Welcome to St. JOHN
In 1993, Fergus was working with Jon Spiteri running their restaurant above the French House pub in Soho’s Dean Street, while Trevor and a friend had created the Fire Station at Waterloo. In early 1994, the success of the Fire Station had led to an offer that was not refused and Trevor had been offered the run down smokehouse building that was 26 St. John Street in Smithfield. Through the medium of the olive oil man, Trevor, Jon and Fergus met. Lunch (and dinner……) was taken and St. John Smithfield opened in October 1994. Jon’s and Fergus’ wives took over the French House, moving on to the Rochelle Canteen a few years later and Jon left after a while to do other things.
Today we 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.
We hope that navigation is simple and that you can find your way easily to what you need and who you would like to speak to. Restaurant reservations are only a click away.
Trevor and Fergus
A Soft Launch - You're Invited! 26 Feb 2015
Midweek Bakery Room Joys! 26th February 2015 You asked and we listened... from March 4th (that's Wednesday of next week) our weekend stalwart The Bakery Room will be extending its hours to offer good things midweek as well as weekends! We've been busy: there's been a lick of white paint and a stainless steel bar, we've put together a... more>
You'll know the St. John Bakery Counter in the Selfridges Food Hall by now, and we hope that through our hot madeleines, daily doughnuts and that Rarebit Toastie, you've come to love us. We're sharing the affection around with some glorious treats for you to take home to someone special, newly on our counter with this precise purpose in... more>