Palms Of Goa, W1W 6YR
- 160 New Cavendish Street
Both remaining branches of this South Indian/Goan restaurant closed in mid-2012. The other branch was in Soho, Palms Of Goa, W1F 0EF. The New Cavendish Street branch is being replaced by a restaurant called Chillies as of November 2012.
Kat visited with a group of six others on a weekday lunchtime in mid-December 2008 — we were the only customers at first, a few smaller groups arrived throughout lunchtime.
Most of the group opted for thalis ('vegetarian', 'non-vegetarian' and 'fish' options were available, all around £11-£14). All were proclaimed very tasty, although the portions could have been a little bigger for our hungry party. Kat opted for a Pork Mas (£6.50), described as a medium-hot dish with vinegar, ginger and garlic. Although it was enjoyable and not at all oily, I couldn't really taste the vinegar and it wasn't very hot - I was left thinking that I should have gone for the vindaloo after all. The side dish of Paneer Pakora (three for £3.50) was a little on the dry side but the batter was lovely, and was good comfort food for a cold winter day.
The staff were friendly and helpful, and the service was quick - though if I was in the area I would probably only bother to come here again if Ragam (1 minute round the corner) was full.