Morty & Bob’s Review

I spent an epic birthday weekend in London in May and one of the places where I chose to celebrate was none other than Morty & Bob’s ( The family owned all-day restaurant, café and bar with locations in Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross, in the food court at Westfield Shepherd’s Bush, and Kensal Rise had been a favourite for Londoner’s since 2015 and I was excited to try it myself.

First off… a little history about Morty & Bob’s. What is it? Well it’s a relaxed home away from home serving comfort food, snacks and drinks. Morty & Bob’s menu consists of locally sourced, fresh, seasonal ingredients and American-influenced British dishes. Supporting local producers, Morty & Bob’s also stocks a wide range of London-made beers, spirits, and mixers.

The concept was created by restaurateur Charlie Phillips, who is inspired by his hardworking grandfathers, Morty and Bob. Famed for its deliciously naughty Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, the restaurant started with a Grilled Cheese food stall in East London’s Netil Market, which later toured the UK music festival circuit and ran a series of pop-ups.

In 2015, Morty & Bob’s expanded its menu into a British brunch and lunch café, by opening the first bricks and mortar site in London Fields, followed by a flagship all-day restaurant, café and bar in Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross. The year of 2019 saw the opening of Morty & Bob’s all day hot food counter, in Westfield Shepherd’s Bush. Late 2022 welcomed Kensal Rise as a new neighbourhood restaurant in the portfolio. All sites still serve the original recipe grilled cheese sandwiches, plus all day snacks and large plates, exceptional coffee and a London-supplied bar.

Now that we’ve got the history out of the way? What did I think? Well simply put I loved it. I started off with a delicious Bloody Mary which was an instant hangover cure before my friend and I moved on to sampling some of the other cocktails and the delicious food on offer. The Picante with El Jimador Tequila, lime, chilli, agave and Cointreau is one not to be missed and for us was our top contender for best cocktail.

Food wise, we enjoyed one of the grilled cheeses that Morty & Bob’s is known for and you really can’t go wrong here. It’s a comfort food for a reason. We then had their Chicken Schnitzel and as an Aussie I was very happy. Would love to see a restaurant put toppings on their schnitzels like back home, so hopefully this is something Morty & Bob’s could consider doing in the future. You’d make a bunch of Aussies very happy!

The steak sandwich though was our absolute favourite. The meat was perfectly cooked and the flavour combinations of the sauces worked beautifully.

After the delicious food, we washed it down with more cocktails. You really can’t go wrong here with them. And location wise it’s perfect for after work drinks, a weekend in the sun or even a date.

We had an absolutely great time and can’t thank Morty & Bob’s enough. It was the perfect way to spending my birthday lunch. I  will be back!

Morty & Bob’s Kings Cross

Coal Drops Yard



Written by Tegan LeBon