The Jewish Chronicle

Reubens may get new lease of life


A JEWISH restaurate­ur is in talks to take over the lease of Reubens, the iconic kosher restaurant that closed down in May.

Ben Teacher has said the restaurant’s downstairs space could become a second branch of his kosher eaterie One Ashbourne in Temple Fortune, with the upstairs delicatess­en possibly branded as a Reubens.

Reubens announced its closure after 46 years “due to a family bereavemen­t”.

On being contacted by the JC, Mr Teacher said: “I want to put something special in there.” But, he said: “No deal has been done yet. For a deal to be done, it has to be right for all parties.”

On his thoughts about a menu, he said: “It would go down the Ashbourne route: fine dining, top quality food, cooked by skilled, experience­d chefs in the Ashbourne style. The idea is to keep the deli — maybe keeping the Reubens brand too — but do something different with it.”

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