St John at Hackney Brewery

Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of St John at Hackney Brewery

Silver Award

Opposite Hackney Central station, in a grimy, post-industrial cul-de-sac destined to become a hub for food and drink operators, St John initially seems a rather austere new taproom. But what it lacks in kerb appeal is offset by the admirable all-draught range of 12 craft ales on rotation. Many of these – such as Hackney Brewery’s punchy American-style pale ale – are produced by co-owner Ryan Robbins in a gleaming steel plant that fills a second renovated railway arch next door. Guest ales might include top-notch stuff from Chorlton Brewing Co (its sour, gose, Grey Matter, a Mancunian bruiser at 7% abv) and Tiny Rebel’s fruity Peaches & Cream. Food comes courtesy of pop-ups: initially from Cypriot outfit Éla Kebabs (small plates, salads and skewers from the barbecue, with plenty of veggie-vegan options). This enterprise is no relation to Fergus Henderson’s St John restaurants; the name refers to the adjacent parish church.

Good to know

Cool, Lively

St John at Hackney Brewery is featured in


16-17 Bohemia Place, London, E8 1DU

Opening Times

Tues-Sun 12N-11pm


Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review

Book a table

Visit their website

Other restaurants we like near St John at Hackney Brewery

Check availability
Back to restaurant
Complete your reservation
St John at Hackney Brewery
Earn 100 SquareMeal Points with this booking

Select a special offer

These offers are optional, and there's no commitment.

Error adding booking details, please try later.

First Name is required field
Last Name is required field
Email Address is required field
Phone Number is required field
Diner First Name is required field
Diner Last Name is required field

By clicking 'complete booking' you agree to the SquareMeal User Agreement