphere and is a pretty small space, in comparison to others, for a restaurant that has a big name and such a central location. The main a la carte menu was the choice for all four of us and we settle down to choosing with delicious bread, prosecco and a beer for Mr D. 

To start with I opted for the de-constructed crab and avocado salad. This was deliciously fresh and looked so beautiful that that I didn't know where to start. The crab was fresh and light, the avocado incredibly smooth and creamy. Cucumber spaghetti, some edamame peanuts and a smattering of edible flowers finished the dish off perfectly. There was an additional dish of 'crab crisp' which was more like an intensely crabby prawn cracker which was incredible and like nothing I had ever had before! A fantastic Summer dish unlike the weather that evening... 

Mr D chose the belly pork and snails 'Bourguignon' which for something that sounded heavy and Wintery, actually managed to look quite delicate on the place. It was an all round good dish but not as good as he was hoping for. The pork was quite fatty and a little on the tough side. The snails and rich sauce however were delicious, it was a shame that the main element of the dish fell at the last hurdle... 

For the first time ever for mains we both had the spring lamb which was unbelievably good! When there is Spring lamb on the menu it tends to lean me toward choosing this, as it's such a treat. 

It came in two parts: saddle of lamb, which was cooked pink and was so juicy and tender I could have had just that and left happy... the second element was the shoulder which was slow cooked, then fried, wrapped in a light pastry casing - delicious! This was served with a pea and mint 'mash', or posh mushy peas to me... charred onions and baby radishes, a plate lick-able silky gravy finished this off perfectly. 

Overall a fantastic supper, the perfect spot for a much needed catch up over delicate and superbly cooked food A*!

12 St George St  London, Greater London W1S 2FB
020 7758 9160

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