Opening their doors in October 1994, St John has been steadily expanding their brand ever since.
With 3 restaurants, a bakery and a winery, St John’s have become an established name in the past 16 years
Today they have gently spread across various places and projects, no plan, no roll out, hopefully the same rigour and philosophy and we try to remember that it started with both purpose and simplicity, Fergus puts it on the plate and Trevor puts it in the glass.
ST JOHN Smithfield, is a former smokehouse, situated around the corner from London’s Smithfield Market that had fallen into serious disrepair since ham and bacon smoking ceased in 1967.
St Johns chose Tevalis as it allowed them to have bespoke systems for each of their site whilst also granting them the capability to have all the information gathered by each site to be available in one place with ease.
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. Opening for breakfast, lunch and supper seven days a week, this branch very much beats its own drum with a menu structured towards a slightly less formal manner of dining, with guests actively encouraged to share dishes as they’re ready from the kitchen.
After the success of our Druid Street bakery, it felt like a natural extension to open their St.JOHN Maltby: a proper, sit-in space where you can relax over a menu drawn from across the St. John repertoire, creating both a shop window for our wines to drink in and take away and a new restaurant site. During the day at weekends there will be staples such as our Welsh Rarebit and our renowned Old Spot bacon sandwich. A daily changing menu will be available during the week for evening service. To wash it down, Trevor has created a handsome wine list from our lovely collection of vignerons, with over 25 wines by the glass.