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St. John Maltby

4.6
41 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
After the success of our Druid Street bakery, it felt like a natural extension to open our St.JOHN Maltby: a proper, sit-in space where you can relax over a menu drawn from across the St John repertoire, creating both a shop window for our wines to drink in and take away and a new restaurant site.

During the day at weekends there will be staples such as our Welsh Rarebit and the internationally renowned Old Spot bacon sandwich. During the week for evening service the daily changing menu will be written on the blackboard, just as you expect from Bread & Wine and the Smithfield bar.
To wash it down Trevor has created a handsome wine list from our lovely collection of vignerons, with over 25 wines by the glass.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Wednesday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 12 - 10pm
Saturday: 10am - 10pm (No reservations - Walk In only between 10am - 5.30pm)
Sunday: 10am - 4pm (No reservations - Walk in only)
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020 7553 9844
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Cross Street
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Public Transit
Bermondsey station

London Bridge station
Additional
Banquet, Private Room, Wine
What 41 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Fantastic restaurant, wonderful engaging staff, delicious well prepared and presented food and a wine list like no other.
Couldn’t recommend this place more

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

One of our fav spots!

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Fantastic food (codd roe especially) and brilliant service

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Terrific - good food, excellent service, honest prices: entirely in line with the St John's ethos. And on Wednesdays you get a free glass of wine. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

As you all likely know already, St. John is incredible! This was my first visit to their Maltby location and I really enjoyed it. The pigeon was notable.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Charming service, strong, flavoursome food that's perfect for winter - cods' roe on toast a particular highlight, with Pheasant and Trotter not far behind.

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5.0Dined on 14 December 2017

Great experience

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2.0Dined on 14 December 2017

The quality of the food was good in parts- really good Bread ! - Pork dish was -good but ruined by too much beetroot - Pigeon raw in part -Cauliflower cheese nice if a bit “stalky” -Skate Wing okay ! Treacle tart fell apart too much bread/ crumbs? - but overall the quality was not enough to compensate for the uncomfortable surroundings- hard chairs -small tables overflowing with dishes - & Cold- ! Not enough heating ! Spent the evening with my coat over my knees shivering ! (& no inside toilet meant a trek out into the cold & rain )Staff were great though ! Won’t be going back !

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2017

The emphasis throughout is on first rate ingredients, sometimes used in novel combinations, to produce delicious and highly satisfying food. The staff are perfect: friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive.

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4.0Dined on 4 November 2017

Nice meal here on a Saturday evening. Menu small but tasty. Wine was not chilled enough but waitress brought ice bucket on request. Nice desert . Not bad value.

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5.0Dined on 25 October 2017

Delicious, imaginative and flavoursome food, generous portions, friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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5.0Dined on 9 September 2017

Fantastic, interesting food and charismatic service. Great value, too. I am coming late to the party on St John's but would absolutely recommend.

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5.0Dined on 12 August 2017

Food and service were excellent.

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2017

Food was totally delicious and service was welcoming and friendly. The rice pudding with brandy custard was so so good, pure nostalgia. It was a quiet night and we enjoyed getting to know the staff a little and hearing their stories. Back very soon

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2.0Dined on 1 July 2017

Considering it was practically empty the service was slow and inattentive. We might have ordered more if they'd recommended something, anything! Sorry guys, could definitely do better.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2017

This place is great - as are all the St John outposts - the staff are lovely, the wine (the rose in particular) was delicious and my friend and I could have eaten everything on the menu at least once. Go as soon as you can.

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5.0Dined on 24 June 2017

St.Johns restaurants - a small chain - are all interestingly different, reassuringly similar. Traditional English recepies, authentic ingredients. A modern approach to traditional cooking - and using the parts that mainstream restaurants throw away. Delightful. Pudding was yummy too.

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5.0Dined on 24 June 2017

Great takes on all the possibilities of eating from chicken hearts to Welsh Rarebit. Lively private label wine. Chef Alex was so accommodating and has a tattoo of an anchovy tin!

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2017

The sort of place that's hard not to order every dish on the menu and make a proper event of it. Each dish is well thought out, with the utmost respect paid to the ingredients. Cracking wine list too!

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2017

In a word, brilliant! Very laid-back atmosphere belying the fact that the food was outstanding, the service very amiable and friendly. An almost tapas-like way of trying the many profoundly different dishes. Excellent wine selection. Incredibly relaxing experience.

