Welcome to St. JOHN
In 1993, Fergus was working with Jon Spiteri running their restaurant above the French House pub on 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 led to an offer of 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.
Trevor and Fergus
Sunshine in the depth of Winter... 15 Jan 2016
Warm Wishes for 2016! Winter has well and truly hit, with the cold snap threatening to drive away the warm memories of Christmas and New Year (what a party!!). But don't lose heart! The days are getting longer again we promise, Spring is within sight, and we've got a treat to make the wait a little shorter... PROVENCE WINE... more>
Puddings! Pies! Wines! Dates! 9 Dec 2015
At St. JOHN we only really start feeling festive on December 1st when, as tradition dictates, the Mince Pies and Christmas Puddings hit our counters. At the restaurants the air is full of spice and celebration, and as the festivities begin in your own homes too we are here to help. By now you know that we deliver wine (and other things) to... more>