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Mishkin's is a hoot, says Giles Coren, but another critic is underwhelmed

19 December 2011 by
Mishkin's is a hoot, says Giles Coren, but another critic is underwhelmed

Mishkin's, the latest restaurant from Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, was the focus of the critics this weekend and while it may not be true to its Jewish inspiration, its atmosphere makes it worth a visit.

A take on a New York Jewish deli, Mishkin's is the fifth venture from the duo behind hit London restaurants Polpo, Polpetto, da Polpo and Spuntino, located in Covent Garden in the West End.

Writing for the Times, Giles Coren says the food at Mishkin's may not be authentic at all but the place is a hoot and worth a visit, with huge portions, small prices and great cocktails.

The London Evening Standard‘s Fay Maschler is underwhelmed by the food and Mishkin's lack of authenticity.

But Tracey MacLeod of the Independent, says that being the kind of place you can pop into at any time of day, Mishkin's is just what London has been crying out for.

Meanwhile, the Observer‘s Jay Rayner says Aurelia in Mayfair is a place where you can eat very well. But thanks to its annoying service, it's not a good restaurant.

Finally, Zoe Williams, writing in the Sunday Telegraph, is pretty impressed by the food at the relaunched Rib Room at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel. But she can't help but wonder if it's really good enough to justify those prices?

For these reviews in full and more, see What's on the menu? Visit Guide Girl for the latest gossip from the fine-dining world.

By Kerstin Kühn

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