Palmers Restaurant

4.9
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153 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Palmers Restaurant is a stylish yet informal brasserie-style restaurant in Mile End that is a smart spot filled with natural light, bright artworks and smiley staff. Decorated with tiled floors, wooden furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows and plum-coloured banquettes – this dining room has a friendly, linger-over-dessert-and-wine vibe and regulars know the star of the show is the creative modern British menu which is filled with gems such as the queen scallops with slow-roasted pork belly and Madeira sauce; the Bresse Bleu pear and walnut risotto; and the quince and hazelnut crumble with custard. Suitable for working meals and family nights out, Palmers – which is located on Roman Road, has earned an enviable reputation with local food-lovers.
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R
London
172 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful as always. One of the best ribeyes in London. This is a hidden gem in Bethnal Green/Bow. Worth a visit.

MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb tasty food at a good price, and the service was second to none.

IA
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ok so: local gem alert!

Incredible food. Natural and biodynamic wines. Low prices.

When the owner’s son is your waiter you know you’ll get excellent service.

G
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, a totally fantastic experience. Interesting and tasty food and wonderful service.

J
London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hidden gem in the Eastend. Friendly service and excellent food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely Christmas meal with friends here. Excellent good and great service in a really nice atmosphere at a pretty reasonable price! Highly recommended.

l
London
40 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Feel so bad saying as I’m local and it’s family run but did not hit the spot. Was like my friends cooking but expensive.

R
London
172 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A brilliant place for dinner or lunch. An authentic family restaurant with consistently excellent food and great service. It is cosy and intimate without feeling crowded. A hidden gem in East London. Strongly recommended.

s
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really really fantastic Sunday roast and cocktails!

OD
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our food was well cooked and beautifully presented. The butternut squash, spinach and goats cheese tart I had was really delicious, with mouth-watering flavours and melt in the mouth pastry. The service was friendly and attentive but not overbearing. I will be visiting Palmer's again very soon!

YH
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was excellent for food and service and the price was reasonable, unfortunately even though they had seating outside they had no ashtrays so people had to throw their cigarette butts in the street.

JI
London
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

You cannot beat Palmers. Whilst the setting and the ambience may not be its selling point, the food is ALWAYS amazing! I go to fancy places for work and always leave disappointed, thinking ‘it would be so much better at Palmers...’. The Sunday roast is simply the best!

R
London
172 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience at Palmer's. I just wish more people knew about this place - it should be booked out every night. Excellent food and really good service. Superb for wheelchairs too.

AP
London
68 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. Great friendly service and best Sunday roast lunch for miles.

CM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service as ever.
A superb local

LC
London
22 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with great Sunday roast. Staff was welcoming and attentive.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent night out. Food was tasty, well cooked and good portions. Service discreet but spot on. Menu was varied and all the options looked delicious. A real gem in the East End.

k
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here several times for Sunday lunch. Sunday lunch is good but also have a choice of other food also.

AP
London
68 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, the Sunday Roasts are exceptional with Yorkshire puddings nearly the size of the plate! Very good food, reasonably priced and excellent friendly service make it a place we keep coming back to. Would highly recommend.

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My son has just moved to Roman Road so we chose to visit Palmers for my birthday lunch. There wasn't a huge choice but everything was lovely. I started with steamed clams with chorizo and it was delicious, the others loved their starters too. We all opted for a roast, 2 beef and 4 belly pork which we all thoroughly enjoyed. None of us had room for a dessert but we shared an interesting cheese board and as it was my birthday I had a fabulous Espresso Martini!

AP
London
68 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly service, good menu choice and excellent food. Recommend all but especially the Sunday roasts. Will definitely visit again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food as always. The clam starter was particularly delicious and my steak was cooked to perfection!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, as always, in a relaxed setting. Highly recommended.

w
London
68 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went for early dinner so we were only ones in restaurant. Bream and poussin were both delicious though the haddock was less so.

R
London
172 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Palmers did not disappoint yet again - we had a lovely Sunday roast. Excellent food and lots of it. Everything was delicious and the service was superb. Cannot recommend this place highly enough!

AP
London
68 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, well cooked and good choice. Friendly service and good value. Will definitely be going again.

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently excellent and very reasonable. We have our book club there every 6 weeks and it has always been brilliant.

R
London
172 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Palmers so much! Amazing food at good prices and excellent service. Highly recommended especially for the Sunday roast.

MP
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our 3rd or 4th visit to Palmers. Not local & have only been therefor lunch (Saturday and Sunday) when in the area. We had heard Sunday lunches there were very popular - very busy but great food and service. Would certainly recommend and return. Some different dishes with a twist & excellent sauces. Family business. Wish them well.

j
London
22 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal as always. Menu changes regularly and is always enticing. The three of us were all very pleased with what we chose. So good to be able to hear each other speak as well'

LE
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we've been coming here for many years and every time we dine here we are always impressed that, without fail, the food is excellent. Interesting combinations and very good value.

RM
London
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Sunday roasts, succulent beef and chicken, massive Yorkshire puddings and vegetables. Wonderful puddings to finish off and reasonably priced. Will definitely go again!

j
London
22 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Still can't believe there is such a good restaurant in this area - I come here every few months and am never disappointed. Very good food, generous portions and very comfortable setting. You can hear yourself think!
Better than many highly regarded West End or hipster restaurants. Long may Palmers continue.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great value as always!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality ingredients, cooked brilliantly. Best Sunday Lunch in London, bar none!

AE
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food at reasoanble prices. Best Sunday Roast I have had in London. Fresh produce and the waiting staff are always really pleasant.

E
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It takes a lot to entice me from my own warm kitchen on a day when the maximum temperature was forecast to be 2C.
I had seen some very good reviews of Palmers, and had a very good word-of-mouth recommendation. Fred and I decided to make the relatively short journey to have Sunday Lunch.
We booked and arrived promptly for our 1:30 p.m. table. Inially the "greeter" could find no record of us having booked, which was soon quickly resolved.
We were shown to a table for two, which had plenty of space. We both chose to have a Negroni before our meal. The menu was short yet full of interesting offerings. Fred chose the Goats cheese with figs and walnuts salad: I boldly went for the gnocchi with octopus and pancetta.
We ordered a bottle of Ocre, a merlot which was described on the winelist as having an intense flavour. It did, but was perfectly balanced and highly enjoyable.
We both ordered the Roast Beef from the Sunday lunch list.
When our starters arrived we were both amazed the quality of them. We both found that the flavours were spot-on, that the ingredients were of the finest quality, and in my case that the gnocchi was served piping hot.
Our roast beef was presented red but not raw and was very tasty, with a selection of parsnip, carrots, savoy cabbage, roast potatoes and a Yorkshire pudding, and creamed horseradish. The cooking of every element was perfect.
It says much that the only issue we had was with the oddly-shaped knives which not easy to grip.
We completed our meals with desserts. Fred had a Raspberry and quince crumble, whereas I had the Caramel Lava cake. I suspect the Fred made the better choice as my cake did not seem to be as good as his crumble.
We ended up with a bill of £108, which considering that we had not "stinted" was good.
Will we go back. Yes, yes, yes! like a shot

R
London
172 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our fourth visit and it has never failed to impress. Fab service and delicious food (lots of it too!).

DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely staff, punching far above its weight

j
London
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have been many times and the quality hasn't changed. This time it was for Sunday lunch and we weren't disappointed. It is also lovely to be somewhere where you can hear yourself speak. Will be back.

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