Jason Allen 08/12/22
St John Marylebone | Nose-to-Tail Cooking In A Stylishly Spartan Space
Seven years is a long time.
It’s longer than the Beatles were together as a band. It’s almost sixty times the length of Liz Truss’s time as PM. And it’s almost fifty years (if you’re a dog.)
And speaking of those who enjoy it when things go nose-to-tail, it’s also been seven years between the opening of the last St. John restaurant, and this new joint, joining the already high quality roster of restaurants in Marylebone.
You’ll find it in the heart of the village on Marylebone Lane, operating as both a wine bar and restaurant over two floors (with the top floor set aside entirely for walk-ins, with a couple of baked treats to grab and go). Inside, it’s been decked out with their now customary look of near-Scandinavian minimalism with white-walled & tablecloths, but with nicely comfortable wooden chairs to round it out with a little warmth.
The menu runs from dawn to dusk to night, with proceedings kicking off with a a punchy mix of Champagne & doughnuts for breakfast (or elevenses, if you prefer), fresh from their Bermondsey bakery, then moving on to blackboard specials for lunch, and the highly British cuts of classic nose-to-tail goodness for dinner. Highlights include their classic bone marrow toast & parsley salad, and their all-new deep-fried Welsh rarebit.
Of course there’s wine too, with a great deal of those blackboard specials being informed by the current wine list. In fact, St John have their own vineyards across the Channel making the stuff, so expect a fairly well-paired selection.
One might even go so far as to say it’s saintly.
NOTE: St John Marylebone is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can find out more, and book, right here.
St John Marylebone | 98 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2JE
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98 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, W1U 2JE
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