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St  John Bread  Wine - St. JOHN Bread and Wine, London,

St. JOHN Bread and Wine

4.6
4.6
2014 reviews
£26 to £40
British
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. Currently opening for dinner, Tuesday to Saturday, 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 53 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, English
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Supper Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7251 0848
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Farokh Talati
  • Private party facilities
    St. John Bread and Wine is available for private functions including use as venue for corporate breakfast meetings. Menus for larger or private function groups are available on our website. For enquires please email amelie@stjohnrestaurant.com
  • Private party contact
    Amelie Andre: 020 7553 9844
  • Area
    Spitalfields
  • Cross Street
    Brushfield Street
  • Parking Details
    Parking available on Pay Meters
  • Public Transit
    Liverpool Street
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Wine

What 2,014 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • East London

    Great for fine wines

  • East London

    Most Booked

2,043 Reviews
  1. FrancescaC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing, service too. The place is nice and we had a great lunch.

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  2. AndyB

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and lovely atmosphere. Would high recommend

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family had an amazing lunch experience here, which truly made our last day in London unforgettable. It was our first visit, and everything - from the food to the service and atmosphere - was simply perfect. We look forward to returning to this restaurant on our next trip.

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  4. LucyF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our experience here, food and service exceptional!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We came expecting to savour some real St John meat. Sadly, when we arrived for a 2 o’clock table, there was only one steak left and no specials. Huge disappointment.

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  6. Sjd27

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner. Food and staff both amazing :)

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  7. WilliamS

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Classy experience, love the food & the vibe. Second time coming and it’s an absolute pleasure.

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  8. Lara

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing - simple but incredible well done. The service was so slow though, which somewhat put me off returning. We were a party of 2, arriving at 6:30 - we didn’t have starters (only mains and pudding) yet service took 2hr 30 mins. It took a really long time for our plates to be cleared and we had to flag down a waiter to clear our plates after waiting a while. Service was friendly just very understaffed.

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  9. Catt

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Most of the dishes we tried were great! Lovely wine too. However issue with the toilets meant there was an unpleasant smell for the duration of our dinner, and we were unable to use the facilities.

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  10. philipj

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a very high standard , great food . love that Eccles cake with Lancashire cheese !!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch experience with a fabulous menu and well executed plates. Friendly and professional service.

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  12. Georgia

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I had a gorgeous meal yesterday evening, particular highlights were the lamb’s tongue and the rhubarb panna cotta. The host was friendly and efficient and our waitress (with the tooth gem) was great! My only feedback was that I prefer a negroni in a smaller glass with less ice but that’s personal preference. Can’t wait to come again, always a treat.

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  13. NickL

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This a temple to great food. It can get a little noisy, but it’s worth it.

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  14. Pppp

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff really need to learn more about the wines they have - spoke to two people who weren’t able to give me the profile of the wines on their list. Or recommend something beyond a clear haphazard guess which was so apparent.

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  15. YyadiloH

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Deliciously tasty down to earth food. We really enjoyed the beetroot and the chickpea starters. The sweetbreads, trotter and bacon were cooked in a deeply satisfying sauce. Delicious rabbit saddle. I loved the madeleines. Can you open in Ludlow please?

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  16. snowklein

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Traditional food, well cooked and delicious. Was a nice setting for lunch with an old friend.

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  17. MatthewG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just Perfect! This is one of my favourite places to go

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere and lovely food. Couldn’t wish for more.

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  19. AnnaM

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect for casual dining, definitely worth a visit

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Devilled crab and sweetbreads were exceptional. As were the madeleine's and pavlova. Portions were bigger than expected. The staff really made sure we were happy and were generous with their time and knowledge.

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  21. DavidH

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food, every single dish as spot on. The most amazing ‘chips’ and Welsh Rarebit as a side is wonderful. Service a little varied. Our wine only arrived when the head waiter asked if we wanted drinks. Highly recommended.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food and service were absolutely amazing, with a very laid back atmosphere

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  23. Kate

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, perfect service. Looking forward to returning

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  24. Patrick

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Bon restaurant britannique et accueil chaleureux. Les portions restent toutefois assez petites par rapport au prix.

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  25. PeterT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a great place for lunch or dinner in central London. The food has been outstanding and their sourdough served with the food is a joy to eat. It is worth to try and share several different starters that are alwasy creative. I have never been disappointed going there.

