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St  John Bread  Wine - St. John Bread and Wine, London,

St. John Bread and Wine

4.7
4.7
1558 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, English

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Supper Daily 18:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7251 0848

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    St. John Bread and Wine is available for private functions including use as venue for corporate breakfast meetings. Menus for larger or private function groups are available on our website.

  • Private party contact

    Renata Galli : 020 7553 9844

  • Area

    Spitalfields

  • Cross Street

    Brushfield Street

  • Parking Details

    Parking available on Pay Meters

  • Public Transit

    Liverpool Street

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Wine

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What 1,558 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • East London

    Best Food

  • East London

    Fit for Foodies

  • East London

    Healthy

  • East London

    Notable Wine List

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  1. J

    Johan

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service & great nose to tail cooking!
  2. AT

    AnthonyT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant authentic food and unpretentious but attentive service
  3. GS

    GraceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Smoked cod roe was out of this world. Great place for a couple or large group. I’d happily go on my own though…
  4. JG

    JimmyG

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for lunch and the food was great. Only down side was they had sold out of the bakery items by the time we left, will buy them at the start of lunch next time!
  5. K

    Kavya

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service — the Welsh rarebit is amazing and the mains are beautifully done. Loved the cuvee wine.
  6. c

    cdublew

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was even better than I imagined. The chips were the best I've ever eaten and the bread & butter pudding was excellent. We went on our anniversary & had the best time, the staff were amazing & they spoilt our puppy with some liver!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were all amazing. The decor, layout and cutlery are not fussy and pretentious. It’s all about the food and drinks and hospitality and they’re perfect. I could eat there everyday.
  8. K

    Kaylani

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great prices. We asked for something that wasn't listed on the supper menu and our waiter was able to get us one of the last portions left over from lunch. Really great experience!
  9. W

    Worthwhile

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place for a delicious meal as it always is
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food with the nose to tail flavour running throughout Service was great and wines recommended by the staff were terrific Can’t wait to come back again Thank you Fergus and the team X
  11. CB

    ColinB

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St. John has long been among my favorite restaurants in the world. They never disappoint and I am sure to visit each time I am in London.
  12. d

    drh5252

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When in London I like to enjoy a protracted lunch here. With a superb changing menu, I have never been disappointed. It is non-pretentious, well prepared and exquisitely fresh food with flavor combinations you will daydream about later. Please have a Fergroni.
  13. RL

    RichardL

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A unique and fascinating restaurant. The cuttlefish was delicious and the asparagus the tastiest of 2022. Love it.
  14. m

    mrldp

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a place! I love St John. Perfect atmosphere and great food:-) Thanks
  15. VL

    VivianL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At first I was sad there was no more cuttlefish, but the plaice we got instead had the best croutons of my entire life. I am sad I can't eat them everyday, but am grateful for the one time
  16. T

    Tamara

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always have a great time at St John's - have been there several times now and have never left disappointed. Really love the atmosphere, waiters and the food and wine. It's a special treat though as it's not cheap!
  17. LS

    LaurieS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best food in London. Excellent wine list. Needed another waiter as they only had 3 serving the whole restaurant
  18. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was lovely and good fun. Food and wine were delicious
  19. ND

    NeliD

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is worth all the hype! Delicious food and the doughnuts.... Oh, my gosh, the doughnuts are amazing!! Do not fail to order with an espresso to wrap up the rest of the lovely food!
  20. A

    Akiito

    Mexico City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Disfrutamos de una linda comida. Una carta con sabores y platos muy originales. Volveríamos
  21. L

    Laura

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't fault our meal at St John Bread and Wine. Delicious food, great service and a lovely atmosphere. Our eyes were greedier than we were, so we couldn't finish the madeleines (which is a crime in all honesty, they are fresh out the oven and amazing). Our server knew exactly what we were thinking and offered us a box to take them home. 10/10, all of the stars, can't wait to go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food and very helpful staff. Will be back.
  23. JF

    JohnF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First trip here after wanting to check it out for a few years now. Lived up to the hype. Simple, fresh ingredients prepared well and creatively.
  24. K

    Katie

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was great, super helpful advice on the menu and my allergy. Food was very good quality and very rich - and ambiance was nice too.
  25. NC

    NatashaC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St John is never a disappointment. Always glad to return! Food is always exceptional and the staff are the recipe book to the chefs pieces. The breakdown of flavours and textures waiters/waitress give really help you understand the dishes. Can’t wait to go back to either restaurants.
  26. RH

    RichardH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    After several disappointing meals at highly rated London restaurants, we were extremely pleased that St John’s lived up to its reputation. Every dish was great, but the pig cheeks were spectacular.
  27. JS

    JoannaSp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most fantastic food. Lovely staff and buzzy atmosphere.
  28. e

    emahar

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very special place. The food is exceptional, and the ethos : of the kitchen, the waiters, the surroundings, & general vibe is WONDERFUL. Truly one of my very favourite places in London
  29. NL

    NathanL

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It's definitely not what I expected but the food is really good. Very fresh, unusual. There is a fair bit of offal on the menu but I opted for fish dishes and each one was delicious. My only complaint would be that they didn't have quite enough options but I think the quality of each dish certainly made up for that.
  30. HK

    HarryK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thoroughly recommend - great evening, great food, service also very good.
  31. BA

    BigAl

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb as always. Excellent food. Friendly and professional service. Nice and relaxed atmosphere.
  32. FK

    FraserK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You will not regret visiting here. Their passion for good food and drink is clear.
  33. J

    Jules

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely to feel the love of a happy team working together. You can taste it too.
  34. ES

    ElisabethS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great food as always and lovely service. Wine list has some unusual choices as well as the usual greats.
  35. MG

    MatthewG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Perfect spot for a long, lazy relaxed lunch. Gorgeously simple yet wonderfully tasty food paired with some wonderful cocktails and wines. Just make sure to leave room for at least half a dozen freshly baked warm madeleines. Heaven.
  36. D

    Digogk

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Sweetbreas with smoked bacon was lovelly. Also the Fennel with the cheese and side salad. Need to go back : )
  37. H

    Harry

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable place. One of the best restaurants near the city
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tout vraiment parfait
  39. CT

    CatherineT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. Serving staff (only one of them) seemed to be under pressure, although very friendly and helpful.
  40. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is creative and different and prepared and cooked to a high standard. It is consistently good and I've been going for some years.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

St. John Bread and Wine is rated 4.7 stars by 1558 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for St. John Bread and Wine

94-96 Commercial Street London, E1 6LZ

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Brushfield Street

  • Area

    Spitalfields

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Supper Daily 18:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British, English

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking available on Pay Meters

  • Public Transit

    Liverpool Street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7251 0848

  • Private party facilities

    St. John Bread and Wine is available for private functions including use as venue for corporate breakfast meetings. Menus for larger or private function groups are available on our website.

  • Private party contact

    Renata Galli : 020 7553 9844

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