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St John of Spitalfield

Somebody double parked, we couldn't help it. It might have been Saddam Hussein,
we're not really sure. He had a British accent though. 
George Costanza (Seinfeld episode “The Dinner Party”) 

Recently I completed the trilogy of Trevor & Fergus visiting St John Bread & Wine. I had been before in the iconic Smithfield restaurant, the only saturday's bakery in Druid St, and also in the now closed Hotel in Chinatown. The placed is in front of the old market, operating since 2003 seven days a week from breakfast to supper. The original intention was to open just a bakery but soon the project became a full restaurant. Same formula as the other places, great British cuisine, offal dishes, same atmosphere, and same great British cuisine. 

The place
Welcome
Inside
We got a couple starters to share, first a blood cake with duck egg. Brilliant, simple but just perfect. The blood cake was rich, and the perfectly cooked egg with the running yolk a marriage from heaven. 

Blood cake
Then we got Foie Gras and duck liver toast, again out of this world, great flavours, beautiful. 

Foie & liver toast
Finally we took advantage of the bakery and ended buying brownies and madeleines to takeaway, but ate half of the madeleines over a lovely coffee. 

Coffe & Madeleine
Great flavours, amazing restaurant, sadly no bone marrow in the menu, but the beautiful baked treats make for it. STJBW is my kind of place.

St John Bread & Wine
T: 020 7251 0848
British Cuisine
Approx Damage: £25pp
Area: Spitalfield
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Twitter: STJBW
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