94–96 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6LZ 020 7251 0848
Sitting across the road from Spitalfields Market, St John Bread and Wine is an offshoot of Fergus Henderson’s well-known nose-to-tail restaurant in Smithfield’s Market. The whitewashed former bank now houses a bakery, wine shop and eating place. The menu is simple, and the stress is on sharing food in a group: mix and match with dishes such as Jerusalem artichokes, red onion and rocket; mussels, cider and dulse; and foie gras and duck liver toast. The breakfast menu might offer an Old Spot bacon sandwich; for elevenses try a glass of Madeira and one of St John’s legendary Eccles cakes. British cheese is another speciality.
This restaurant doesn't shy away from serving the more unusual cuts of meat and offal and allows the quality of the ingredients to shine through. The idea of having sharing plates works really well, except when it comes to desert when you absolutely have to have your own portion of the famous Eccles cakes and Lancashire cheese. When we were there we spotted Neil Tennant and Janet Street Porter who are apparently regulars.
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