We live locally, and referencing another recommendation, there's a slight undersupply of nice places to eat here in Bow. Not to say there aren't any in the Victoria Park area - Empress of India, the Britannia, and Bistrotheque to name three - but Palmers, foodwise anyhow, trumps them all. I had a courgette flower fritter stuffed with goat's cheese, a couscous and poussin dish and a pavlova for my dessert. It was fantastic. Palmers kind of reminds me a bit of Rosemary Lane - the decor is a bit spartan and it's a bit off the beaten path for most folks, but it's a real labour of love. It is owned by a Czech-south African gentleman named Stan and his two sons cook and serve. The place is charming, the food is fantastic, you can linger as long as you want over a bottle of quality wine, and it's got that great local feel to it. A very welcome addition to an emerging restaurant scene in the East End.