London guide: Dumplings at Mishkin’s & the keys to Apartment 58

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Mishkin's, London; image via Restaurant Gossip

This spring, our in-the-know guide to London highlights a homely new member's club and the latest New York-style eatery to make waves.

Every season we seem to highlight a new bar or restaurant from Russell Norman and Richard Beatty (Polpo, Polpetto, Spuntino), a duo who have struck on a winning formula of upscale hipster eateries with low-key atmospheres. New to their stable is Mishkin’s, a slick take on a Jewish-American New York deli, which is just as stylish and popular as its stablemates.

Mishkin's, London; image via Time Out
Natty Formica tables and raw wood panelling are part of the interior, while comfort food favourites include Brick Lane salt beef bagels with lashings of Colman's mustard and pickles and meaty Reuben sandwiches.

Mishkin's, London
Apartment 58 is London’s latest member’s club, providing a meeting and social space for young creatives, with plans to expand to two further clubs in west and east London respectively (and five further fashion capitals internationally). As the name suggests, the club’s concept is based around an apartment, with homely decor designed by art director Mia Wallenius and vintage mid-century furniture and bespoke wallpapers.
Apartment 58, London; illustration by Charlotte Mann
A board of advisors known as Landlords includes illustrator Will Broome, footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood, artist Matthew Stone and model Edie Campbell. Tenants (elected industry influencers and creatives) invite friends to the club, and all are provided their own key to the venue. The focus is on technology: members can work off in-house iPads or Macs and information can be accessed from personalised iCloud accounts.

Subscribers can read the rest of our special London guide, out just in time for London Fashion Week, for eight more recommendations of what to do in the city right now.