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Mishkin's

25 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS

£36.00 Jewish , North American Covent Garden

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  • Wine: £17.00
  • Champagne: £66.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11.30pm (Sun -10.30pm)

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Billing itself as a ‘Jewish deli with cocktails’, Mishkin’s is another feather in the cap for serial restaurateur Russell Norman (of Polpo and Spuntino fame). Net curtains, red booths, Formica-topped tables and exposed brickwork conjure a cosy-but-cool NYC vibe, backed by a non-kosher menu of ‘stodgy but very satisfying’ small plates, sandwiches and sliders. Favourites include the signature Reuben on rye, classic mac ‘n’ cheese and beef corn dogs with green ketchup, though daily plates such as meatballs or generous turkey schnitzel are also worth a go. Classic cocktails and malted milkshakes are our pick from the interesting drinks list, while puddings such as baked cheesecake and boozy bananas Foster pile on the calorific comfort. ‘Really friendly’ staff keep things speedy and ensure a fast turnaround, although you can book to reserve a table.

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  1. Mishkin's

    25 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS
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    Joey G.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 1

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    Mrs Findlay
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 6

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    25 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS
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    Grumbling Gourmet
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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 7

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    Richard E.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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    Paul D.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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    25 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS
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    William R.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 5

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    Jon G.
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    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 6

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    Victoria B.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 6

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    Umberto S.
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    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 5

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  1. Published : Sunday, 12th January 2014

    THIS LITTLE PIGGY LOVES FOOD! :: MISHKIN'S

    My first weekend back in London with Pascal and I knew exactly where I wanted to go….my favourite place….Covent Garden. I regretted it once I was on the tube though, it was so packed you could hardly breathe!! It was worth it when we were there, we looked at the shops and watched the street entertainers and then it was time to eat. Covent Garden is packed with so many good restaurants although I chose Mishkin's as I wanted to go for a very long time. I once went to the next door restaurant Opera Tavern and was massively disappointed but luckily not this time. Mishkin's is another eatery by Russell Norman (Polpo, Polpetto, Da Polpo & Spuntino) - I have been to Polpo and Spuntino & enjoyed the food although the interiors weren't really me….a bit too casual….(I am just not cool enough)!! The same has to be said for Mishkin's, exposed brick walls, checkered floor, paper napkins, small rickety tables & chairs (too close together)…on the plus side there are some nice red booths...
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  2. Published : Monday, 4th November 2013

    edge and spoon :: Mishkin’s

    Mishkin’s sounds like it could be something akin to a Promised Land: big, brash sandwiches; punchy cocktails; and enough buzz to satisfy even the surliest New Yorker. Mention the word kosher and you’ll be laughed out the door – it actually offers sexed-up comfort food for the unknowing goyim. But this goy knows. Mishkin’s falls well short. Nevertheless, the room is a treat and a half. Russell Norman after all – a foodie sleb, of sorts (Polpo et al) – is the puppet master, and the feel is unmistakably of an American diner: chequered floor, squashy red booths, paper napkins...
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  3. The interior took me by surprise as I was expecting a traditional cosy environment. Instead, Mishkin’s is a more modern, casual restaurant with a separate bar area should you wish to socialise and drink cocktails. It took me awhile to pick dishes from the menu. It wasn’t because I was being indecisive, I was confused by the portion sizes and the menu. At first glance the menu is something you’d find in an American deli with sections such as ‘Sandwiches’, ‘Hot Dogs’, ‘Sliders’ and apart from a few dishes, the menu didn’t scream ‘Jewish’...
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  4. Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, the people behind the successful eateries Polpo, Polpetto, Spuntino and Da Polpo, have produced another offspring with Mishkin’s in Covent Garden. Mishkin’s bears the trademark of the other Norman and Beatty restaurants in the sense that it is cool, hip and happening, but deviates as it steers away from their Italian tapas theme. With Mishkin’s they’ve tapped into the vein of a New York styled Jewish deli, one that also serves cocktails...
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  5. Published : Sunday, 10th February 2013

