Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Restaurant Review: Mishkin's

For a good year now Mishkin's has been on my wish list for visiting. It has just never been the right time - until now.

After pre drinks at Foundation (who by the way have put their prices up quite significantly but are still really good value during happy hour) we headed over to Catherine Street for some Kosher-ish deli action.

Cocktails first (obviously), I went for a Diamond Fizz, D went for an Ezra's Green Rose. On arrival I seemed to luck out since D's came in what can only be described as a thimble. The Diamond Rose was great. Loved the retro cocktail shaker style cup.
Diamond Fizz - Right, Thimble/Shot - Left
Mishkin's Menu
On reviewing the menu it was inevitable we were going to go for a mac and cheese (main size) as a side to share. We had both previously been to We Feast (here and here) so had tried Mishkin's wares before. The salt beef muffin was delicious - and D had the Reuben which I never had. We opted for a large one of those bad boys to share.

As well as the mac and cheese and Reuben the final dish was causing us some problems. We kind of fancied the salt beef, but know the beigel shop on Brick Lane that sells the exact thing (they get their produce from here) and costs £3, so this felt a bit unnecessary. Instead we opted for the roast beef.

Felling satisfied with our choices, inevitably the waiter came trundling back to tell us the roast beef was all out. We would have to pick again. There was a chill dog on the specials board - we went for this instead. Variety is in fact the spice of life.

On arrival the mac and cheese as expected looked divine. The Reuben was ginormous and the chili dog looked as good as you could expect (from a kosher-ish restaurant). I started with the chili dog and M&C, D worked through half of the Reuben.
The Reuben
Chili Dog

On switching I was feeling kind of stuffed (unheard of) and this Reuben felt like a Man Vs Food episode. I took my first bite. The taste? Good, the quantity…vast! This was a mountain. D was also struggling through the chill dog and mac and cheese.

We powered on but could not finish. Defeat at Mishkin's. Perhaps it was because my expectations were too high after so much anticipation, or perhaps it was because the salt beef muffin from taste was the best thing on the menu, but we were slightly disappointed.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Drink: 3/5
Overall: 3/5
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