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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
 
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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 £195  32% 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 £125  22% 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
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  41% off
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
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
69-73 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from St John
Will Beckett and Huw Gott, the duo behind the Hawksmoor restaurants, have now branched out and opened Foxlow. Located on St. John Street, the split-level restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Hix Oyster and Chophouse
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from St John
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S&M Cafe
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
50 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from St John
If you know what you want from a meal and what you want is good old, British sausages and mash then look no further than this ... More
 
 
 
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Burger & Lobster
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40 St John's Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | Same location as St John
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Benito's Hat
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
12-14 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | Same location as St John
Following the success (read queues) of their first restaurant in Fitzrovia, Benito's Hat brought their unique brand of Mexican food to Farringdon and introduced a new ... More
 
 
 
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Gaucho - Smithfield
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
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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London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 7th to 30th August 2019
St John, St John's Lane, EC1M | 2 minutes from St John
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Beasts of London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th April 2019 to 5th January 2020
St John, 150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from St John
From the soaring eagle to the infectious bacterium, Beasts of London shows the history of London, seen from the perspective of the animals in the city. ...More
 
 
 
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Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
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St John, 113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 6 minutes from St John
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from St John
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from St John
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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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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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from St John
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St John's Cloister Garden
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St John's Lane, EC1M | 2 minutes from St John
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Crypt On The Green, St James'
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from St John
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from St John
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from St John
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
 
 
 
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Lesley Craze Gallery
London > Shopping > Jewellery
34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from St John
Lesley Craze houses contemporary pieces of jewellery design in an interesting gallery shop. A range of materials is used, including both precious and semi-precious metals, and ... More
 
 
 
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 9 minutes from St John
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from St John
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 9 minutes from St John
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from St John
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from St John
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from St John
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from St John
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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
The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a successful drinking spot with its bars (13 and counting) opening up ... More
 
 
 
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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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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
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
The Museum of the Order of St John tells the story of the St John's Ambulance from within a 16th century gatehouse which was formerly the ... More
 
 
 
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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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Fentimans Secret Spritz Garden
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From the soaring eagle to the infectious bacterium, Beasts of London shows the history of London, seen from the perspective ...More

 
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Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from St John

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Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Barbican Art Gallery 6 minutes walk from St John

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Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from St John

Abstract expressionist paintings by the pioneering artist whose importance was shadowed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock....More

Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
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The Piano Works 6 minutes walk from St John

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