St. John Bread and Wine
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.
What Insiders Are Saying
St John Bread and Wine serves food from the legendary St. John in Farringdon, but in an informal canteen-style dining room near Spitalfields Market.
St John Bread and Wine is consistently superb - delicious understated food cooked with with simplicity and and care.
It’s so easy to get food like this wrong - no sauces or multiple ingredients to hide behind.
Service is faultless.
A really lovely restaurant on a lazy Sunday morning when we had escaped from our children and it was the morning after a wedding ceremony !
Just what we needed and we were so pleased we had booked and got a chance to experience St John Bread and Wine
The food was fantastic - great quality and flavours. And the staff were lovely. We had a really pleasant evening.
I went to St John 3 times while traveling in London and each time it was a great experience and very great British food. My English friends agreed that they did the classics very well.
Something like a perfect friend- so much itself and generous in all it has to offer. Not fussy, but so well rehearsed. Hard to imagine a better execution.
Great food and location. Slightly weak service this time 😬
Fantastic food, great atmosphere. All round wonderful dining!
If you love offal or have are curious about various meats and pieces than this is the place for you. The menu changes daily so I would suggest maybe trying to sneak a peek at the menu before making reservations as not everything may be suitable to your taste. We were hoping to have some bone marrow but wasn't served today. Very much nose to tail restaurant. Great wine list!
Very nice that there is no music.
Good food and service.
Not our first time to this British institution but a little disappointed. Small portions, we ordered Beef with kidney and mash and there were about 4 pieces of beef with huge chunks of kidney that overpowered the dish. At £22 a pop for that dish I would also expect some veggies to be offered and not have to pay £5-6 extra. Paid £9 for a slither of celeriac and cheese layered pie, which was very tasty but more of it please!
A marvelous English lunch!
Bit too expensive
Excellent as always though I think the servers were a bit puzzled by my friends Northern sense of humor!
Ventured here while visiting from New York on a recommendation from a good friend in Chicago. Stellar food. Fresh and clean flavors. It is amazing how such simply prepared food can taste so stunningly fantastic!
St. John Bread and Wine offers a wonderful dining experience: exquisitely prepared and adventurous food served in unfussy surrounds by immensely helpful and personable staff. A terrific meal.
I have been eating at St Johns restaurants since the late 90s ( and drinking ) . I have alway loved everything about St Johns and the food is always great .
My recent visit was no exception although i didnt recognise any of the staff ...which is a first for me.
The only criticismt i have is the closing Rope Walk ...which was so so special ..why did you do that ?
Anyway dont ever change what you do and as a Spanish friend of mine said recently " St Johns is a very necessary restaurant " ...and i agree !
Love john ebden
Great modern vibe. Excellent food using essential ingredients to bring out maximum flavor, on par with St John Restaurant. Lunch time, pleasantly quiet and a good value. Service and staff disengaged and couldn't care less.
Level dishes unequal to the price. Medium Wines. Very expensive.
Generally really impressive. Everything tasted great.
Great food. Excellent service. A place to visit for a special occasion.
Nous étions déjà venus 2 fois dans votre restaurant avec de belles découvertes culinaires
Si les entrées étaient correctes mais sans surprise...il en va autrement des plats
le porc n'était pas cuit et et le plat était froid...Nous avons du le renvoyer !
et la plie et sa sauce tartare ...très cher pour une simple plie et une délicieuse sauce tartare
Nous avions recommandé votre restaurant à de nombreux amis mais cette fois nous sommes très déçu
Equipe en salle souriante et efficace
Great wine and good food as usual, but the menu was unusually bland this weekend. No game!
We really enjoyed our experience at St. John Bread and Wine. Some exceptional dishes include the sourdough that came in the beginning, the smoked mackerel, and the ox tail. Other dishes were delicious but a tad too salty, but overall we really enjoyed our meal. The service was also excellent.
Waitress was rude. Food was okay but the main dish was cold.
Great food if you like nose to tail eating. Expensive but worth it for the quality. Lamb tongue FTW
Always really good food and service , in a relaxed but vibrant atmosphere. The changing menu means there is always something new, but the favorites remain.
Amazing food. Conservative seating plan
I would recommend for the food as it is so unlike any other London restaurant the plates were very well executed but the service was below average and very disappointing for the price you pay and the reputation- although staff were polite and friendly, we were waiting a long time for the main and completely forgotten about afterwards. We ended up waiting more than 40 minutes or so to pay before anyone had come over. Not really service I would expect when you’re paying £100 or so for 2 people.
Delicious food and wine. It was an empty day in the restaurant so the vibe was subdued but actually perfect for us to have a proper conversation without shouting!
Great food great time
Third time at this one - fantastic food as ever. Always impressed by the variation on the menu. It was fairly quiet for lunch and we weren’t rushed at all. We ended up getting about three small dishes, a whole crab and a grilled mackerel between four which was a good amount for us.
Overall a really disappointing experience unfortunately. I had wanted to dine at St. John’s for some time and finally found an excuse to visit. No tables left at main restaurant so settled for Bread and Wine. Wish I hadn’t! The starters were of good quality (devilled kidneys!!) but the mains were a massive let down. We initially received the wrong order and had to wait an additional 20 minutes. The duck had only been seared skin side so was completely raw. The goat was 3/4 fat and overpowered by aioli that had turned to mush in the gravy. Nearly shattered my teeth on a prune stone left in the dish. Service overall was slow and disengaging. On the plus, good quality and varied wine selection. I believe St. John’s has a Michelin star but based on our experience I don’t think it’s worthy considering the quality of other great restaurants in London with one.
Unique take on farm-to-table British food -- rigorous in concept yet wonderful to eat. Solicitous service, beautiful room.
Excellent food, wine and a great atmosphere. Really pleased with our evening
Really great place near Spitafelds! Highly recommend especially to those visiting nearby.
I love this place. It's a local gem, very good food that can be shared and a great wine bar. It's not exactly intimate with a large room and lots of tables, but I find it refreshing, modern, cool and friendly and the Eccles Cakes are to die for.
Amazing dining experience. We had a ball! Your staff were absolutely fantastic at making us feel at home and at ease. Thank you
Server Philip was great
We were with family for Xmas, 4 adults and three young adults. The restaurant exceeded all expectations. The Pheasant and Trotter Pie, Roasted Marrow Bone and Marrowwhite were all fantastic! We will be back!