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Wild Honey Restaurant Review: Wild Honey’s décor of oak panelling and banquette seating is jazzed up by modern art on the walls; the atmosphere is welcoming; the service professional. It’s the younger sister of the deservedly popular Arbutus, owned by Anthony Demetre and Will Smith. The philosophy is simple: take fresh ingredients in season and cook them to bring out their proper flavors, mixing and matching different influences. Try starters of Dorset crab with bittersweet Italian leaves and lychee, or smoked eel with boneless crisp chicken wings, sweetcorn and turnips. Mains might include a traditional Marseille bouillabaisse or slow-cooked shoulder of lamb with sultanas and pine nuts. There’s always a plat du jour as well. Prices on the interesting wine list start at £17.50, and every selection is available by the carafe, too. The restaurant has grown up since it opened, and prices have risen quite steeply, but contented punters agree that it’s worth every penny. Set 3-course lunch £21.95, pre-and post-theatre, 3 courses £22.95.