Palmyra

4.4
136 reviews
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£25 and under
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Lebanese
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Situated on Sandycombe Road, just a stones throw from Kew Gardens, Palmyra is a warm and welcoming neighbourhood eatery specialising in authentic Lebanese cuisine. The interior is stylish but unpretentious with comfortable black leather seating – ideal for a long lunch with friends or a romantic dinner for two. We recommend starting with shared mezze dishes like stuffed vine leaves, batata harrah and homemade hummus or moutabel. Next, order a round of Lebanese beers and move on to hearty mains like the delicious vegetable moussaka, chargrilled chicken skewers, or their signature spiced lamb in a rich, creamy tomato sauce. We guarantee you’ll leave Palmyra feeling full, relaxed and looking forward to your next visit!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Lebanese
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Hours of Operation
Mon- Sun 12:00pm - 3:00pm , 6:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 8948 7019
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Banquet, Full Bar

Special Offers

2 courses & glass of wine for £20

...from a set menu.


Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 2 October 2018

Ends: 1 January 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-15:00 18:00-22:30

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LK
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really enjoyed our meal out, fresh and tasty and good service. It was a shame we were the only ones in there as I’m sure the atmosphere would be great if it was full. Good value for money.

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PH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Kew's little Jem, if you have not tried it you should , we love the place, congratulations to George and his staff for making everybody so welcome.

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PH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great evening, good company, fantastic food, try it out is our recommendation.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Quite good portions with good deals. The meat is tender, starters are delicious and quite a big variety to pick from. Only one waitress was around but the service was not interrupted. The lamb shishs need a little bit of marinating, though. We’ve tried a couple of starters and mains and everything was delicious. Will definitely visit again.

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L
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great tasting authentic Lebanese food. The mezze is varied and can make a meal. Main courses feature deliciously tender lamb - try the Palmyra special. Recommend booking - it is a fairly small place and gets busy at weekends.

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PH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What more an I write the places great, stop reading the reviews and visit, it's worth the trip

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PH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Can't write enough about the restaurant in Kew if you have not tried it then you do not know what your missing. Good food, great staff and friendly atmosphere

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food, we will definitely be returning, and soon! We had heard good things about Palmyra so decided to go for our anniversary meal; lovely small restaurant in Kew, attentive service and offers excellent Lebanese wine too.

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HJ
London
63 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Decent but not outstanding Lebanese food

The service got off to a bumpy start. On Avery hot day we asked for a jug of tap water and got given a small glass each of tepid water. On asking again we were given ice in our glazed and thereafter they were topped up assiduously.

We all took set menu 2. The starters were OK but not exceptional, apart from some notable hummus and lovely delicate bread. Sadly there was only one oration of prawns left (we all love teams£ so we shared one portion and one of mixed seafood and some lamb with “spicy sauce” ( which was very mild). To my surprise all the main courses were really delicious ! I usually prefer starters but the prawns ( when I could scrounge a morel were large juicy and delicious and the lamb flavourful and melt in the mouth tender. All this was followed by some very good almond and Baileys ice cream and , a nice touch, some complimentary and very delicate baklava for the one member of our party who hadn’t ordered pudding.

Palmyra is very handy for Kew gardens and very reasonable in price. We paid under £30 a head.

A decent to good neighbourhood restaurant. Recommended.

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PH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

What more can I write, other than if you have not tried this restaurant in sleepy Kew then you must. Big thank you to George the owner who always makes guest very welcome, looking forward to our next visit.

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PH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

What more can I say other than if you have not tried Palmyra then you are missing out. The food is great, as is the service and the staff talk to you as an individual going back again this week.

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PH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant, so took some friends who had never been before, they are now converts to the cuisine and will know doubt be going back as will we. Big thank you to all the staff.

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PH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

If you love Lebanese cooking then you must visit this restaurant the food is great the service attentive and the price reasonable, has rapidly become one of our favourite local Restautants.

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PH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Another great evening at Palmyra, throughly recommend this restaurant it ticks all the boxes will be visiting again very soon.

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PH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another great evening at this local restaurant, we think it's great with good tasty food at a reasonable price, will be back soon.

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PH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful find, and right on our door step, had a great evening, spent quite a but of time talking with the owner and the food origins. Food was great and and just as its should be for the cuisine, will definitely be going again soon. This restaurant is work travelling for, staff are friendly and helpful and accommodated all our requirements can't wait for our next visit.

