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St John's Place

Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
+44 7855 783799
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hake” (11 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (7 reviews)
“rye bread” (5 reviews)
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European, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely meal. Incredible food. We shared small tapas style plates. Service was very good, welcoming.

Thank Gareth D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here with friends. The restaurant has changed its booking policy, and reservations are only available for groups of 6 or more. We arrived at 5 for drinks and small plates and were told we needed to vacate by 7 for a reserved table....More

Thank PaulE1962
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our way back from a weekend in Liverpool we decided to stop in Hay on Wye for food. We checked Trip Advisor and chose this place because of the fantastic reviews. The restaurant is tiny and was packed when we arrived but the 3...More

Thank VickyHMumbles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been wanting to go here for a while. A long weekend gave us the chance and we were not disappointed. An amazing array of tapas dishes followed by a lovely mail and dessert. Some of the best food we have had in a long...More

Thank RhysBev
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is a true oasis - outstanding food, very well prepared, excellent service in a tiny little restaurant right in the heart of Hay on Wye. But it is only open two days a week, on Fridays and Saturdays for dinner, and the locals know...More

1  Thank Curious800637
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We go at least once a week. The food is perfect whether you are having a few starters or one of their main courses. The cocktails and puddings are the best you can get in Hay. I do not know how the chef cooks food...More

1  Thank Anne B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We waited outside on a bench drinking local beer and meeting locals whilst we waited for a table, already a lovely night right. Before a pint was finished our table was ready, we shared four small plates, all outstanding. then had a Mackerel and fries...More

Thank ben t
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is a fab, fun concept; but I think the 5 star reviews may have attracted a pickier diner who expect michelin style environs. It has the stripped down vibe of a pop up, with simple canteen-like chairs and tables and a small waiting area...More

1  Thank Sallyswpea
Reviewed 27 August 2018

St. John's Place serves small-plates of globally-inspired, seasonal food. We were there with a small group so we were able to try several dishes. Each was delicious, with well-balanced flavours and textures, and beautifully-presented. St. John's Place offers local, craft beers and home-made soft drinks....More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We ate at the restaurant Friday evening: as a neurotic diner who likes to book a table well in advance, I was a bit nervous about the first come-first served basis, so we got there soon after opening time (5.00pm). You can order what they...More

Thank bob w
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: +44 7855 783799
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