St John's Smith Square

St John's Smith Square is a unique classical music venue in central London and a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture.

The Smith Square Café & Restaurant situated in the crypt offers lunch daily on weekdays, dinner on concert evenings. There is a waiter service restaurant and we offer lunch and pre concert dining as well as post concert bar service with bar food. 

The menu is created using traditional British and popular European dishes. For those with less time to linger over lunch, we offer an assisted service buffet with a daily changing menu.

Have a look at our current à la carte menus:
Concert Menu download
Restaurant Menu download

Breakfast service

8.30am-11.30am

Weekday lunches

On weekdays, the café & restaurant serves a selection of herb infused teas, London roasted coffee, delicious homemade cakes and à la carte lunch from noon until 2.45pm. The menu is created using traditional British and popular European dishes. For those with less time to linger over lunch, we offer an assisted service buffet with a daily changing menu. 

Buffet lunches

Served from 12pm. Reservations for 10 or more persons in the daytime only.

Hot and cold dishes available served with a selection of salad - £9.75 

Afternoon tea

3pm-5pm

Interval drinks

We have two bars from which we serve interval drinks and a selection of nibbles. Pre-ordering of drinks before the start of the concert is strongly advised.

Interval & Post-concert food

A delicious selection of sharing boards - charcuterie, vegetarian and cheese - is available. Please note: interval pre-ordering is essential.

Contact Smith Square Café & Restaurant:

Tel: 020 7222 2779
Email: stjohns@leafi.co.uk

Opening times:

The Café & Restaurant is open Monday-Friday from 8.30am-5pm and on concert evenings until after the performance. On Saturdays and public holidays we open an hour and a half before the start of the concert. On some Sundays, the restaurant opens from 12pm serving Sunday roasts and brunch. When we have an evening concert on a Sunday, the restaurant is open an hour and a half before the start of the performance. Please phone in advance of your visit to check service times.  

St John's Smith Square web site
www.sjss.org.uk

 


 

Mobile App

For added convenience, order directly from your smartphone with our mobile app. Simply download the SJSS app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Select your performance by swiping through the options at the bottom of the screen before selecting what you would like to order for before, during the interval or after the show. All items are conveniently saved in a basket so you can double-check your order before paying by debit card at the same price you would pay at the bar – there is no surcharge for ordering via the app.

 

App for iPhone  App for Android

 

 

St John's Smith Square Concert Hall is a beautiful grade 1 listed church in the heart of Westminster. The Smith Square Bar & Restaurant situated in the crypt offers a beautiful combination of historic ambience with stylish modern dining.

St John's can host a wide range of events from small canapé receptions in the Crypt to waiter service dinners for over 200 in the Hall, or larger scale conferences or shows. 

  • A hidden gem tucked away in leafy Westminster, the walls of St John's have resounded with music by some of the world's top musicians
  • The fully consecrated church is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships
  • Choice of two event spaces, the main Hall can accommodate 230 seated or 550 standing
  • The Crypt restaurant offers a stylish character-filled space underneath, seating 144 or 165 standing for a drinks reception 

Please click HERE to view our current events menus. This is designed to be a guide: we would be delighted to create a bespoke package to meet your particular needs and make your occasion a memorable one.

Please contact our events manager Marjorie Davis by email or telephone: marjorie.davis@leafi.co.uk / 020 7222 2779