Bloom’s restaurant, symbol of Jewish London and grumpy waiters, shuts down

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Bloom’s restaurant, symbol of Jewish London and grumpy waiters, has shut down.

To emphasis its beginnings among the unrefined Jewish poor of London’s East End, it employed a hilarious cadre of the grumpiest waiters whose irascibleness could prick any puffed-up pretensions of the upwardly mobile clientele.

It was so quintessential that for non-Jewish friends it was the place to literally give them a taste of Jewish London. But, calling it “the kosher icon that got marooned in the past,” the Jewish Chronicle quotes celebrities who wax nostalgic about Bloom’s but agree that the poor food and bad service had lost its charm.

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This post was last updated: Jun. 28, 2010