Tucked away in leafy Belgravia, The Palm London made its way across the Atlantic to London in 2009 and has since undergone a menu overhaul.
To celebrate, we were treated to a carefully selected menu of dishes, highlighting milestones and showcasing the history of The Palm. The chicken parmigiana to start took us back to the very beginning of the Italian family run business. Opened in 1926 by Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi in New York, their breaded chicken with tomato marinara was an instant hit with the locals and soon became a classic to The Palm and still impressively remains so.
Served next was the ‘Gigi salad’ – a popular choice named after one of the managers, offering a delicate mix of complementary flavours brought out from the shrimp, avocado, bacon and egg contained within.
Although not originally a steak house, The Palm soon adapted to offer this meaty option, as customers in the early years began requesting steak on the menu. So for our main, we were naturally treated to a succulent USDA prime New York strip cooked to a medium rare preference. In line with the heritage, the steaks were served ‘Oscar style’ with fresh asparagus topped with sweet crabmeat and dressed with a hollandaise sauce.
Rounding off the New York inspired menu was a classic cheesecake with the perfect balance of sweet creamy vanilla against a salty yet delicate biscuit base.
Back to 2013, The Palm London menu speaks tradition echoing an Italian family heritage, complemented by friendly and welcoming staff. The Palm’s philosophy is simple and splendid: Treat guests like family, serve great food and wine and always exceed expectations. We whole-heartedly agree.