The Palomar  

 
 
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34 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D 6DN
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Lunch Mon to Sat 12noon-2.30pm, Sun 12.30pm-3.30pm, Dinner Mon to Sat 5.30pm-11pm, Sun 6pm-9pm
 
PRICES
£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

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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

Car Parks

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

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 11 minutes from The Palomar
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
Washington Mayfair Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
5 Curzon Street, W1J | 12 minutes from The Palomar
Dating back to 1913, The Washington Mayfair Hotel successfully blends historic art deco with modern design. Located in the premier commercial and cultural centre of London, ... More
 
 
 
Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
35 Charles Street, W1J | 12 minutes from The Palomar
Typically for this aristocratic part of town, a discreet entrance leads to a thoroughly luxurious interior. Muted colours and marble floors give the sense of an ... More
 
 
 
 
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Yalla Yalla
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
1 Green's Court, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The Palomar
Excellent Lebanese street food is served in this small restaurant tucked away in a back street of Soho. Yalla Yalla offers budget priced Beirut street food ... More
 
 
 
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Tarboush I
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
11 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Palomar
Tarboush is now Tarboush I and has a sister restaurant on the Edgware Road. Tarboush caters for a young and trendy crowd; you’ll see tables of ... More
 
 
 
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Bafarat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
6 Warwick Street, W1B | 3 minutes from The Palomar
Bringing the ceremony of Arabic style coffee culture from the Middle East to London, Bafarat offers indulgent desserts and pastries created by ... More
 
 
 
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Melati
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
21 Great Windmill Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Palomar
Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine. Booking advised for dinner. Separate room for parties. ... More
 
 
 
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Bocca di Lupo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
12 Archer Street, Soho, , Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Palomar
There was much excitement among the critics when this Italian restaurant opened at the end of 2008. Giles Coren writing in the Times gave it ... More
 
 
 
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Blacklock Soho
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
24 Great Windmill Street, W1D | 1 minute from The Palomar
Jumping on the one dish trend, Blacklock has a menu dedicated entirely to chops. Run by three ex-Hawksmoor employees, ... More
 
 
 
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The Palomar, 51 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 1 minute from The Palomar
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The Mousetrap
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 17th May 2021 to 30th January 2022 - Various Times
The Palomar, West Street, WC2H | 6 minutes from The Palomar
Long-running adaptation of Agatha Christie's murder mystery replete with a legendary twist, in which nothing is quite what it seems as Detective Sergeant Trotter arrives at ...More
 
 
 
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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th October 2021 to 12th February 2022 - Various Times
The Palomar, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes from The Palomar
Alex returns to the old Sussex farmhouse of his youth and recalls a battle against dark, ancient forces with his best friend Lettie in Joel Horwood's ...More
 
 
 
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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Palomar
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
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Sondheim Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
51 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Palomar
With a new name and following a major renovation, Queen's Theatre became the Sondheim Theatre in December 2019, reopening with Cameron Mackintosh's new version of Les ... More
 
 
 
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Boulevard Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Walker's Court, W1F | 1 minute from The Palomar
Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, who opened the original Boulevard Theatre as the Revuebar in 1958 ... More
 
 
 
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The Palomar
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 2 minutes from The Palomar
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
 
 
 
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Marian Goodman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5-8 Lower John Street, W1F | 2 minutes from The Palomar
Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" New Yorker Marian Goodman is the "most respected dealer" in that ... More
 
 
 
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Vintage Magazine Store
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
39-43 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The Palomar
Packed with pictures of icons, stars and stylers, and not adverse to some greetings cards humour, this shop is a good option for cards for any ... More
 
 
 
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Gelupo
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
7 Archer Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Palomar
From the team that bought you Bocca Di Lupo comes Gelupo, a traditional Italian gelateria, delicatessen and espresso bar in the heart of Soho. Gelupo is ... More
 
 
 
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Palace Skateboards
London > Shopping > Clothing
26 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The Palomar
Founded by South Bank skate member, Lev Tanju, Palace has become London's most famous skate brand not only at home but worldwide. This Brewer Street store, ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 8 minutes from The Palomar
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from The Palomar
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from The Palomar
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from The Palomar
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Palomar
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Triyoga Soho
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 4 minutes from The Palomar
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
 
 
 
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Palomar
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Palomar
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Palomar
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Camp
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Archer Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Palomar
Excellent, intimate bar with a mainly gay crowd in the middle of Soho, boasting the usual combination of expensive but superior cocktails and finger food, ... More
 
 
 
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Jack Solomons Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
41 Great Windmill Street, W1D | 1 minute from The Palomar
Taking its name from teenage boxer 'Kid Mears' (real name Jack Solomons), who found fame and money in British boxing's golden years after ... More
 
 
 
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Mark's Bar Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
66-70 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from The Palomar
Hidden away under Hix Soho is something altogether more seductive: Mark's Bar. The magic of this effortlessly cool cocktail bar is it doesn't try too hard, ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Palomar
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Palomar
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Palomar
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd April 2022 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 1 minute walk from The Palomar

Clint Dyer directs a celebration of the life of the music superstar from humble beginnings in the hills of rural ...More

Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Sondheim Theatre 1 minute walk from The Palomar

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's long-running musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's revolutionary novel of tragedy and loss plays out a ...More

Mary Poppins
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Prince Edward Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Palomar

Step in time with Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as chimney sweep Bert in Richard Eyre's revival ...More

Life Of Pi
Theatre | Until 27th February 2022 

Wyndham's Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Palomar

Max Webster directs the West End transfer of Lolita Chakrabarti's stage adaptation of the novel by Yann Martel about a ...More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 7 minutes walk from The Palomar

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Jersey Boys
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2022 

Trafalgar Studios 9 minutes walk from The Palomar

A return to the West End for the award-winning jukebox musical charting the rise and eventual break-up of 1960s rock'n'roll ...More

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Gillian Lynne Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Palomar

The fairy tale heroine shall go the royal ball when Laurence Connor directs a musical comedy with a book by ...More

Frozen: The Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd April 2022 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 12 minutes walk from The Palomar

Michael Grandage directs a magical stage musical based on the Disney animated film, which charts the journey of two sisters ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 30th January 2022 

Duchess Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Palomar

Award-winning company Theatre Mischief presents a hilarious play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society staging a murder mystery, which is beset ...More

Masterpieces From Buckingham Palace
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2022 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 15 minutes walk from The Palomar

While works are carried out to protect the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Gallery hosts important paintings in ...More

 
 
 
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