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Having a Reuben at Mishkins

2012 February 12

The Reuben Sandwich

From the people behind the Venetian / Italian inspired Polpo and da Polpo, Mishkins is their New York Jewish deli inspired offering (with other influences mixed in too).

Located on the outskirts of Covent Garden in London, it is perfect for grabbing a quick and hearty lunch or dinner.

For the pre and post theatre punters who don’t want to deal with the restaurants and the crowd that goes with them, this would also be a suitable alternative.

The meatloaf

I myself have found the opening hours of 11:30am to 11pm are perfect for when I’m stuck starving in the area at a non-traditional dining time.

The room has a choice of seating at the bar, booths at the front, or tables at the back. There’s also a quirky seating option situated inside an old telephone or recording booth.

Many different options are available on the menu for any type of hunger. You have the choice of sandwiches, meatballs, all day brunch or supper, or you can head straight to the puddings.

Its signature dish is the Reuben sandwich, made famous by Reuben’s deli in New York. As with tradition, it is served on rye with pastrami, sauerkraut, Russian dressing and Swiss cheese.

Inside the meatloaf

The portion size, as with all other dishes, is generous enough to make it feel like a nice achievement if you finish it.

Another dish, the meatloaf, is quite nicely served and presented in a small loaf tin. A nice surprise is found when you cut inside to find a hard-boiled egg baked into the middle. How this is actually achieved, I didn’t get the answer to, but it’s nice not knowing this exactly to keep the magic alive.

Puddings are American in their inspiration. With the New Orleans dish banana foster on the menu, as well as a warm chocolate chip with ice cream.

Lemon drizzle cake and shake

The soggy lemon drizzle cake was delightfully sticky and tangy, and even better if had with the chocolate malted milkshake.

For drinks, there are reasonably priced wines on the menu, with many gin-based drinks on the cocktail list.



25 Catherine Street
London WC2B 5JS
020 7240 2078
Bookings taken for lunch and dinner

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