My boss had been promising to take the team out to lunch at St John, in Smithfield, since right around the time I started working there. The only problem was our resident vegetarian – the St John doesn’t really cater for those who aren’t fans of eating dead creatures. In desperation to go, I even looked up the menu, but couldn’t find a veggie main course.
Then she went off to India for a couple of weeks, so we took advantage of her absence and had a really great lunch at the St John back in November.
For starters, we got some oysters, mussels and bone marrow – one of the restaurant’s signature dishes. I love bone marrow – it reminds me of my granny and of being young and of WB Yeats, all nice things really. I hadn’t had bone marrow since I was a teenager but it didn’t disappoint – the wet salt and capers and the marrow were amazing together.
For mains, I had the rabbit, which was good, but not as excellent as the starter.
One of my colleagues had lamb, another some fish and another beef. All round a carnivore’s dream.