Palms of Goa (Charlotte St)

4.2
35 reviews
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£25 and under
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Palms of Goa, Bringing a slice of Goa to the heart of London, since 1994. At Palms of Goa aim to provide you with a true taste of Goa.

From the idyllic sate on the western coast of India comes wonderful food.

With the use of palm vinegar, coconut milk, chilies and spices, Goan cuisine is “east meets west” at its very best. Spice combinations and cooking techniques evolved through the centuries of Portuguese
influence have resulted in dishes that have truly magical flavours and textures that are quintessentially
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 23:00
Saturday - Sunday: 17:30 - 22:00
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Phone number
020 7636 1668
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Wine
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London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Staff are great and make sure you have a good time, being helpful and attentive. Food isn’t much like the subtle flavours of Goa itself, instead it has been enhanced to appeal to the British view of a curry, but it is excellent value in an expensive part of town and decent quality.

D
Stuttgart Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Feels like being in India - Superb food, good Service.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very authentic food. Nice service and reasonable priced food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for my birthday with 10 people. Really good food and good service.

FC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our focus was on Goanese style dishes which were all very good to excellent. Restaurant environment is pleasant and service very good. Highly recommended.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Very tasty food in a no-frills atmosphere. Quiet. Friendly. Highly recommended for a casual dinner. Also, the Goanese options are a really nice change of pace.

KK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A group of 10 of us all really enjoyed Palms of Goa. Great food, service and excellent value for money.

h
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good atmosphere and reasonably priced tasty curry. Definitely go again. Need to book peak times.

MF
London
146 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service and good food.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, the best place for the first acquaintance with Indian food.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2017
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Disappointed ,average food, good friendly service, overall underwhelming

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly staff. Arrived late due to bus driver not permitting one person to purchase more than one ticket (bizarre), some of our party were not from the UK and could only pay cash, which was not accepted either. Called up and they kept our reservation open despite it being a busy night. Very freindly staff, service excellent, never an empty glass but not pushing the drinks either. Cosy but smart decor, food delicious, will return.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed, informal and vibrant restaurant. Choice is good, quality of food outstanding, with good portion sizes. Service couldn't have been more attentive despite a very busy Saturday night. Value for money was excellent, they should charge more! Would fully recommend.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Cheap meal. Great food. Very tasty and lots of choice. Very good value for money. No atmosphere at all though

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was very good however the place was too noisy. It was difficult to hold a decent conversation

DA
London
23 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good Indian food served in a casual and cozy atmosphere. It's also quite cheap!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food love this place

T
London
59 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good food, authentic and quality Indian. House wine very good value. High quality meat in the tandoori choices

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First of all the welcome part was very friendly.Then the waiter explain the food very honestly.the food was extremely delicious.This is a family restaurant with very reasonable prices.the wine list was ok,we chose the shiraz one,and made us very happy.I would recommend this restaurant to anybody without any hesitation

SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For food, atmosphere and prices, we like Palms of Goa better than Zaika and Bombay Brasserie (which we also went to recently). Delicious food and a comfortable cosy place. We had fresh okra which was excellent. They have cold Indian beer. The owner Mr. Dias was very friendly. We had an enjoyable evening. We would like to go back and try the fish curries and more dishes.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best ... best food i have ever had in london.. the staff is very welcoming n so attentive. The food is super tasty n yum its like u get addicted its sooo good... cant wait to go back again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

friendly staff, all well organized and the waiting time was fine too (20-30 minutes)
food very fresh and tasty
quality and price match well
would go there again

SK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening. Attentive staff and excellent food, recommended.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

For me, best restaurant for Indian food in London. Seriously amazing food, the staff is very kind although a bit slow but nothing too bad. And the quality of the food more than makes up for it !

I
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

excellent pre theatre restaurant, nice food good service. thanks.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another pleasant evening with old friends enjoying the hospitality and atmosphere of this authentic Indian restaurant

K
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food, very flavourful. Place was very busy and it was very noisy. Service pretty but strained. Would come back on a less busy evening.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were depleted in numbers due to the Southern rail problems, but had a very enjoyable meal at Palms of Goa. Staff very friendly and service was good, although the restaurant was not very full. My Fish Thali was very good, and the food enjoyed by the others looked good too. Not overpriced for Central London.

I would certainly go back.

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2016
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Booked a table for 2 based on some good reviews. However I should have been suspicious at the fact that there were only 6 reviews. Having booked via Opentable they apparently didn't receive it. But despite being busy, they found a table for us. The restaurant is very small and hot so they had to leave the door open and it looked like a cheap diner. Not nicely decorated at all. The service was friendly and polite but the food was extremely disappointing. We had a chicken goa curry and tikka massala. Both lacked fresh spices and seemed to come straight from a tin or jar. The massala was burnt so my girlf barely touched hers. I am no chef, but I can slap up a better curry in 15 mins. We ended up leaving pretty quickly and having to get more food afterwards. I would recommend avoiding this place as there are many better options.

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and very affordable. Only drawback, there was a party of 8 in the dining room...while they were very happy with food and drink...they became very loud. Space small inside.

H
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Charming owner and staff - taking great care and attention to see that everything was good. Interesting food - tried the pumpkins curry, Goanese style fish curry and a Goanese style lamb curry. Superb fresh naan bread. Ice cold beer. Not the most spacious restaurant but the warm welcome, attentive staff and very good curries made this a very enjoyable visit.

RC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I really loved this place. Small but quaint. I ordered the chicken tiki masala "spicy" and it did not disappoint!

VB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spotted this restaurant whilst wandering down Charlotte street, so booked a table for the evening & what a find! We were not disappointed, the staff were very accommodating & we had a table outside as requested, the service was impeccable, the food was delicious & all served on hot plates ( an added bonus).
I would strongly recommend this restaurant & will definetly be returning next time we are in London. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality & interesting history regarding Charlotte Street.

J
London
81 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This Goan restaurant is brilliant if you are in the area. Do not be put off by the simple decor and furnishings . The food is delicious particularly the Goan specialities. We chose a Goan lamb curry whose name I cannot remember. I have never tasted such an interesting curry. Service is efficient and friendly . For Central London the value is outstanding. Thoroughly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, the host attentive and very polite. We have been there for the first time and were made very welcome and we will definitely come again.