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#743 of 2,615 European in London
#1,794 of 16,748 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Local cuisine, European, British, Gluten Free Options

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Islington
0.3 miles from Museum of London
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Fergus Henderson's Michelin-starred home of Nose-to-Tail Dining has developed a near cult following since its inception 21 years ago for its unusual cuts of meat and pioneering simplicity.
PRICE RANGE
$44 - $44
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 27, 2020

I went to St. John to see what the fuss is about. I understood the moment I took my first bite. St. John promotes head to toe eating and therefore visitors might assume that they are only good at meat products. On the contrary, they...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 24, 2020

Being adventurous eaters, we asked the chef for recommendations... he recommended and we ordered below: - Bone Marrow with parsley salad (Smoky and creamy, very good, highly recommended) - Rabbit Offal, peas & morels (Rabbit kidneys creeped me out a little, but it was still...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

I have had St. John’s restaurant on my list for years and finally had the chance to eat here last Sunday. Because many recent reviews were less than stellar, I arrived with my skeptics lenses on. First to the decor — it’s exactly right for...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

The food was poor. My bone marrows were overbaked so that the ends were charred. There was little marrow in them as it had dried to nothing. Very poor value and not as good as I have eaten before. The beetroot salad was indifferent. The...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

A meal filled with joy. We’ve been meaning to visit for sometime but just never been able to fit it in. Many of our friends have been over the years and reviews have been mixed. I think that some people expect highly refined cooking and...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

Went for a friend’s 50th. Had the private dining room for 17, awkward room and nothing special about it. Bread was good but was starving as no brekkie. Squash and goats curd sharing platter lovely, shrimp and cabbage tasted of nothing. Sucking pig presentation made...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

We’ve successfully visited a few times before, over the years, but this time left disappointed. Friday evening at 6.30pm, so not full of diners. Service at the start was good and starters arrived relatively promptly. The mains had not arrived over an hour later and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Unusual food for those who like to try something new! Husband wanted to go to try the bone marrow starter which he loved. Great quirky space. The madeleines are cooked fresh and arrive warm on the plate - Fabulous & my favourite part of the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Food here is different & a bit out there for me. Snails wrapped in bacon, bone marrow based canopies. Sorry it’s no for me. The food is very good others really enjoyed it. Cooking any part of an animal. We had hog roast & it...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

Great menu with lots of interesting dishes. Meal was good apart from my desert. The caramel sauce tasted burnt which spoiled the whole dish. Would go again.

Date of visit: February 2020
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June 20, 2018|
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Response from GerardL298 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I just walked in around midday and got a table. No Reservations required.
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Response from Kitty C | Property representative |
Hello! It is veal shin bones.
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Response from Havskatt | Reviewed this property |
No dress code imposed. Just dress in a way that wouldn't disappoint your mama...Like for any other place...
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