Patara - Oxford Circus

4.4
1655 reviews
£26 to £40
Thai
With its chic décor and passion for real Thai food, the Patara restaurant chain remains popular with London’s discerning foodies. This branch on Maddox Street near Oxford Circus is ideal for low-key lunches, post-shopping refuels and cosy dinner dates before a night out in nearby Soho. In the Patara kitchen, a team of expert chefs use traditional recipes and ingredients to create familiar Thai cuisine favourites like tom yum gai, fragrant green curry and pad Thai noodles. But there are some innovative creations coming out of the kitchen too. We recommend trying some of their excellent seafood dishes like grilled tiger prawns with lemongrass and lime dressing. Patara’s dining room is equally impressive with wooden wall carvings, brown leather banquettes and bundles of bamboo, creating a stylish but unpretentious setting perfect for any occasion.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1655 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service was friendly & efficient, a nice experience.

KS
KiranS
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!
Green curry was to die for!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite Thai restaurants in London.
I’ve never had a meal less than amazing here & the staff are absolutely superb. It’s a bit pricey but the food is fabulous

AK
AmiK
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best thai in London - its an institution!

KP
KarolinaP
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every minute there. Chose it for bday celebrations for my friend, and she absolutely loved it. Food as always didn’t disappoint.

D
Dipak
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

This is suppose to be a fine dining restaurant but it is clearly not . The evening did not start well when they told me at the entrance that they do not take coats , so you have to hang them on the back of your chair even if you have a long winter coat . Unfortunately one of the waiters opened a bottle of sparkling wine on my coat and on the back of my suit . Despite having a large section downstairs they cramp everyone upstairs and gave us a small circular table which was intended for 3 really but we were a family of four ! When the food came there was no space on the table to put it . They tightly packed everything on the table so tightly that my wife when reaching for a side dish nearly split her drink , lucky I saved the glass . The food is not authentic Thai food that you would experience in Thailand , it is modified for European palate. I told the restaurant manager all of this at the end and the impression he gave me is , ok thank you see you later . If you are paying a cafe price then this sort of experience above is ok but at this fine dining price level please look at other Thai restaurants because they can beat this one by miles ! I have tried to give a balanced view here , the space issue is a management one and the way restaurants despite having resources at their disposal mismanage them

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our go-to for Thai food in London. Excellent food and service, though the portions seem to have shrunk. The banana with ice cream dessert was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service

R
Regtheveg1
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food but it was expensive. Great for a special occasion.

JD
vipJDstag
London
62 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Always good, but was not the best today, prices could be better and promotions

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Helen
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food (the best lamb massaman we’ve ever had); lovely cocktails (a very drinkable Long Island Ice Tea); attentive and polite service, without hovering or being annoying; and a very reasonable price (especially for London). We’ll definitely return next time we’re in London.

DG
DonaldG
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Arrived at booked time. Were asked to wait. When led through to restaurant five minutes later, several tables were empty, so not sure what the wait was for. They seemed a bit disorganized, perhaps short staffed. We had to ask for additional drinks and more water regularly.

NJ
N5JPR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Reliable Thai chain. Chicken curry was a highlight as were the cocktails. Service was mixed although friendly. Probably short staffed due to Covid.

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kitty
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, good, friendly service. Quite expensive for Thai food but all the dishes were excellent.

RC
RoseC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant I went there before for my birthday everything was great love this restaurant.

GH
GordonH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Jasmin fixed menu selection was delicious and well presented. The Chinese green tea was also wonderful.
Service was very fast and courteous.

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Lukey
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and terrific food- really authentic and tasty. A gem of a place and the staff are lovely! We will be back.

AN
AnthonyN
London
13 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic staff and wonderful food. Only marked down as a tad expensive. Though I do highly recommend.

FM
FaraMN
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, order 3 starters and the seabass with rice for mains. Service was great even though it was quite busy.

RC
RCHT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was absolutely excellent. Outstanding service and food quality superb!

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mervim
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Friendly reception, but as a single customer, think where you place us, got seated in corridor leading to main dining space next to staff toilet. Second server offered to change seating, but by that time I’d already ordered and had a drink, not aware that there was nicer seating in next room. Starter of prawn& pork dumplings was delicious, main of Chicken Pad Thai sggy and bland, dessert of Mango cheesecake was ok tasting, even if looked like one of those supermarket frozen desserts. Service speedy and friendly, and oppirtunity to donate to homeless charity a very good idea.

PD
PaulD
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Not the very best Thai food - but pretty good. For example chicken satay seemed tepid and not as charred as I would like. Perhaps it it is pre-cooked and reheated ? But very professional and efficient with friendly service in a good location.

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vipCatherine
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall food was great and so was the service. Just the grilled beef was too hard, we couldn't eat much. But they offered a discount on the dish.

TC
TChand
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

One of our guests was gluten free and we have previously dined here with a variety of options. We were now informed that none of the curries can be made gluten free at all.

When we did order from the very limited options, one of the dishes was served as chicken when we had ordered tofu! Used to be one of our favourite restaurants but highly disappointed.

Not a great place to visit if you are gluten free

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Samm
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of our party were quite late for our booking and had a limited amount of time before we had to get to another event. The team still made our dinner really special and as it was a birthday also bought out a special birthday dessert which was lovely.
Overall our dinner was still really lovely and the staff were very attentive.

Will definitely go back.

PA
PATty
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The papaya salad was delicious and so was coconut ice cream sundae- definitely recommend.

LH
LucyH
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our Christmas lunch with you. Thank you.

SC
SharonC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot fault Patara. The ambience and food was excellent. 😀

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic always.

C
vipCatherine
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were welcoming and food was great!

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Tasteiseverything
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time at Patara yesterday evening. We found all the staff to be very friendly and professional. The atmosphere was calm even tho it was busy we didn't feel the noise was too much. We had a lovely lady who served us, she is a credit to Patara. The food was excellent, the lamb shank masaman was outstanding as was all the food that we had. Would highly recommend a visit and we will definitely be returning. Thank you for your hospitality.

PM
PatMan
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Not as up to par as Wimbledon branch. But still really good in a crowded market.

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Naomi
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice night celebrating a birthday. They brought a desert with a candle! Thank you!

TM
TaiwoM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love every bit of my dinning experience .
The staff are truly exceptional in their professionalism . The meal was delicious . I will visit again .

GT
GT129
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Super overpriced and average food and an underwhelming ambience

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was our anniversary. The downstairs was very noisy but the waitress managed to move us to a better table. Food was amazing. Staff were attentive

AP
AngiePan
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service from the team & amazing food - we will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food, service and ambience. Can’t wait to revisit.

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ravim
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

Nice ambience

Lovely starters

Overall definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fantastic, some really tasty and interesting dishes that meant there was an option for everyone. Only thing was they were a bit lacking in drinks options as everything had ‘run out’ and some of the staff were very dismissive.

FAQs

Patara - Oxford Circus does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Patara - Oxford Circus also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7499 6008.

Patara - Oxford Circus is rated 4.4 stars by 1655 OpenTable diners.

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.