Pataka

4.5
46 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary Indian

Top tags:

Good Vegetarian Options
Pataka means Firework in Hindi.

To us, it's an explosion of flavour. Pataka brings the magic of India's varied cuisines in a smart modern manner. Using timeless methods, updated ingredients and mindful packaging, we are updating the ordinary.

We are a new age digital company and dont accept cash.

Support Pataka during COVID-19

Experiences

  • The Pre-Theatre Menu

    £29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    The incredible Pataka experience thats a perfect precursor to Hamilton, Wicked or any of the other wonderful theatre experiences in Victoria. Available from 5 to 6:30pm daily, this 3 course express menu sets the stage for a delightful evening ahead. We recommend ordering different menu's, and then sharing it! Course 1: Quinoa Tikki Chaat, The Ultimate Bhel, or Gol Gappas Course 2: Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani with Raita, Butter Chicken with Naan & Dal, Paneer Salan with Steamed Rice or Idiappams with Vegetable Ishtew Course 3: Mango Duet, Rasbailey or Gulab Jamoon Enjoy the show!

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Tue - Fri 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 46 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
AR
vipARChapel
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food

r
ravi
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place had an Anniversary celebration and were looked after well, Recommend

s
sarahh
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very tasty with generous portions. We ate early before seeing Hamilton so the restaurant was quiet so moved indoors as traffic noisy
There are lots of chain restaurants in the vicinity so it was good to find somewhere more personal and authentic

F
Fudall
Manchester
20 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, super fast order->table service, perfect for pre-show (Hamilton) meal.
Excellent restaurant service, only let down by shabby loos (if you need to use them)!

Pataka
Responded on 23 August 2021

Hi! Thanks so much for your feedback. We cant wait for the theater's to come back and launch our pre-theater menu. We are glad that you enjoyed your food and service. Any feedback that we receive is taken rather seriously, and we will ensure that the loo's are updated and maintained more efficiently. Look forward to having you back!!!

Report
A
vipAnnemddc
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Stunning food - beautifully prepared. complex and subtle and at times inventive and unexpected.
interesting cocktail list (negroni with curry leaf) and so many options. HIGHLY recommend.
FYI sitting on the street is quite active it’s a heavily trafficked bus route. inside is high ceilings and plush velvet chairs.

Pataka
Responded on 23 August 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback! The cocktail menu changes on September 1, and we hope you will come back to try the new list. See you soon.

Report
k
kittykat
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely restaurant with pleasant staff and great food not your traditional Indian so don’t go expecting everything you would get on a normal Indian menu eg: no popadoms to nibble but what they do serve is Fantastic. I would suggest sitting at a table inside as the outside dining area is right next to a busy road.

Pataka
Responded on 23 August 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. Yes, the outside is bustling, but we hope took advantage of the outdoor Kingfisher bar. Our menu is continuously evolving, and we hope to welcome you back to try some of the new ideas going forward. Look forward to seeing you again.

Report
CS
ColinS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food and level of service were excellent. Unfortunately the wine prices were high.

s
vipsw10
London
212 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service tasty huge portions so hard to find a good Indian in London love this place will be back bottomless rose very generous deal

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Gorgeous food and staff - the only downside was the music - it didn’t need to be on - mainstream dance music and Indian fine dining don’t go well together.

Pataka
Responded on 5 July 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We have now created a Pataka Indian at Home playlist on Spotify, and will continue to update it so that you have upbeat, Indian inspired music that is non-intrusive. Do let us know your favourites and we can add it on!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We went there having heard good things about Pataka.

Staff was friendly and attentive and they tried to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Drinks were good. We only ordered a drink each but the selection looked good.

Food was sadly only average. Starter was Samosa chat which was good. But grilled tiger prawns (3 pieces) for £18.50 were overwhelmingly overpriced considering what you get for your money. They weren’t seasoned, over charred and really chewy. That being said apart from prawns everything else had a good portion size, especially sides like Chana Masala and Rice. Hands down the best thing on the menu was Lachcha Paratha (bread).

We are very familiar with Indian food and didn’t need any assistance however we feel the menu requires some description (The Original Dal?) for other restaurant-goers (though we did see staff assisting people with the menu, so well done!).

A bit more of social distancing between tables would be good and also 1-2 staff members weren’t wearing masks while talking to us/serving at our table.

Overall we felt, based on our experience, that it’s a good place for an occasional drink and a bite and really practical in terms of location (near Victoria Station), however not someplace you will go back for food. At least we won’t be.

Pataka
Responded on 9 June 2021

Dear Anonymous We are very sad to hear about your experience at our restaurant, and we take each of your concerns extremely seriously and will ensure we improve and right the wrongs. Thank you for your feedback again. We are pained when a guest leaves us disappointed, and we only hope we can make amends the next time you visit. Perhaps even persuade you to try a bite again, when you visit for the occasional drink.

Report
GE
GEGE
London
24 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal, the prawn dishes were pur favorites

Pataka
Responded on 9 June 2021

Thank you GEGE. There's some new additions coming on the menu soon. We look forward to seeing you again

Report
LB
LynneB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Pataka was superb and exceptionally friendly. The menu catered for all tastes and our waiter was careful in telling us which dishes were vegan (always a relief to me when several dishes are on the table). We dined outside (Covid-caution) and the staff did their utmost to make us comfortable with heaters, blankets, and even a hot water bottle!

