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messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by fishbiscuits 10 July, 2019 08:48

jimjames Wrote:
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> You do realise it's the same kitchen team?

Maybe some of the kitchen staff (others have implied the same) but different head chef and mgmt.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by LeeMurg 15 July, 2019 11:15

EI Group takeover of Palmerston already looks like its floundering.

Sign outside asking people to come in.

Gimmicky offer of free wifi.

Empty on Sunday lunchtime when previously you had to book in advance to even have a chance of a table.

That's what happens when you take the heart out of something.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by DulwichFox 15 July, 2019 12:01

The Heart of the Palmerstone was taken out 15 years ago when Reg (Buckley)? the then owner
evicted Keith (long term Manager) and his two boys making Keith Homeless and Jobless.

I believe Reg may of enjoyed a period of joint ownership of the over priced restaurant
called The Palmerston but seemed to of disappeared off the Radar.

I did reluctantly go for a drink there 15 years ago but was told I could not take a seat unless I was eating.

I never went back to eat or drink.

I am disappointed that the new venture has not fulfilled it's promise to me by the new owner
that the Palmerston whould primarily be a 'Pub' that served some food and Not a Licenced Restaurant.

I have not stepped foot in the place.

DulwichFox

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by bob 15 July, 2019 14:14

Yes it was Buckley DF
Bob S



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:07:15:19:07:30 by bob.

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by Abe_froeman 15 July, 2019 20:51

Has anyone been in yet??

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by NewWave 15 July, 2019 22:29

Abe_froeman Wrote:
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> Has anyone been in yet??


nope-and won't probably

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by KidKruger 16 July, 2019 07:58

somebody has - it's been fairly busy the last few nights !

messageRe: June 3rd will be the last day of The Palmerston
Posted by fishbiscuits 16 July, 2019 09:54

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> I believe Reg may of enjoyed a period of joint
> ownership of the over priced restaurant
> called The Palmerston but seemed to of
> disappeared off the Radar.
>
> I did reluctantly go for a drink there 15 years
> ago but was told I could not take a seat unless I was eating.

Yes, the Palmerston was def more of a restaurant. (I always consider a "gastropub" as somewhere you'd go to eat, not really just for a drink.. a restaurant in a pub-like setting...)

I never considered it over-priced, though. It wasn't cheap.. but good food rarely is. It was successful in an era before gentrification had fully gripped SE22, but people liked the food, and it didn't have much competition (Franklins aside). I wonder what you think a fair price would be, for a three-course meal with quality ingredients? (Curry doesn't count).

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