This Jewish deli was started by local butcher Harry Morgan in 1948 and is now the most well know New York style restaurant in London. Famed for their salt beef sandwiches and their chicken soup with noodles, kreplach or kneidlach, the 100 seater restaurant is usually rammed at lunchtime. I had one of the best chicken noodle soups I’ve ever tasted and salt beef on rye where the mustard served on the side nearly blew my head off. The mostly haimish menu also offers some more hardcore items like chopped liver or tongue sandwiches and then there’s all day breakfast and a pudding menu. I had their homemade cheese blintz with blueberry sauce. It looked a bit limp and colourless on the plate and apart from a small splash of blueberry sauce was quite bland. But blintz apart it was good comfort food on a cold day.
29-31 St. John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH