St John Bread & Wine




  • Mid-range

© John Deehan

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Venue details

  • Address:

    St John Bread & Wine 94-96 Commercial Street
    E1 6LZ

  • Venue phone:

    020 7251 0848

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  • Opening hours:

    Breakfast served 9-11am daily. Lunch served noon-6pm Mon-Fri; noon-4pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6-9pm Mon; 6-11pm Tue-Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Liverpool Street

  • Price:

    Main courses £7.10-£17.10

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I've been to the St. John a few times in the past and was keen to recommend to friends. Last night, though, I can only describe it as 'grim'. By the time we arrived, four out of the six specials were gone. On the menu, another three were crossed out. A fourth was removed once we ordered it, forcing us to chose something else. Felt like we were racing against the other customers to see who could order first before the place run out of food. Ordered the wine, 15 minutes later, they couldn't find a bottle. Had to chose again... When you can't even stock wine, you're in trouble. The lack of ingredients also affected the portions of the stuff they 'had'. Some were simply lacking the main ingredient, like the ham and peas -- which features a single, lonely strip of ham. Not over yet... Kid you not. The service was so bad, so evil, that the woman taking care of our table couldn't tell me what was the dish she had just served on the table next to ours. Yes, you read it right, she didn't know what was that she had just served another customer. I'm not one to make restaurant reviews -- actually, I believe this is my first. But this one I had to put out there to spare others from the same destiny. I for one won't be setting foot there anytime soon.


This place isn't really listed in the right category; as well as doing its own bread, it is a full-blown restaurant. My partner and I went this morning for breakfast (a special anniversary treat). Wonderful clean, bright atmosphere. You are seated in a medium-sized 'dining-hall' type room, which makes for noise at lunch and dinner times but is an interesting setting. The service was excellent, with staff knowledgeable about the ingredients. The food took a little while to arrive, but this was because it was made fresh. Portions are generous and worth the price, combinations are beautifully thought out, presentation is high on the agenda. Absolutely stunning.