Patara - Oxford Circus

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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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Patara Tasting Menu £40 with a glass of Prosecco on arrival (Vegetarian Tasting Menu available) same price and includes glass of Prosecco.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-23:00

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J
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I highly recommended Patarta to my friend who was visiting from Germany as I normally love coming to Patara. However, this time the experience was not good. We could have been given the business menu, but were not..this is not a major issue but something that has been offered before. Our order was taken and the waiter asked if we were ordering A La Carte...ofcourse we were as that's the menu that was given to us. We ordered our starters, which we both enjoyed. We ordered Fresh Orange Juice......we could have died of thirst as it took so long (that too after reminding the waiter) and I'm sure it was not Fresh!
Our starters were fine. The mains took so long....we both ordered Vegetarian Green Curry, one more spicy than the other, but this did not taste as it nor normally does. My friend had ordered Jasmine rice but the waiter brought Egg Fried Rice. We could not have dessert as it all took so long. But we were charged a handome sum of approx £80....what for? I am not sure if I will recommend this unless standards improve.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

They sat us next to the emergency exit even though that we had a reservation and they new we were there for my sister’s birthday.
It was dark and damp. Very poor Ambiance.
We ordered noddles they brought us past!!
The curry was so watery and it looked disgusting.
The staff were really friendly and nice and that was the only positive about that place.
Waste of time and money.
Not recommending it to any one!!!

S
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and friendly service. Special thanks to the manager, Napoleon!

RM
Österreich
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I would reccomend but we have been there before and this time we were really disapointed of food. Main course was nice but startes were nothing good liked we remembered.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente comida y atención

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, thankyou

D
London
37 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love the place, but the lady servers could be more friendly. We ordered our favorite green curry and it was watery so we complained, and my iced coffee was more ice than coffee .Well the Man who seems to be in charge, immediately changed the curry and it was delicious. Moreover, he gave us a full order to take home instead of the 1/2 I was planning to take, and did not charge me for my coffee. I love this man. He really wants to succeed and have happy customers.

J
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Made a reservation through the app for 10:00PM after the musical “Big”. We arrived at 10:14PM as it was a longer walk, and my wife and I were excited to eat there as we really wanted Thai and the reviews were so good. Was told by the hostess that they had no reservation for us, and that the restaurant was closed. When I asked if the hours were really until 11:00PM as it said on the door, she brushed us away with her hand saying “we’re closed, you must leave”. We were obviously very disappointed!

So OpenTable, we didn’t get a chance to dine there! Would’ve liked to, but with that experience doubt we’d ever go back.

t
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

starters were cold and the squid turned rubbery. Waiter forgot to bring me my drink and left without a drink for most of my meal.

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy with h the booking food service ambiance presentation and taste. Will recommend and visit again.

s
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

It was an overall pleasant experience, the food was okay, I ordered a chicken Thai green and the flavours were very nice but the chicken was dry. The other items ordered were very good. Average price for where it was situated. Also I did request them to wish my girlfriend happy birthday but they forgot and gave us the bill, she was left feeling a little sad but I took her for dessert elsewhere.

H
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, Good service and not too expensive. We were there for business lunch and it was perfect.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very well executed Thai food. Service was very good. Interior atmosphere ok

f
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The quality of the cooking has declined steadily over the last year....

OT
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exemplary, but when I thought nothing could top it, the friendly and prompt service did just that. Great evening out. Will come back again for sure.

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

For Thai food in an upmarket restaurant, I expected better. The flavours were flat, not enough salt, sugar lime juice and chilli. Nam prik pla was not offered to enhance the dishes. The portion sizes were on the small size, even though the ingredients (noodles) are cheap.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good and service was quick. However we had issues with manager regarding the time for which we could occupy the table. I also saw 2 other parties having similar problems with the manager.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Really disappointing as we usually go to our local branch in Hampstead - decided to try the Oxford Circus branch on this occasion. The egg fried rice literally had one piece of egg and two small pieces of spring onion. We were given no choice but to accept the waitress's explanation when we queried it. Apparently, that's how they make it! The remaining food was not great and some dishes were cold. Dark and noisy ambiance.
Overall, a very unpleasant experience and very poor value! Definitely will not visit again nor recommend.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst experience in a long time. I arrived right at the time for which I booked the table (7pm). There was barely anyone in the restaurant but the manager refused to let me sit insisting that could only sit when my date arrived. Notice that no one greeted me let aside offered to put my jacket in the cloak room. When my date arrived around 15 minutes later, again we were left waiting at the entrance. We subsequently opted to leave and will definitely black list this restaurant!

OT
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, impeccable services.

GS
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, authentic cuisine!

GW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, food was great and the staff very friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food and brilliant staff.
We went for my sisters birthday and they did everything possible to make it extra special....even bringing out a cake with a candle, which we didn't even request.
I love Patara, no matter which restaurant I have been to, the food has always been amazing. Even in Bangkok! Definitely recommend it a restaurant to visit at least once

HA
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was decent, though a little pricey. Service was horrendous, making the whole experience extremely unpleasant

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was slow. Mango sticky rice dessert was tasteless and overpriced, and the soup was a small portion for the price.

S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, soft shell crab, Tom yum soup and green curry were superb. Pricey but good.

MB
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent thai food. We appreciated everything we tried from starters to dessert. Waiting staff was excellent. The room a bit loud but overall a very good experience.
Would really recommend to any thai food lover!

IW
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We have been to Patara in Soho many times, but chose to go to Oxford Circus due to convenience of meeting. The food was as good as the other branch with a great combination of flavour and a freshness to the food. The ambience of this restaurant isn't as good as the other restaurant in Soho. It felt like we were slightly packed into a side room, but that's the space that the restaurant is working with. Patara remains our favourite Thai restaurant in London.

HF
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Like being in a Slug and Lettuce.
Avoid. Go to the Soho branch.

T
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I was disappointed with Patara this time , it’s a couple of years since I dined there and it wasn’t what I experienced in the past , the prawn crackers were stale , our mixed starter was cold and not freshly made , Mains were ok , we did enjoy a lovely bottle of Puilly fume and the service was very good , pity about the food and the restaurant could do with a make over.

CL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service and great food. Only downside for us was being sat next to a very noisy table of 7, we literally couldn’t hear each other.

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff were extremely welcoming and the food was very tasty. The Soya Noodle Chicken was a hit for my party and I, we loved it, along with the Pad Thai 👍

m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly service and freshly cooked food. One guest had to wait rather a long time for her main course to arrive but couldn't fault the quality when it did.

JO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

A lot of hype which the price doesn't meet. Service was good but the food was just decent. Great atmosphere and ambience.

PT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant on many occasions at lunchtime and the food as ever was faultless. Very central and lunchtime specials extremely well priced. Service impeccable.

VH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, green Thai curry was delicious would definitely recommend

PH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service I would definately go back and recomend to others

D
London
78 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect for London Palladium and swiftly served and good Thai Green curries

M
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good Thai restaurant with friendly staff and perfect proximity for Oxford Street shops or the Palladium.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Especially loved the pineapple seafood fried rice and the iced milk tea is a must have!!!! Also, finally found a Thai place that serves mango sticky rice which is my favorite thing !!!!

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