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St John

4.5 (2,282) $$$$ $$$$ Traditional, Modern, British, Western


Summary: A bastion of British nose-to-tail dining, serving historic recipes.

St John stands as a testament to nose-to-tail dining, located in a former smokehouse and championing a revival in British cooking with a focus on offal and rare meats. The stark white decor of this iconic eatery keeps the attention on its historically inspired English dishes. With a menu that changes daily, St John offers a culinary adventure with options like squirrel, faggots, and peas, or roast Middle White with carrots. The venue's relaxed service complements the bold flavors, and its expansion to include a bakery and winery reflects its enduring influence on the food scene. Whether you're indulging in a simple dessert like lemon posset or seeking the comfort of apple crumble, St John delivers a dining experience steeped in rustic honesty and simplicity.


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Ranked # 41 in the World 2011
Ranked # 43 in the World 2010
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26 St John St, Barbican, London EC1M 4AY, United Kingdom

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