St. JOHN Bar and Restaurant

St. JOHN is open for lunch in the dining room from Monday to Friday between noon and 3.00 pm and on Sunday from 12.30 pm until 4.00 pm.

Supper is served from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm Monday to Saturday and closed Sunday evening.

Our bar opens from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm during the week, 6pm to 11pm on Saturdays and from noon to 5.00 pm on Sundays.

We are closed on Bank Holiday Mondays and between Christmas and New Year.  However, the restaurant and bar is available for private hire on New Year's Eve. 

Reservations can be made by calling 020 7251 0848 or email us at

Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver opened St. JOHN in October 1994. The former smokehouse, situated around the corner from London's Smithfield Market had fallen into serious disrepair since ham and bacon smoking ceased in 1967.

The Georgian building had been part townhouse, part smokehouse (this part having been built later over the townhouse garden) and following its abandonment had been used variously and in no particular order as squats, a greenhouse for harvesting bean sprouts, a Chinese beer store and the occasional rave.

The upper floors of the building, now our administration, managerial and directors' offices had been the headquarters of Marxism Today during the late 1960s.

If you visit St. John you'll find the building pretty much as it was found.

We've painted the walls white, installed a bar and a bakery in two of the chimneys, a kitchen and a dining room in the former packing rooms and a private room in the former loading bay and topped the bar with 20-foot high skylights.



26 St. John Street

Reservations for St. JOHN are taken on 020 7251 0848.

St. JOHN is located around the corner from Smithfield Market in Clerkenwell.

Farringdon is the closest underground station on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City Lines as well as being served by the overground Thameslink routes. Currently at weekends Farringdon is prone to closure for engineering works so do check ahead before travelling by underground.

There is limited metered parking outside the restaurant with a number of NCP car parks located nearby. See the map for further information and for help planning your journey to and from St. John, Transport for Londons' journey planner can be found here.

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