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.
Whilst often cited as not a restaurant to take a vegetarian to, the kitchen source and prepare dishes for vegetarians with the same amount of studiousness as they do the meat, fish and poultry and desserts.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Madeleines Half Dozen
Roast Bone Marrow and Parsley Salad
Absolutely outstanding. Simple-yet-incredibly flavoured food and perhaps the best dessert I have ever tasted.
Try the Spotted Dick and you’ll be thinking about it for days after!
Thanks for a superb meal.
Our first time, won’t be out last. Everything was amazing & our server was great. I forgot to ask him his name but his recommendations were perfect. Thank you
We love St John!
As always outstanding! Stunning meal and excellent service
Just an excellent dining experience, delicious food, great service.
Great staff and amazing food. Beef and kidney pie was spectacular !
Excellent will go back food service all excellent bone marrow roasted what a dish
Absolutely loved it, friendly helpful staff, great food and wine, plus a bag of beautiful delicious Madeleines for the way home !
The food was good, but not exceptional. Pretty expensive.
Amazing food as always! The steak was out of this world.
We had an absolutely fantastic experience. The staff were wonderful, helping us through the menu and our meal with the perfect level of attentiveness.
The food itself was brilliant too. We had been before and loved it, but it was even better this time.
I would recommend St John to anyone and everyone - easily one of the best restaurants in London.
Fantastic food and service from the whole team at St Johns. It's been on my bucket list for a while and it exceeded all expectations.
The atmosphere was great - nice and bustling but never felt rushed, crowded or overbearing.
The staff were polite and attentive who were clearly passionate and knowledgeable about the produce on offer.
The food itself was exceptional - very simple looking dishes that really let the ingredients do the talking. Everything we ate had both a brilliant depth of flavour and was cooked to perfection.
Will definitely be returning next time we're down in London
I got the lambs heart. It was very delicate and delicious, the bread was also amazing, I may have not been blown Away by the food but it was very consistent and the dessert was fantastic.
Austere dining room but good service and interesting food.
Exceptional. Truly one of the best meals I’ve ever had.
Every single dish was incredible, I couldn’t fault it and will definitely come back. I only knock a star off because the service was a little slow.
Friendly but not invasive service, fresh and delicious food. The white Saumur is top.
Great place! Food was amazing. Really enjoyed the place.
The simple decor of the place contrasts with the complexity of the flavours on offer here. They let the food do the talking. The atmosphere was fantastic and the staff were lovely.
An excellent experience would recommend to anyone!
Everything was fantastic. Crispy pork was awesome. Bone marrow excellent.
This is the best restaurant in the entire world.
A wonderful Saturday luncheon with friends. Food and service at Michelin * level.
Disappointing meal at my favourite restaurant. Starters and puds were most OK but the Hare and the Mallard were respectively over cooked / under cooked. We'd waited 20 months for this meal. It certainly didn't feel as if the StJohn was firing on all cylinders. Having said that the guiness sponge was divine!
Delicious as always - the portions for the starters were a bit small, however
We went back after a long break caused by pandemic/lockdowns etc.
Great to see that the standards of food and service stayed as superb as they have been before. And the final bill was very much comparable to what we would have paid pre-lockdown which was a pleasant final not of the evening.
As perfect and as on point as it’s always been!
Incredible experience during our stay in London.
Friendly service, varied and quality wine list and dishes that live up to their reputation.
Definitely a must for food lovers.
Thanks to the whole team!
Brilliant family celebratory lunch yesterday. Menu is brilliant full of things we wouldn’t normally eat. Staff were helpful with choices. Service was relaxed and that great giving us time to chat. It was our first time there but we will definitely go back!
A delicious adventure in eating.
Unlike anywhere i have been before.
I had been really excited to get a table for a surprise birthday meal for my fiancé, having followed St Johns for some time and getting into the hype. I’m sorry to say, we didn’t have the experience we had so long waited for!
Firstly we simply couldn’t ignore the amount of fruit flies flying around. Something we ignored at first, but when they’re landing in your wine glass and your food, it’s not ideal.
The service was great, very attentive and friendly apart from when we pointed out their was a fly in our £172 bottle of wine the waiter just gave us a new glass, and didn’t acknowledge the fly situation/offer to replace the wine.
Bone marrow was nice, but overall we were disappointed with the food and ended up leaving most of it. Again, having had worked in hospitality for several years, as a Waitor I would have picked that up (especially at such a place). That was ignored too.
Fair to say, we were disappointed after all the hype and waiting. Hopefully we just had a one off experience.
Marrow bone starter sublime
Eccles cake to finish excellent
Fantastic institution just as good as I remember from many years ago. Serious food for serious foodies. Highly recommended.
I eat here a lot and never leave reviews but this has to be for me the best resturant in the world it’s my happy place.
As always, St John is one of London's best restaurants. Brilliant, super tasty cuisine and polished service. Never a bad meal after many times dining there. First time in 2 years post-covid.
Fantastic food and service I would highly recommend
As always St John never fails to give satisfaction. The only thing I'd say is the menu seems a bit less offally than before - would be great to see some of the weirder items back especially in the starter menu e.g. brain, sweetbreads, etc. Though could just be the week we went.
Awesome as always. Visiting from Miami.
Excellent as ever - our table could have been a little bigger : that’s all !
Just so nice to be back at St John's. Food was outstanding as usual, service impeccable and nice to see Fergus eating with his guests in the restaurant.
Lovely, relaxed, environment. Deceptively ‘simple’ food: high quality ingredients cooked to express themselves but enhanced by clever ideas and kitchen skills - mustard turnips to die for! But why, oh why, could the pork crackling not but be crisp? It was inedible; a threat to dental damage. The waitress was sweetly uninterested in my whinge.
St. John is rated 4.8 stars by 2980 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.