Pataka
Responded on 24 May 2021

Thank you so much LynneB. It was our pleasure serving you. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Report
JT
JessicaT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal here and the service, except for one person was great. I would highly recommend and will definitely return. The cocktails were fantastic.

Pataka
Responded on 21 May 2021

Dear JessicaT Thank you so much for your review. We continue to improve our service and food, and hope to see you again soon.

Report
MC
MevrouwC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a really lovely meal outside before inside opened up.
Great set up with heaters and they offered hot water bottles and blankets too.
Food was stunning - so so so delicious! Was amazing to have each mouthful and each dish was a delight. Great flavours and presentation was lovely
They were really friendly and helpful and we weren't rushed - which resulted in us ordering another round of drinks.
Price was not cheap, but it was worth it. Only item I begrudged was the mint tea - make it a £1 and sell loads of it!
Only real negative was the toilet - was foul which was a great let down.

Pataka
Responded on 5 July 2021

Hi! Thanks so much for this response. We look forward to seeing you in the restaurant, which is warm, cozy and personal - all at the same time. The menu has been updated, while retaining some of your favourites. See you back soon

Report
FH
FaizanH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Booked an outdoor table. Ambience is nice, even outside. Food was very good and although the portions were considerably smaller than expected we really enjoyed the food. Would definitely recommend to those looking for nice authentic Indian Cuisine.

Pataka
Responded on 11 May 2021

Hi FaizanH Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food. Look forward to seeing you again soon

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there to celebrate a friends bday and we had a perfect afternoon at Pataka. The team was very attentive. The food flawless. Highly recommend the place.

Pataka
Responded on 11 May 2021

Thank you so much!!!! We look forward to seeing you again soon

Report
NG
NinnoG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, very kind and attentive service, fair prices.
Signature Cocktails good addition to the whole experience

Pataka
Responded on 11 May 2021

❤️

Report
AM
AnaMos
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was excellent, however, there's still room for improvement.

SB
SBFoodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Pataka do not read allergy or dietary requirements listed when booking a table, which then causes a problem when you go to the restaurant and find out that everything is pre-prepared (or, they'll claim everything is "marinated"), so apparently only have the ability to warm dishes up, not to actually prepare anything from scratch or anything simple.

Pataka
Responded on 11 May 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. All our dishes have allergen info as mandated by law. At times, there may be an ingredient that we CANNOT remove from the recipe (like garlic or salt). Cooking Indian food from "scratch" isn't an option, as we marinate raw meats & vegetables for hours to ensure the flavors soak in. We prepare food on site from raw to cooked - The assertion that we "warm dishes up" is factually incorrect & this lie is disheartening to read on a public forum.

Report
MN
MajaN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice and spicy food! Service was exceptional as well

Pataka
Responded on 11 May 2021

Thats awesome to hear! See you soon

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is amazing!!! Could have brought out the heaters earlier

Pataka
Responded on 3 May 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We have passed on your compliments to the chef, and we will bring out the heaters earlier for sure!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had lower expectations in terms of food quality because all the Indian restaurants i’ve tried in London are quite refined; but i was surprised because it was really good and tasty! Would go again

Pataka
Responded on 3 May 2021

Thank you so much!!! We strive to offer a differentiated Indian experience, and we are delighted you though we did a good job. We look forward to your next visit......where we assure you an incredible ambience

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and reasonably priced. Cocktails were nice. Wine was expensive (especially considering they only serve one size - 175ml - it is priced at what you would usually pay for 250ml at other restaurants). Staff were friendly and helpful. The tables are on the street on quite a busy road which isn’t ideal but understandable in the current circumstances. There was a performer singing which was good but extremely loud so we could hardly hear each other.

Pataka
Responded on 3 May 2021

Hello! Thank you so much for your feedback. We have taken this feedback and have altered the entertainment to make it lively yet unobtrusive. We hope to see you again, soon!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food!

DC
DeborahC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, great food flavours and an imaginative menu with lovely staff. Patio heaters to keep out the chill and the offer of blankets and hand warmers but not needed. Excellent all round, would visit again and highly recommend.

Pataka
Responded on 3 May 2021

Thank you so much!!! We look forward to your next visit.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and some lovely presentation- service was super efficient.

Pataka
Responded on 9 June 2021

Thank you!!! We hope to see you again soon

Report
GK
GarinK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new startup working in difficult times did a cracking job.

The food was very tasty and we all enjoyed what we had, and it’s a good sign when there is nothing left.

One tiny gripe: the tables outside are a little on the small side for 4 diners.

Pataka
Responded on 3 May 2021

Thank you so much GarinK. We thoroughly enjoyed having you over. We are in the middle of upgrading the outdoor dining experience, along with a brand new interior refurb this week. We can assure you that we are constantly enhancing our guests experience with every passing day Thank you again!

Report
MB
MaxB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was lovely, a really unique Indian restaurant, I hadn't been to one similar before. It's a nice change from traditional curry houses. The beer is expensive though!

