St John  

MICHELIN STARRED

 
 
 
 
ADDRESS
26 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4AY
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Lunch: 12pm-3pm Mon-Fri, 1pm-3.30pm Sun | Supper 6pm-11pm Mon-Sat, Sun Closed | Bar 11am-11pm Mon-Fri, 6pm-11pm Sat, 12pm-5pm Sun
 
PRICES
Main Courses £13.50-£23.10
 

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St JohnThis gory Michelin-starred restaurant often slips into those "Best 50 restaurants in the World" lists - and it's not hard to see why. Although picky eaters and the squeamish should best avoid St John: the ever-changing seasonal menu boasts delights such as rolled pig spleen, chitterlings (stewed pig intestines), brains, offal, tongue, bone marrow, and the odd little squiggly bits that even a vet wouldn't recognise. Since Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver opened St John in 1994 it has been credited with the creation of a whole Modern British food movement - of the 'nose to tail' type, using all conceivable parts of the animal. But it's not all that outlandish: classics such as roast middlewhite pig, mallard duck, brill, crumbed veal and braised rabbit still feature at the former smokehouse, situated in a Georgian building around the corner from London's Smithfield Market. For a convivial meal, the best thing to is order in advance from the feasting menu, which gives your whole table a single dish to share, like Whole Roast Suckling Pig, or a huge Pigeon, Beef and Trotter Pie. The advance ordering allows them to time their baking and roasting to perfection. They also do a nice line in foraged food, with leaves, dandelions, and wild mushrooms often available on the specials board, and puddings plucked from hedgerows and woods. In fact, they even have some very decent vegetarian options... so long as you don't mind what your carnivorous neighbours are eating.

 

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Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
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Caxton House NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £205  39% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 3 minutes from St John
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £105  31% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from St John
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
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24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 9 minutes from St John
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Foxlow Clerkenwell
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69-73 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from St John
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Hix Oyster and Chophouse
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36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from St John
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50 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from St John
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40 St John's Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | Same location as St John
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Benito's Hat
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12-14 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | Same location as St John
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Gaucho - Smithfield
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93a Charterhouse Street, Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from St John
The Gaucho Grill boasts the finest Argentine steak (Bife de Lomo) in London. The consistently high quality is spread throughout all of its London venues. The ... More
 
 
 
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St John, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 5 minutes from St John
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Barbican Centre
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from St John
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Barbican The Pit
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from St John
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West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from St John
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Crypt On The Green, St James'
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Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from St John
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150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from St John
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91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from St John
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Smithfield Market
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West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from St John
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Lesley Craze Gallery
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34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from St John
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 9 minutes from St John
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from St John
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12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from St John
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King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from St John
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My Chocolate Workshops
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Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from St John
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Fox & Anchor
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from St John
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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Jerusalem Tavern
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55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from St John
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The Old Red Cow
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from St John
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | Same location as St John
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Farringdon
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105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 1 minute from St John
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from St John
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
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Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from St John
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from St John
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from St John
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Votes for Women
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Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 5 minutes walk from St John

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Museum of London 5 minutes walk from St John

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Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from St John

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Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from St John

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Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
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Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from St John

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London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
Concerts | On 12th December 2018 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from St John

Sir Rattle conducts the orchestra, with pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque, for Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto, Gonzalo Grau's arrangement of Osvaldo ...More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from St John

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St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
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Seasonal | Until 27th December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from St John

Few places are better for traditional Christmas services and carols than St Paul's, the spiritual home of Great Britain. St ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail 12 minutes walk from St John

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