Restaurateur of the moment, Stevie Parle (Dock Kitchen, Rotorino et al), opened his fifth London restaurant in January 2017, in Clerkenwell. Named for one of the seven hills of Ancient Rome, Palatino is an all-day restaurant celebrating the food of the city.
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Stevie Parle’s “hip, urban (and urbane) newcomer in trendy Clerkenwell” is one of his best openings yet. An “airy”, warehouse-y corner-site that’s part of FORA (a ‘pro-working’ space) – “once you get past the office-style reception”, the “incredibly friendly” service is “low key and efficient” and the “straightforward”, “authentically Roman” cooking is “delicious” and “surprisingly good value” too (“I thought the bill was wrong, it was so cheap!”).
Palatino is a new Italian restaurant with a focus on the food of Rome. Situated in Clerkenwell Palatino is Stevie Parle's fifth restaurant and is open for lunch & dinner Monday to Saturday.
In addition to the A la carte menu the restaurant offers a range of changing weekly specials and a 2 | 3 course Presto menu (£15 / £19) at lunchtimes and early evenings.
Richard Blackwell - former Head Chef at The Dock Kitchen
Stevie Parle is Executive Chef / Owner
Palatino Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Average food, with pasta over cooked and stodgy. Service was poor. We had to go up to the counter to ask to pay as despite numerous waiting staff, they were more interested in chatting amongst themselves. The building is interesting though"
"The food gets better and better as Palatino hits its stride after a year's trading. Service isn't perfect but with food this good who cares!"
"Fantastic new Italian restaurant in Clerkenwell"
"Once past the office style reception, I loved it. Food is Italian but original - Sicilian and puglian influences. Giuseppe, the head waiter, knows his stuff and looks after you - some of the younger staff were still trying to learn what the menu was. But food is spot on and very reasonable indeed."
71 Central Street, London, EC1V 8AB
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Mon - Sat noon - 3 pm; 5.30 pm - 10 pm; Sun closed
Last orders: 10 pm