THE PALOMAR

What? Middle Eastern, southern Spanish, north African mix

Where? 34 Rupert St, W1D 6DN

When? Date or duo. Three's a crowd.

Why? Josperised octopus? Veal sweetbread al-ha-plancha. You know you're getting something different.

I would have? Onto-hummous, josperised octopus, chickpea msabacha & burnt aubergine £13.50.  Jerusalem mix, chicken liver, heart & veal sweetbread al-ha-plancha, okra, tomato & tahini £14.50.

Inside track? The bar is better than the back.