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St. John Bar & Restaurant

26 St. John St.
Smithfield
London, England, EC1M 4AY, United Kingdom
TEL: 44-20-7251-0848

Vegetarians need not read further. Housed in a whitewashed old smokehouse near Smithfield meat market, St. John couldn’t be called a gastropub. But owner Fergus Henderson, who opened this establishment in 1994, is a canonized figure on the revitalized British restaurant scene. The philosophy concerns meat and nothing but meat. Every part of the animals is utilized, from bone marrow to chitterlings to calf’s liver. The spirit of his “nose to tail” approach—respectful of place and seasons, rigorously unfussy, unapologetically British—hovers over many of the best pub kitchens.

Insider Tip:

The restaurant’s baking operations were so successful that they moved into a private space: First to Spitalfields in 2003, now St. John Bread and Wine, and later to Druid Street in Bermondsey.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Private Room Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Irish/English

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