1 Michelin Star Chefs: Johnnie Crowe, Executive Head Chef, St Barts

The Staff Canteen

Johnnie Crowe, Executive Head Chef of St Barts, Farringdon.

St Barts

Website: https://www.restaurant-stbarts.co.uk/

Phone number: 020 454 779 85 

Reservations: Book a table

Instagram: @restaurantstbarts

Facebook: N/A

Twitter: N/A

Johnnie Crowe

Executive head chef Johnnie and his team create a menu of refined dishes that honour the very best produce from across the British Isles.

Championing ingredients in their simplest form, each dish uses no more than two key ingredients to highlight their exemplary provenance, through a culinary journey that begins with raw and cured dishes; moving to gentle steaming and poaching; and culminating with open-flame cooking.

On 27 March 2023, St Barts was awarded 1 Michelin Star.

Commenting on his win for the restaurant, Johnnie said: “Thrilled to be recognised by Michelin for the hard work the team has put in since opening Restaurant St. Barts."

He added: “We’ve got lots of exciting plans for the coming months, and are looking forward to pushing forward with both Restaurant St. Barts and NEST.”

What the guides say...


three stars



St Barts

The team behind NEST in Hackney opened Restaurant St. Barts in Smithfield in October 2022.

A departure from the local neighbourhood restaurants they had become renowned for, Restaurant St. Barts showcases seasonal produce from the best small-scale farmers & conservationists in the country, through a 15-course menu.

Snacks including house-cured meats such as Mangalitza belly - using meat sourced from Yorkshire’s Otterburn Mangalitza that is cured and hung for four months; poached oyster and pea with lovage granita; a Floral Tea-infused Beetroot and duck liver; and a Welsh wagyu bellini with Exmoor Caviar are followed by the likes of red mullet kohlrabi terrine; and cod loin poached in deeply flavoured mushroom stock, served with home-pickled Wiltshire truffle infused butter sauce.

The menu is rounded off by dishes such as sweet Hackney honey and lavender dessert, followed by petit fours and a classic British cheeseboard served with homemade fruit loaf, pickled prunes and oatcakes.

The main dining room, which features floor to ceiling windows that flood the dining room with natural light, provides a postcard view of the cloisters of St Bartholomew-the-Great - one of London’s most hidden yet historic buildings.

Taking inspiration from the natural materials used to create the historic buildings around them, Restaurant St. Barts uses raw materials including stone, wood and linen to bring a feeling of the old Smithfield to the new.

In these challenging times…

The Staff Canteen team are taking a different approach to keeping our website independent and delivering content free from commercial influence. Our Editorial team have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience in a balanced way. We would never put up a paywall  – The Staff Canteen is open to all and we want to keep bringing you the content you want; more from younger chefs, more on mental health, more tips and industry knowledge, more recipes and more videos. We need your support right now, more than ever, to keep The Staff Canteen active. Without your financial contributions this would not be possible.

Over the last 16 years, The Staff Canteen has built what has become the go-to platform for chefs and hospitality professionals. As members and visitors, your daily support has made The Staff Canteen what it is today. Our features and videos from the world’s biggest name chefs are something we are proud of. We have over 560,000 followers across Facebook, X, Instagram, YouTube and other social channels, each connecting with chefs across the world. Our editorial and social media team are creating and delivering engaging content every day, to support you and the whole sector - we want to do more for you.

A single coffee is more than £2, a beer is £4.50 and a large glass of wine can be £6 or more.

Support The Staff Canteen from as little as £1 today. Thank you.

The Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 17th July 2023

1 Michelin Star Chefs: Johnnie Crowe, Executive Head Chef, St Barts