St. JOHN is a part of British food heritage. A force to be reckoned with in the food industry. Now split across three locations including the bakery in Neal’s Yard, they all have their distinct personality and offerings. They also own a winery and wine company.
What started off as a bakery opposite Spitalfields soon turned into a restaurant offering a short menu and wine. The owners are not just revered restauranteurs but also acclaimed food writers (Nose to Tail Eating, Beyond Nose to Tail).
St. JOHN Smithfield got their Michelin star in 2009 and they still retain it to this day.
You can read more about St. JOHN’s fascinating story and history here.
- Location: 94-96 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LZ (Opposite Spitalfields market, you can’t miss it)
- Closest Station: Liverpool Street, but you can walk from either Aldgate East or Shoreditch High Street stations
- Reservations: Book here
- Cuisine: Traditional British, rotating menus
- Occasion: Lunch
- Cost: ££-£££
Open and spacious, their Spitalfields branch has a welcoming and chilled vibe.
A place where you instantly feel relaxed, cannot wait to sit down and get stuck into some delicious plates of traditional British food.
Service is slick and warm.
We were a large group but thankfully we could order off the A la Carte menu which worked perfectly for all of us. Every single dish was exceptional, even the side dishes. Can you please do me a favour and definitely order their dessert? You can’t leave without eating their desserts.
Menu that changes regularly based on the produce, guarantees that your taste buds get an exciting treat every time you visit. Its also perfect if you’re looking for classic plates of British food. GO GO GO!!! 🤤👌🏼