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19 April 2014
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St John Bread & Wineone star

020 3589 4519

94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ

£37.00 British Whitechapel, Mile End

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  • Wine: £23.40
  • Champagne: £33.60
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-11pm Sun 9am-9pm

Square Meal Review of St John Bread & Wine ?

Nose-to-tail guru Fergus Henderson keeps things oh-so-simple at this baby sibling of Michelin-starred St John, and continues to champion the virtues of unreformed British food on a daily menu that deals in big-hitting seasonal flavours. Crispy pig’s skin with tarragon, kohlrabi with brown shrimps and cucumber, and saddle of rabbit with barley and radishes all hit the mark, rounded off with half-a-dozen freshly baked madeleines or a bowl of bread pudding with butterscotch sauce. The expertly sourced wine list also deserves a big thumbs-up, including plenty of lesser-known producers. There is much to like about Henderson’s straightforward, ‘respectful’ approach to top-quality ingredients, but grumbles persist about the ‘stark’ dining room, as well as the unsociable, conversation-killing acoustics and raucous din when the place is packed.

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  1. St John Bread & Wine

    94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ
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    Corinne L.
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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 6

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  2. St John Bread & Wine

    94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ
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    Gloria V.

    Don't be Fooled by the Malarkey

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 5

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  3. St John Bread & Wine

    94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ
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    Adrian B.

    Great experience

        (3)

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

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  4. St John Bread & Wine

    94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ
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    Tish T.
        (3)

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

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  5. St John Bread & Wine

    94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ
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    Alexandra H.
        (1)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 6

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  6. St John Bread & Wine

    94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ
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    Jill H.
        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  7. St John Bread & Wine

    94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ
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    Nick B.
      Silver Reviewer  (12)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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  8. St John Bread & Wine

    94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ
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    Giulio D.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 2
    • Value: 8

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  9. St John Bread & Wine

    94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ
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    Nev M.
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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 1

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    Sitting slap bang opposite Spitalfields Market, St. John Bread and Wine is the creation of Trevor Gulliver and Fergus Henderson. It very much follows the ethos of their other Michelin starred restaurant St. John in Farringdon; simple precise cooking with plenty of offal on offer, all served in simple surroundings...
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  4. I love the concept of English tapas, I prefer lots of different dishes rather than a starter and main and with the seasonal nature of the menu means there are usually things you haven’t tried. The sourdough bread made on the premises was brought over and we devoured it. It was great with the crab we started with...
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