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“Perfect for a group of friends”

St. John Bread and Wine
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Ranked #1,274 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $102
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Spitalfields
Cross street: Brushfield Street
Transit: Liverpool Street
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Their meals are starter size, which is perfect for a group of friends, where you can order a couple each and all share. THE best artichokes ever.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Interesting menu, fast efficient service, felt part of something interesting. Food was great and fresh eccles cakes from the oven were hevenly

Thank Jilliward
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Bare wooden floor (no saw dust, so an extra point for that), bare wooden tables, basic chairs, all in close proximity. A complete "warehouse experience". Told food would arrive when it was ready and was that OK? No, it's not. That may do in the weeks after a honeymoon, but only then.

£15 corkage actually makes the wine list look expensive. And my bottle was a screw-top anyway.

Snails were good, but the mutton croquettes were downright nasty.

Staff could be more friendly. When paying the bill it was unclear whether a service charge was included,, and if not, would the tip go to the staff.

The buzz people mention is the one in your head as you leave.

Not a bad place for breakfast, as I recall.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

I was intrigued for years to try the cooking of offal madman Ferguson Henderson. Having seem him on an episode with Anthony Bourdain and explaining why he chose to revive the art of cooking lesser cuts made it clear I has to try. This is an unpretentious, well serviced, delicious dining establishment that will rock your taste buds and have you rethink why you haven't eaten some of these things before. Let's start with the potted hare. A sublime, chilled spread accompanied with cornichons and a flavorful jam. Insanely good. If you are an aficionado of blood pudding then you must try the blood cake with fried egg. If you're not you must try it anyway. The textural play between the egg and cake makes this a memorable dish and worthy of a visit to St John Bread and Wine. I could on about the other dishes I had and render more praise but I'll that for others to do. I'll close by saying that the restaurant is located in the hip East end of town with a vibrant scene of people.

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Thank Rolly10
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Strange and very heavy food. The crispy pig cheek tasted and looked like a huge thick (0,5 inches) slice of bacon. Lots of fat but extremely tasty. The kid with parsnips tasted very nice as well but didn't look very appetizing to me.
For dessert we had eccles cake which I thought was far too sweet and heavy but the cheese that came with it was excellent. We also had the treacle cake which had a nice citrus taste.
The restaurant is extremely noisy but a cheerful atmosphere I couldn't resist. The personnel was also very nice. Thefore I rate the restaurant a bit higher than I really think it is worth.
You should be aware though that it seems to be a very popular restaurant since it was fully booked first time I tried to eat there. My review reflects sunday at 3pm dinner.

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