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

St. JOHN Bread and Wine

4.7
4.7
2032 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

7:00 PM


Booked 43 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
  • Neighborhood
    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 2,032 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • East London

    Great for fine wines

  • East London

    Most Booked

2,061 Reviews
  1. KrisE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s our absolute fav in London! Eve was our server and she was outstanding. Definitely coming back!

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  2. Joel

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite restaurant in England, by far. Didn’t order this time, just gave the server and staff the general guidance to pick two small plates and two large, and every offering was amazing.

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  3. Gordon

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to experience what the English folks are doing with food these days.

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  4. RichardP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, amazing service, can’t wait to go back

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We shared all our dishes from staters to mains and desserts and all of them were absolutely delicious! Service was super nice and knowledgeable.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful. Everyone was warm and gracious. And the food was outstanding. Well seasoned, fresh, unique and delicious.

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  7. RuthM

    West Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food fabulous as ever and our waiter Zahra was fantastic

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, the host was also lovely and accommodating. The service was slow though and we often found ourselves having to Flag down the servers to get attention - which was a bit surprising for the reputation of the place

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  9. cherubrock25

    Liverpool

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I went to St John for my brother's birthday. He's an avid meat eater but I'm vegan so I was quite nervous about going as I didn't want to be difficult or create a scene. So I was incredibly surprised and touched by the chef who very kindly created me a vegan starter and improvised a main dish for me. My meal was really really good (my brother even said he liked my starter better than his..!). Such kindness was really unexpected and I felt really comfortable in the restaurant as a consequence. I can't recommend St John enough, their chefs go above and beyond.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very tasty, some of the small plates such as the Winsdale and Potato were much better value than others regarding portion size, I thought the Walsh Rarebit being only 1 slice could have been better value. All food was tasty and well presented. Service good to excellent with dishes explained when ordering.

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  11. verbenagirl

    Hertfordshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An absolute gem! Refreshingly different. We'll be back, for sure.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is good with special rusty style (not like typical fine dining) The only thing I would like to comment on is that the waiter keeps asking us how is the food and have we finished quite a few times. We understand there is time limit of dining and we are definitely within that range. This influence our experience somehow.

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  13. Eric

    St. Louis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s not often that a menu in English sends me to my phone to look things up. But this was a nearly perfect experience: simple, friendly, unpretentious service with genuinely excellent food that represents a place and its traditions. The beverage program is excellent, too. I knew I was in good hands when the cocktail menu advertised a “Negroni as it should be.” And it was.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great birthday lunch. Some of the best food in London. Excellent.

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  15. CheesyGouda

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite place to eat when I visit London. Always fantastic.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible food and service, amazing comfort food, great list of wines and drinks

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  17. MadeleineM

    Houston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting menu, food was fresh and very good, service was friendly. The food comes out as is ready, and is a busy spot, so plan for 2 hours. Enjoyed thoroughly.

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  18. YanaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had a lovely dinner. The service and the food were exceptional. Definitely recommend!

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  19. TizianaA

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely and relaxing atmosphere. Great selection of food and wines

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  20. EstherD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever, a fantastic experience at St John - delicious and beautifully presented food, excellent wines and relaxed dining (no rush between courses/to get us out of the restaurant). Very reasonably priced for the quality of the meal!

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  21. FrancescaC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    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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  22. AndyB

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

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

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    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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  24. LucyF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 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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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 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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  26. Sjd27

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 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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  27. WilliamS

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 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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  28. Lara

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 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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  29. Catt

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 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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  30. philipj

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 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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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 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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  32. Georgia

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 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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  33. NickL

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 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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  34. Pppp

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 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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  35. YyadiloH

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 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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  36. snowklein

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 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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  37. MatthewG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 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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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 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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  39. AnnaM

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 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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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 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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FAQs

St. JOHN Bread and Wine is rated 4.7 stars by 2032 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for St. JOHN Bread and Wine

94-96 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LZ

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Brushfield Street
  • Neighborhood
    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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