Palms of Goa (Charlotte St)

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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
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.3
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3.6
ambience
4.3
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ukted
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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Dusi
Stuttgart Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very authentic food. Nice service and reasonable priced food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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FoodCrank
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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.

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KK2018
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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hasler1
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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vipMarFer
London
158 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and good food.

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Ekaterina
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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Arny
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2017
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Disappointed ,average food, good friendly service, overall underwhelming

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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vipDiscoverAlways
London
27 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food love this place

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vipTravelman
London
59 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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SDCC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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sana
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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vipSorenK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Attentive staff and excellent food, recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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 !

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Iraj
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Kaya
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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Normie2016
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipSuaves
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2016
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipHkmart
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipRichardC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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VeeB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJayw
London
85 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Palms of Goa (Charlotte St) is rated 4.2 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.