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Palms of Goa

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12 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2LU, England
0207 636 1668
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Description: Palms of Goa is a unique Indian restaurant, serving distinctly Goan...
Palms of Goa is a unique Indian restaurant, serving distinctly Goan cuisine. The history of this special branch of cooking reflects Goa���s Indian and Portuguese heritage - the main ingredients being coconut and spices, creating a flavoursome and distinctive taste. Located on London���s bustling New Cavendish Street, Palms of Goa is a popular place for business lunches and after-work meals. The rich red interior and delicious, healthy food make the experience of dining here a memorable one, and our favourite dishes include the Lamb Xacutti, a Goan dish prepared with coconut, vinegar and hot spices, and the restaurant���s renowned Pumkin (sic) Curry. Palms of Goa has been in business for over thirteen years, and is a favourite spot for Soho diners.
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best local Indian restaurant

Excellent South Asian food. The fish is divine. Nothing like most other Indian restaurants in the area. Staff are particularly nice and attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had a tasty curry but went to toilet before paid my bill and my table had been given to a couple was not asked if I wanted coffee or dessert which was very rude!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Excellent South Asian food. The fish is divine. Nothing like most other Indian restaurants in the area. Staff are particularly nice and attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were at the dental hospital and he asked me to take him somewhere I had been before so we tubed it to The Palms of Goa! Worth the trip- again!!! We did the lunch menu and he loved it. The Mango Lassi was good and the lunch was delicious. Staff friendly and helped me charge my phone!! Been here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I visit many restaurants a week in London and all over the world and particular about a good indian and curry. Palms of Goa on Charlotte street is at up there at the top with the rest. Great food, especially the Goan chicken curry and one of the best mixed grills I have ever had in a Tandoori. If your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Ate here last Saturday evening we hadn't booked and just walked in off the street. We had the last available table for two the place is very small but the menu choice and the food served up was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very good place to eat. My second time here didn't disappoint. Food is a notch or two above the usual and the presentation is simple and uncluttered. Staff are attentive and gracious. The Lamb Xacutti, in particular, is excellent. Charlotte Street has another worthy restaurant.

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were actually searching for another restaurant, but it seems to have disappeared. We are big fans of regional Indian cuisine, often seeking out new and different options so when I saw that the menu had Goa dishes, we decided to give it a try. The service wasn't fabulous (and we were the only ones in the restaurant since it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Nice Saturday night curry just opposite the lovely Charlotte Street Hotel Fish Thali, prawn Dhansak, Peshwari nan, mushroom pillau rice all very good. Nice house white wine too. Friendly service plus nice crowd of other diners. Home cooked feeling. And for London very good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went to Charlotte Street for a family dinner (3 people) without having a precise idea about where to go exactly. It was getting late (around 10 pm) so we decided to trust our instinct and went for Palms of Goa. We were not disappointed and ended up paying about 25 £ each for a wide taste of Indian cuisine.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Best curry so far in London. Ok so London is not blessed with great Indian restaurants but really enjoyed this simple, clean, friendly Goan based restaurant, and very friendly service. Highly recommend the Goan chicken curry.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
  • Phone Number: 0207 636 1668

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 46
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Palms of Goa is a unique Indian restaurant, serving distinctly Goan cuisine. The history of this special branch of cooking reflects Goa���s Indian and Portuguese heritage - the main ingredients being coconut and spices, creating a flavoursome and distinctive taste. Located on London���s bustling New Cavendish Street, Palms of Goa is a popular place for business lunches and after-work meals. The rich red interior and delicious, healthy food make the experience of dining here a memorable one, and our favourite dishes include the Lamb Xacutti, a Goan dish prepared with coconut, vinegar and hot spices, and the restaurant���s renowned Pumkin (sic) Curry. Palms of Goa has been in business for over thirteen years, and is a favourite spot for Soho diners.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Fitzrovia

Neighborhood Profile
Fitzrovia
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighborhood is a favorite among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.
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