This is a hidden gem in South Goa. A perfect place for good food connoisseurs and travelers who'd like to add a fine dine experience to their travel. It's run by Brett, from London. There are only 7 tables, so booking a table in advance is necessary. The ambience is simple yet very warm and welcoming. Brett will explain you certain dishes in the menu which needs to be explained. Brett will personally take your order and serve you. The food is by far the best I've had a Goa, in terms of the taste, the quality and quantity. I'm not going to describe every dish that I had. But the fish was fresh and cooked to perfection, the meat was juicy, succulent and again, cooked to perfection. The consistency of the sauce, after cooling down a bit, with the steak was smooth and thick with excellent flavours. I personally don't like to spoil the taste of the main course but the desserts were excellent. Small and cosy but a must visit place in South Goa. Just one thing, this place is CLOSED ON MONDAYS and it's a DINNER ONLY place. Plan accordingly if you don't want to miss dining here. Ourem 88 is a bit expensive but, worth every penny for the entire delightful experience. If your lady love is a food lover, she won't reject your proposal for marriage if you propose her here. Highly recommended.
What a fantastic evening - Brett the host was so attentive and the food was spectacular! Highly recommend booking in advance as no less that 15 people were turned away tonight while we were there - you won't regret it! The whole baked brie, belly pork and beef fillet were all outstanding and the strawberry daiquiri was the best we've had in India! we'll definitely be back next time we're in Palolem - thank you xx
A modest house located in a quiet lane of Palolem - only a small, no-frills board that reveals that this is a restaurant. 6 tables, light music and lighting. On the first instance, it might feel that you’ve walked into someone’s private party. But then begins the magic.
Ourem 88 serves mostly English food - they have a fixed menu of about 15 items in all including starters and desserts. Other than that, they also have a specials board with another 7-8 dishes. Theirs is food that you will not be able to find anywhere else in the area - an exclusive menu with each and every dish executed to perfection. We tried their Chicken Pate, Veg Quiche of the day, and Cheese Souffle. The Quiche was just great - very soft and crumbly, and fully of flavour. The onion marmalade that it came with was also delicious. I was so full from
The quiche that I could not finish the cheese soufflé - a very rich, heavy dish. The soufflé had been baked to perfection - it was fluffy and the cheese just melted in my mouth. But it was a big dish and the two of us could not finish it. We had the most delightful LIITs here - one of the best I’ve had so far.
The only trouble with this place is that you just can’t walk in here. They open only in the evenings from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm and they have a very small number of tables. Their place gets booked well in advance, so during the high season, you have to make a reservation weeks in advance. But yes, the food is worth the wait. And the service is excellent - Brett is very, very sweet. He will take you through the menu and explain about each and every item in detail. You should go with his suggestions on what to order.
P. S. The bread they serve with their dishes is the best bread you’ll find in this area. Not be missed.
The most amazing place in Palolem area to have some continental delights. Owned by a husband and wife, this has 6 tables which might even be reserved for an entire week altogether. But in case you are lucky, you will be treated to one of the meals of a lifetime.