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22 August 2014
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St John two stars

020 3589 4518

26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY

£48.00 British Clerkenwell, Barbican

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  • Wine: £22.00
  • Champagne: £48.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-3pm (Sun 1pm-) Mon-Sat 6-11pm

Square Meal Review of St John ?

’Unfussy, unpretentious and very tasty’ is one verdict on St John, although it hardly does justice to Fergus Henderson’s era-defining Michelin-starred eatery – a ‘fine Smithfield stalwart’ of 20 years’ standing. To start, there are the much-imitated, tantalisingly terse daily menus; one-word titles such as ‘terrine’ and ‘kohlrabi’ may require fleshing out, but ‘charming yet informal’ staff are there to oblige. Talking of flesh, duck hearts with turnips and the renowned bone marrow and parsley salad exemplify the kitchen’s joyously vigorous style, but flip the calendar and you might also find mutton chops with squash and pickled walnuts, venison offal with beetroot or skate with green sauce. After that, apricot sorbet with Russian vodka provides the perfect end to a lip-smackingly robust meal. There’s ‘nothing flashy’ about the white-walled interior either, and the regional French wine list is a bit like St John itself – aristocratic but earthy.

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    26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
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    Graham A.

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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    26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
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    The Stranger

    Tasty

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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    26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
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    Dave B.
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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 3

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    26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
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    Gmbklm
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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 9

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    26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
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    Peter B.
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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 4
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 2
    • Value: 1

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    26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
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    David Joseph C.
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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 9

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    26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
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    Kat V.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 2
    • Value: 5

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    26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
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    Richard E.
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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 9

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    26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  10. St John

    26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
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    Emyr T.
      Gold Reviewer  (26)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 8

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  1. Published : Tuesday, 3rd September 2013

    Nomface :: St John, London

    Ever since coming across the famed bone marrow starter dish from legendary St John in Clerkenwell, London, it has been on my hitlist. One thing that interested me was the nose to tail philosophy of the restaurant, which holds 1 Michelin star and are ranked 71st on the San Pellegrino 2013 world restaurants listing. Being of Chinese heritage I am used to eating all the innards and outer parts of various animals. Many of my friends display utter disgust at simple shellfish and absolute terror at pig intestines, tripe and chickens feet. I tend to try anything although there is something about whole fish heads which makes me want to puke. Getting back on track, you are more likely to find trotters, sweetbreads and game on the menu at St John. The white coated uniform of the servers reminded me of the evil doctor from The Human Centipede. As planned I started with the bone marrow toast...
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  2. Published : Thursday, 23rd May 2013

    vialaporte :: St John Hotel* // Soho // London

    Following the successful St John Smithfield and Spitalfield restaurants, Fergus and Trevor opened their latest restaurant-hotel in Chinatown in mid 2012. Within a few months, it had already earned its first Michelin star. It’s hard to miss this immaculate corner restaurant...
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  3. Published : Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

    Drifting Epicure :: St. JOHN Bar and Restaurant

    If I have to name one British restaurant I would probably say that St. JOHN Bar and Restaurant is very close to the down to earth food that I understand British cuisine to be. The restaurant was founded in 1994 and is now run by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver. The success has spawned several sister restaurants, a wine importer and a hotel through the years...
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