So, if I’ve understood Mishkins correctly, it’s a British take on an East European Jewish New York deli. And, to my mind, it’s like other British takes on American food such as BBQ, it’s enjoyable enough but it’s not the real deal. So, don’t go expecting Katz or the now closed Stage Deli.
There was chopped liver to start – a couple of quenelles of it sat on toasted baguette. It was rich and tasty. And there were three “burnt end croquettes” – again a tasty little starter with some nicely spiced beef.
For mains, we both went with the salt beef sandwich which you’re offered with or without fat. So, that was an easy decision. And it’s good long cooked meat, in generous portion (although not anywhere near as generous as Katz). The bread is smeared with mustard and there’s sliced dill pickle on the side. We shared a side order of slaw – carrot, cabbage, radish in an oil/vinegar dressing. That worked. We also had chips which were only OK – they were skin-on fat chips which somehow managed to taste more of roast potato than chips.