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.

Venue Details & Map

The Palomar

34 Rupert Street
+44 20 7439 8777

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5
Based on 63 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Palomar

5 out of 5 19 August 2017
by Yuan J.

The Palomar Restaurant was our last stop in during our trip in London, and it turned out to be the perfect choice. This is definitely one of those restaurants where everything on the menu is very well-prepared, so it's hard to go wrong with any one particular dish.

We ordered:

- Kubaneh: Yemeni pot baked bread served with tahini & velvet tomatoes. Great starter dish but make sure to share...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 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...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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