Mishkin’s is the latest in the “empire” owned by Russell Norman and Richard Beatty. A non kosher Jewish deli, not as hip as its Soho sisters Spuntino and Polpo. The look is very similar to the other restaurants but again not quite as cool and it looks like no deli I’ve ever been to in New York.
The Reuben on Rye with Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Russian Dressing & Swiss Cheese was very tasty but don’t go expecting New York size servings piled high with meat (see 2nd Ave Deli). The pastrami was good quality but I would have preferred it more thickly sliced, it was quite thin which I think dries it out somewhat.
The chicken matzo ball soup was great but with just a single matzo ball a little dissapointing, the chicken soup itself was perfect, a salty chicken broth full of flavour and homely just like Bubbe used to make.
My favourite dish was the Meat Loaf, it was moist, perfectly seasoned had a big blast of herbs and a fantastic soft boiled egg inside. It could have only be better if it was bigger!
I had the special Malteser Milkshake for dessert, this was disappionting, all the mushed up Maltesers sank and congealed at the bottom of the glass leaving the milk tasting of nothing but milk.