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Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A little hidden treasure” on the edge of Chinatown, this Tel Aviv-inspired grill produces “wonderful”, “genuinely imaginative Middle Eastern cooking” – much of it served in “tapas-style portions”. It’s best enjoyed from a perch at the bar, so you can watch the chefs in action. “If you’re sat opposite the oven it’s like being in a furnace, but they always do a great job”.

Summary

£64
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Deafening and crowded, but that’s all part of the fun” – Tel Aviv comes to Theatreland at this “interesting haven”, on the fringe of Chinatown. “If you like atmosphere, too much noise, and somewhere right in the heart of things, it hits the bullseye”; and “sitting at the bar, bantering with the chefs and soaking up the superb playlist help make this a truly memorable occasion”. The “stunning and stunningly different”, “Israeli-influenced” small plates are “simply scrumptious” too, even if “prices are high for such a quick turnover of covers”.

Summary

£64
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Deafening and crowded, but that’s all part of the fun” – Tel Aviv comes to Theatreland at this “interesting haven”, on the fringe of Chinatown. “If you like atmosphere, too much noise, and somewhere right in the heart of things, it hits the bullseye”; and “sitting at the bar, bantering with the chefs and soaking up the superb playlist help make this a truly memorable occasion”. The “stunning and stunningly different”, “Israeli-influenced” small plates are “simply scrumptious” too, even if “prices are high for such a quick turnover of covers”.

Summary

£73
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It is frustratingly difficult to plan to eat” at this Tel Aviv-comes-to-Theatreland venture, given its humongous popularity and limited ability to book (only possible in the relatively un-funky dining room). The main action is “sitting at the counter watching the chefs (a riot!)” and its “great range of Middle Eastern / Mediterranean tapas” delivers “small plates zinging with flavour and invention”. With its “fabulous buzz”, fans say “you can’t say you’ve eaten in London till you’ve tried here”, but there’s the odd niggle too – “noisy”, “cramped” and “chaotic” conditions (to fans part of the charm), and a staff attitude that can sometimes “verge on arrogant”.

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The Palomar Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Palomar Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Palomar restaurant.
Marcus W
Interesting and delicious food, great cockt...
Reviewed 8 months, 7 days ago

"Interesting and delicious food, great cocktails and a very good Israeli red in this stylish but relaxed Soho spot"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.50 £19.00 £4.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £31.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £3.20
Service 10.00%
34 Rupert Street, London, W1D 6DN
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Opening hours
Monday7:30 am‑11 pm
Tuesday7:30 am‑11 pm
Wednesday7:30 am‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7:30 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm

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