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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Nose-to-tail eating at its best

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Service charge

St John has earned its reputation as a pilgrimage spot for Brit foodies. In business for a quarter of a century in a stark, functional space 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 of cookery.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas, New Year, Bank holidays
  • Closed for lunch: Saturday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 11

Chef

  • Chef(s): Jonathan Woolway

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 18
  • Wines over £30: 85
  • Wines by the glass: 17

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Steps for wheelchair: 4
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 110
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 18
  • Off-site parking available: On street (meter)

Getting here

Nearest train station

Farringdon
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