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St John to reopen is Bermondsey bakery this week

By BigHospitality

- Last updated on GMT

Image: Stefan Johnson
Image: Stefan Johnson

Related tags: Coronavirus, bakery, Restaurant

St John is reopening its bakery in London’s Bermondsey later this week having previously closed it as part of the UK lockdown.

Open seven days a week, its the Bakery Arch on Druid Street will serve daily baked bread, including sourdough and raisin bread, as well as doughnuts and morning pastries. It will also sell items including wine.

“Bread spells potential. It is important to us to bring back the fundamental service of potential-giving loaves to our fellow Londoners,” says St John co-founder Fergus Henderson.

“And doughnuts? Doughnuts mean joy! We are providers of potential and joy. That’s a good start, especially just now.”

The bakery will be taking pre-orders for collection with orders required 48 hours in advance and fulfilled via the bakery directly. Wine will be available to collect from the Arch for those who have ordered online.

The restaurant will operate with thorough health and safety procedures in place with strict social distancing measures in place. It will currently only be accepting card payments.

“It’s taken a little time, but we are indeed very happy to have the smells of the bakehouse rising once more,” says co-founder Trevor Gulliver.

 “We have truly been impatient but, so be it, we are delighted to be back in our neighbourhood.”

In a similar move, London Borough restaurant and bakery Flor, which is run by the team behind Lyle's in Shoreditch, has reopened its bakery offer, serving on Fridays and Saturdays.

The restaurant is selling sourdough bread, pastries, and lardy buns as well as soft serve ice creams from its hatch.

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