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St. John Bread and Wine

#1,089 of 17,605 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ, England (Brushfield Street)
+44 20 7251 0848
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a birthday dinner recently and were very impressed with the food and service. We ordered a range of sharing platters including sprats, snails, devilled kidneys, pork, quail and ox cheek. Everything was delicious and very fresh. Portion sizes were good and each platter gave us a fair size share (between four). Dishes arrived fairly promptly and with... More 

Thank Gregory W
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If it's an old-school start to the day you're after, then St John Bread and Wine is the place for you. Service fairly friendly, but rather on the cool side as I've invariably found in all St John outlets ( to accompany the stripped-back, clinical surroundings perhaps ). A decent, strong flat white, but I was kept waiting for my... More 

Thank simon r
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing seasonal menu with a variety of offal and other cuts of meats to try even for lunch. Got there at the beginning of lunch. No wait, easy to order, and relatively quick service.

Thank NYC-Brooklyn-Boy
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simple traditional breakfast food using good quality ingredients. The coffee was good too. No need to say more.

Thank John S
Gothenburg, Sweden
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Food doesn't get much better than this. A casual restaurant serving traditional dishes based on locally sourced ingredients. Go now!

Thank Roger E
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

“Meh” just about sums up the experience and food from this establishment. It touts itself as a nose to tail eatery offering a hearty Sunday brunch. Honestly, for the number of other more engaging restaurants in the price range (£20pp) in the area SJBW falls far from the mark. We ordered from a very sparse and uninteresting brunch menu as... More 

Thank Arkiteckt
Paris, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a great place to have lunch near Spitalfield's. The menu is truly original and the staff are patient, friendly and happy to explain. The food is delicious. I feel like I learn something new about British produce every time I eat here. Everything down to the bread and butter is of the best quality. There is something new... More 

Thank emilyhemilyh
Torquay, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

After the busy markets we needed a breather. Clean, friendly ,buzzing. And menu just right for the meat eater in the group. Proper bacon, meaty sausages and home made sauce. Bloody marvellous. Artisan bread and tea and coffee to suit all. Bathrooms downstairs and clean. Plenty of water on the table. Something we all like. Next time going to go... More 

Thank Suzan s
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The parts of the animal that you would normally not eat are the best aspects of the SJBW experience. Delicious liver, and pig tail. Vegetables overcooked or over seasoned. Stick to the meat and take instagram photos to freak out your veggie friends.

Thank EZPOxford
London, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The product with which they make the dishes are of great quality. Had the plaice and it was really amazing. The bread in this place is absolutely amazing. The staff is so nice and make the experience even better. Typically English food def worth trying.

Thank ariannadp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 102
European, British, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ, England
    (Brushfield Street)
  • Public Transportation: Liverpool Street
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7251 0848

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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