June 2011

FERGUS SPEAKS at DESIGN BITES

FERGUS SPEAKS at DESIGN BITES   7 Jun 2011

On the 14th of June, The Royal Institute of British Architects will be launching 'Design Bites' - a series of talks and tours linking eating and drinking with cutting edge design. Fergus Henderson, formerly an architect before donning chefs whites, has been invited to join a panel of designers, editors and other restaurant folk to explore the... more>

May 2011

St. JOHN LABEL TEA ON SALE

St. JOHN LABEL TEA ON SALE   10 May 2011

We're delighted to be able to offer our own St. JOHN tea for sale at both restaurants and via our website shop. Put together for us by Henrietta Lovell of The Rare Tea Company following some great bouts of tasting with Trevor, Thomas and Jade, the tea comes in rather smart 50g tins replete with our pig on the label. For more on Henriettas' work... more>

April 2011

BREAD and WINE at the WEEKEND

BREAD and WINE at the WEEKEND   28 Apr 2011

St. JOHN BREAD and WINE will be opening it's doors a little earlier of a weekend from this Saturday, 30th May 2011. We'll be offering our full breakfast menu from 9.00 a.m. from Saturday and Sunday this weekend and every weekend thereafter. You'll also be able to drop in earlier for your granola, bread and coffee beans to take home.... more>

PASTRY CHEFS REQUIRED

PASTRY CHEFS REQUIRED   18 Apr 2011

Justin Piers Gellatly, our head baker and pastry chef needs talented, enthused and experienced pastry chefs to work at the new St. JOHN HOTEL in Chinatown and looking ahead to a little later in the spring to help at St. JOHN and St. JOHN BREAD and WINE. If you are intersted in joining the team at Fergus Henderson's latest dining room then please... more>

HOT CROSS BUNS ON SALE

HOT CROSS BUNS ON SALE   12 Apr 2011

Our Hot Cross Buns go on sale at St. JOHN and St. JOHN BREAD and WINE from today. We have order forms at the bakery counters at both restaurants and you'll need to pay upon ordering. Buns are £2.00 each/£24.00 a dozen and the last bake will be on Easter Sunday with last collections at 4.00 pm at Smithfield and 10.00 pm from... more>

ROYAL WEDDING and EASTER OPENING HOURS

ROYAL WEDDING and EASTER OPENING HOURS   12 Apr 2011

With the royal wedding and Easter following one another, we have some revised opening hours at both restaurants towards the end of April and the beginning of May as below. St. JOHN: Good Friday: Closed all day Saturday: Open as normal from 6.00 pm Easter Sunday: Open as normal from noon (1.00 pm in the dining room) Bank Holiday Monday: Closed all... more>

March 2011

WHAT FERGUS HENDERSON DID NEXT

WHAT FERGUS HENDERSON DID NEXT   15 Mar 2011

After much delay and with much anticipation, we're thrilled that the St. JOHN HOTEL will finally open it's doors to diners and overnight guests from noon on Saturday 2nd April 2010. Fergus and Trevor invited The Observer Food Monthly through the doors to No. 1 Leicester Street for an early look around the near completed hotel and told the back... more>

Trevor on some “Natural” openings in the capital

Trevor on some “Natural” openings in the capital   11 Mar 2011

Some new places, often run by younger folk have come amongst us recently, much have an emphasis on “natural wines”… I know, I know, I’ve been doing them for years and I’m still not sure that the whole thing is yet another feel good label. That’s for a debate over a glass, so here’s where, along with us,... more>

St. JOHN HOTEL: BAR and FLOOR STAFF REQUIRED

St. JOHN HOTEL: BAR and FLOOR STAFF REQUIRED   11 Mar 2011

Our new venture in London's West End is now very close to opening (see the hotel website for an announcement shortly) and our front of house teams are readying for the first day. We are still short on a few 'front of house sentinels' though and require eager, experienced and enthusiastic bar staff, waiting staff and an assistant bar manager to... more>

PORT MAGAZINE

PORT MAGAZINE   10 Mar 2011

PORT Magazine is a new quartely mens magazine showcasing the finest in writing, fashion, photography, music and more. Founder and Editor of PORT, Dan Crowe took a long lunch with Fergus recently and their conversation can be found in the launch issue which has just gone on sale. Fergus may well, if all goes to plan, become a regular contributor to... more>

SPITALFIELDS LIFE: A LESSON IN TRIPE

SPITALFIELDS LIFE: A LESSON IN TRIPE   1 Mar 2011

Always a good read of a morning, The Spitalfields Life blog has been taken over for a week by our good friend Sarah Winman allowing The Gentle Author a well deserved holiday and Sarah a chance to flex her blogging muscle in the week her first novel is published. Sarah met with Fergus last week to broach the subject of tripe and to allay her fears... more>

February 2011

St. JOHN SMITHFIELD requires an ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER

St. JOHN SMITHFIELD requires an ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER   17 Feb 2011

St. JOHN SMITHFIELD is looking to recruit a new assistant restaurant manager. Matthew Ousley, our current assistant manager leaves in April and we are reviewing CV's and applications now with a view to recruiting his successor by mid-March. Experience is essential, at least to head waiter level. Energy and enthusiasm a must. This is a brilliant... more>

FIRE & KNIVES MIXED GRILL

FIRE & KNIVES MIXED GRILL   8 Feb 2011

If you're free this coming Saturday and would like to put a mere £20.00 to good use, our general manager Thomas Blythe will be co-compere at the first Fire and Knives Magazine "Mixed Grill" at Londons' Conway Hall from 10.00 am. What's described as a day of lectures, performances, rants and general inspired tom-foolery, a variety of speakers... more>

January 2011

Burgundy tasting, this Wednesday 19th January

Burgundy tasting, this Wednesday 19th January   17 Jan 2011

Burgundy season is upon us and I am delighted to invite you all to a tasting with the winemakers of Domaine Louis Chenu Pere et Filles, Juliette et Caroline. We have been selling there wines for a while now and I am really excited to have them here and flattered to be working with such exceptional talent. They are based in Savigny Les Beaune,... more>

December 2010

YOUNG TURKS FIRST DINNER

YOUNG TURKS FIRST DINNER   15 Dec 2010

Young Turks is a collaboration between gallery Art Space Works, independent wine merchant Bottle Apostle and three London chefs, among them BREAD and WINE's head chef James Lowe. The inaugural supper by The Young Turks is this Sunday, December 19th 2010 and is taking place at Art Work Space which occupies the entire lower ground floor of The... more>

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