St. John will open a permanent bakery at Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, on Friday 21 September 2018.
The iconic, classic, essential restaurant, co-founded by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver in Clerkenwell, is bringing its (also essential) bakery to the populous Neal’s Yard area, home to Jacob The Angel, Neal’s Yard Dairy, and Monmouth Coffee. The restaurant’s doughnuts, sourdough, brownies and eccles cakes will all be available to take away, with the promise of wine off-sales once a license is approved. The news follows the success of two bakery pop-ups: one brief appearance at Old Street roundabout and a much longer stint on Bermondsey Street.
Co-founder chef Ferguson Henderson said about the company’s first permanent bakery site:
“Having lived in Covent Garden for many, many years I have fond memories of Neal’s Yard when it contained an old-fashioned bakery as part of the community.
Bread spells potential: a happy loaf speaks of lunch and conviviality. It is important to us to bring back the fundamental service of potential-giving loaves to an area that we love. And doughnuts? Doughnuts mean joy! We are providers of potential and joy. That’s a good start”.
Trevor Gulliver, CEO and co-founder of St. JOHN said: “We were delighted to discover such demand through the pop-ups, which set us off on the trail of a permanent bakery shop. When Neal’s Yard was suggested we immediately knew that it would be the perfect spot, surrounded as it is by like-minded folk.”
It will open from 8am.
We have a very exciting announcement... St. JOHN BAKERY NEAL'S YARD will be opening in September! The doughnuts and sourdoughs of your dreams come to @7DialsLondon Covent Garden. #newopening pic.twitter.com/iVXEYUTqUT— St. JOHN Bakery (@StJohnBakery) August 17, 2018
A second bakery is planned for later in the year. More soon.