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Palms of Goa

12 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2LU, England (Oxford Street / Fitzrovia)
0207 636 1668
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Ranked #5,215 of 17,141 restaurants in London
Price range: $33 - $50
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Oxford Street / Fitzrovia
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.
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Thurso, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This slightly café-ish restaurant is the best Indian food I have ever tasted. Nan bread, aubergine bahji and lemon rice are absolutely outstanding, all the other dishes are extremely good. It's a little bit cramped and noisy BUT THE FOOD!!!!!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Average Indian Restaurant, nothing special, slow service, good location. Good selection of drinks and food.

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Stavanger, Norway
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

3 points noted: 1. Excellent tasty food and delicious choices of Lassi drink 2. Friendly & Courteous service 3. Quantity of the portion could have been a bit larger for the money charged. All in all a decent place to dine.

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Gales Ferry
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

On a recent trip to London we asked our Hotel for nearby locations. They mentioned several along Charlotte street. Palms of Goa was the right place, the right time and a decent price. The food was served nicely. We had three separate dinner entrees and all were very tasty. The garlic Naan was also quite good. We would definitely eat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Quick group of business friends meeting for lunch, and very well looked after. Solicitous about coeliac colleague, with manager not only responding to requests but actively making sure there was no doubt about how each dish was cooked. And they were well cooked - tasty, distinctive. Recommended.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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129 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I was looking for a good value lunch and chanced upon this unpretentious little restaurant in trendy Charlotte Street. Treated myself to the set lunch - £6.50 for a really tasty green masala curry, EXCELLENT tandoori lamb chops (exceptionally tender meat), perfect naan bread, and chick pea curry. If I was being picky I would recommend that they try harder... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

I lived in GoA for 15 years but this is certainly not goan food.there is no difference between palms of goa and other Indian restaurant!!wasted my time n money.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I have just returned from Goa and was definitely missing the delicious food. So on my trip to London, us girls decided to have lunch at Palms of Goa. I use this restaurant when ever I can. The food is excellent. Goan food is the best and this restaurant is wonderful. Service very very good. They do an excellent set... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had great food and great service throughout the evening. From the minute we walked in we were greeted with a smile. Dined on the set menu which was very reasonable, 3 courses and a glass of fizz for £23. They even had steak on the set menu which was delicious Everyone enjoyed themselves and so I can't fault it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Being Goan and having survived on pork mass...this was a disappointment...a true goan restaurant wouldnt make a curry out of this signature dish... It did taste north Indian in every sense... So if u are into north Indian food... Go here! Food was edible though

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