Boasting its own record library, DJ nights and a late-night weekend licence, neighbourhood bar and diner, Palazzo, is a new relaxed spot in Crystal Palace, London.
From the brains behind Made of Dough, Palazzo spans three shop fronts on Church Road and is set over 2,000 square feet. Open daily for brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks, this cool spot takes a chilled approach by day before cranking up a level come night. A community hangout, Palazzo can be enjoyed whether popping in for a beer and bite, to listen to music, or for a full-on dinner fest with friends.
“Palazzo is everything we’d want in a local hangout,” says co-founder, Ed Sandeman. “Good honest food, great drinks, extensive record collection driven by valve amps and Klipsch speakers, open early and late with DJs playing vinyl on the weekends. Heaven.”
Food here is concise but rousing, plates such as pork and veal meatballs, anchovy bread, burrata with tomato and olive oil, zucchini fritti, and chicken Milanese with lemon and aioli, all sitting alongside a pizza offering influenced by Made of Dough. Drinks take equal billing, with an Italian wine list ranging from Piedmont to Sicily, classic cocktails, and beer from Brick Brewery and the Drop Project.
With 80 covers across the ground floor and an alfresco terrace (set to open in July) with views across Kent, patrons can choose from large tables, smaller intimate tables, and countertop seating overlooking the open kitchen. For bites, brunch and late night shenanigans in epically retro surrounds, Palazzo is an inspired new spot set to be the envy of other London ‘hoods.