    A Table For Two :: Mishkin’s

    No doubt about it, there is a buzz about Mishkin’s. It may be due to it’s location or the fact that it’s one of the few Jewish Delis around London. The interior is all bare brick walls and low lighting, very much in keeping with the rest of the Russell Norman and Richard Beatty empire which include the ever popular Polpo, Polpetto, Spuntino and Da Polpo. Banquette seating and closely stacked formica topped tables, provide a one way ticket away from Covent Garden into a one of New York’s little hip hangouts. However, don’t expect authentic Kosher delicacies because one thing Mishkins isn’t is truly Jewish...
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  6. Miskin’s from the exterior appearance wouldn’t really strike “WOW”, it’s more of a casual café spot and décor is bit of mismatched. Apparently the cocktails are really good here, and the walls were filled with Gin. My friend and I went for cream soda’s. When the cans arrived I realised it was the ones I can find in the corner shop for 50p. After much deliberation, I decided to settle on the Meatloaf, soft egg & mash. My friend “K” had Reuben on rye with pastrami, sauerkraut, Russian dressing & Swiss cheese. We both shared a portion of all beef corn dogs, green tomato ketchup...
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  7. Published : Thursday, 20th December 2012

    Ross eats :: Mishkins

    Mishkins labels itself as ‘a kind-of Jewish deli with cocktails’ – probably a fair explanation as while the menu contains a couple of classic Jewish staples like chopped liver, schnitzels and meatballs it feels absolutely nothing like any Jewish deli that I’ve been to (Gaby’s on Charing Cross Road, anything serving beigels in Brick Lane or further afield Katz Deli in New York). When it opened Twitter was awash with pictures of peoples reubens (and to provide a bit of a spoiler it is a damned good sandwich) but what about everything else on the menu?...
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  8. Mishkin’s is yet another of Russell Norman’s culinary ventures. After a recent trip to Israel we were keen to see how Mishkin’s compared to some of the dining experiences we’ve had there. The dishes at Mishkin’s are focussed around old traditional Ashkenazi Jewish dishes (mainly Polish & Russian). The interior is that of a very relaxed 50′s / 60′s type jukebox bar / restaurant (…it’s as if you’re in a ‘Happydays’ episode and Arthur Fonzarelli might pop-around the corner at any moment)...
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  9. Published : Saturday, 24th November 2012

    samphire and salsify :: Mishkin’s

    Mishkin’s comes from the restauranteur legend and master of dark lighting, exposed brick and no reservations – Russell Norman. What makes this restaurant different from his others however (Spuntino and the numerous Polpo’s) is that you can book – hoorah! The other main difference is that Mishkin’s is ‘a kind of Jewish delhi with cocktails’. How very intriguing. The restaurant itself is a pretty little place with a bar by the entrance where you can drink, eat and admire the pretty and oh so trendy barmen shake their cocktails and stir their Negronis...
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  10. Published : Friday, 27th July 2012

    andmorefood :: mishkins, london

    great little diner in covent garden. I have to say I came with mixed expectations, as I had a great experience at spuntino but not such a great one at da polpo, and there is such a mix of reviews online about mishkins that saying I was sceptical would have been an immense understatement. straight up, I have to say that this was a very good meal, well-executed as the diner it is meant to be, and the food was both tasty and quite special. not too expensive as well, though the portion sizes vary quite wildly (and rather illogically). I loved the kitschiness of the place, with its bar at the front and its warehousey-type feel, and its diner-style serve-yourself-cutlery and ketchup/mustard squeezy bottles...
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  11. Published : Tuesday, 10th January 2012

    Rate My Bistro :: Mishkin’s – Covent Garden

    A big thank you goes out to my friend who introduced me to Miskin’s just before the Christmas break! He suggested trying this new restaurant when we decided to have a festive catch up! It made such a refreshing change to have some different types of food! Food that when we looked at the menu, there were no descriptions of each item. So the ones that we didn’t know what they were, had to be explained by the staff! From the exterior, it looks like this place has been around for a while! It reminded me of an old sort of tavern. But Mishkin’s is a fairly recent addition to Covent Garden!...
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Essential Details for Mishkin's

  • Address: 25 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS
  • Telephone: 020 7240 2078
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11.30pm (Sun -10.30pm)
  • Restaurant Facilities: Alfresco dining area

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