Patara - Oxford Circus

4.1
1620 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; 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1620 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PilarB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was really nice, unfortunately, we were seated close to the emergency door and it was cool, but the rest was perfect.

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MorticiaG
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was a bit pricey but good food an ambience. Good social distancing

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful atmosphere for a dinner for two!

KR
vipKRJP
London
38 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restaurant felt very tired, hasn’t been updated/painted in a long time. Walls and general decor quite shabby. Food was generally pretty good but the place lacked ambience. The service was good, the staff suitably friendly and attentive.

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Becks723
Essex
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible and the food was amazing. The food tasted and looked fantastic. It was value for money and safety under the current COVID-19 restrictions was paramount. We felt looked after and would highly recommend a visit

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NRai
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Starters were underwhelming, mains were lovely as usual. Shame we couldn’t sit downstairs as the ambience there is better. Decent service, appreciated the complementary birthday dessert! Thank you Patara

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peterh
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent Thai food in London. Service was prompt and helpful. Not exactly a romantic or very private dining experience, but good value. I expect it would be quite noisy when full. We’ll be back.

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YISHUW
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic, totally worth to come, spend an unforgettable time of my 23rd birthday

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Herbie
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

too expensive. no value for money. it is overpriced.

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Bill
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely lovely evening ..... the biggest call-out is the quality of the food .... I am no “culinaire” but to me it was simply outstanding in very respect ....THANKYOU!!

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

This is our 3rd time to this restaurant.
Fist 2x fantastic, this time, much have been sold to
New owner: this food was dreadful & over cooked, over sweetened, it was like Chinese food!

Will never go back & never recommend this restaurant!!!

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FoodLover1981
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Look forward to coming back!

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vipBeerWho
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and very friendly "just right" service. Appropriate safety precautions. A real treat on a rainy night during a pandemic! We wish Patara good fortune with their business during these tough times.

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yukikom
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always enjoyed their food. Quiet...enough gave us social distances.

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JulieR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was very tasty and a good choice. Only issue was food was served not very hot, the rice was so cold we had to send it back.

Went on a Sunday afternoon before the theatre so were the only ones there for a large amount of the time we were there.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We were plonked downstairs in the basement, no ambiance whatever. Food ok but, have had a lot better elsewhere

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and how they took care in relation to COVID

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john
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed yellow curry crab very much. The beef was also tasty but getting cold after 5 mins.

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LadyS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noise level was very high which made it slightly difficult to have a nice relaxing meal but everything else was fabulous. Food as always delicious

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vipKevin
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The food was quite nice but not exceptional, and both my friend and I didn't digest it very well. The restaurant had very little atmosphere.

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KKMA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent value lunch menu, top courgette dish

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vipSVN21
London
17 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and service.
Clean tables and amenities.

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Richard
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As always, the Patara staff are attentive, polite & unobtrusive. The food is "haute Thai"

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great good but a bit too pricey. Great service, restaurant was a bit crammed.

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ArzuE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant. Service was great, mocktails were tasty but the food was delicious. Best prawn and tofu Pad Thai I've had in a very long time! Seabass and prawn and asparagus rolls were amazing!

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vipBananaman
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was good to see that Patara in Maddox Street had reopened following the lockdown and I was looking forward to good Thai food. It was disappointing that having been open only a few days they had run out of the red wine, vegetarian taco starter and Chinese water spinach side. It also seems that they have increased the prices since lockdown so I feel there are better more affordable options for dinner in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great updated menu

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JeanR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A good place to catch up. The food was great and social distancing observed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patara maintain their standards.

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john
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waited 20 mins least for the bill. Food was good but many dishes were not available on the day.

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Zayyy
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really nice, rice portions could be bigger. But overall a great experience. Not entirely worth the price but again, not bad at all.

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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

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 4.1 stars by 1620 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.