Fodor's Expert Review The Palomar

$$ Soho Middle Eastern Fodor's Choice

It's Jerusalem meets Palestine meets Beirut at this funky Israeli-Arab spot off Chinatown. Sit at the zinc open kitchen counter and down shots of arak while trading quips with the brilliant Middle Eastern chefs, who offer an exuberant medley of Levantine delights, including Yemeni Jewish kubaneh (a light, fluffy pull-apart bread), Palestinian steak tartare, Jerusalem truffled mushroom polenta, and paprika-rich pork belly tajine with Israeli couscous. Look, too, for the lavish Kurdish-style mussels inspired by the head chef's beloved grandmother.

Middle Eastern Service Lively Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater Dessert Quick Bite LGBT Fodor's Choice Romantic $$ Best Bet Coffee Green

Quick Facts

34 Rupert St.
London, Greater London  W1D 6DN, England

- 020 - 7439–8777

Known For:
  • Fun Middle Eastern party atmosphere and free arak shots
  • Lively chefs at the open kitchen counter
  • Popular Persian oxtail stew and sumac-rich fattoush salad
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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