Pataka
Responded on 3 May 2021

Thank you for your comments. We have genuinely tried to create a differentiated offering, unavailable in the Indian restaurant scene at the moment. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Report
MB
ManniB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Pataka last Sunday and it was lovely, the waiter and waitresses were very nice and helpful. The food was delicious. Being a vegetarian it can sometime be hard to find food that is as nice as chicken dishes but these really did set new standards. Will be coming back for my sisters birthday !

Pataka
Responded on 28 April 2021

ManniB - it was a pleasure serving you! Thank you so much for your kind words. We cant wait to welcome you back.

Report
CS
CarolineS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Disappointed, waitress did not know the menu and we got something very different.

Pataka
Responded on 28 April 2021

CarolineS - We are so sorry your order got mixed up. We are in the midst of training a team from the newly created Kickstart Scheme by the government, giving youth the opportunity to find a career in the hospitality industry. We will ensure that the training programs fulfill their potential, and serve you better in the future.

Report
HR
HRishi
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Enjoyed it on a sunny day with a good cocktail. As temperature dropped staff brought out heaters adding to the pleasurable experience.

Pataka
Responded on 28 April 2021

😁

Report
L
Lilo
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Well presented and caring staff. Highly recommended. We will be back!

Pataka
Responded on 28 April 2021

Thanks Lilo! We look forward to seeing you again

Report
TG
TheGirls
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely tasty food and very comfortable with the patio heaters. Slight mix up with order for 1 of our party but soon corrected.

Pataka
Responded on 28 April 2021

TheGirls - we are sorry that one of the dishes were mixed up! We hope to welcome you again, and perhaps get it perfect the next time.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

Pataka
Responded on 28 April 2021

😻

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. We were a group of 4, well taken care of with superb service and ambiance. Super food, authentic with a lovely twist. Cocktails were great too, especially the CHAI MARTINI. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Good food overall but very slow service (food took 50 minutes+ to arrive) and staff didn't communicate this until we checked half an hour later.
Beer wasn't listed as an item on the menu but was still offered. We were charged £16 for two pints of Kingfisher! Day light robbery, but more importantly it should be mentioned on the menu so customers don't feel deceived.
The toilets were quite dirty, my wife complained the women's loo was unusable. This could be down to them being new and not being ready to fully open indoor dining etc. But still inexcusable.
Overall quite disappointing as the food was promising!

Pataka
Responded on 3 May 2021

😢 Your feedback is extremely important to us. As a startup that was 4 days old when you dined, it is important for us to learn from every comment and every guest. We have addressed EVERY one of your points, and have put the entire restaurant under the knife to ensure we have a superlative experience soon.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Sad to report that staff was disorganised brought my main with the starters, not knowing the food or wine menus.
Also, I had a food ( or chemical MSG ?) poisoning for 24 hours...

Pataka
Responded on 19 April 2021

Dear Anonymous, We are deeply saddened by your review. Our kitchen does NOT use any MSG, and hence it is alarming that you were ill with chemical MSG. Each dish on our menu is labelled with allergens & we are vigilant to our guest's needs. As a new restaurant, the staff are in the middle of extensive training, and things are on the up. As you have reviewed this Anonymously, we are struggling to find a method to reach out to you to make amends. Do call us! We want to hear from you.

Report
C
Chrisb1983
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was very nice and a pleasant ambience outside whilst eating.

p
vipphilipl
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HI I did not stay at the restaurant long. On arrival it was chaos - I hadnt quite realised it was on a main road. I spoke in succession to three different people about my reservation. To add to the noise level a singer was playing on a microphone which meant the table they initially wanted us to sit at was directly opposite - and frankly conversation would have been impossible - they showed us to another table by the main entrance. This was not a place to relax and with people constantly in and out of the door there was no way I was staying. By then none of the managers were around and Id had enough and left. I also saw that they were offering people tables inside which I understood was not allowed under the rules so that just confirmed my opinion that this was a very badly run restaurant and not one I would ever return to.

Pataka
Responded on 18 April 2021

Dear Philip As a startup that is 5 days old, we love feedback and hope to continue to improve. However, there are certain things beyond our control, like the roar of a sports car on the street. We are sorry you felt that your seating requirements were taken care of, but we assert firmly that we did NOT offer any guest a seat inside, and are not violating any rules. We would love for you to dine with us, sans the singer, so that you can truly experience Pataka.

Report
A
Alex
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food. We had prowns in lemon curry. Service must be improved. Waitresses doesn't know the dishes as they're can't answer what is made of....
Asked one wateress for the bill but she forgot about it and supposed ask another waitress to get the bill.
Definitely recommend this place because of very delicious food but Service to be honest a bit poor.

Pataka
Responded on 19 April 2021

Hi Alex Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies for the tardiness on the floor. However, every action has been taken to ensure proper training is continuously carried out and our team is well prepared to receive you again. Your compliments about the food have been passed on to the kitchen team!

Report

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pataka using the Order Online button. Pataka also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pataka also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07377 595621.

Pataka is rated 4.5 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Pataka does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.patakaindian.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.