St. John Bread and Wine

4.7
1551 reviews
£26 to £40
British
ST. JOHN Bread & Wine reflects the rhythms of its locale whilst observing the same respect for seasonal, indigenous ingredients and "the whole beast" as the bigger sister restaurant. Currently opening for dinner, Tuesday to Saturday, this branch very much beats its own drum with a menu structured towards a slightly less formal manner of dining, with guests actively encouraged to share dishes as they're ready from the kitchen.



As well as selling goods to take home from our bakery, wines by the bottle or the case can be bought from our lists to take home with some delivery available.



Bread & Wine has been voted Best British Restaurant by the Evening Standard and named as best value restaurant by The Observer Food Monthly.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1551 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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NorfLondonBoy
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A delicious meal which heaped pleasure on tasty pleasure. The service was great and we relaxed into a splendid evening. Looking forward to the next time.

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KasN
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal out since the recent lockdown, and I’m so glad we came. An excellent experience as expected. The blood pudding and white cabbage salad were simple but outstanding, and serving team were helpful and happy! All round, a perfect night.

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CharlotteW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, attentive and personable service with good knowledge of the menu, interesting wine selection and good cleanliness.

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Cymro
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEAUTIFULLY COOKED FOOD FROM AN ECLECTIC MENU. AN INTERESTING WINE LIST WITH A KNOWLEDGEABLE AND FRIENDLY WAIT STAFF. I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.

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vipclifestyle
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal food and menu selection. Love the use of wild game and more uncommon cuts of meats from snout to tail. Great vibes. Only wish the tables were more spaced out due to pandemic reasons.

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LouisaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants. Delicious as always. Knowledgable staff and interesting menu.

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ClareM
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great visit, will be back. Food and service were great.

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HowardH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It really is a wonderful place, the madeleines are truly without competition. Whole meal was superb.

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ChrisL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I had an extremely delicious meal as a belated birthday celebration before lockdown... the food was amazing, especially delicious mushroom & trotter on toast and fresh and full flavoured apple sorbet with Polish vodka...

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Halina
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St John is always a treat - no matter if St John Street or Spitalfields - for any occasion!

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Jenny
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about this restaurant. Bone marrow which a special menu of the day was extraordinary. Great service and reasonable proce.

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MartjeK
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved our visit at St Johns. The staff were really friendly. I wanted to order the fish, which was just sold out, but my alternative choice was delicious.. Who would have thought that mince meat on dripping toast could be so lush!!

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ConorG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal, concise classic British cooking, very well executed. Lovely beers to accompany and a charming dining room. Will definitely return in future

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MattA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Going out for dinner

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BenjaminC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and staff ! Loved loved loved loved the pie and terrine were fab

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ny2137
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always quietly perfect. Madeleines freshly out of the oven, pie bubbling away. Perfect.

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NatB
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I had a lovely evening at St John Bread and Wine. The food was delicious and the staff were extremely knowledgable when helping us choose complementary wines and answering our questions about the food. We also felt very safe at the restaurant because of their COVID safety measures. We'll definitely be back!

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Torbenh
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table with good distance to anybody else.
Shared a few different dishes that were all really full of taste.
It was difficult to make our choices from the plentiful menu so we got good advice on what to try.
I have never had pigeon and trotter pie before.
Service was great - we really felt welcome and we will be back very soon.
Thank you!
All the best Torben

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deane
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Staff had no energy and / or busy chatting to friends. No greeting for 3mins upon arrival although it wasn’t that busy. Food was excellent as usual just ambience and staff really let us down and this is the first time we experienced it. Still recommend to go there for food but maybe dont bother going while on COVID restriction is in place...

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GailL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

St John Bread and Wine has been consistently excellent year after year. Even in these Covid19 affected times it maintains its quality and value for money. My only niggle is that I’d like a slightly longer choice of wine by glass. And bring back Muscat Sec!!!

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DuncanG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Innovative but unpretentious food. Helpful service. Great wine list.

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AlanSherwood
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just brilliant as always, great service, fun people and gorgeous food. Thanks.

AJ
AJ123
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was barely edible. Really strange. I can’t fathom that they thought it was acceptable.

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NickH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall a very enjoyable experience. It is the second time we have been there and it is always interesting to try less common cuts of meat. The staff are very knowledgeable about the menu and I like the canteen ambience.

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Alice
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with high quality ingredients. Wonderful atmosphere and friendly, knowledgable staff.

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Tree
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

simply beautiful and brilliant. I ate alone and had an amazing experience as the ambience and energy is cozy and all inclusive.... and the food and wine was to die for. can’t wait to come back - seriously just basically divine.

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KurtisO
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Quite a few dishes were ran out of but this was to be expected with the type of dining Experience. Service was helpful, we had a young enthusiastic chap for most of the night. A couple of bottles of red also unavailable which was more of a surprise. All in all very tasty and I'm sure I'll be back to either restaurant.

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vipjakeM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 rd time here. This place is basically has the most authentic British food in London. Highly recommend .. 🙌🏻👌🏻

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CarmenC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was perfect. The wine the food and the company. I will try the other restaurant, no doubt!

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Babette
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and friendly service. A great place to eat with friends

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AnnaOC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff are all super attentive, engaging, and lovely. It felt like a proper experience. The food is divine, we were trying to be adventurous and it did not disappoint! Do not skip dessert!

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Bron
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to St John's for about 6 years and it has never ceased to be brilliant

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Jure
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Yes it is pricey, but unlike most of this kind of places well worth it. I can cook pretty well so usually when I go to this kind of restaurants, I end up going home slightly hungry and thinking that with the same ingredients I can cook a better meal myself without bleeding the money. None of this was a problem here. Portions are decent and their cooks know something that I don't:)

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LukeW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Classic food, prepared with care and attention to detail. Delicious!!!

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Sarah
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful menu - British staples cooked with panache and amazing ingredients to create indulgence and surprise to the taste buds. Sprats, marrow bone and mutton all cooked perfectly with plenty of flavour. The madeleines we had for dessert were incredible - still warm, light and fluffy. Nothing to fault here.

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Vics
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tasty generous food in a convivial atmosphere. We enjoyed ourselves and stayed for pudding and dessert wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
34 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been loving St. John Bread and Wine for years and this was my first visit after lockdown. All the staff are wearing PPE and I felt pretty safe dining in the early evening. The restaurant did get a full house around 8 pm. Wish there's little more space between tables. But other than that I totally recommend. Food and drinks were amazing as always. The menu changes daily though bone marrow and madeleines are not to be missed. It gets quite emotional when you being served the food that you remember in this stranger time. Very happy for them doing so well after lockdown. Book an early slot if you are worried about the restaurant getting too crowded.

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AlexP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, fantastic madeleines, bit more experimental than St John in Farringdon

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RooMac
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with a good vibe whilst socially distancing. Staff were super lovely and steered us right with our choices.

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ATHENAP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner, can’t wait to go back!

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St. John Bread and Wine is rated 4.7 stars by 1551 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.