Foodie favourite for fine Middle Eastern tapas
Take a seat at the bar and chat to Papi over plates of what is described as "the food of modern day Jerusalem. A menu influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa, and the Levant." What's that I hear you say? It's raw Moroccan oysters, octopus hummus, and pork belly tajine. And it's a London foodie favourite. You can book online for tables at the back, but you'll need to book well in advance, or turn up and put your name on the waitlist for a seat at the bar or a table out the back. Pop around to Opium or Bar Américain for a drink and the helpful team at The Palomar will give you a call when a spot is available.
They have a raw bar for good reason, don't go past raw tartare dishes and then ask for the some advice. We like the Jerusalem Mix (Chicken livers, hearts & veal sweetbreads), but that doesn't take your fancy then go for more recognisable Middles Eastern dishes but expect them to be way, way, way better than you've had before. This isn't a traditional kebab shop. We suggest sharing plates, which is kind of hard as you don't really want to share this food.
The Palomar mentions around the internet
"Jewish food that isn't from a deli; interacting with the restaurant's great characters; a glimpse into the workings of a kitchen..." ...Full review at Cutlery Chronicles
"Palomar is one of the few places I LOVE and crave eating the food again the moment I leave the restaurant. " ...Full review at Food Expectations
"I love the electric ambiance, it is nearly peerless in London, but once you are past the cosmetics, I wonder what exactly is so special about the cooking." ...Full review at London Eater
"Modern Jerusalem treats for pre/post-theatre and lone diner meals..." ...Full review at Picky Glutton
"Everything about The Palomar was just so right; the design and layout, the friendly and helpful staff, the food..." ...Full review at Samphire and Salsify