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Palms of Goa

#5,739 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#6,158 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
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Fitzrovia
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12 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2LU, England
0207 636 1668
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really good Indian; really good!

Charlotte street has such a variety of choice for restaurants and they're all so good, you were hoping that the Indian offering would be good and it was. Arrived with 2 colleagues to be greeted by the owner who'd be there for 21 years he gleefully announced. "Come in and enjoy!" That's a welcome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Charlotte street has such a variety of choice for restaurants and they're all so good, you were hoping that the Indian offering would be good and it was. Arrived with 2 colleagues to be greeted by the owner who'd be there for 21 years he gleefully announced. "Come in and enjoy!" That's a welcome you like to get. The service... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I've been travelling around India but didn't become a fan of Indian food, probably because it was always too spicy for me. First time we went to this restourant purely because of the name & and my Goa memories :) It's a cosy family restaurant, food is always delicious and not too spicy, and it's good value for money.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A long time favourite of ours. Wonderful service, fabulous food and very good value for money.We are always treated like friends.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I visited this small Indian restaurant with two of my friends for a meal on Friday. The restaurant was quite busy and the waiter pleasantly asked us to wait for few minutes and jokingly said its worth waiting,the food here is good and they been here in Charlotte St for 21 years. Surprisingly the food was delicious, it's definitely worth... More 

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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A mixed bag! We took our brave pills and ordered an Indian white wine which was surprisingly drinkable (not being renowned for their wines). Food also of good quality, I ordered the Goan Chicken Curry which I asked to spiced up a little. The spice levels were actually perfect, and with lovely crispy Onion Bhajis and excellent Saag Aloo I... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was walking and seen this small restaurant empty, so decided to try cos is not common to see to many Goan Restaurants in London. I was surprised to see that all the other places on this street were very busy, but the Palms of Goa wasn't. The two young lads who were serving seem very lazy, and it feels... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We ate late (perhaps this is why the food was so bad?) and although there were 6 of us and the restaurant is tiny, we were seated straight away. I had the butterfly prawns to start....the prawns were nice, but the sauce they came in was bland and quite a gritty texture (?) I had the Chicken Madras for my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited the hotel today for dinner. Food was extremely tangy. Had Batata wada which was very tangy and kofta curry which so super tangry as with. Overall food was not good. The waiters n managers were very helpful but the chef didn't do a good job.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Went for dinner and enjoyed the meal. Meat, rice, bread and a Coke. £14.50. Service was fast. 2 cubes of ice in the glass of coke

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Kinver, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Down to earth curry house on Charlotte Street. Food OK, not too expensive. Lightening fast service with meal arriving very quickly after order placed and before finishing popadoms. Service charge not automatically added. Pleasant waiters. Nice artwork on the ceiling. Plenty of good pubs nearby for a pint before or after the curry. Close to Goodge Street underground, Tottenham Court... More 

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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 31 to 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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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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