SquareMeal Review of
“The food on Lordship Lane is getting better and better, but The Palmerston remains head and shoulders above the rest”, notes a fan of this popular gastropub. Although a handful of tables near the bar are given over to drinking, the main business is dining, with some “fabulous, inventive and wholesome” food on offer. The kitchen takes sourcing seriously, and there’s a healthy respect for seasonal ingredients – be it nettle, leek and potato soup, walnut-crumbed goats’ cheese with caramelised pear or sautéed Colchester scallops with pea, pancetta and mint oil. Aged Galloway beef and Tamworth pork also have their say, along with some “excellent” seasonal game. The “very extensive” wine list includes plenty by the glass and carafe, plus a handful of bargain bin ends. Lovers of Victoriana will appreciate the fine tiled floor in the back room, and the dark wood panelling throughout this handsome corner boozer.