PLEASE JOIN US at St. JOHN Smithfield for our NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY! Refer to our JOURNAL section in the main menu for more details.
Click here for our seasonal opening hours:
December 25th & 26th - CLOSED
December 27th - 12.30 to 23.00
December 28th to 30th - normal hours
December 31st - 08.00 to 15.30
January 1st - 12.30 to 22.30
January 2nd - normal hours
Bread and Wine
94-96 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LZ (Directions)
Our menus are updated daily.
Menus will not go online until 11.00am for lunch and 5.00pm for supper.
Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 11.30am
Saturday & Sunday: 8.30am - 12.00pm
Monday - Friday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Sunday - Monday: 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 6.00pm - 11.00pm
Sunday - Monday: 12.00pm - 10.00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
ST. JOHN BREAD and WINE opened across the street from London's Spitalfields Market in May 2003. Initially, the idea was to find a home for our bakery operations. However, it had outgrown the original Smithfield restaurant to include a simple food offering and possible wine shop.
As plans for the former bank developed, and as people expressed interest, it became apparent that there was a desire for a restaurant. Therefore, the Commercial Street premises became the dining room, wine and bakery shop as it now is.
Head chef: Farokh Talati
General manager: Farouk Gohil
We do offer corkage if you'd like to bring in your own wine for which we charge £15.00 for a bottle, £25 for sparkling or dessert wine bottles, £30 for magnums of wine, and £50 for magnums of Champagne.
If you would like to bring a cake to the restaurant for a special occasion, which you would like served in place of a dessert we charge £6.90 per person. We are of course delighted to discuss making a cake for your event and our reservations staff can give you more information on this when you call.
Please note that any card tips or discretionary service charges which you choose to pay are given to our staff who work in operational. A 2% deduction is made to cover the costs levied by our card service providers from which we don’t make a profit.