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Palmers Restaurant

4.6
4.6
127 Reviews
£26 to £40
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 12pm - 5:30pm, 6pm - 9:30pm
  • Phone number
    020 8980 5590
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Mile End
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

132 Reviews
  1. Roni

    London

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First time out with friends after lockdown. Very quiet as expected but very covid safe. Food was nice and my steak lovely. Friends sea bass was small and just ok nothing special. Prices too high for what you get

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  2. NatashaJ

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our New Year’s Eve family meal at Palmer’s was the perfect welcome to the new year. Everything from the quality dishes, including fresh oysters, to the warm ambience and welcoming team created an absolute brilliant experience. This restaurant is a hidden treasure. Thanks team.

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  3. ChrisW

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food at a good price. Great service. We've been a number of times and will go again. The best restaurant in its price range in the area, and better then most of the more expensive ones too.

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  4. Rosie

    London

    184 reviews

    5.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful as always. One of the best ribeyes in London. This is a hidden gem in Bethnal Green/Bow. Worth a visit.

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  5. MarkW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb tasty food at a good price, and the service was second to none.

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  6. IAmCharlieC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  7. Goblin

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever, a totally fantastic experience. Interesting and tasty food and wonderful service.

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  8. Janbu4u

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hidden gem in the Eastend. Friendly service and excellent food.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely Christmas meal with friends here. Excellent good and great service in a really nice atmosphere at a pretty reasonable price! Highly recommended.

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  10. lovefood86

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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.

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  11. Rosie

    London

    184 reviews

    5.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  12. shreetag

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really really fantastic Sunday roast and cocktails!

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  13. OliveD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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!

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  14. YvonneH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  15. JIMIL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

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  16. Rosie

    London

    184 reviews

    5.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  17. APD72

    London

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as usual. Great friendly service and best Sunday roast lunch for miles.

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  18. CiaranM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service as ever. A superb local

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  19. LisaC

    London

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant with great Sunday roast. Staff was welcoming and attentive.

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  20. E11diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  21. kathyh

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been here several times for Sunday lunch. Sunday lunch is good but also have a choice of other food also.

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  22. APD72

    London

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  23. DoctorD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

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  24. APD72

    London

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service, good menu choice and excellent food. Recommend all but especially the Sunday roasts. Will definitely visit again.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food as always. The clam starter was particularly delicious and my steak was cooked to perfection!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, as always, in a relaxed setting. Highly recommended.

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  27. wpang

    London

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for early dinner so we were only ones in restaurant. Bream and poussin were both delicious though the haddock was less so.

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  28. Rosie

    London

    184 reviews

    5.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

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  29. APD72

    London

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, well cooked and good choice. Friendly service and good value. Will definitely be going again.

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  30. Turpsgirl

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is consistently excellent and very reasonable. We have our book club there every 6 weeks and it has always been brilliant.

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  31. Rosie

    London

    184 reviews

    5.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Palmers so much! Amazing food at good prices and excellent service. Highly recommended especially for the Sunday roast.

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  32. MoneyPenny

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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.

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  33. justluvfood

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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'

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  34. LondonE3

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  35. RebekahM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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!

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  36. justluvfood

    London

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great value as always!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quality ingredients, cooked brilliantly. Best Sunday Lunch in London, bar none!

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  39. AlecEiffel

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food at reasoanble prices. Best Sunday Roast I have had in London. Fresh produce and the waiting staff are always really pleasant.

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  40. Eatwell

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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

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Palmers Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8980 5590.

Palmers Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Palmers Restaurant

238 Roman Road, London, E2 0RY

Additional information

  • Area
    Mile End
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 12pm - 5:30pm, 6pm - 9:30pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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