Paloma bar and kitchen has brought a mouthwatering taste of the Mediterranean to Prestwich.
Paloma opened its doors on Prestwich precinct in September 2020. The long narrow space occupies two glass-faced units opposite Costa Coffee and, ahem, BetFred. The interior is quintessentially Spanish-style, washed with a blue and white tapestry colour palette with subtle accents of pearl pink which is celebrated with a fabulous hanging flower arrangement.
All the food at Paloma is sourced from exclusive Spanish, Italian and other Mediterranean artisan producers and delicatessens all who have won many Great Taste Awards. And there’s clearly no skimping on quality here.
Warm, chewy sourdough comes with sweet, fruity Arequipa olive oil and Pedro Ximenez (PX) aged sherry vinegar, while Manzanilla olives from Seville are marinated with zingy lemon and fragrant rosemary.
Crisp, golden croquetas have been painstakingly, authentically made with bechamel and salty Aragón serrano ham, and tender lamb meatballs have been doused in the richest of tomato sauces.
And meat lovers won’t want to miss the onglet (or hanger) steak, often referred to as the butchers cut because of its exceptional flavour. It’s cooked perfectly pink and dressed with a punchy, Hulk-green salsa verde.
There’s also plenty of fish, shellfish and vegetarian dishes on the menu, such as salt cod croquetas delicately smeared with saffron aioli; grilled hake served on a heavy bed of patatas a lo Pobre; or the traditional Spanish favourite, patatas bravas buried in spicy tomato sauce and garlic aioli.
Leave room for the creamiest creme Catalan, smooth and ambrosial with a buttery orange and olive oil shortbread – or sweet, fluffy churros balls with chocolate sauce to dip at will.
25-27 Longfield Centre, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1GJ, UK