In what was a bank, the casual outlet of St John delivered a rather odd meal. A starter of mackerel with horseradish was dazzling, with very fresh mackerel with glistening skin, very nicely cooked served just with very strong horseradish – a delightfully simple dish (16/20). For the main course a whole sea bass was roasted, and this was well made (14/20) yet there were no vegetables at all served with it, nor even any available as a side dish: this was just eccentric. Bread was pleasant and made on the premises, though it was a bit heavy (13/20) - this is all the stranger as I have had St John's bread at other restaurants in London, and it usually very good. Wine prices were fair e.g. Trimbach Riesling 2003 at £28. The service was very slow, with long gaps: these two very simple courses took two and a quarter hours to deliver.