St. John Bread and Wine

4.6
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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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RP
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming here for years and I bought an American colleague for dinner the other night. The food was great as always and the service, attentive, friendly and kind. It's a solid, honest place with excellent food.

T
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A lively place with a lot of charm, the original "Nose to Tail Eating" ethos of the Ferguson empire seems to have been diluted a little these days, but that's probably because many people just won't eat that kind of food. They don't know what they're missing! Nevertheless, there's just about enough on the menu for the devotees of offal, strong flavours, interesting ingredients and things you just have to pick up and eat with your fingers. Diners not in the mood for all that will also find dishes that won't threaten their serenity too much. For London it's not outrageously expensive.

LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed it!
We will be back for sure, when again in London ...

T
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

By 8pm all the daily specials were gone. The meal was just ok the individual items were not a cohesive mix. Wine was great but I was surprised the food was not. Worth trying for yourself

CL
Canberra
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love St John. I always bring my friends who are visiting London here, to get a taste of upmarket, local food with a modern twist. I love the ever changing seasonal menu, the head-to-toe ethos and the friendly service. It's comfortable and unpretentious, but high quality. Highly recommend.

AB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Devilled kidneys for breakfast! Delicious
It was memorable & is definitely go again

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely, homely food, with the menu suiting the weather perfectly. Amazing service from our waitress, perfect balance of interaction and just leaving us to it. Left rolling out of the restaurant I was so full. Would come back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Not much flavour on the food. Service average. Price high for overall experience.

G
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall, disappointing. Most of what we had was fine, but far from amazing. One dish, Whipped cod was too salty. Service was friendly and efficient.

BB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

best meal of the year so far, and my companion and I will be returning shortly.

MH
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had higher expectations. The Food was very good but nothing outstanding. The service was especially terrible in the beginning and became better as the night continued.

R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent as always. This place is always 'interesting' as it allows you to experiment and give your palate some new choices. Don't be misled into thinking it's just meat and offal based as we had a delicious veggy alternative, so something for everyone. Just one slight complaint, it took ages for our main course to arrive although I think this might have been a miscommunication......but with a bit more communication (both ways) this could have been eliminated. Overall most enjoyable!

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was just very good and the madeleines were out of this world. Great friendly service.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very nice evening at St Johns bread and wine. Perfect service, good food and a very good wine menu. Only problem was the seating which was close to the door, every time someone came in it was drafty and cold.

TO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late breakfast on a Sunday. Excellent bacon sandwich and scotch woodcock. The baby enjoyed his toast too!

DA
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday morning breakfast place 1/2 full 45mins after opening, and filling to capacity by noon. (v.noisy)
Servers rushed off their feet but managing to keep smiling.
Excellent food

MA
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the essential foodie experiences in London. Literally surprising dining, so unexpected, never less than orgasmically delicious even when it's something you're pretty sure you don't like. (I don't generally like organ meats. I always like the way they do organ meats here.) You will eat things here that you've never had the chance to try before, and you will love it all. I've been here several times over the past few years, and it's always, always beyond wonderful, and always memorable. Will absolutely return again.

Bonus awesomeness: Staff were able to add an extra person to our group -- bumping us up from 4 to 5, which I *know* is tricky -- at the last minute, which we were so grateful for.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Don’t know what’s going on with bread & wine, it’s always been so good when we’ve dined there before. Maybe we hit an off day? Had some real service clangers including
-No sparkling water (at the beginning of the shift and two doors down from a supermarket where supplies could be bought)
- No listing anywhere on menu of soft drink choices
- Luke warm side orders
- no soap in the bathrooms - again at the start of a shift
- Very disinterested and disengaged table service
- Lack of knowledge of food portion sizes and ingredients
-10 minutes trying to get someone’s - anyone’s - attention to get the bill
Will definitely not be returning

S
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband rice pudding & the Madeleine’s work very well together. Thanks team at St John!

M
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was enough! Never fails to disappoint ... venue, lighting, service, staff, decor, atmosphere ... all spot on!

VB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food4service1ambience5

j'adore! just no one gave us knives for our meat and we were not given extra sharing plates or the tea we asked for ! but otherwise, nice and accommodating!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend (now fiancée) and I went to Bread and Wine on our second date. We loved everything about; the food especially, but the service and the ambiance as well. Last Saturday we came back and this time I proposed (she said yes). The staff was incredibly kind. I want anyone reading this to know how special a place this is. It was top of my list for places to have our special occasion and I plan to come back many many times in our future. Thank you again to the wonderful staff! 10/10 would recommend to anyone especially those looking for something new and interesting.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, even for non-meat eater; the smoked sprats and the green sauce accompanying the roasted squash were heavenly. The unpretentious, frugal decor makes it perfect for understated business lunches and relaxed day-out with friends.

RT
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While visiting London we had to eat at St.John. My chance to get into Bread and Wine was set. My expectations high, while this location is a little more down to earth the food quality and experience was spot on EXCELLENT!
Everything was great, from the steak tartare and bone marrow to the OX heart was everything you’d expect. Treat yourself, please.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great 'earthy' meal with outstanding flavours. Its triumph is the simplicity and earnest flavours.....all of which are complimented by knowledgeable staff. Not sure why we were tucked up out of the way behind the bar as we booked 2 months in advance and the restaurant was not busy....we felt we were atbthe naughty table!!!

p
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious food; brilliantly creative menu; fun staff; good value for money and interesting wines; dangerous vieille prune; overall - excellent!

d
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First time to Bread we had a terrific meal and look forward to our next visit.

K
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and very nice atmosphere
All staff are very helpful and friendly
Highly recommended

CB
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the restaurants of the esteemed Fergus Henderson, St. John Bread and wine upholds the standards of England's most famous "nose-to-tale" chef. My wife and I dined here after eating at the original St. John several years ago. The quality of food and service was everything we expected.

DR
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A fun place to go, with a neighborhood feel, packed on a Sunday evening. The servers were extremely nice, but over-extended, so there were gaps when waiting to order. The menu has a good mix of challenging foods (eel, tripes, offal) and more mainstream thins. Even a few vegetarian items. Desserts were delicious, including the madeleines which arrive hot (order 10 mins ahead).

ES
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic madeleines and friendly service in a relaxed setting

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

simple but of great quality. nice place serving traditional dishes with a twist.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delight as always. A most satisfying sharing experience, food delicious and well prepared and presented. Most friendly members of staff.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always lovely - the relaxed atmosphere, no nonsense set up and general ease of St John’s always hit the mark. If you’re afraid of the unknown or a vegetarian then it’s not going to be your cup of tea, but if you’re up for seeing what you’re missing in the supermarket meat aisle you’ll have a fab time.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely setting great food as always and really enjoyed the sharing ethos

UH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My personal happy place! Amazing food, great concept and very warm service. Every single time! Highly recommended.

E
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! we especially liked the blood cake and mussels. The fruit dessert is good and refreshing!

p
London
24 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious and we will definitely come back again. The service was excellent and we really enjoyed the lunch.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice relaxed meal with interesting and tasty food

NB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tastes and flavors as usual