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  31% 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
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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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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
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from St John
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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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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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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
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55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from St John
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from St John
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The Longroom
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18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | Same location as St John
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105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 1 minute from St John
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Vinoteca
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7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from St John
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St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from St John
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Circa presents a physical musical celebrating the irrepressible spirit of Mozart through daredevil acrobatic displays, directed by Yaron Lifschitz....More

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St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from St John

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