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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DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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!

DJ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

D
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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

C
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As advertised. The legacy continues . Culinary dream destination ✅

RA
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

SL
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.

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

TH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Disappointed as it used to be my favourite restaurant in London. The food is still good but the quality of the service has seriously deteriorated. They were really not that busy but no one was really waiting for us towards the end of the dinner. I remember a few years ago they would give you two large slices of bread to start and as much bread as needed during dinner. We were given a terrine with no bread. After asking for some, we were given one and a half slice - one of them with a large whole in it.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Great staff and cracking food a pleasure to eat here

RR
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was brilliant despite it being quite busy. Food, as always, bordered on revelatory.

PD
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely convivial place. We go there as much for the atmosphere and the service as for the food. Great and varied menu - you can eat a little or a lot and sharing plates aren’t compulsory. Oxheart, chips and ketchup was delicious. We also had a cabbage and shrimp salad, eccles cake with cheese and a wonderfully creamy, nutty parfait with hot madeleines. These were all great. Kedgeree not so good - too many red onions and an overpowering chutney - but this just a blip.

CD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Fake news! Went last Friday morning. We were the only ones there. The type of establishment where the service makes you feel like they're doing you a favor. Food bland. A place that thinks it is acceptable to not offer butter (or anything) with a plain piece of toast (unless you ask) and where they'll serve you a piece of fish with a thousand tiny bones making it impossible to savor a single bite.

v
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go here New yamm

LC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food made from beautiful, local products. Great wine, friendly staff. Perfect last lunch to end 2019.

BM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always look forward to drive over from Canterbury even if it is just for the very best BACON SANDWICH 👌

BH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place. True attention to the customers and the food. Love it!

KJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about St John’s. It’s my favourite place in London to eat.

FD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful experience. My favourite restaurant St. John and St. John bread and wine

D
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

R
London
26 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Main attraction is the unusual menu which includes offal, game and other traditional british dishes. The menu is changed everyday based upon the fresh produce that was available. I looked at the menu when it was published that morning but by the time we arrived for lunch both of the dishes on the menu that i wanted to try had run out.and there was only one special on the board. The food was well cooked and presented and was very tasty. It was not particularly busy but service was slow and needed to be initiated by the customer.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

deviled duck hearts were amazing and the eccles cake and cheese a perfectly executed standard

TS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we ate was perfect. Couldn’t fault a thing.

HG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is always the standout however the service lacked slightly which is a shame given the quality and price expectation of St John. Although a gin and tonic was ordered at the beginning on the meal, it never arrived, yet was part of the end bill. Overall an enjoyable dining experience despite this.

RP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
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.

AF
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Busier then usual for a Sunday late lunch, excellent as always!!!

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
7 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.