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St. JOHN Smithfield, London,
Award-winning

St. JOHN Smithfield

4.8
4.8
3882 Reviews
£41 and over
British
Fergus Henderson’s original home of “Nose to Tail Eating” opened in a former smokehouse around the corner from Smithfield Market in 1994.

Celebrating the finest of indigenous British produce and making the most of what is seasonally best whilst applying straight forward cooking techniques, St. John is now celebrated as one of the 50 Best Restaurants in the World and in 2009 was awarded its first Michelin Star.

Nose to tail eating means that, where appropriate, every part of the animal should be put to good use in the kitchen and so along with Roast Beef and Lemon Sole, diners will find Rolled Pig’s Spleen, Kidneys and Ox Heart, Liver and Chitterlings as well as the Roast Bone Marrow & Parsley Salad, something of a ‘signature’ dish.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    020 7251 0848
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Steve Darou
  • Private party facilities
    The Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 16 guests (terms and conditions apply). St. JOHN bar and restaurant is available for private hire. Please contact amelie@stjohnrestaurant.com for details.
  • Private party contact
    Amelie Andre: 020 7553 9844
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • Area
    Farringdon
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Farringdon Station, Barbican Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,882 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City of London

    Best Overall

  • City of London

    Best Food

  • City of London

    Best Service

  • City of London

    Best Ambience

  • City of London

    Best Value

  • City of London

    Innovative

  • City of London

    British

  • City of London

    Most Booked

3,905 Reviews
  1. MLA54

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It is one of my favourites and rarely disappoints. Pig Spleen followed by Ox Cheek and a Rhubarb/Buttermilk desert. you simply don't get such dishes anywhere else.

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    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food was out standing. Nice to have something different vs just fish and chips.

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  3. Renee

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious with the exception of the Mangalitza pork. Half of ours (my friend and I shared all 5 dishes we ordered) was so tough we couldn’t cut through it with our knives. The sauce for the dish was also fairly insipid. Very disappointing as we love St John and every other dish was superb.

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  4. Avril

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always. Fabulous lunch.

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    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nose to toes menu by such a creative staff. Our first day in London and we were so weary but they were so kind and gracious to with us, suggestions. Great bakery there also. Best desert we had in London and as there!, a apple pudding like creation

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    Demoland (UK)

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal while in London. Good selection but would have liked to see more nose to tail options.

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  7. EvanOOOOO

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently the best meal of the year. St John is an institution and delivers time and time again. Bravo.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it totally, the food, the servise, the ambience. Everything was perfect. Thank you :)

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  9. TaniyaJ

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very minimalistic but a nice restaurant. The St John’s wine and lager were brilliant. We had a 1.15 booking and were disappointed that quite a few things had already sold out. Starters were great but very heavy on the bread/ toast which filled us up for mains. We really enjoyed the food. Desserts were also fab!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was so good. SOOOO GOOD. Best meal I’ve had in London. My expectations were blown out of the water.

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St. JOHN Smithfield is rated 4.8 stars by 3882 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for St. JOHN Smithfield

26 St John Street, London, EC1M 4AY

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • Area
    Farringdon
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–22:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Farringdon Station, Barbican Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Steve Darou
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7251 0848
  • Private party facilities
    The Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 16 guests (terms and conditions apply). St. JOHN bar and restaurant is available for private hire. Please contact amelie@stjohnrestaurant.com for details.
  • Private party contact
    Amelie Andre: 020 7553 9844
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