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St. JOHN Smithfield, London,
Award-winning

St. JOHN Smithfield

4.8
4.8
3854 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

21:00


Booked 77 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • 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
    Bar Dining

What 3,854 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • 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

    Great for fine wines

  • City of London

    British

  • City of London

    Most Booked

3,877 Reviews
  1. DavidE

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great night at St John - the braised Oxtail, the asparagus and the Ginger cake were amazing and the service was exceptional. The crab was a little disappointing and hard work!

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  2. RalucaD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was fantastic! He made us feel incredibly welcome and recommended great dishes. The food was incredible. Will definitely be back!

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  3. PaulN

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An exceptional restaurant, outstanding food, brilliant staff and one of the best dining rooms in London.

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  4. ReneeD

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful dinner. Bone marrow was excellent as well as the roast beef and blood cake. Excellent service.

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  5. DarrenR

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the mutton, could've done with some gravy or sauce. Otherwise good.

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  6. Boots

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is good but pricey. Three slices of pork and 3 carrots for £30 and crab with mayo on toast for £15. It was good but a little disappointing

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  7. stella

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was early for my reservation so I sat at the bar and enjoyed a martini! Very good although I wish the bar stools were higher:). I then was seated in the dining room at a lovely table. Michael my server was awesome! And handsome:). I had the marrow bones, lamb which reminded me of a hash brown the way it was cooked but delicious and I had sole flip!! Outstanding!! Wonderful wine and a pear liquor that went well with the Madeline’s!!! Fabulous evening!

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  8. SFChic11

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant so much. The drink selection is fantastic, delicious seasonal dishes that are unlike anything I’ve ever had. Always order extra Madelines at the end of your meal to enjoy some with coffee/tea in the morning.

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  9. JonathanJ

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The refurbishment is very good - mainly because you can’t really tell I t’s been done. The food remains the point though. Eclectic, eccentric, delicious. And the best Guinness this side of Dublin

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  10. BryanH

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exemplary as always, never fails in succeeding expectations

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St. JOHN Smithfield is rated 4.8 stars by 3854 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 77 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 pm–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • 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
    Bar Dining
  • 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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