Top 10 Reasons To Love the Salt Beef at Tongue & Brisket

10) Central location on Leather Lane in EC1
9) Sandwich under a fiver.
8) John Georgiou has salt beef is his blood.
7) Briskets rotated in and out of their hot bath.
6) Real rye bread, thickly sliced.
5) Deep flavours not savaged by salt.
4) House-brined briskets hand-carved to order.
3) Tender meat breaks apart under pressure.
2) Lots of meat in a sandwich.
1) Plenty of fat (if you want it).

Tongue & Brisket
, 24 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7SU (map)

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  1. Looks great, P.S would it make your top 5 Salt Beef sandwich list?.

  2. Yes, Paul. In fact it would make my top 3 and maybe top 2. Try it and let me low what you think.

  3. Nick Orloff says:

    Not been to London for a few years, but I’m there in August and this has got me salivating already! Added to my to do list for the trip!

  4. Those are 10 very good reasons! Thanks for the heads-up about this place, looks amazing.

  5. Hi Dan

    Is B&K Salt Beef Bar still your number one?

  6. For another week it is, Paul. I will have a new number one as of September 1st. Stay tuned. What’s your number one?

  7. OMG – Found this place by accident! John offered me a piece of tongue and a piece of salt beef because he’d seen me eye it up on the way past! “It’s better than Selfridges” I said. To which John replied “My grandfather opened the salt beef bar in Selfridges 50 years ago”. I’d already eaten but left with a tray of meat (low carb option) after trying it; I tried not to but eat it all on the tube moments later anyway.
    I will return!

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