Picture of Harry Morgan, NW8 7NH

Harry Morgan, NW8 7NH

Restaurant and delicatessen in St John's Wood.

It styles itself after a New York deli, and focuses on Jewish comfort food, although it is not kosher. The left-hand side is home to a deli counter for takeaways, while the right-hand side has diner-style seating.

The decor in the restaurant side is primarily monochrome, relieved by the burgundy pleather used to upholster the banquettes and upright chairs filling the room. Framed black-and-white photos of city scenes hang on the white-painted walls, and the art deco lampshades overhead are similarly black on the outside and white on the inside. Black vinyl covers the floor.

Kake visited on a Tuesday lunchtime in January 2020. There were about a dozen other customers when I arrived at 12:30pm, and at least a dozen more had joined them by the time I left an hour later. Music was playing quietly, almost inaudible under the sound of conversation.

Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with a bagel (£10) photo was a good-sized portion. The eggs were handled well — not overly bulked out by milk, and not at all overcooked. I would have preferred just a touch more seasoning if eating them on their own, but with the smoked salmon they were fine. The salmon was good-quality, cut thick and not too salty. The bagel was fine, fresh and with a good flavour and chew. New green pickles on the side (£3.25) were excellent — crisp and delicious, with just the right amount of salt and vinegar.

Earl Grey tea (£3.25) was made with a Twinings teabag and served in a decent-sized pot.

Service was helpful, friendly, and efficient, with staff constantly circulating to check whether anyone needed anything but without the slightest hint of pushiness or upselling. A 12.5% service charge was auto-added to the bill.

Kake's verdict: I did like it here, but I felt the tea was extremely overpriced given it was made with a non-premium teabag.

Child-friendliness: They have at least two highchairs. There were two toddlers and a baby in during our visit. One of the toilet cubicles is marked as having baby change facilities.

Laptop-friendliness: Several of the tables have plug sockets next to them. They have WiFi (ask staff for the password). Another customer was working on their laptop throughout our visit.

Accessibility: A small step to get in, about an inch or so. No steps to the toilets.

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Last visited by Kake, January 2020. Opening hours taken from the Harry Morgan website, February 2020.
OS X co-ord: 527029 OS Y co-ord: 183134 (Latitude: 51.532829 Longitude: -0.170007)
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