The Ultimate British Experience
I’ll admit, I am an Anglophile. Long one of world’s trendsetting cities, there’s something intensely reliable about London. From clubs to markets to restaurants, if you think this city is bland, you’re simply wrong. One of my all time favorites is St. John, opened by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver in 1994. Located in an old Georgian-style smokehouse around the corner from the Smithfield meat market, the atmosphere is as rustic and humble as the spectacular food. Chef Henderson has believed in, written about, and prepared nose-to-tail, game-heavy cuisine long before it rode the trend waves in the United States. The menu is filled with seemingly simple British dishes like roast widgeon with beetroot, pheasant and trotter pie, potted beef and pickled quince. His legendary roasted veal bone marrow with a caper, shallot and parsley salad is the reason you see bone marrow on every gastro pub menu in the United States. For an unforgettable experience, assemble a group of meat lovers and go for the whole suckling pig, and be sure to book way in advance.
26 St. John Street
London, EC1M 4AY
020 7251 0848