So how do I begin? With some back dating I’m afraid. Being a lazy so and so I wrote this post a couple of months ago but never got around to publishing it. So here it is, with a little bit of tweaking. My first proper blog post.

A few months ago, after what felt like a very long day at work, I met my most favourite uni friend Elisabeth for supper at Mishkin’s in Covent Garden, a little delight that is a sister restaurant of Polpo and Spuntino.
Billed as a ‘kind-of Jewish deli with cocktails’ and seeing from their website that they serve gherkins (or pickles if you’re stateside) as a side we decided to head down there to check it out.



After ordering a rather good Gin based cocktail, came the task of choosing off the menu. Practically an impossible task as the choices are too tempting! In the end E went for the lamb and pistachio meatballs, a portion of half & half (a simple but genius concept of half chips, half onion rings) and a walnut and cos lettuce salad. I chose the meatloaf and the inevitable side of dill pickles/gherkins.

Mishkin’s Dill Pickles

The meatloaf was served in an adorable mini Hovis tin and hidden inside two layers of a dense packed meatloaf was a soft boiled egg. Divine.
E’s meatballs cameslathered in tomato sauce, and her onion rings and chips were crispy and completely moreish.

Despite the small portions we were both stuffed, but not too stuffed to squeeze in some soggy lemon drizzle cake.

Soggy Lemon Drizzle Cake

Cue murmurs of appreciation and eager spoon licking.

If you’re into simple, but well done deli style food, Mishkin’s is the place for you. Small, intimate deli style food with a Gin cocktail list to die for, this almost feels like you could be in a mini version of Katz’s in NY. Good work Russell.


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