St John Bakery Room

Arch 42, Rope Walk, Maltby Street , London, SE1 3PA

St John Bakery Room

SquareMeal Review of St John Bakery Room

Handily located near the Druid Street bakery (which supplies the St John operation with bread, pastries and old-fashioned puds), the Bakery Room serves generously sized shareable snacks, larger plates of comfort food from a bygone generation, and the bakery’s signature goodies. St John’s calling cards are all present and correct: from the Spartan interior and convivial ambience to myriad offally offerings. From the daily blackboard menu, try the richly savoury smoked cod’s roe on toast, seasonal star turns such as globe artichoke with buttery vinaigrette, or the likes of rib-sticking beef mince (a stalwart). For dessert, there’s spicy, fruit-flecked bread pudding with butterscotch sauce, or doughnuts bursting with vanilla custard. To drink, choose from more than 25 wines by the glass: no big names, but all French and immensely quaffable. Be warned, though: opening hours are restricted, there’s no booking, and it’s a fair hike from the tube.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

London Bridge Station 804m

Bermondsey Tube Station 871m


Address: Arch 42, Rope Walk, Maltby Street , London SE1 3PA

Area: South Bank Borough etc

Opening times

Wed-Sat 6pm-10pm (Sat 10am- ) Sun 10am-4pm

Nearby Landmarks

Fashion and Textile Museum 438m

Butler's Wharf 503m


Telephone: 020 7553 9844


Cuisine: Cafes

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