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BF
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A visit to Kew Gardens called for a local restaurant and whilst Palmyra was not the closest the short extra walk was certainly worth it. The food was exquisite and the service excellent. We engaged with the owner, (why would you not?) and made an ordinary event into an extraordinary experience, and isn't that what we look for? I have already spoken of that experience to family and friends and I look forward to a return visit soon.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very flavorful and fresh. Try the sausage in pomegranate sauce. We found this place before a night time tour of Kew Gardens. Very close to the Victoria Gate. Would definitely visit again next time in London.

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S
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Paid an early evening visit before evening entry into Kew. Great location. Good food easily catering for two of us that must avoid dairy.

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L
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great authentic Lebanese cuisine. On arriving we found that they ha d a special deal of a starter, main and glass of wine for £20, which was great value. Also served complimentary baklava. The service was excellent, delicious food, and relaxed atmosphere. A good local restaurant, recommended

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant meal and nice friendly service - all in all exellent.8

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed the food very much. We'll for sure return.

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H
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had booked the set mezze with glass of wine, but on looking at the menu there were too many non-vegetarian mezze included so we chose a la carte. The starters were ok, nothing special. Our waiter should have been at home in bed, he was seriously ill and sneezing and coughing constantly, also, understandably, not very happy. That was a bit off putting. My main (the mixed veg Palymyra) was a very underwhelming fry up of a bag of stir-fry veg. Husbands lamb that was supposed to be chunks so as to avoid the dreaded kebab, was just slighly larger slices off the kebab. Lebanese red wine was fine. Ambiance: cheap but not particularly cheerful! Disappointing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were made to feel very welcome and there was an excellent choice of delicious food! Good value for money too!

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t
London
47 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were visiting Kew at Christmas & wanted somewhere close afterwards to eat.
It's a 5 minute walk from Kew tube, but set off to the side of the main route to the Gardens so we only knew about it through Opentable - it is a hidden Gem!
We had the 2 course meal with glass of wine deal.
The waiter was very generous with the wine, filling 4 glasses with a whole bottle (no measuring) & it was of a nice quality instead of being the cheapest they could give away.
The starters were generous & interesting, lovely & fresh & zingy.
We chose to put all the mains into the middle & eat them meze style too. They were all very tasty & washed down nicely with a reasonably priced extra bottle.
We also received complimentary baklava for dessert - bonus!
Will definitely be back the next time we visit Kew

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AR
London
20 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great food as usual and at a very economical price. Will always come back for a casual meal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love going to Palmyra - food consistently good - we always have a large selection of vegetarian Meze and don't stray into the main courses, as we are too full. Natural Gluten Free options available Good Lebanese Beer - Al Maaza and at the end of the meal we have a glass of Lebanese Nectar which is a delicious after dinner sweet wine.

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H
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2016
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The quality of the meat was poor. Luckily we had an offer through open table otherwise we would have been very disappointed

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L
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food as always. Frshly cooked and well-prepared and presented. A delightful place for authentic Lebanese cooking. Book ahead at weekends. Also does take-away.

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a
London
72 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Tasty place, I would return with the same offer. We had an offer with wine and 2 course set menu for £20 which was very good. It was Sunday at an odd time so atmosphere was not great as almost empty but it was the time of day more than the place I feel. Nice lady serving.

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J
London
21 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and quick service. A little quiet but was mid week and rather early but overall would recommend it!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a nice little restaurant. Somethings I was expecting but did not get however it was mostly delicious.

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AR
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food / authentic and simple. Service was ok and as its a small local place the ambience is not upscale but more for a good Sunday / homely meal!

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AV
London
135 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not bad selection reasonably priced. Place was empty apart from us on a Sunday evening. Quaint location in between Kew and Richmond. Certainly one of the better places locally to have good choices of vegetarian lebanese food choices. Shame the service wasn't a bit better but the food quality made up for it...

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e
London
56 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A pleasant venue, with tasty Lebanese food.
Able to hear ourselves speak at a table for 4

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e
London
56 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant venue for lunch with a friend. A little too quiet as we were the only
people there!

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J
London
24 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent. We had the good value set menu (£22.50 which includes hot and cold mezes, and then any main course from the menu). I had the sea bass which was delicious and really succulent and my husband enjoyed the mixed grill. The Lebanese house red wine was also excellent.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We loved the falafel and Batata hara.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2015
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

A very pleasant small local restaurant. The Menu was traditional Lebanese with nothing special to make it stand out from the crowd

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J
London
24 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the good value set menu (£22.50 which includes hot and cold mezes, and then any main course from the menu). I had the sea bass which was delicious and really succulent and my husband enjoyed the mixed grill. The house red wine was also excellent. There are also cheaper set menus if you're on a budget. I would definitely recommend Palmyra.

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