A Reuben sandwich at Monty's Deli
The Facts
NAME: Monty's Deli
IT'S: a Jewish deli in Hoxton

27-04-2017

OPENED: April 27th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Mark Ogus and Owen Barratt, previously of Monty's Deli at Maltby Street
DID YOU KNOW: Monty was the name of owner Mark's Jewish grandfather
ADDRESS: 227-229 Hoxton Street, N1
CLOSEST TUBE: Hoxton Overground
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday-Friday 8.30am-10pm; Saturday 8am-4pm, 6pm-10pm; Sunday 8am-4pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
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Monty’s Deli

OPENED April 27th, 2017

Monty’s Deli is the first permanent site from the people behind the hugely popular salt beef sandwich stall of the same name, now open in Hoxton.

Owners Mark Ogus and Owen Barratt serve an exciting range of Jewish soul food classics, including their famous salt beef sandwiches.

The Spot:

Monty’s Deli is housed in an old bakery, which has been renovated to expose the building’s original Victorian tiles. Booths have been installed, based on the style of classic workers’ cafes and there’s a long bar where customers can watch all those glorious salt beef sandwiches being prepared. The whole vibe is somewhere between a deli and a restaurant, so it’s super relaxed.

Mark Ogus and Owen Barratt

The Food:

The salt beef is still a star of the menu at this new site. Mark and Owen are some of the only people in the UK to actually make their own (much of London’s salt beef comes from a single supplier), and it shows. Try their Reuben Special, which is piled high with a frankly outrageous amount of salt beef, plus pastrami, pickles and mustard (even the condiments are homemade). They also have a changing menu of hand rolled bagels, baked in the traditional style, on cedar wood planks wrapped in hessian.

For the carb-averse, there are ‘Seinfeld-style big salads’ and an option to have the beef and pickles on a platter. Sweet things include chocolate babka (a braided sweet yeast cake) and a range of pastries.

In the evening, you can order whole joints of pastrami or salt beef for the table (living the dream) and there’s a Shabbat dinner, consisting of classic dishes like chopped liver, chicken soup and lokshen pudding for dessert.

Monty's Deli Bagels

The Drinks:

In the evening, you can order from a L’chaim drinks menu, including Slivovitz plum brandy, fine whiskies and Palwin’s No. 9 Kiddush wine. At weekends they serve brunch, so the requisite Prosecco and bloody Marys are available.

The Damage:

Prices are around the £5-£13 mark on the all day menu, increasing slightly for the evening Shabbat dinner.

In a Nutshell:

Co-owner Mark was brought up on good Jewish food, introduced to him by his grandfather, and Monty’s Deli is his love letter to childhood memories. Everything is made in-house, from the beef to the pickles, mustard and rye bread for the sandwiches. Portions are generous, flavours are big and everything is made to closely guarded secret recipes. It’s a modern take on a classic Jewish deli, which feels like something London has been waiting for without even realising.

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The Facts
NAME: Monty's Deli
IT'S: a Jewish deli in Hoxton

27-04-2017

OPENED: April 27th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Mark Ogus and Owen Barratt, previously of Monty's Deli at Maltby Street
DID YOU KNOW: Monty was the name of owner Mark's Jewish grandfather
ADDRESS: 227-229 Hoxton Street, N1
CLOSEST TUBE: Hoxton Overground
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday-Friday 8.30am-10pm; Saturday 8am-4pm, 6pm-10pm; Sunday 8am-4pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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