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?
By Kerstin Kühn
E-mail your comments to Kerstin Kühn here.
If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/tabletalk
Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with Catererandhotelkeeper.com jobs