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St John

26 St John Street, LONDON, EC1M 4AY

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St John has become something of a pilgrimage spot for anyone claiming foodie credentials. Set up in 1994 in a former Georgian smokehouse by Smithfield Market, the 'nose-to-tail' eating philosophy championing unglamorous, lesser-used cuts has turned on a generation of chefs to the robust, gutsy style. The long-running roast bone marrow with parsley salad is a surefire starter, followed by a rustic plate of braised rabbit with Savoy cabbage and green herb sauce. It's not all about the meat though - how about skate with monk's beard and capers? Desserts are equally comfort-spun, from the signature Eccles cake and Lancashire cheese, to buttermilk pudding with poached rhubarb.

Further information

Tel: 020 7251 0848
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Dates closed: Xmas, New Year, BHs
Days closed for lunch: Sat
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: British
Chef: Jonathan Woolway
Number of seats: 110
Steps for wheelchair: 4
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £15.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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