Review on The Palomar
Ideally placed in the heart of Theatreland and Soho, The Palomar is the younger sibling to Machneyuda in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda food market, considered to be one of the best restaurants in the country. It is owned by Israeli brother and sister duo, Zoe who used to manage Hawksmoor Spitalfields and her brother Layo Paskin, a former night club owner, in collaboration with the team behind the successful Machneyuda restaurant. Located on the former site of Spice Bazaar, the long narrow room features a 16-seater zinc topped bar as you enter, where you can watch all the theatre of the chefs at work, whilst towards the rear are royal blue leather upholstered banquette seating. A skylight floods the room with natural light and the ambience is buzzy with loud music playing.
The Palomar runs an industrious kitchen, pastry, pasta and bread are made in house and they pickle, cure and spice their own products. Seasonal ingredients are carefully selected from small independent suppliers with a focus on responsible and sustainable practices, for their vibrant Israeli menu with influences from Southern Spain, North Africa and the Levant. Dishes run along the lines of Kubaneh Yemeni pot baked bread served with tahini and grated tomatoes, from the raw bar there's Moroccan oysters coriander, lemon zest and Arisa oil or from the Josper oven choose pork belly tajine with Ras el Hanout, dried apricots and Israeli couscous. To finish there are delicious desserts such as Malabi Rose-scented milk pudding, raspberry coulis, coconut meringue pistachio crunch, fresh raspberries and kataifi or Halva cream and cookies served with hot chocolate sauce and pistachio powder.
Each dish is further enhanced by a concise wine list specifically formulated to compliment the menu.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Sat (12.30 - 3.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.00pm Mon-Sat (6.00 - 9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card