Indulging in the pleasures of delectable cuisine is an art that touches the soul, but when paired with the right drink, it becomes an exquisite symphony for the senses. In Scotland, our culinary culture boasts a rich history of pairing delectable dishes with a wide array of beverages, elevating the dining experience to new heights. In this blog post, we will explore the delights of food with drinks, uncovering the harmonious combinations that ignite both our palates and passions. 


The Art of Pairing 


Like a masterful melody, the perfect pairing of food and drink is an act that requires both skill and intuition. Just as an artist chooses their palette, a discerning diner selects the ideal drink to complement their dish. The interplay of flavours and textures creates a delightful harmony that dances upon the taste buds, leaving a lasting impression. 


This remarkable correlation is no different here at St. John’s. Our expert team have curated an array of food, wine, and cocktail menus to bridge that often-overlooked gap between delicious food and drink.  

Sharing Cheese Board 


With food, few pairings are as iconic as wine and cheese. From crumbly cheddar to creamy Brie, each cheese demands a thoughtful wine counterpart. A tangy Sauvignon Blanc brings out the best in goat’s cheese, while a robust Cabernet Franc complements the sharpness of aged cheddar. The subtle interplay between the tannins, acidity, and fat content of each is a delightful symphony that will put a smile on anyone’s face. 


Why not enjoy a delectable sharing board filled with a delicious selection of local cheeses? Paired with our ever-growing, exclusive wine list. This truly is the stuff of dreams. Our stunning, contemporary bar area is the perfect spot to sit and delight in this with your nearest and dearest. 

Charcuterie Selection 


Indulge in the sheer delight of contrasting flavours and textures as a velvety Merlot tangoes with the salt-kissed prosciutto, revealing hidden depths of richness in both. Let the lively acidity of our Sauvignon Blanc waltz with zesty chorizo, each sip and bite heightening the other’s unmistakable tasting notes. 


Mix Dip Platter 


Picture this. Warm, crisp bread. Creamy hummus. Tangy salsa verde and punchy garlic aioli. All these components are ideal when enjoying some light, refreshing lagers with friends. A true marriage of bold flavours and textures pairs perfectly with our incredible selection of premium beers and lagers. 


From the Grill 


When tender, juicy cuts of steak meet the perfect wine companion, magic happens on your palate. 


Imagine sinking your teeth into a succulent medium-rare T-bone, the rich cuts melting in your mouth. Now, take a sip of a velvety Cabernet Franc, and watch as the robust flavours of the wine elevate the steak’s smoky char to new heights. 


For those who crave the boldness of a perfectly grilled sirloin, a spicy Shiraz becomes the ideal partner in crime. The wine’s peppery notes complement the steak’s hearty taste, creating a flavour explosion you won’t forget in a hurry. 


Indulge in the symphony of taste that unfolds with each bite and sip. Wine and steak – a pairing so divine. It is a culinary love story meant to be savoured with every delicious moment. Cheers to the happy couple! 

Join us at St. John’s 


While the above is just a glimpse into some of our amazing food and wine pairings, do not fret. Our talented team are always on hand to give you insight into the finest flavour combinations, menu wide. 


Are you looking to join us? You can reserve a table over on our bookings page. We would always recommend securing a space as they fill up quickly, especially at weekends. 


We look forward to welcoming you in to see us.