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“Fantastic food and great service.”
Review of Sheetal

Ranked #90 of 314 Restaurants in Candolim
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and great service.”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

We were staying in Silver Sands, so Sheetal was really handy for us. Have eaten there in previous years and again it didn't dissapoint. We tend to give starters a miss so we can do the main course justice...and we did. Had an amazing mutton and spinich curry. Not something I would usually choose at home, but the flavours were blended beautifully and the meat was really tender. The little touches like the finger bowls and a rose at the end of the meal (tacky, but nice!) help make it a memorable meal. Definatly will go back again next year.

  • Visited March 2012
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
“One of the better restaurants in Candolim”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Sheetal Restaurant, Candolim (photo) lies to the right at the end of Beach Road, opposite the main entrance to Silver Sands Holiday Village. At first sight it seems typical of small restaurants in the area, with plastic seats and rope lights winding up each palm trunk. As soon as we approached the entrance we were see and shown to a table at the rear next to counter where orders are passed to the kitchen. It was uninspiring and we found the two large statues of Indian deities by the wall to be a little tacky, though others may like them. Prior to ordering we were brought a bowl with four small complimentary poppadums, one with a minty pea puree and a third with what turned out to be a mixed vegetable pickle. This seemed quite salty and contained a number of large unchewable fragments that I was at first convinced must be bone.
Now all of this may seem quite off putting but in fact our overall impression was good. The waiters seemed to be assigned their own tables which meant we had the same one all the time we were there and attention was immediate if asked for and small needs were anticipated. Our main dishes arrived within 10 minutes or so, contained in small metal bowls that were placed atop their own little charcoal braziers to keep them warm, the waiter dutifully spooning out as much of this and of rice as required before setting the rest to keep warm. The quality of the food was good, portion sizes good and the price for my main dish was just 100/- (Rupees), bearing in mind that as I write, the day after, there are 75 rupees or more to the pound. This is amazingly good value for many foreign tourists. Drinks are typically priced for Goa with 500ml of the local Kingfisher lager beer at 80/-. Alcohol, as elsewhere when political elections are imminent, stopped being served at 10pm. As a final touch finger bowls were brought containing a small slice of lemon and a rose petal and another small tray bearing breath fresheners and toothpicks. These are mentioned because in comparison to many restaurants in the area attention to detail is being paid here. This and the quality of both the food and the service made Sheetal Restaurant one of those we would be happy to use again. It opens for breakfast from 7:30 through to 11:00am and again from 6:00pm to 11:00pm though in common with other restaurants if you visit during election time you may find it closes earlier partly because of the restrictions on the sale of alcohol that apply at such times. This is an infrequent occurrence but one to bear in mind if your holiday coincides with the Indian election process. Also bear in mind that the restaurant normally closes out of season, from May through to September.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank Geobar01
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