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26 St John StreetClerkenwellLondonEC1M 4AY
A must stop for any London foodie. Expect simple plating, rich, satisfying food, and a casual atmosphere. I feel like this place is OG hipster.
Bone marrow is punchy and wonderful. The salt, parsley, and bone marrow go together so well.
Welsh rarebit is a must, as are the fresh baked Madelines for dessert.
If you can, grab some amazing doughnuts from the bakery to go! Apparently Fergus...more
It's been five years since my initial visit to St. John, and between then and now I think it's safe to say that I have expanded my taste palate. Returning to London and having secured our reservation for a second time, I was somewhat worried that our upcoming visit to St. John would change my perspective on my amazing first experience.
But fast-forward to post-visit: St. John was just as I...more
Mouthwatering delicious and a pretty reasonable value. I got the bone marrow, potted beef, and buttered asparagus and they were all delicious. The acidity and freshness of the parsley salad offsets the fattiness of the bone marrow perfectly. The potted beef with pickled walnuts and green beans was equally delicious and as simple as the buttered asparagus was, it was also lovely.
Full disclosure: This is my favorite restaurant. But they're not paying me to say that.
I've eaten at St John (this Smithfield location) at least ten times, and I don't even live in the UK. It is my most anticipated meal (and second meal) every trip I take to London. The food and the beer selection are flawless time after time, and I love that it's located close to my favorite pub (the...more
When my husband and I decided to visit London for a week, we were most excited to eat at St. John! We're fans of Fergus Henderson and were really curious to visit his restaurant. Luckily there was place - for the entire week there was only one timeslot available! So we quickly booked our reservation.
A few reviewers have described the restaurant well as unassuming. We actually passed the...more