Monty’s Deli Spitalfields | Market Lunch Spot
People named Monty make very good:
A) Flying circuses;
B) London delis.
And it’s the latter that we’re concerned with today. You see Monty’s Deli – home to the best reuben sandwich in London – has moved into The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market.
The move is a pretty comfortable one for the sandwich-slingers, given that they’ve spent literally years in stalls at London’s many markets. Their menu here will naturally be slightly reduced from their restaurant offering, but they’re still playing all the hits.
You can expect Reuben sandwiches (a hand carved tower of salt beef or pastrami blanketed with Russian dressing, mustard, saurkraut, & cheese, then served with a pickle, on rye); plus bowls of matzo ball soup (chicken broth, matzo balls, lokshen, carrot, and dill), and drinks including the beloved pickleback – that is, bourbon and a shot of pickle juice.
Other micro-restaurants installed next door to Monty’s include deeply authentic Burmese joint Lahpet, who make a particularly delightful tea leaf salad; Ahi Poké who’ll furnish you with a deliciously seasoned bowl of diced, Hawaiian-style swimmers; Breddos Tacos, where you can get one of the best tacos in the city; and Berber & Q, whose unique brand of Middle Eastern BBQ is nothing short of stunning.
It’s all deli-cious.
NOTE: Monty’s Deli at Old Spitalfields Market is open now. You can find out more at their website right HERE.
Old Spitalfields Market | 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, E1 6EW
Main image credit: Joe Woodhouse