All reader reviews by Andrew
This place seems like it is on its way out.
After being a regular at both the restaurant and the cocktail bar upstairs I have now had one too many bad experiences that I won't be coming again.
The staff seem bored and are unattentive, so much so that as a customer you feel like your intruding. Four - five years ago when I moved to London it was buzzing. Please rebrand and open as something else soon, the location is great so custom should come back.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Food 6 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 3
Having heard from a friend how good this restaurant was in respect to food quality, value as well as being situated in a good location, I was looking forward to my trip to Wild Honey with great anticipation.
In hindsight I should have thought something was up when I was informed twice by the restaurant on booking and once when confirming the reservation that we had the table for two hours only. In general, I find these timeshare table policies quite off-putting, as in the case of Wild Honey can they really expect their customer to enjoyably eat the four courses (presented) in two hours. Restaurant Ready, Steady Eat! However, at the time of booking I felt that the value of the food justified a compromise, so went ahead.
With the two hour table policy in mind my friend and I turned up 15 minutes early, and after ordering from a relatively polite, although not insightful waiter, we received our delicious starters with the agreeing wine within 15 minutes, all good I thought. The trouble was the main course with its own agreeing wine came 10 minutes after that, and sat waiting for us to finish our starters. When we mentioned the speed to the waiter he simply replied ‘We’re very quick here’. If Wild Honey want to build a reputation for being ‘McQuick’ they receive my full endorsement, the trouble is I was not looking to ‘go large’ on my meal.
It would be unfair to write this restaurant off, after all the food, (Starter, Main Course and Dessert) was excellent and to order wine by the carafe is a genuine differentiator, which is good for the wallet. The selection of cheeses is also good, however, my advice is not to individually state what cheeses you want on your plate. As in our case we found Wild Honey like to give you some of your dining companion’s cheese and vice versa, apparently ‘it’s good to share’, to which I wholeheartedly agree, in a tapas restaurant, which I do not believe Wild Honey is, unless the absence of tortilla on the menu was due to it not being in season.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Food 9 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 6