Bread and Wine
If there is a Mecca for foodies, this must be it. I have been in all three St. John's Restaurants in London, and I can say with confidence that every human being shouldn't die before having a meal created by Fergus Henderson. This place is a reason in itself to visit London.
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St. John's Bread and Wine
A butchers kind of restaurant with a unique menu serving all parts of the animal.
Nose to tail eating
It’s apt that St John’s flagship restaurant is located in a former bacon smokehouse on the fringes of Smithfield meat market; chef Fergus Henderson’s menu explores every cut of meat imaginable. The restaurant itself is brilliantly unfussy, retaining lots of the smokehouse’s original features, and the food very British, making St John something of a London institution. Dishes to try include crispy pig’s cheek and dandelion, or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try the braised ox kidney or lamb offal. The restaurant’s own winery and bakery brilliantly fill in the gaps - you can even order a dozen French Madeleines off menu.
By Emma John, AFAR Local Expert
26 St John St, London EC1M 4AY, United Kingdom
+44 20 7251 0848
Sun 10am - 9pm
Mon - Sat 9am - 9pm