London Restaurants

St. John

  • 26 St. John St. Map It
  • Clerkenwell
  • British

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Purists and gastronauts travel the globe for pioneering Brit-chef Fergus Henderson's nose-to-tail cuisine at this puritan stark-white converted former ham-and-bacon smokehouse near historic Smithfield Market. Henderson famously uses all scraps of a carcass, and his waste-not, want-not chutzpah chimes increasingly the age: one appetizer is pig's skin and others like ox heart, rolled pig's spleen, or calves' brain and chicory are marginally less extreme. Open since 1994, long-standing St. John signatures like bone marrow and parsley salad, chitterlings with dandelion, or pheasant and pig's-trotter pie appear stark on the plate, but arrive with aplomb. Look out for a metropolitan art world–and–designer crowd, who enjoy feasting meals for the table, like whole roast suckling pig or braised venison with red wine sauce. Finish with Eccles cakes and Lancashire cheese tapioca and crab apple jelly or half a dozen Madeleines.

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26 St. John St., London, EC1M 4AY, England

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Restaurant Details:

  • No dinner Sun.
  • Reservations essential

Published 08/18/2015


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