St. John

4.8
2980 Reviews
£41 and over
British
PLEASE NOTE that we still have availability for New Year’s Eve.
Tickets can be found here: https://stjohnrestaurant.com/collections/events/Events

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2980 people are saying
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Charlotte
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top knotch! Great food, service, atmosphere. Look forward to returning.

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backchat
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s St. John, what more do you need to know? Go already!

LG
LouG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic and relaxed dinner. Food and drinks outstanding and service without fault. Will be recommending to others and planning another visit soon.

HB
HelenB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our evening at St John. Pheasant and trotter pie incredible!

NR
NeilR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Simple-yet-incredibly flavoured food and perhaps the best dessert I have ever tasted.

Try the Spotted Dick and you’ll be thinking about it for days after!

Thanks for a superb meal.

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Jw59
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time, won’t be out last. Everything was amazing & our server was great. I forgot to ask him his name but his recommendations were perfect. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love St John!

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FrancesD
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always outstanding! Stunning meal and excellent service

LJ
LauraJ
London
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an excellent dining experience, delicious food, great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and amazing food. Beef and kidney pie was spectacular !

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TimothyW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent will go back food service all excellent bone marrow roasted what a dish

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Perry
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it, friendly helpful staff, great food and wine, plus a bag of beautiful delicious Madeleines for the way home !

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good, but not exceptional. Pretty expensive.

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MattW
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always! The steak was out of this world.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fantastic experience. The staff were wonderful, helping us through the menu and our meal with the perfect level of attentiveness.

The food itself was brilliant too. We had been before and loved it, but it was even better this time.

I would recommend St John to anyone and everyone - easily one of the best restaurants in London.

TG
TomGrummett
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service from the whole team at St Johns. It's been on my bucket list for a while and it exceeded all expectations.

The atmosphere was great - nice and bustling but never felt rushed, crowded or overbearing.

The staff were polite and attentive who were clearly passionate and knowledgeable about the produce on offer.

The food itself was exceptional - very simple looking dishes that really let the ingredients do the talking. Everything we ate had both a brilliant depth of flavour and was cooked to perfection.

Will definitely be returning next time we're down in London

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I got the lambs heart. It was very delicate and delicious, the bread was also amazing, I may have not been blown Away by the food but it was very consistent and the dessert was fantastic.

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neilc
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Austere dining room but good service and interesting food.

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KirstyC
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. Truly one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

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Cheech
London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every single dish was incredible, I couldn’t fault it and will definitely come back. I only knock a star off because the service was a little slow.

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GuinevereJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly but not invasive service, fresh and delicious food. The white Saumur is top.

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Kristina
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food was amazing. Really enjoyed the place.

JD
JoshDines
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The simple decor of the place contrasts with the complexity of the flavours on offer here. They let the food do the talking. The atmosphere was fantastic and the staff were lovely.

An excellent experience would recommend to anyone!

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Highlander
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Crispy pork was awesome. Bone marrow excellent.

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JimIodine
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in the entire world.

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Grape
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Saturday luncheon with friends. Food and service at Michelin * level.

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Xxxx
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointing meal at my favourite restaurant. Starters and puds were most OK but the Hare and the Mallard were respectively over cooked / under cooked. We'd waited 20 months for this meal. It certainly didn't feel as if the StJohn was firing on all cylinders. Having said that the guiness sponge was divine!

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Cropslayer
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always - the portions for the starters were a bit small, however

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sarge365
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went back after a long break caused by pandemic/lockdowns etc.
Great to see that the standards of food and service stayed as superb as they have been before. And the final bill was very much comparable to what we would have paid pre-lockdown which was a pleasant final not of the evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As perfect and as on point as it’s always been!

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience during our stay in London.
Friendly service, varied and quality wine list and dishes that live up to their reputation.
Definitely a must for food lovers.
Thanks to the whole team!

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NickyY
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brilliant family celebratory lunch yesterday. Menu is brilliant full of things we wouldn’t normally eat. Staff were helpful with choices. Service was relaxed and that great giving us time to chat. It was our first time there but we will definitely go back!

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SydneyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A delicious adventure in eating.
Unlike anywhere i have been before.

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Salad
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience2

I had been really excited to get a table for a surprise birthday meal for my fiancé, having followed St Johns for some time and getting into the hype. I’m sorry to say, we didn’t have the experience we had so long waited for!

Firstly we simply couldn’t ignore the amount of fruit flies flying around. Something we ignored at first, but when they’re landing in your wine glass and your food, it’s not ideal.

The service was great, very attentive and friendly apart from when we pointed out their was a fly in our £172 bottle of wine the waiter just gave us a new glass, and didn’t acknowledge the fly situation/offer to replace the wine.

Bone marrow was nice, but overall we were disappointed with the food and ended up leaving most of it. Again, having had worked in hospitality for several years, as a Waitor I would have picked that up (especially at such a place). That was ignored too.

Fair to say, we were disappointed after all the hype and waiting. Hopefully we just had a one off experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marrow bone starter sublime

Eccles cake to finish excellent

Service superb

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davidw
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic institution just as good as I remember from many years ago. Serious food for serious foodies. Highly recommended.

JA
JamesA
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here a lot and never leave reviews but this has to be for me the best resturant in the world it’s my happy place.

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MickeyM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, St John is one of London's best restaurants. Brilliant, super tasty cuisine and polished service. Never a bad meal after many times dining there. First time in 2 years post-covid.

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ScotT
London
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service I would highly recommend

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NBri
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always St John never fails to give satisfaction. The only thing I'd say is the menu seems a bit less offally than before - would be great to see some of the weirder items back especially in the starter menu e.g. brain, sweetbreads, etc. Though could just be the week we went.

FAQs

St. John is rated 4.8 stars by 2980 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.