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Montys Deli

Montys Deli

The idea was to give London a real ‘kosher style’ Jewish deli, where the meats and the mustards, breads and pastries are all made on site. Within weeks of opening at Maltby Street market, Monty’s Deli was attracting queues of people who were Instagramming the lines as much as the meat. Within five years it had grown from a one-day-a-week stall to a business with two outlets and 22 staff. Monty’s Deli restaurant opened in Hoxton street in 2017, to great fanfare. In December of that year their reuben sandwich was voted the second best dish in London by Time Out. In an ES Mag review, Grace Dent said, ‘Monty’s Deli in Hoxton is now firmly on the list of places I love.’ In the Sunday Times, Marina O’Loughlin called it, ‘A wonderful homage to the Jewish delis of New York: a Hoxton version of Katz’s.’ Jay Rayner, in the Observer, said it was ‘Excellent.’ And in his Financial Times review, Tim Hayward wrote that Monty’s Deli was, ‘clearly delighting a lot of contemporary locals… If the Jewish tradition has anything to do with a hospitable welcome, attention to detail and, ultimately, superb food, then they’re doing very well.’ By the winter of 2019, Monty’s Deli had three successful sites across London serving up the handmade meats mustards and breads in highly stacked hot sandwiches, and sumptuously stuffed bagels. However, when the pandemic hit and lockdown came into effect in March 2020, Monty’s moved online. Since then, the Monty’s name has continued to grow in stature and in September 2020 a collaboration was announced with Gail’s bakery providing the pastrami for their ‘reuben toastie’ in all 63 of its outlets. Due to the expertise and perfectionism required, Monty’s Deli remains one of only a handful of companies producing pastrami in the UK, and remain too, confident that it’s by far the best. ‘The meats are the focus of our business, so Owen and I have spent eight years refining and honing the best recipe for pastrami – a ten day curing process, the spice rub, the time taken to dry the meat before its smoked over oak logs then steamed. And the best for salt beef too, researching and perfecting things like the brine percentage and flavours to incorporate into the meat. It’s that kind of attention to detail that’s made us the best in our field. For us, salt beef and pastrami are not just sandwich fillings, they’re an obsession.’

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