St. John Bread and Wine
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.
What Insiders Are Saying
St John Bread and Wine serves food from the legendary St. John in Farringdon, but in an informal canteen-style dining room near Spitalfields Market.
Always love this place. Staff are super helpful and the right level of chatty. The ethos behind the food and the quality if fantastic. The wine choices are great. It's all a bit pricey but it's worth it. Hence me coming back multiple times.
Never disappointed by the food and service.
One of my favorite in london great food and service
Had my birthday dinner there with my girlfriend and it was fantastic! The food was amazing! Staff was great! And the place was very chill and fun!
The food is very tasty and reasonably priced. The decoration reminds of Scandinavian restaurants. The service is good and often comes with a kind smile.
Grear dishes with unusual but interesting meat cuts.
The food quality is excellent (especially the Dexter on dripping toast, the madeleines and the treacle tart), the menu is varied and the service attentive but imo the larger sized portions are still rather small and don't really represent good value.
Excellent food and service. Great selection of wine. The bread is divine.
God, I love this place.
First time trying a la carte after previously attending two hog roasts. Food was tasty albeit a bit salty. Portions were average without being generous. Ambience was good and service was excellent.
St. John Bread and Wine never fails to impress! We make it a point to visit (at least once( every time we return to London. We had a lovey, leisurely lunch highlighted by the friendly staff and excellent food and wine. Thank you!
My umpteenth visit and remains and as enjoyable as my first.
The food is always incredibly good. Intelligent, delicious cooking from the British isles.
Great food, brusque and quite uninterested service
Had a lovely dinner - food was delicious (especially the desserts) and service was great.
Have not been here since 2009. Just as fantastic as I recalled. Low-key and well-executed. A timeless place to return to, thank you!
In a word, disappointing. Best items... all baked items and the bone marrow. Most other items (mackerel and ox hearts especially) way over cooked. If I had to compare to a type of restaurant it is trying to be it would be Girl and the Goat or Publican (Chicago) Not even close to the same league and is more expensive. The most aloof service we’ve had during our month in Europe and we just came from Paris speaking no French.
Worst of all were the sweetbreads. Instead of crisp fried coating and delicate insides, could have fooled someone as a soggy chicken tender.
i hadn't been here for a while and was reassured by the eclectic menu. We opted for the pig spleen (a first for both me and my colleague) - livery as perhaps we could have expected. Smoked sprats; smoky. mince on toast - a massive portion all being shared and then belly pork with tomato salad on the side. Staff were helpful and suggested removing one dish as we had overordered which we did (the mince was indeed filling). All washed down with a large bottle of breton cider - again shared. Note to self - go back more often.
Food is out of this world good. If you are into good food good experience and are not afraid of trying new things this restaurant is for you. There will be elements of surprises and familiarity, both of which will satisfy your inner gluttony.
Wonderful bacon sandwich and devilled kidneys on toast. Had a lovely meal. Perfect.
one of my favourite restaurants and it never lets me down
Excellent interesting and great service
The day before Wochenende had dinner at 'the mothership' St. John in St. John st. - but Bread and Wine was even better! We loved the food and and a great service - these two restaurants are my absolute favorite and a must-go when in London. Great. Not more to say.
Delicious imaginative food as ever ! Travel down from Yorkshieire at least 2 a year for lunch - worth the 300 mile trip - already planning our next visit
Tasty and interesting menu. Staff were helpful. Ability to try the wines was limited by price, naturally.
Really lovely food from start to finish. We had the cods roe, rissole, mutton, greens but the highlight were the freshly baked madeleines which I'm still dreaming about.
The only downside was that my opentable reservation did not transfer to the restaurant (my email confirmed but St John had no record of my booking) but luckily they could seat us.
Will definitely go back again and hopefully get to taste the famous ox-heart.
A friend recommended us the restaurant, so we went. The places is nice, services great, but very much disgusted about food: too much grassy oil in every plate, we couldn’t find the lamd no the plate, same salad side for all the dishes. Very sorry about that
Great food, very friendly service
Consistently perfect. Fantastic ingredients presented with the minimum of fuss. No hiding behind spices or sauces, just deft cooking.
Good place to enjoy real food! Authentic menu! Good service and good wine!
Visiting from Toronto, Canada - St John Bread & Wine is a must any time we are in London.
One of the staff being too laid back and a bit rude when he served the wine to us. (It was during their Wednesday open bottle time and we asked to try the wine. Usually, they offer to customers straight away when they sitting down)
Other than that, food was great as always. Especially the skate with samphire and capers.
Superb..my fav in London!
brilliant, as always. i'm currently having to follow the keto diet and they catered brilliantly for me.
Having eaten at St John in Farringdon many times this was my first visit to the sister restaurant. Deco pretty similar - sparse and simple. Food was amazing but be warned there are lots of sharing dishes and these are huge - we therefore ordered far too much food! Service was very good. I had meant to have one of my favourite Eccles cakes with cheese but I simply didn’t have enough room! I’ll have to go back again soon!
Best breakfast in London! Amazing quality and traditional food
Off the charts. I am lucky to have dined in a number of world class restaurants, including St. John Smithfields, and this was equal to or exceeded the very best. An immersive solo dining experience, only made better by Philip's attentive, jocular service. Spectacular.
Slow service, overpriced and no atmosphere.
Food was great, yet the service was generally inattentive.
Amazing food! Very efficient and knowledgeable staff and excellent service.