St John Bread & Wine is quite frankly one of London's most renowned casual culinary institutions. Right opposite Old Spitalfields Market, the restaurant has become embedded in the cultural fabric of the East End. St John Bread & Wine is famed for its modern approach to traditional British cooking and the founder, Fergus Henderson, is known for popularising the nose-to-tail cooking philosophy. Ferguson's touch was clearly evident in the lunch menu as all the dishes exhibited simplicity, heartiness and balance. Furthermore, the restaurant's stripped-back interior is sure to please any aesthete with an eye for minimalist design, which is no surprise given Ferguson's former training as an architect. Favourites include the bone marrow and the doughnuts!
94-96 Commercial Street
London, E1 6LZ