What can you tell us about Mamma Pastrama?
It comes from Jay Morjaria, who first came to fame on the TV show Million Pound Menu and then created Jae which sits within Untitled in Dalston (and is well worth a visit too). Mamma Pastrama is a big departure from Jae - here it's really all about pastrami, as you can guess from the name (although it does cater for vegetarians too). Jay has crated his own special rub for the pastrami, and it's not just about sandwiches either.
Where is it?
You'll find it on Ganton Street, about halfway down Carnaby Street (it's taken over what used to be Sacred Cafe).
So what's on the menu?
Primarily it's a sandwich restaurant, with classic pastrami on rye, a Reuben (see below) and a kimchi Reuben too (which adds a cheese and kimchi mix and comes on sourdough). Steering away from the traditional, you can also find a pastrami salmon on rye (with cream cheese) and a smoked chicken BLT which comes with a smoked chicken gravy.
On our visit we decided to try the Reuben - both meat and vegetable versions...
In addition to the above, there's a lunch deal of a half sandwich and fries for £7.
How about drinks?
There are a handful of cocktails (Paloma, Bloody Mary, Rye Old Fashioned, G&T (£8-9) a good few beers on offer and house red, white and rosé (glasses £6/£7, bottles £22/£25).
Mamma Pastrama sets its stall out to do one main thing, and it achieves that very well indeed. The beef is pretty fantastic, either in the fries or the sandwich and it's well worth stopping by if you're in the area (or getting a delivery if you work nearby).
Hot Dinners ate as guests of Mamma Pastrama. Prices are correct at the time of writing.
More about Mamma Pastrama
Where is it? 13 Ganton St, London W1F 9PP
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