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.
Trevor and Fergus
September Happenings 25 Aug 2015
These Days are Just Packed! We've got a crazy September coming up... and you can join us, with some serious fun, some serious wines, some serious (or not so serious!) lessons and a seriously good cause.You're welcome to come to all, or some, or just usher in the beginning of Autumn with a plate of Devilled Kidneys and a glass at St John... more>
First of the Summer Wine... 16 Jul 2015
... And indeed wine for every season! But Summer is here right now (and how!) and we have some fresh delights for you with a new wine from our own winery in the Minervois, our new Bag-in-Box rosé and a much anticipated shipment of Chateau de Roquefort's new rosé (post-Grêle). We also have... more>