Patara - Oxford Circus

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£26 to £40
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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; or the black cod with ginger and yellow bean sauce. 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.

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vipMabbes1408
London
56 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I regularly eat here and it is always a great meal. It has everything: friendly staff, modern twists on traditional dishes, and a well thought out drinks offer. It's not the cheapest Thai you'll ever have, but it'll definitely be one of the best!

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emroao
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice thai restaurant. Excellent food. Great location.

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AARTIS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went to celebrate my friend's birthday and we opted for £40 set menu each, and for the amount of food we got, I felt it was poor value for money. Quality of food was excellent.

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KenF
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely top class- one of the best I've been to in central London!

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vipVictoriaB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I've been to Patara several times in the past and thoroughly enjoyed it but this time I felt it really wasn't that good. We opted for one of the set menus, all the starters were luke warm and apart from the Thai green curry (which was amazing) the other main courses were average. The dessert was far too sweet and tasted shop-bought. Portion sizes were also small. And then there was the blow of the bill which was just ridiculous; so over-priced. Overall I was disappointed - my expectations were high given the great meals I've had there before.

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TomiA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is Amazing A1 but losing the wow factor it used to have. Don’t become like a Busaba Thai.

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ThomasC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here before going to a gig at Palladium. Food is delicious and beautifully presented. We had curries for main which were on heaters to keep them warm, plus there were heated plates, so those were both nice touches. It is pretty pricey, but I guess that's a consequence of having such a great site beside Regent Street. Service was outstanding, with them even being considerate enough to let us leave a bag in cloakroom to collect later. Would recommend.

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DipaliP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food
Great service
Was very noisy though, but server was very accommodating and moved our table of 5 to a quieter section of the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was delicious but a little too salty and sweet for me

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Neil
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, easy atmosphere, professinal staff. Highly recommended for many occasions as well as simply just grab some nice thai food.

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ElaH
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu on open table isn't the same as in the restaurant

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SD234
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely food and service. Would love to go back again

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vipVarshaG
London
23 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a little slow but overall very good.

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DaveS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

A busy branch at weekends. Pleasant staff. High quality food though not always piping hot. Very expensive for what you get so not great value. Maybe that's just central London....

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RupertM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal in Patara.
Maybe a bit more expensive than I thought it would be, but I can not complain about the food, wine,and service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was rushed, not particularly friendly, we felt like they just wanted us out and we had to constantly get up and get the staff’s attention to place the food order and get the bill. The got the food order wrong for one person but in general the food is very tasty and nice! The restaurant was buzzing and the atmosphere was great! The cocktails literally tasted of juice and we asked if there was even any alcohol in them!! I would love to return for the food but not worth it given the service, very sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very disappointed. Very slow service to an extent that we had to keep calling someone to top our wine glasses. I would have been happy with thebottle on the table. At one point I got the attention of one of the waitress and since she was so busy talking to her felow colleague she decided to ignore me. Food was cold. I order Pad Thai for my mains and the noodles were all shaped to the dish. Awful. We ate the food as we had waited all day to enjoy this evening. Dessert well _ mine was tasteless. I ordered mango cheesecake and my husbands was edible. I had booked it as it was my husbands birthday. When we asked for the bill we once again had to waita long time for it to arrive but then they came back with the same dessert my husband had had with a candle on the deseet we ordered or bring a different desert. Then they said because we were lighting the candle bill took a long time to come. Hope thats ok. Well no its not ok. I wasted my money and I could have taken him elsewhere.

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CO13
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I was quite disappointed with the quality of the food. My food and starter were both cold and tasteless. However staff were both friendly and polite

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vipMcTicker
London
127 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Paragraph is a good Thai option although on the pricey side. A rowdy table did not enhance the atmosphere.

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Runningthorn
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I used to come to this restaurant on a very regular basis and the Pad Thai with king prawns was my absolute favorite dish! It had been a very long time since my last visit and I was very excited to taste my favorite dish...what a disappointment....a bland dish (I had to ask for salt to get some taste) with 2 king prawns (it used to be 6) I guess inflation as been quite aggressive on the seafood front!
I had the Chilli Calamari for starter, a generous portion, but again lacking in flavor and ...they had run out of sweet sticky rice for the thai mango, so no dessert :(
Ambiance is always nice, service is friendly, but we had to strain to get attention.
I will have to be convinced to go back, a real letdown!

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Davidp
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I great place just off Regents Street so good central West End location

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a great early dinner at Patara on Saturday evening before going onto the Palladium. The drinks and starters arrived promptly but the main course was quite a wait and we all got a bit anxious clock watching, once the staff knew, they brought the food and we just made it. Food was delicious and staff very polite. If you're up against time, do make sure they know. The restaurant was very busy and a great atmosphere.

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DanK21
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional...never disappoints. Beautiful food and so fresh.

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AlisonM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

We’ve been coming here for years but it certainly has gone steadily downhill, the food was not up to scratch, we sent one dish back for the chef to taste - it was ghastly! It was so loud downstairs the waiter took our order wrong as he couldn’t hear. I will not be returning

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RobertH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, as per our prior visit. Service was superb, waiter (Napoleon) was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was good. Will definitely look to visit again before too long!

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Soso
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Great food but absolutely terrible service, we were charged a bottle of wine even though we only had a glass. I love food at Patara but would not go back to the Oxford Circus branch and will tell all my friends not to.

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Eskimolya
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiters were very friendly and polite. My friend forgot his shoppjng bag on his chair and our server ran after us on the street to return it.
Coconut beef was exactly what I wanted!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

An ok Thai food place. Good food but be careful of where you sit! Sitting next to the windows upstairs is a very cold place and drafty! E has to move as I could feel the freezing breeze in my back. Another couple who sat there also asked to be moved.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I have no complaints about the food, the food was fantastic however the rest of the restaurant in our opinion, let the chef down. The atmosphere felt dead, we were left with dirty plates on our table for ages after eating, I had to ask a waiter to remove. I would definitely return to a Patara restaurant simply for the food, but I would dine at another location.

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SandraD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go there quite regular and have taken friends. Always an enjoyable experience.

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AdrianP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Despite booking well in advance they tried to put us in the 'dead' back corridor.
The service was verging on insolent. Shocking.
Not a patch on the other branch I visited.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely food and cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Fürth time visit and tried a different dish (lemongrass sea bass) which was absolutely disgusting. I liked the usual dishes like beef and lamb shank, but unfortunate this fish dish had overthrown my previous good impression. Would not order this again

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Pamela
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff were excellent and the menu choices were delicious.
The Thai fish cakes were yummy and a real stand out. I had the garlic king prawns which were delicious. However, the only negative was the dessert which included pandan sticky rice with mango which was disappointing. The service was fast and prompt.
Being a busy Friday night the noise level was quite high but the staff were lovely and helpful.

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MiriamM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is authentic and absolutely amazing. Service was good but very different levels among staff. For example, we ask for a simple bowl of steamed rice (as we still had our curry) when the kitchen was already closed. One waiter said it wasn’t possible, the other one brought it to us right away!other than this the place is great!

KJ
KatarinaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service