“Nose-to-tail eating at its best” - AA Inspector
LONDON EC1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's view
St John has earned its reputation as a pilgrimage spot for British foodies. In business for a quarter of a century in a stark, functional space in a former Georgian smokehouse by Smithfield Market, the 'nose-to-tail' eating philosophy championing unglamorous, lesser-used cuts has inspired a generation of chefs to this robust, gutsy style of cookery.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 120
- Private dining available
- Steps for wheelchair: 5
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 3
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 11
- Wines under £30: 3
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 18
- Cuisine style: British
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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