Wednesday 24 July 2013

St. John Bread & Wine – Spitalfields, London

St. John Bread & Wine is the breezy younger brother to the Michelin starred St. John, both belong to the “Godfather of Offal” Fergus Henderson, famed for his ‘schnoz to caudal appendage’ cookery.

Aside from the in house bakery; interesting wine selection; ‘Lunch’  ‘Supper’ and ‘Feasting’ menus, the good thing about ‘SJBW’ is that they are also open for breakfast… and a mighty fine one they serve too!

So good that on my recent weekend trip to London, I went two days in a row. On Saturday, I had the Old Spot Bacon Sandwich. No need for me to tell you how good it was… follow this link’ where Fergus himself reveals, “How to make the perfect bacon sandwich”.

On Sunday, I had the Poached Rhubarb Yoghurt & Toasted Brioche. A generous serving of yoghurt, topped with delightfully tart rhubarb with brown sugar on the side. My one grievance was that I needed more of the amazing honey soaked brioche!

The staff are super friendly; the vibe is chilled; the coffee is great; the juices are delicious and you can get fresh bread; house made jam and Eccles cakes to take away! What more could you want?

Next time I’m in that part of town I want to try Fergus’ wife’s place, the ‘Rochelle Canteen’.

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