The Palomar, London, United Kingdom

Ever since opening in 2014, the acclaimed offshoot of Machneyuda in Jerusalem has been introducing London to its Mediterranean-Israeli cuisine. You can dine at the bar that overlooks the open kitchen, or in the more intimate back dining room, with its dimly-lit ambiance in a space with lots of woodwork, copper and royal blue benches. In either case, the (small) plates with plenty of color and flavor arrive all at once and contribute to the general sense of excess: steak tartare, braised eggplant, toasted almonds; fresh fattouche salad with homemade labneh; pork tajine with apricots and Israeli couscous….. And don’t miss the kubaneh, a type of brioche bread from Yemin that’s extra soft, or the Jerusalem mess (labneh mousse, almond crumble, raspberries, apple jelly) for a delicious ending to the meal. It all goes down easy with strong cocktails and worldly wines. Count on spending around £40 (€52). Reservations (except at the bar) two months in advance, by phone or on the website.

GETTING THERE
34, Rupert St., London W1D 6DN
Tél. : + 44 (0) 207 439 8777
M° Piccadilly Circus
www.thepalomar.co.uk

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