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St. John Bread and Wine

94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ, England
+44 20 7251 0848
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bacon sandwich” (44 reviews)
“offal” (29 reviews)
“ox heart” (22 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
European, British, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellently cooked and presented. Service excellent. Informal vibe with a great choice of wines. All rounder of a place!

Thank Kirkcaptain1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just popped into St John for a quick snack and were lucky enough to get a table. Everything about the place - service, environment, food and drink - was excellent. We had a couple of the 'specials' - slices of venison and smoked sprats...More

Thank MarkB1952
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is very tidy and clean in designs, and everything seems simple and warm. The food is great, very tasty and complex, using every part of the animals and cooking them with respect and simplicity. The menu changes quite regularly and has always special...More

Thank Red_Sunrise1993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would never have thought about this place for breakfast, but a bread taster on a food tour and I had to come back with the family. A fabulous bacon sandwich with perfect fresh white bread (lightly toasted and buttered), delicious (slightly smoked) bacon and...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the restaurant in Smithfield many times and been here for a bacon sandwich once before but this was our first evening meal at St John Bread and Wine. I loved that it was a different experience to the restaurant in Smithfield....More

Thank TheNottsWanderers
Reviewed 14 January 2018

16 of us for a 40th Birthday Feasting Menu; the Crispy Pig Skin & Tarragon Appetiser was amazing; the Octopus, Chickpeas and Red Onion & Cuttlefish, Red Wine and Aioli starters were good; the Suckling Pig was tender and just fell apart on the plate;...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Hunting for breakfast and found St John’s open - I’ve had dinner here. Deviled kidneys were a big draw for me - who cooks them at home? They were very lovely. Not too spicy; soft and juicy. Not enough toast though! Good coffee. Nice service.

Thank IOWman
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Standing myself a pre-Christmas treat, I had an early evening dinner here. My starter of crispy pig's cheek salad was delicious, but the stand-out was the main of Tamworth faggots with swede - absolutely out of this world! I rounded things off with the Eccles...More

Thank IanCLondon
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Definitely my fav place in London to eat. Visited in December for a festive dinner out with my boyfriend. The waitress was helpful and attentive in helping us to choose a wine and recommending how many dishes to order. Food was simple and delicious, well...More

Thank Daffodil484
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The reservation policy puzzled me a little. There did not seem a lot of choice of times, yet while we were there plenty of walk ins were accepted. The food was good - perhaps not as a adventurous as I remember (its a few years...More

Thank PhileasFoggontour
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if661 .
22 July 2016|
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Response from Patrick B | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Sunday for lunch and it's fairly relaxed, jeans and a Polo.
if661 .
21 July 2016|
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Response from d-katee | Reviewed this property |
Well, it is London... you can and should come as you are, really. But, make an effort. As you would when dining out. This place is casual though, not super-posh. And it is in East London, meaning, you probably wouldn't look... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$102
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ, England
    (Brushfield Street)
  • Public Transportation: Liverpool Street
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7251 0848
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