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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: 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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Goan...Treat yourself

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Tom K
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I tried to make a reservation for a table at this place but the person taking reservations was terribly rude. He slammed the phone down, not just once but twice! Will never visit this place. If I could give it 0 stars, I would! I can't believe I was looking forward to trying this place.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I ordered a dish I've ordered in every single Indian restaurant I've been to: chicken tikka masala. It's a dish that an Indian restaurant has no excuse in getting wrong. The dish turned out horrible! It was sour, watery, and tasteless... Like it was 3 days off. Asked the waiter about it, waiter said 'nothing's wrong with it'. I said... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Been several times, very good business lunch and very reasonably priced. Have from set lunch or main menu. Good location in Charlotte St and beside some food bars. Definitely go back. Service good too.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited them for dinner on 20th September , we actually were searching for " the curry leaf" but could not find it hence decided to go to this place and were very happy with the decision. It is a small restaurant but they did not have high chairs for kids hence it was a slight let down for me. We... More 

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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 - 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?