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3.0Dined on 28 April 2017

The service was great and very friendly and I love the atmosphere. And while I liked the tastes in each dish we had, they were all really salty. I do okay with that but my boyfriend said his mouth was burning. They did take a dish of he bill because we flagged it with them. The bacon on the snails was salty but then bacon can be. But the quail was and the lamb and one of the veg. Hopefully they sort it out because I really want to love the place!

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2017

What a wonderful find! Grabbed a late evening bite with family. Enjoyed the snails wrapped with bacon, bread, olives, egg with mayonnaise and anchovies, pigeon and sole. Wine was lovely. Everything was excellent and we appreciated the courteous service. Tiny place, no bathroom (it's two doors down), but I would eat here again any day. Loved it.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2017

wonderful service, fantastic wine selection, will come again!

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2017

Great setting, food and wine. Lovely staff. Perfect place to wind down - very relaxed vibe and great sense of being looked after, without intrusiveness.

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2017

Hi,

I came here after watching Anthony Bourdains no reservation and have to say it was delicious. My brother and I were dying of hangovers when we got there but 4 bottles of wine, some fantastic food and lovely service later we were on top of the moon.

We stayed there for 5 hours and ate most of the menu, loved every bit of it and would come back again. Keep up the good work chaps.

Thanks,
Formerly hungover Irish brothers.

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1.0Dined on 3 February 2017

I am a great admirer of the original St John, and had high hopes of this restaurant, but I'm afraid it was very disappointing. We were advised that the different dishes would be served as they were ready - fine in principle, but in execution this was a disaster, with e.g. the green salad arriving fully 45 minutes after the rarebit (were they growing it?). There was little or no logic to the order in which dishes appeared, making the meal feel utterly random. In itself the food was acceptable, although the teal was far too rare even for my taste, and made me unwell subsequently.

It should be made clearer that this restaurant has no on-site toilet - you have to exit and walk down a couple of doors to an outside facility. This in itself would make it an unsuitable venue for many people (and a challenge in the wind/rain/snow).

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5.0Dined on 28 January 2017

Concept behind the food is just outstanding and it worth a visit from truly meat lovers. Quality of the ingredients: top.
Lovely place, Definitely will be back.

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4.0Dined on 20 January 2017

Good quality food complemented by interesting and enjoyable wines

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3.0Dined on 9 December 2016

St Johns in London is a bit of an institution. The original restaurant in St John Street is always amazing. This little brother sits in the railway arches along Rope Walk, SE1 with a great, casual feel and buzz of the Bermondsey neighbourhood. The food is excellent, as you'd expect, but from a limited menu which, on occasion, doesn't always appeal to everyone. (From our group of 4, two didn't really fancy anything on the mains list and neither are particularly fussy eaters). The loos are a bit of a walk - outside, at the end of the arches and shared with other spaces. Will always support and visit but a few more menu choices would be good.

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3.0Dined on 5 November 2016

We had a lovely dinner though it was only us and another couple at the venue. A few more guests would have let to a better atmosphere - wouldn't go on a Saturday night again

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4.0Dined on 3 November 2016

the food is fantastic, it was lacking a bit of atmosphere but the food and the staff makes up for it. I do recommend it.

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4.0Dined on 22 October 2016

We have been in the main restaurant before where there was a better choice of all kind of meat. We would have liked a bigger variety of steaks and offal. Atmosphere was very nice although the reataurant was quite empty - maybe it's busier during market times. Staff was very helpful and open.

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4.0Dined on 1 October 2016

St. John is always a nice experience. The food this time was good as always, and they helped us in the wine choice.

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4.0Dined on 30 September 2016

Nice restaurant - a little chilly as doors left open. Good food, although not much variety in dessert.

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4.0Dined on 16 September 2016

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2016

I loved my dinner at St John Maltby, wonderful setting in Ropewalk, fantastic food, kind and attentive service...couldn't have been better. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2016

The food was excellent, simple and well executed but it was the outstanding service that made our experience a 10/10. There was only one waiter servicing the restaurant (it was a Wednesday night) and he took tremendous care of every group. We walked out and said "wow, that guy was a legend". Highly recommend St John Maltby St, and in particular the deviled kidneys on toast.

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3.0Dined on 8 July 2016

menu was somewhat limited, only 3 main courses, and one of these ran out after we had ordered.
Food is imaginative and good quality, and service attentive.
Overall, a bit pricey for what it was

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2016

Wonderful food and service! Not a missed beat anywhere.

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2016

Ropewalk is very mellow. St John was just as lovely as we would have expected.

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