Covent Garden restaurant from Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, the owners of Polpo, Polpetto, da Polpo and Spuntino.
Mishkin's brings a slice of the East End and New York's Lower East Side to London. Russell, along with group head chef Tom Oldroyd, has developed a menu of Jewish comfort classics mixed with witty takes on familiar dishes.
Expect to find Brick Lane salt beef on soda bread, a classic Ruben sandwich on rye, oxtail cholent, cod cheek popcorn and house-smoked beef brisket hash and eggs.
The cocktail list features classic drinks from the 30s and 40s with an emphasis on gin. The bar will stock an exceptional range of gins including many London distilled varieties.
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25 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JS
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The atmosphere was awesome. It looked like a NY diner/deli.
The waitresses were sweet and adorable.
The food was...on and off at parts.
I had a duck blintz wrap with orange something or other in it. It was a little above average. but quite pricey and not exactly worth the ticket price.
The chicken liver and kraut however, was quite tasty! Not something you would want to eat a ton of...more
The best matzo ball soup and reuben sandwiches in London. This spot was the only thing that kept me sane amid the pouring rain and awful hours I spent in the LSE library last spring during exams.
It's convenient location makes it the perfect place for a pre-theatre bite. It's also open all afternoon so grab a booth, order something to eat and debrief the previous night's antics with friends.more
Quality deli sandwiches and nice little dishes. Great ambience and very akin to American diners, which is a plus. It's a nice quaint place, and I'd definitely recommend it for dates.more
I really admire the nerve of whoever decided to call these overly sweet veg pies "pierogis." A real pierogi would probably change its name if it knew about these glorified hot pockets. (You can get the real thing at Daquise, by the way.) Very depressing for a New York Jew. Still, nice New Yorky atmosphere if you're homesick.more
What I like about this place is the attention to detail even down to the wallpaper in the loo (sorry, restroom) that looks like it was put up in the 1960's but no, it was done just a few months ago. I have no problem with the imitation American diner / deli vibe and it's careful attention to detail, in fact I love this kind of place in the actual US of A. What's good about these places (in...more