Photography by Chris Osburn
Serving us a cup of what she reckoned to be the “holy grail of coffee” during the launch of her new Mayfair eatery, Mount Street Deli manager Hannah Gutteridge explained to Londonist that through years working in Italy she had come to know the country “like the back of her hand”. From what we could surmise during our visit, her choice of Italian tasties certainly seem to demonstrate an understanding of the Italian palate. Spreading a bit of Cornish Meadow marmalade onto a piece of crusty bread, we concluded that she's got a handle on what's delectably British too.
With a bias towards British and Italian producers, Hannah's deli is a delicious option for upscale slumming minus any antiquated Mayfair pomp. As part of the Caprice Holdings portfolio of hoity toity restos, the rustic style deli offers daily specials from sister establishments such as Scott's (it's across the street) alongside typical charcuterie, cheeses and baked goods (we were particularly impressed with the cakes and pastries). Fresh daily menus, free deliveries to W1 and SW1 and bespoke catering from this Mount Street newcomer add up to a considerably more edible and relaxed West End.
And oh yeah that coffee? Guglielmo from Calabria. Was it the “holy grail”? We shrug, but it was very good indeed.
The Mount Street Deli is located at 100 Mount Street (W1K 2TG). Visit the deli online at www.themountstreetdeli.co.uk.