St. John Bread and Wine


Bread & Wine opened in 2003 as a new home for our bakery and a more informal manner of dining than the first St. John Restaurant in Smithfield. Breakfast and lunch are served seven days a week and supper from Monday to Saturday. The menu, celebrating indigenous, seasonal ingredients changes as the day rolls on and diners can either order a three course meal or share a number of dishes from the courses on offer. 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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St. John Bread and Wine

94-96 Commercial Street
E1 6LZ
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 90 reviews

Top 5 reviews of St. John Bread and Wine

5.0 out of 5 19 January 2015
by Sara N.

I had been dying to go here after the couple that started this business produced some recipes for Bon Appetit (many of which I've made around holidays).

The restaurant itself is incredibly simple. Wooden tables, wooden chairs, simple glasses and dishware. The food speaks for itself.

I started with salted mackerel with potatoes, creme fraishe and watercress. It was like jumping into the...more

3.0 out of 5 29 December 2014
by Glen B.

So disappointing! I really wanted to like this place. But the service was spotty and the food was uninspired and heavy handed.

St. John has an impressive reputation in the US; a lot of restaurants are doing the nose to tail thing now and many more incorporate offal on their menus, thanks to the influence of Fergus Henderson. Obviously I had to come here. It was impossible to find a seat at...more

4.0 out of 5 24 September 2014
by Alexandra P.

Across the road from the Spitafield Markets, the former bank building stills maintains its old school institutional charm with high ceilings and white walls which serves as a bakery and restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Old Spot Bacon sandwich at £6.30 is what dreams are made of - lightly grilled, thick bread made on site, rashers of juicy old spot bacon and a side of...more

5.0 out of 5 20 September 2014
by Alex S.

Caveat: I've only ever had breakfast here. Because it's the most delicious. And you should come, too! But if you're looking for dinner recs, well...I WILL ONLY BE RHAPSODIZING ABOUT BACON SANDWICHES IN THIS REVIEW.

So, St. John Bread & Wine does a lot right. The menu changes lots, is time-straddled based on when regular supplier deliveries come in, and is *perfect* but not *precious*...more

4.0 out of 5 23 January 2014
by Jonny Q.

What a pleasant night we had at St Johns last night! I'd heard good things from my wife about it being a real foodie destination and upon arrival we were greeted by an enthusiastic waitress who had an incredible knowledge of all the dishes on offer!

What St Johns serves is basically gourmet British dishes served in a tapas style where all the dishes are brought out when ready and are perfect...more

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