St. John Bread and Wine

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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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94-96 Commercial Street, Shadwell, London, E1 6LZ

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+44 (0)20 7247 8724

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St. John Bread and Wine

94-96 Commercial Street
E1 6LZ
+44 (0)20 7247 8724
Public transport:
Shoreditch, Underground


4 out of 5 based on 84 reviews

Top 5 reviews of St. John Bread and Wine

1.0 out of 5 12 June 2014
by David B.

I'm not sure what happened here, especially knowing how good the other St John restaurant is.

We arrived and were quickly seated but that's the last we saw of our waiter until I flagged him down and asked for him to take our order about half and hour later. He didn't talk us through the specials on the board and only when I enquired did eh point the board out. No one seemed to be in charge...more

1.0 out of 5 19 May 2014
by Alexander F.

I had been to St John's before and while there are more consistent solid Nose to Tail options I was entertaining a group and we wanted to go to nearby spitafields market this past Saturday. We stopped into St johns at 2pm for lunch - the restaurant was half empty but the rather rude (wanna be cool) host told us it would be an hour.. no worries as we had no reservation. We stopped in an hour...more

1.0 out of 5 4 February 2014
by Maurizio A.

Mmm.. we do have some issues with the food here.

Yes, you will eat some "strange" things. Well, I lived in Asia for a long time, I ate spiders, grasshoppers, boar's ears, dog testicles, therefore a pig head or a pigeon are not that strange for me, I cooked both of them in my house..

I went on a monday night. Went with a friend, the Maître de salle asked for a reservation and then allowed us...more

3.0 out of 5 29 January 2014
by Jenny L.

The food presented at St John was wonderful. As Alex's review points out, it's the place to come to dine on unusual eats and cuts (although we were lacking an actual hogs head). Our table was adorned with the likes of a whole crab (ready to be cracked), foie gras, a whole fish ready to be filleted and de-boned, cuttle fish in its ink, duck ham, black pudding, and a final course of desserts...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