Having read some of the rather old and even the more recent unflattering reviews of the Palmerston Bar & Dining Room I have to say that I'm surprised.
They must be doing something right, the stickers on the front door as you enter boast recognition from Egon Roney, the Hardens guide as well as AA rosettes.
Recently I've sampled braised lamb which melts in the mouth, wild sea bass cooked to perfection and my partner has always been more than happy with the vegetarian options at The Palmerston Bar & Dining Room.
The staff are real people, they don't pretend to be working in a fancy establishment and are always polite and happy to help in any way, they'll even call you a cab at the end of the night when you're too fat too move from all the delicious food.
For anyone that hasn't been to the Palmerston lately, give it another go. I love it, my partner loves it and everyone I've ever taken there has loved it too. Friendly, informal but with top quality food, The Palmerston Bar & Dining Roomg gets my thumbs up!