Ruben’s Deli: Where Melbourne Meets Manhattan

Eat, Melbourne / 6 September 2023

A Fresh Twist to High Street Armadale

In the heart of High Street Armadale, Ruben’s Deli brings a slice of New York down under. A venture by Amanda Ruben—known for Cooper and Milla’s and Ripponlea’s Miss Ruben—this new eatery amps up the local food scene. It’s stylish yet inviting, with a marble-finished counter and retro light boxes showcasing its diverse menu.

The Power Team

Amanda isn’t alone. She’s teamed up with Chris Watson, former General Manager of Meatsmith with past experience as head chef at Cutler & Co and Marion Wine Bar. Together, they’re a dynamo in making sure Ruben’s Deli is a hit.

Interiors to Remember

Think New York deli meets Melbourne chic. Melbourne’s own Hecker Guthrie and Projects of Imagination designed the store. It’s not just a place to eat; it’s a place you’ll want to snap pictures of.

A Menu Bursting with Flavours

From house-smoked fish to delectable Reuben sandwiches, the kitchen keeps humming. All the favourites are in-house, from succulent braised brisket to turkey meatballs. Plus, a range of fresh, made-each-morning salads like chicken Caesar with bagel crisps and broccoli orzo with parmesan.

Got a Sweet Tooth?

If you’re craving sweets, options are plenty. Chocolate brownies with dulce de leche and olive oil citrus cake are just the tip of the iceberg. Or perhaps you’d like a wheel of cinnamon or Nutella babka.

More Than Just a Deli

Beyond the food, Ruben’s Deli has a curated selection of bottled cocktails, local and Italian wines, and limoncello. So, it’s perfect for those looking to grab something quick for dinner or planning an elaborate meal at home.

Catering and More

There’s a made-to-order sandwich bar for local shoppers, residents and nearby office folks. Even more, they have an exclusive catering menu for large groups and special events, which is available both online and in store.

Where to Find Ruben’s Deli

Ruben’s Deli is easy to find. It’s at the front of Kings Arcade, a bustling part of High Street west of Kooyong Road. The area is fast becoming a top spot for food and drink lovers in Melbourne. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm, Saturday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

So, next time you’re in High Street Armadale, swing by Ruben’s Deli. It’s where Melbourne charm and New York energy find a perfect blend.

Ruben’s Deli