Otherworlds transforms Goan villa into restaurant that “celebrates chance encounters”

Local design studio Otherworlds drew on the traditional Goan balcão when converting a 1980s villa in Panjim, India, into the Terttulia restaurant and bar.

Housed in a Portuguese-style villa, Terttulia Goa is defined by a central island bar informed by the balcão – an outdoor porch with built-in seats that serves as the entrance to a typical Goan home.

The restaurant takes its name from the Spanish word tertulia, meaning a social gathering with literary or artistic associations.

Intimate two-seater booths flank the bar

“The balcão is a crucial part of a Goan home as this is where one spends most of their time,” Otherworlds founder Arko told Dezeen.

“At a

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