The Palomar  

 
 
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34 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D 6DN
 
 
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Lunch: Mon to Sat 12noon-2.30pm, Sun 12noon-3.30pm | Dinner: Mon to Wed 5.30pm-11pm, Thu to Sat 5.30pm-11.30pm
 
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£26 to £40
 

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The PalomarThe Palomar "serves lovely food" says Jay Rayner. "It pulls on the traditions of the Mediterranean fringes without being overwhelmed by them", and it does so with an "utterly infectious" "vigour and enthusiasm". This achingly hip, intimately small restaurant situated at the Leicester Square end of Rupert Street, in Soho, serves excellent food typical of modern day Jerusalem, with influences from Southern Spain and Italy, North Africa, through to the Levant. The narrow entrance space as you enter offers seating for 19 at the Kitchen Bar - from where you see the chefs at work - and opens out onto the main dining space at the back; a small room with space for 35 people arranged around banquette seating. The cooks occasionally break into an impromptu dance, or down shots with diners, creating a party atmosphere. But that doesn't affect the serious approach to the food - "dish after thrilling dish" (The Independent). From the sow-baked Yemeni bread to a salad of octopus, yogurt and chickpeas everything is to be sampled and savoured. As The Independent food critic Tracey Macleod put is, The Palomar is "Clamorous, cramped and exciting."

 

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The Palomar  Photo by H. Cathcart  

   
The Palomar - Photo by H. Cathcart

The Palomar Photo by H. Cathcart 


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Brewer Street NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  34% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 3 minutes from The Palomar
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £270  39% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 3 minutes from The Palomar
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Le Meridien Piccadilly
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21 Piccadilly, W1J | 4 minutes from The Palomar
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11 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Palomar
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12 Archer Street, Soho, , Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Palomar
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7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Palomar
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7 Archer Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Palomar
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14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Palomar
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66-70 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The Palomar
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