Roman Road at Mile End is not somewhere particularly famed for the quality of its food. Between the chippies and the Chicken Cottages, however, Palmers Restaurant is quietly plugging away at its line of excellent, modern, British food to its loyal fan base in the East End. Palmers is a family-run restaurant that is the centre of the lives of the father-son team, who are committed to keeping East end food a credible rival to the West.
The food at Palmers restaurant is anything but typical for is neighbourhood. A ten minute walk from
Bethnal Green station and within reach of Queen Mary’s (University of London) campus, Palmer’s
thoroughly East End roots are however in evidence in its food. Sourcing its vegetables from
Spittalfields and its fish from Billingsgate Market, as well as making use of local butchers for meat,
Palmers Restaurant is at once resolutely local and deeply concerned about the quality of the produce
that goes into their dishes.
Guests at Palmers Restaurant on Roman Road are ushered into their simple, airy dining room and invited to choose from a menu which offers the best of British food with a European outlook. Sample harissa chicken livers with cous cous and dates for a taste of the Mediterranean, or opt for hazelnut crusted goats cheese and roasted fennel with butternut squash for something a little closer to Blighty. Puddings too offer this blend of exotic and local, so try vanilla crème brulee with lange de chat or indulge in the ultimate English pud and tuck into a rhubarb and strawberry Eton mess. Open Tuesday-Sunday inclusively for diner from 6pm, join the team at Palmers Restaurant for local, family run food in the East End.
wonderful and amazingly tasty food, charming and courteous service, thank you for a wonderful lunch, will definitely return and recommend this restaurant to friends and family