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The Palomar

Middle Eastern Restaurant££££
Piccadilly, London
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9.1/10
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  • Ranjan D.
    "superb food, go with recommendations and don't miss the Polenta."(17 Tips)
    Adam K.
    "All the food was excellent especially the deconstructed kebab"(5 Tips)
    Mateusz D.
    "Scallops, pork belly and octopus are great as well."(8 Tips)
    Rich S.
    "Josperised Octopus is amazing"(2 Tips)
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  • Joanna S.
    Joanna SableJuly 17, 2016
    Just go and eat everything. It is packed but servers are super nice and very well versed in all the great eats.
  • toni
    toniJanuary 4, 2015
    Order any dish that contains bread.
  • Paola M.
    Paola MelloSeptember 27, 2015
    Cauliflower, scallops, polenta
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BFebruary 21, 2016
    Incredible food, incredible atmosphere and staff. Amazing. Must come back again.
  • Willem S.
    Willem SleursJanuary 20
    Great. Middle Eastern inspired food. Amazing flavours. Diverse textures. Great vibe and energy.
  • Guy B.
    Guy BingleyJuly 10, 2014
    If you put your number down for a table, don't take more than 12 mins to get there after they call you. They will give your table away and make you wait another 45 mins without empathy or remorse.
  • Marco B.
    Marco BotticelliJanuary 31, 2016
    Very likely the best restaurant in London right now due to a combination of vibe and delicious food prepared with fresh ingredients by the most crazy chef on the planet. Get a table at the counter.
  • CX S.
    CX SimJuly 9, 2016
    Also despite having a reservation we were placed in the corner of the restaurant. Will never come back again
  • Michael F.
    Michael FitzNovember 30, 2014
    Best bread and dip ever!
  • Marcus M.
    Marcus MalekJuly 16, 2014
    Pork belly was absolutely amazing!
  • Louis P.
    Louis PalomboAugust 2, 2015
    DO NOT get the tasting menu. All the mains looked lovely, which made it worse that I had got the average tasting menu instead.
  • Brian
    BrianAugust 6, 2014
    Excellent food. Great service from playful staff.
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁February 15, 2015
    Cozy, trendy & good yummy foods
  • Sophie A.
    Sophie AdelmanMay 23, 2014
    Polenta is Amazing! Also the oxtail. Portions aren't the largest so over order!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MooreOctober 10, 2016
    Loved all the food and the Chateau Musar wine and friendly service.
  • Laurie B.
    Laurie BennettSeptember 15, 2015
    Your problem here isn't choosing what's good, it's just choosing. Delicious and different. Eat here!
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱July 29, 2015
    Pork belly was okay. The chicken, tasting menu and service are amazing though!
  • Roy
    RoyDecember 4, 2014
    Deserving of the endless, often insufferable praise. The best Israeli food outside of Machne Yehuda market.
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HDecember 14, 2014
    Polenta all day every day, mezze too
  • Raul V.
    Raul ValleOctober 17, 2016
    Great place! Ambiance is terrific and good is better. Octopus is crunchy, but tender, very tasty. Polenta is also good. The deconstructed kebab is ok, but misses some freshness to my taste
  • Rich S.
    Rich Storton3 weeks ago
    Josperised Octopus is amazing
  • Ana L.
    Ana LaraMay 25, 2015
    Great healthy food and lively atmosphere. Service was attentive and cool. I prefer to sit at the bar rather than on the tables.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RApril 5
    Burnt courgette tzatziki, octo- hummus, and oh my god the deconstructed kebab. Sit at the bar.
  • Mario B.
    Mario BrancifortiDecember 20, 2014
    Nice retro atmosphere. Delicious pork tagine, polenta and scallops.
  • Lucy S.
    Lucy SmithNovember 7, 2015
    Full of flavour! Great service, fresh oysters and scallops and the best flavours I've had in a while!
  • Dan M.
    Dan M.October 31, 2014
    Tiny portions, not that creative cuisine and average wine selection. Much better places around this part of London...
  • Deniz O.
    Deniz OzgerAugust 13, 2014
    Polenta tastes great and it's more or less their signature dish. Kubenia and Sweetbread Bourekas where also quite good, latter being quite greasy though.
  • Alexander P.
    Alexander PalmerMay 12, 2016
    I really enjoyed the sharing starters and authentic main. Really disappointed by the dessert - felt like a rip off. Not up to the same standard as the Jerusalem restaurant
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MitterFebruary 17
    Share it all - it's well worth it because most of the dishes are top notch. And quite filling.
  • Genevieve H.
    Genevieve HoJuly 24, 2016
    Great flavors. Go in a larger group to try greater variety
  • Cat T.
    Cat ThompsonSeptember 13, 2016
    Not as good as before, food still great but waiters pushy and no longer charming.
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MassaroNovember 23, 2015
    Absolutely delicious food. Fusion cooking style with high care of details and lots of originality. Excellent service and very charming environment.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BassinderDecember 3, 2015
    Beetroot carpaccio - amazing as was the pork belly
  • Davina R.
    Davina RudieJuly 7, 2014
    Great service , delicate portions , cute intimate dining
  • Ameer S.
    Ameer SalehOctober 2, 2015
    Deconstructed kebab
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungMarch 14, 2015
    Octopus. Kebabs. Bread.
  • Lawrence L.
    Lawrence L.April 20, 2015
    Service, food, wine, middle eastern atmosphere
  • María
    MaríaMarch 7
    Everything was delicious, specially the burnt courgette tzatziki, the octo-hummous and the josperised aubergine. The only downside is that it gets a bit smoky inside due to the open kitchen.
  • Ranjan D.
    Ranjan DAugust 6, 2014
    superb food, go with recommendations and don't miss the Polenta. like it a lot
  • simon l.
    simon lacyFebruary 19, 2016
    Everything!
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaJune 28, 2014
    Israel (Around the World in London)
  • CX S.
    CX SimJuly 9, 2016
    Might be the only person here who thinks that the food is pretty bland and bad. It's really expensive for the portion. The octo-hummus is ok but ceviche does it better and cheaper.
  • The Times and Sunday Times
    And then a pork belly tagine, really piggy, truly barnyardy, that was as effective a reminder that this place is not kosher as the octopus tentacles had been a couple of rounds before. Read more
  • Dan T.
    Dan TorresJune 1, 2016
    Pork belly tajine
  • Mateusz D.
    Mateusz DzwonekOctober 2, 2015
    Definitely try Polenta! Scallops, pork belly and octopus are great as well.
  • Matthias G.
    Matthias GrayAugust 7, 2014
    Amazing food, service and vibe. Interesting menu with dishes full of flavour. The deconstructed kebab is amazing, so is the salmon salad. Staff very attending and good mix of diners. 5/5 stars.
  • Guillaume G.
    Guillaume GlaunèsNovember 21, 2016
    Excellent restaurant. Middle East cuisine taken to another level. Adorable staff. Lovely design. Super hard to book. If you live in London, you must try.
  • Sarah V.
    Sarah VaughanJune 12, 2015
    Fantastic, creative food and passionate service
  • Benni P.
    Benni PrinzJanuary 9
    The Trüffel and asparagus Polenta
  • AManda H.
    If you like an interesting take on middle eastern food and specialty cocktail/mocktails head here. Friendly service. Gets really crowded so reservations recommended.
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