St John

26 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 4AY - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7251 0848

St John Restaurant In London
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Overall 4.5
Food 3.0
Service 4.0
Atmosphere 6.0
Value 5.0
Based on 1 reviews

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This was disappointing. We went for a friend’s birthday and had a private dining room. A whole roasted pig was ordered – it was brought to the area outside of the dining room and carved there, completely taking away of the experience of seeing/eating a whole pig. The sides for this (just two – kale and baked potatoes, both decidedly average) were brought along later – meaning our main meal was sparse, Spartan and cold. The service was generally pretty slow in that respect – we were forever out of wine. The pudding – trifle and Eccles cakes – was incredibly good, however that didn’t make up spectacularly lacklustre food and service. It was very reasonably priced though...
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Overall rating 5 stars
Food 3 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 5
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I simply can't fault the quality and imagination of the food here. The menu is based on Fergus Henderson's 'nose-to-tail' cuisine, where not one ounce of dead animal is wasted. The resulting dishes are a study in simplicity and seasonality. This is not flashy cooking, rather a showcase of high quality ingredients and faultless execution. This is the sort of restaurant I can see myself returning to for years and years and years. BYO at £15 also a big bonus.
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Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9
Sunday, July 08, 2012

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - It doesn't get simpler than some roasted veal bones, toast, a parsley salad and some salt but combined together? Oh frigging yes. My first bite of this was a definite eyes rolling back in the head moment, the soft jelly like marrow oozing over and into the crisp, hot sourness of the bread, cut through with the sharpness of the piled on parsley, capers and shallots. Simply incredible...I bloody loved St John. It's a one-off and quite obviously continues to live up to its considerable reputation. The whole experience was just an absolute pleasure from start to finish.

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