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  26. Floyd

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I Had been looking forward to going to St John's for as long as I can remember. It surpassed my expectaions. It's how we should all eat. Thank you to all. x

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  27. SarSar

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly pitched relaxed service. No upselling and reasonable prices. All super tasty and a very enjoyable meal. Can’t fault it. Odd that few other restaurants achieve this balance. I particularly liked seeing the going off shift staff enjoying a drink. They looked like they enjoy working here.

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  28. ElizabethS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual dining. Excellent original food, smart service, and great atmosphere.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very small plates, some dishes poorly executed, generally disappointing and over priced

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  30. KellyS

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was my second time at the St Johns restaurants, have been to 2 different locations. I was not impressed with the food, the dishes were quite exotic (which is an attractive thing for me) but it was too grease and difficult to finish. Unfortunately was not a pleasant experience. The service was great and the ambience as well. I had the selection of the wine they proposed and it was great too!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall good experience for a catch up dinner with a friend on a monday night. Friendly attentive service but a bit slow at times (e.g. initial seating took a while and there wasn’t a lot of customers waiting to be seated, service in between courses a bit slow although they got very full to be fair, for a Monday night no less!), good chilled out atmosphere, food was generally innovative and tasty with the exception of the braised rabbit which we found over-seasoned (too salty) to our taste. But would recommend overall.

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  32. BFrench

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The #1 restaurant in London. An institution. If you don’t know. Now, you know.

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  33. RachelE

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and great food. Beautiful restaurant and brilliant atmoshpere.

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  34. Mila

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food good as always. Service was spot on. I had a great lunch. Thank you for always being a great choice.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really lovely meal in a beautiful setting - particularly recommended the hake with chorizo if it's still on!

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  36. MattR

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Such good food & service. Always stark and noisy but it's the happy sound of happy diners.

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  37. JulieR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best! Recommend trying new dishes when you can, even as a regular.

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  38. MatthewG

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fab meal at St John Bread and Wine. The food is beautifully presented and full of flavour, and the staff are friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Just a lovely relaxed dining experience.

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  39. Scotto

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I wanted to love it but, I found it underwhelming and overpriced. Grilled mackerel was fresh and well cooked but, it was just a very small mackerel with dressed parsley. For 30 quid. Not a bad plate but, not a brilliant one either. The Tunworth "special" had been described by our server as "an English raclette". What I received was a hot bowl of melted Tunworth topped with 4 cornichons. I love posh cheesey chips as much as the next man but, not at a restaurant I've heard brilliant things about. Perhaps I ordered badly. The grilled mackerel was exactly that, a grilled mackerel. Were my expectations too high? Maybe. But I just wanted a little bit of 'wow!' and sadly I didnt get it. Everything was OK but not great. Each dish was banged down on our table with a curt description, "mackerel", "Tunworth" and so on. Not rude but not fantastic service either. The water glasses remined unfilled, nobody asked if the table needed more wine. The service felt rushed but bizarrely very slow. I waited 30 minutes for my melted Tunworth, another 30 minutes for the pickled mussels on toast (which was in fairness, tasty). 30 minutes does seem a long time to toast a piece of bread and top it with pre-pickled mussels. Perhaps the idea is to order more wine and relax during the wait but, as our server kept rushing past my empty glass without asking and avoided eye contact, perhaps not. The restaurant was heaving when we left, not a single empty table, they are obviously doing something right. I just don't have any idea what that 'something' is.

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  40. JonathanH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It remains my favourite restaurant anywhere, which is saying a lot. St John Bread and Wine is my main answer to “but what is British food?”. It’s this, and it’s delicious!

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St. JOHN Bread and Wine is rated 4.6 stars by 2014 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 53 times today
Google Map for St. JOHN Bread and Wine

94-96 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LZ

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Brushfield Street
  • Area
    Spitalfields
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Supper Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, English
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking available on Pay Meters
  • Public Transit
    Liverpool Street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Farokh Talati
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7251 0848
  • Private party facilities
    St. John Bread and Wine is available for private functions including use as venue for corporate breakfast meetings. Menus for larger or private function groups are available on our website. For enquires please email amelie@stjohnrestaurant.com
  • Private party contact
    Amelie Andre: 020 7553 9844
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