The Palomar


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.

Venue Details & Map

The Palomar

34 Rupert Street
+44 20 7439 8777

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 56 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Palomar

5.0 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...more

5.0 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...more

5.0 out of 5 13 April 2017
by A S.

Fabulous trendy little bar/restaurant in the heart of the West End serving a range of varied tapas style dishes based on Mediterranean /Middle Eastern cuisine. Food, service and atmosphere are excellent but you might have to queue to get in.more

5.0 out of 5 11 April 2017
by Michael B.

Outstanding middle eastern cuisine, in a unique setting with wonderful service at a very reasonable price. That really is a pretty good summary of this restaurant. They had every aspect covered and it made for a great experience even when dining alone.

As far as recommended choices on this great menu, the octopus dish is an absolute must try, as is the gnocchi. The bread is good but...more

3.0 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...more

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