The Palomino, on Bath Street, is on my regular route through the city. I’ve walked past it on many occasions, but today was the day to pay it a visit for a spot of late lunch.
I was joined by Tim, a friend of long standing with whom I’ve just started working again.
Specialising in meaty delights, the place has a smart steakhouse look and feel to it. We sat at a generously appointed booth and contemplated both the a la carte and express lunch menus.We both settled upon trying one of their meaty buns, with Tim opting for the pork while I chose the beef brisket. I added a starter of deep fried pickles with blue cheese sauce.
Items promptly arrived with a headily meaty aroma. I started with the pickles which were good but a little lacking in crunchy crispness. The blue cheese sauce was good, but slightly too polite for my tastes.The sandwiches were rather better, with good hearty portions and a tasty brioche bun. Mine was a gloriously messy eat, which I really enjoyed.
So overall, the Palomino is doing good work. In a city that’s gone meat mad, it’s continuing the theme rather than redefining the genre, but it still puts “burger corner’s” efforts to shame. I enjoyed both the welcome and the brisket, so I’d be happy to visit again.
Blythe scores The Palomino
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
Today’s questers were: Tim, Blythe
We ate: pulled pork and brisket buns, deep fried pickles
We drank: diet cola, water
We wore: cycling chic, blue suit
Total bill: £17.50