The Palomar

This Soho eatery focuses on contemporary Middle Eastern cuisines, with a particular influence from Jerusalem’s vibrant food scene. Read More


This Soho eatery focuses on contemporary Middle Eastern cuisines, with a particular influence from Jerusalem’s vibrant food scene. A selection of hot and cold dishes are prepared in the open kitchen, while dining is available at the zinc-topped bar.

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The Palomar

34 Rupert Street
+44 20 7439 8777

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5
Based on 60 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Palomar

1 out of 5 6 August 2017
by Shoshana K.

Very arrogant staff and although the menu tries stand out and be unique, there is nothing middle eastern about this, some of the flavours clash. Stick to your local Lebanese restaurant, this is way too overpriced for what it is.Read More

5 out of 5 23 July 2017
by S R.

This is both one of the hottest and controversial Restos for middle eastern food. Barbary its slightly wallet friendlier sister resto seems to generate more consistent reviews.

However, our experience for the quality of food certainly exceeded the superb experience we had at Barbary. Service was friendly as well.

Cannot make reservations other than for the noon and 5pm seating around the...Read More

5 out of 5 25 May 2017
by Rachel K.

Put my name down for two at 6:30pm and was seated at 7:10pm (they estimated 8pm). I waited outside but they took my number down in case I wanted to walk around.

One selection from each type of food was a great amount for two people. The kubaneh and tzatziki were amazing. I didn't expect "bread and yogurt dip" to be so memorable: The bread was like a giant cinnamon roll (as in fluffy and...Read More

5 out of 5 24 April 2017
by Steve C.

We had the great pleasure of after-theater dining tapas-style at the Palomar on the evening of April 10. Cozy vibe, eclectic patrons and top notch service from Alina (I hope I spelled her name correctly) and the most delicious and well-prepared food.

Like many folks, we started with the Kubaneh - freshly baked bread with tahini and velvet tomato dips. I've never had tahini that was so silky...Read More

3 out of 5 24 October 2016
by Josy A.

My friend chose the Palomar for one of her last meals in London before she went back to Australia (sob.) I did really like the food, but I wouldn't rush back.

We'd heard that you could easily grab a table by the bar without booking, so I arrived early to put our name down. The lady at the front said someone had just cancelled, so they had a free table a bit later. This was all good, but she...Read More

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