St. John Bread and Wine

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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. Opening for breakfast, lunch and supper seven days a week, 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.
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vipMika
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great foods,nice staffs 😊
I hope see you soon!xxx

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff were wonderful, really accommodating, friendly and professional - they are a huge asset to your company and I hope they’ll be looked after by management in the weeks and months to come.

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OliverB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal. My favourite restaurant in the world.

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Grannypiglets
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything as always. Food was delicious and varied so took advantage of different dishes.
Had to take away there Eccles cakes to, they are to die for

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Zero2Hero
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good wine selection, food is pricey and portion is rather small. My lunch companion order fish but it was cold. I had langoustines, they were also cold, tasted lovely but 4 for 20q .... I am very sure I'd not have that again (!)

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psh09
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As good as ever! An ever-changing menu that always manages to deliver tasty seasonal surprises. It’s a delicious adventure every visit. It can get a little noisy with the high ceilings and hard surfaces but ok if there’s not a large group. The basement loos always seem to wiff a bit damp and drainy, but you shouldn’t hold that against them. It’s not like you have to eat down there.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Foie gras, bread pudding and claret to die for!

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NarelleM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced in comparison to some very very good restaurants in the area. 15 euros for 1 cup of lentils. We were very disappointed

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RachelB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food especially the pigeon, radish and damson and of course the delicious madeleines. Thank you for an amazing meal.

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VincentB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent Lemon Sole. I would definitely come back with my grandmother. She likes wish fish

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DomJ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, start to finish. Great service, fantastic food. Bone marrow could be the best thing I have ever eaten.

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TimB
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a great meal in the perfect setting. I've dreamt about going to St John's for years and having the opportunity to go to Bread and Wine was a chance that I couldn't give up and really didn't disappoint.

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GarethB
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!! Great value and impeccable service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great.

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vipDerik
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lamb heart very good. Quail outstanding. Smoked sprats a tad salty. Vanilla creme donuts and malt ice cream otherwordly

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mlbonhomme
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for a big breakfast — I had the Scotch Woodcock (a discovery for me) and porridge with earl grey prune, both of which were very good. The service was excellent, and the place is very nice, a good balance of stylish and cosy I think. I'll be sure to visit again when I'm next in London !

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danilog
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We are regular customer, but I'm afraid the place is not what used to be. The other one in Saint John street is now I'm afraid on another planet.

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ChristopherN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, excellent service, highly receommended!

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PaddyS
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is what British cooking should all be about. amazing flavours with zero fuss.

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Hans
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food - great atmosphere... Will definitely be back...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable! Second time at St Johns and would like to go back over and over again. Simply enjoyed every bite!

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frida
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nose-to-tail sollte eine Selbstverständlichkeit sein. Hier wird es in sehr lockerer Art gelebt. Gerade durch das gewünschte Teil der Speisen, ist man experimentierfreudiger bei denen Bestellungen.
Es gibt eine Tafel mit Tagesgerichten. Diese war nach unserem zweistündigen Aufenthalt zur Hälfte ausverkauft. Man sieht, es ist alles frisch und individuell eingekauft
Die Atmosphäre des Restaurants ist schlicht aber passend, der Service gut informiert, freundlich und hilfsbereit.
Wir freuen uns schon auf den nächsten Besuch!

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SeanH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Welsh rarebit you'll ever taste.
Never get tired of this place, love the regular staples on the menu and there's always something interesting on the daily specials.

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vipTalleater
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb meal, marvellous wine list, with friendly and knowledgeable staff in a wonderfully understated space. Incredible.

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LB17
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent if you want to try new kinds of food, and very high quality. Menu changes every day but always rich ok choice. Expensive (be prepared to spend £70+ a head if having 3 courses + drinks) but justified by high quality, uniqueness and friendly quick service

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vipELoise
London
148 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Lovely staff and everything comes out fresh, but the 2 dishes I had (raw cauliflower and butternut squash with some kind of ricotta) were very underwhelming, and not worth their price tag.
I think it’s fine if you’re a meat eater so you can enjoy the whole ‘nose to tail’ experience, but this wasn’t for me.

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AngelaK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anther fabulous dining experience .. we had the gurnard and the foie gras with mushrooms and the suede cake. all delicious and enough for the two of us. I had a light red by the glass, perfect.

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PearlW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We have enjoyed many dinners at Bread and Wine as well as at St John and the food has always been honest. However of late it had become much less refined and rather coarse. Our most recent experience was unpleasant. Firstly rough service from the waitress who we believe to be the manageress. Secondly we were advised the mallard would be served pink - actually it was raw with congealed blood on the surface, not just red juice from the cut surface (I am a doctor.) The serrated knife could not cut the meat. 2 different waiters did not accept that the food was raw - they just said 'we serve duck pink'. It is a shame they do not listen to their customers.

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vipgggg
London
36 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu is interesting and has some unusual British dishes. The Blood Cake and Welsh Rarebit are very good and would recommend. Wines all French and a little expensive, in my opinion. Service excellent.

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Robert
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

St. John’s was good, but my server wasn’t particularly knowledgeable about the menu. Another server helped out and she was terrific, but on the whole, they needed to be a bit better. The food was pretty good, but not fantastic. Wine choices were very good, but a bit shallow when they were poured.

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DaCrow
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service! I love this kind of cuisine where the produce of the season is used to prepare great meals. Portions are large. I’d prefer slightly smaller plates so one can try more from the menu. Great wine selection. Thanks for great evening!

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DavidJ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect birthday meal that exceeded our expectations. Flavour at the forefront, friendly service & great ambience as always.

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vipDabberchap
London
22 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Business meal for 2. Starters: Cods Roe (5/5 - very interesting and tasty), Terrine (3/5 - good enough but nothing special). Mains: Skate with capers & chives (4/5 - good combination / tasty), Venison & Red Cabbage (3/5 - venison a bit chewy, but not bad overall). Pudding: Eccles cake & Wensleydale (4/5 - a bit different and nice way to end the meal).

Wine list: quite long / interesting and plenty of not overly expensive options.

The decor is basic but fine. The place was full but not overly noisy. Service seemed a little stretched but our waiter did a good job given it was so busy.

Overall, we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere and I will definitely give this restaurant another go.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent! Tapas style. We wanted everything on the menu! Highly recommended!

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Nick
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very traditional English cuisine that really surprised us in the best way possible. We were skeptical of the dishes from the start, but we wanted to try everything. I can describe how delicious everything was and how pleasantly amazed we were by the meal. One of the most memorable ones we had in London. Couldn't recommend higher.

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Cloda
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food if you're looking for old fashioned British food. Not really for vegetarians 😂

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lajuanr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As advertised. The legacy continues . Culinary dream destination ✅

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vipRosieA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always absolutely delicious with a great atmosphere - St John is a proper London institution with authentic British cooking

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StevenL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have visited in a long time. I had parsnip soup, followed by kedgeree, and hazelnut and brandy pudding. I can't remember what my friend had for a starter, but she had butternut squash with curd as a main, and ice cream for pudding. We agreed that all was delicious and one couldn't really ask for better.

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ChristineM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

hello, the meal was amazing and a very nice service.

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