Modern Israeli hot spot revolutionising Londoner’s perceptions of Middle Eastern cuisine
Yemeni pot baked bread served with tahini & velvet tomatoes
- Salmon Tabulenia
Bulgar, Turkish za’atar, yoghurt & herbs
Minced beef & lamb, yoghurt, tahini, cured lemon & harissa
- Polenta Jerusalem Style
Asparagus, mushroom ragout, parmesan & truffle oil
I’ve been going to The Palomar since it opened underneath my apartment pretty regularly. Before the crowds came in staggering numbers and it received a heap of positive reviews including best new restaurant awards from The Observer, GQ and Tatler, it was a little easier to get a table! The Palomar is the first venture of the team behind the hip Israeli restaurant group Machneyuda. The food is consistently flavourful and exciting, starting from the the Kubaneh (a form of Brioche like bread cooked in a round tin) to the excellent Shakshukit (a deconstructed Kebab with Harissa and Tahini). The raw bar produces some extremely fresh Salmon and Beef preparations too although they are bit small for sharing.
The vibe is casual but upmarket and unpretentiously hip. The staff are extremely friendly and efficient almost making it feel like you’re eating at a family gathering when you sit at the bar (albeit with extremely talented chefs, a Josper grill and no annoying uncle that you have to put up with). Add that to a fairly priced wine list, cocktails under a tenner and you’ve got a really fun night out with friends. Just remember to book well in advance.
34 Rupert St, London W1D 6DN
T +44 (0)20 7439 8777