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St. John Bread and Wine

#1,017 of 17,967 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Spitalfields
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94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ, England (Brushfield Street)
+44 20 7251 0848
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited as part of a large group celebrating a birthday. It is a big light informal refractory style dining room with a semi-open kitchen. Although this is a very meat focused menu there are also good option for vegetarians. The carnivores had bone marrow on toast followed by a whole roast piglet. The food was excellent including the accompanying... More 

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Thank Andrew R
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stumbled across this place by chance. A nice cosy restaurant for a solo diner. The service was exceptional! Even though I was sitting there revising for a job interview I felt comfortable to be working and eating at the same time. I had the Mackrell for the entree then lamb for the main. The lamb was poached and was... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Given the 'nose to tail' selling point, I was slightly apprehensive that there would only be offal on the menu. I was pleasantly surprised to see a number of less pretentious offerings. And they were delicious! I thought there was a heavy fruit bias on the pudding menu - but just my opinion. The service was very good - it... More 

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Thank Yvonnesuffolk
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St John Bread and Wine is a special restaurant that serves innovative food you will not get in most other places. In spite of the quality of the food the atmosphere is very informal and they will even sell you a bottle of house wine to take home at off-licence priced. A rare gem in London where quality, price and... More 

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Treviso, Italy
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never tasted something similar, our customers took us to this historical British restaurant, dishes are so strange but the taste is something awesome.

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istanbul
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there in the evening, had a reservation for 19:15. We were one of the first tables to arrive but the place was bustling when we were done. Service was good and attentive but a bit slow or let's say laid back. Nice selection of wine and our waitress gave good recommendations. Tasty and creative dishes to share. The courgette... More 

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Thank driade
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic rare breed bacon sandwiches. Awesome hot cross bun to finish. Very pleasant and wonderful staff..what a great pleasure to have breakfast here

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Thank Ivan H
London, United Kingdom
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424 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know the nose to tail and English tapas thing is not new but I always enjoy coming here - this time for a light lunch in the white interior . Service is nicely paced from professional staff and tables pretty easy to get early on in the lunch period. Had mackeral( very nice but skin not meant to be... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this spot. We tried quite a few different items, all were excellent! Loved trying ecceles cake for the first time. Would definitely go back!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met my brother here for a nice relaxing lunch. Place was empty. Slightly worrying. Waiter was good and spot on with how much to order. We ordered the blood cake, devilled kidneys, grilled mackerel and crispy pork (think it was belly). The blood cake was delicious with a lovely soft duck s egg. The devilled kidneys appeared to have gristle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 102
Cuisine
European, British, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ, England
    (Brushfield Street)
  • Public Transportation: Liverpool Street
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7251 0848

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Spitalfields
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