You might feel that you’ve got your hands more than full running lunch and dinner service, but Anthony Demetre and Will Smith, the men behind Arbutus and Wild Honey, feel there’s a gap in the market – for afternoon tea.
Earlier this month, the two-times Michelin-starred pair launched afternoon tea at the Mayfair outpost, Wild Honey.
“It’s just at Wild Honey,” Will Smith tells us, adding that he doesn’t think afternoon tea is a Soho (read Arbutus) thing. But Smith’s thinking behind the concept was that people are often pushed for time and that a later, lighter offering might just do the trick.
The menu, called Sweet and Savoury, available from Monday to Friday from 3pm-6pm, includes a selection of Prosecco, Champagne and Champagne cocktails, savouries such as croque monsieur (ham, Gruyere and toasted sourdough), £5.95, a board of charcuterie (speck, finocchiona, coppa and five-year bellota), £12.95, and warm potato soup with chive cream, £5.50.