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St. John Bread and Wine

4.6
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1517 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1517 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LukeW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Sarah
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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Simon29
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal enjoyed by us all. Many thanks

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MartinR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat, fantastic food, great wine and attentive service.

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DanC10
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple and delicious food executed immaculately. Couldn’t recommend more. Great service also!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

The food wasn’t brilliant, very over prices for what it was.

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ClioS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had in ages! I'm celiac which can sometimes fluster restaurant staff if their not used to it, but our waitress checked with the chef and then came and explained how they could alter dishes so I could pretty much have everything on the menu. Very nicely done! The food's outstanding, but the service is even better.

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Valer
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and delicious food. The service was very good.

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N1234
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful modern British food. Beautifully cooked, simple and delicious!

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AaronG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious food and totally reasonable price, I would strongly recommend

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HighburyJD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

for me, the best restaurant in London. This was a glorious return after my longest (covid inflicted) non-StJohn stint since the 90s. Was all I expected and more. Oh my days those green beans. I want them again already.

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CarrieR
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a unique menu. A great evening.

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Nancy
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were helpful and lovely.
The food was simple and tasty, would highly recommend to friends.
Huge fan of the company!

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CharlotteF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food!! Everything was perfect starter, main, dessert and bread. I don’t think it is expensive compared with lots of place in London. We had a lovely time

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FranM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would eat here everyday if I could, absolutely fantastic.

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Nicole
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL. We had such a good experience at St. John's, while the menu does not make the food sound interesting, IT IS. We thoroughly enjoyed all of it. We also like the minimal decorations, you could feel that the food matched the decor - this is not a place for your run of the mill Instagram influencer and we appreciated that. This is a place to enjoy the food, enjoy your company, phone away and just relax. While I would not recommend this place to any of my picky eater friends, I would recommend to anyone and everyone else.

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MishkaB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had planned a trip to St John Bread and Wine for quite a while and we were happy to participate in #EatOuttoHelpOut. The service, ambience, and food were all impeccable. This was quite a delightful experience and we really enjoyed everything that we ordered. From crispy pig skin to the apple and peach cobbler, everything was elegant and delightful. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

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HarryF
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, lovely food, drinks and service

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KarlP
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal, and St John is a wonderful place to spend time.

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Alex
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food as always, great service, a very special restaurant.

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John
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, as ever. Suitably socially distanced, and the waiter gave some superb recommendations. Very exciting for the location to be reopening.

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alexleethomson
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely, sweet, sweet air conditioning, great menu and super friendly and helpful staff as always.

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KatieH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has been my number one favourite group of restaurants in London while I've lived her for the last 20 years. Had a really lovely, relaxing and delicious lunch here on Sunday. First trip to a restaurant since before lockdown and was really impressed with and put at ease by all the covid-safe measures in place. Service and food impeccable. Highly recommend.

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vipStellaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely and neat set up, air conditioned.
Starter selections quite limited and a bit underwhelming. Great mains, loved the breaded lemon sole and roast Dexter.
One thing we found a bit awkward is that staff repetitively emphasise the menu is designed for sharing but the layout of food is not bite-sized, sharing-friendly at all. I would recommend everyone each get a main and maybe a few starters to share than sharing everything.
Freshly baked Madeleines is a must!!

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vipHollyM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great night here. The food was amazing. Lots of focus on British food and sustainability. The service was a bit slow, but given Covid situation, I think it is a minor point. Would love to go back again.

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FrancesD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always first class food and relaxing ambience. Have missed this place!

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, some of the most delicious food and a bloody lovely atmosphere!

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Guido
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent bone marrow toast, and lamb croquette with mint sauce, portions are not large but all delicious. Lovely attentive yet casual service.

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GokceO
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it! Everything and every stuff were amazing. Will come back soon!

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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
2 reviews
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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St. John Bread and Wine is rated 4.6 stars by 1517 OpenTable diners.

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