Israeli Restaurateurs Open The Palomar In London


London is quickly becoming a hotbed of fine Jewish dining.

The latest addition to the city’s food scene is The Palomar, a raw bar and restaurant from the esteemed chefs behind Jerusalem’s Machneyuda.

Asaf Granit, Yossi Elad and Uri Navon helped put Jerusalem on the modern culinary map when they opened the raucous Mediterranean restaurant, named after the city’s famous marketplace. It became one of the first restaurants that foodies from Tel Aviv would go out of their way to visit.

The Palomar will be their first venture outside of Israel, featuring Middle Eastern-influenced dishes, but also pasta and ceviche.

London spot Restaurant 1701 recently became the first kosher restaurant to be included in the prestigious Michelin Guide. And Israeli and Palestinian expat chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi operate several delis in the city, as well as one formal restaurant. Those two have become the toast of the culinary world with cookbooks like Jerusalem and Ottolenghi, making them global ambassadors of Israeli food–and London a de facto second home for the revival.


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