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Palmyra’s Kitchen Syrian and Lebanese Food Finsbury Park

We had a lovely relaxing lunch at Palmyra’s Kitchen, Finsbury Park, last week. The new Middle Eastern restaurant specialises in freshly prepared Syrian and Lebanese food. We shared a few vegetarian and vegan mezze dishes, and everything was delicious, especially the Falafel. You’ll find Palmyra’s Kitchen at Wells Terrace near the newly completed City North development. It’s a great location, next to the transport hub, opposite the Picturehouse Cinema and a few minutes walk from Park Theatre. If you’re looking for Middle Eastern restaurants in N4, pre-theatre dinner in Finsbury Park or places to eat near the Picturehouse Cinema, you must check out Palmyra’s Kitchen. It’s an independent restaurant that’s welcoming and friendly.

palmyras kitchen vegetarian and vegan mezze

“Enjoy the fresh flavours of Syrian and Lebanese cuisine at Palmyra’s Kitchen, a cosy and intimate restaurant in the heart of Finsbury Park,” Homegirl London

Palmyra’s Kitchen Syrian and Lebanese Menu

The menu features Middle Eastern dishes from Syria and Lebanon. We shared a few vibrant vegetarian and vegan mezze dishes between two people. My favourite from the Hot Mezza section was the Falafel. I can’t get enough of the crispy chickpea loveliness, and these were noticeably nice. I considered myself a falafel connoisseur and was happy that Palmyra’s Kitchen Falafels didn’t disappoint.

palmyras kitchen falafel

My second favourite was the Sambousek Cheese deep-fried Syrian pastries. We chose these instead of Halloumi Cheese because we’d eaten Halloumi the previous day. Other savoury pastry options include mozzarella or spinach/onion fillings, and meat-eaters can try the lamb version.

palmyras kitchen beiruty hummos

From the Cold Mezza section, we chose the Beiruty Hommos, a creamy chickpea puree with hot pepper, parsley and tahini, and it was a nice change to standard Hommos. You may also like to try Moutabal Baba Ghanouji (aubergines with tahini). If you’re ordering Falafel, Hommos is a must. The meal comes with a basket of flatbread to scoop up the rest of your Hommos.

palmyras kitchen tabbouleh

The Tabbouleh was super fresh. I’ve tried making it at home, but I can never chop the ingredients up finely enough. You’ll enjoy the parsley with tomatoes, fresh mint, onion, fresh lemon juice and a dash of extra virgin olive oil. Another option is to have the Tabbouleh Quinoa Salad if you want healthy grains.

palmyras kitchen house salad

We also ordered the Palmyra’s Salad which we didn’t notice contained similar ingredients to the Tabbouleh, but we still ate it all! Next time I’ll try the Fattoush, Feta Cheese or the Spicy Lebanese Salads.

palmyras kitchen green beans

We also enjoyed the Loubieh B’zeit, green beans cooked with tomato, onion, mixed peppers, garlic and olive oil. Similar dishes cooked in a tomato-style sauce include Bammeih B’ziet (okra) and Moussaka (aubergines).

palmyras kitchen flatbread

If you eat fish, perhaps, you’ll want to order Charcoal Grilled King Prawns or Sea Bass. Charcoal Grilled Meats include Lamb and Chicken Skewers. Otherwise, you may prefer the Chicken Liver, Minced Lamb Stew, Braised Lamb Shank, Lamb or Chicken Shawarma. If you’re working nearby or on your way home from work, you might like to take away one of the Wraps filled with Lamb, Chicken or King Prawns.

palmyras kitchen baklawa

Finish your meal with a plate of Baklawa, the traditional Lebanese pastries filled with nuts and sugar syrup. Other Desserts include Lebanese Milk Pudding, Rice Pudding and Ice Cream.

To give you an idea of prices, Cold Mezza is £4.99-8.99, and Hot Mezza is £5.75-7.9, Savoury Pastries are £5.75-5.99, Salads are £5.50-6.50, Chargrilled Meats are £12.99-13.99 and Wraps are £5.50-9.99. If you’re unsure what to order, check out the set menu options. Drinks include fresh juices, lemonade, and mint tea, plus many more.

I returned to Palmyra’s Kitchen on 8 August 2022 with my partner and a friend; we had another amazing meal; here are some of the photographs.

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Palmyra’s Kitchen Finsbury Park London N4 Information

palmyras kitchen finsbury park exterior

The restaurant takes its name from Palmyra, the famous ancient ruins of a great city in the Syrian desert. Inside, the interiors are cosy with stone walls, and there are a few tables and chairs outside on the pavement opposite City North and the Picturehouse Cinema. The restaurant address is 5-7 Wells Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JU. The Finsbury Park underground, train and bus stations are near. The current opening times are noon until midnight Monday until Sunday. If you prefer to dine at home, order your food delivery through Deliveroo, Just Eat or Uber Eats. To find out more, visit Palmyra’s Kitchen website. Read my Ten Things To Do In Finsbury Park article for more information about the area. Enjoy your visit to the restaurant and N4.

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend that you undertake further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover that this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.