Patara - Oxford Circus
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....
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.
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.
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
Paragraph is a good Thai option although on the pricey side. A rowdy table did not enhance the atmosphere.
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!
I great place just off Regents Street so good central West End location
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.
Always exceptional...never disappoints. Beautiful food and so fresh.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
I go there quite regular and have taken friends. Always an enjoyable experience.
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.
Very lovely food and cocktails
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
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.
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!
in total everything was good. the service is quick. food is on avarage I didnt got a wow effect
The food and atmosphere was great
Just that food took long to come out from the starters to the mains
But overall it was fantastic
Excellent service, very nice restaurant and location. Food was amazing! Will definitely recommend.
Great food and service. Good place for a birthday! Portion sizes seem to have decreased.
Love coming here and am never disappointed. Was happy to share this experience with my lovely aunts who also fell in love with Patara as much as I did xx
Nice food and good service.I recommend it.
Didn’t like one of the soups, staff was kind enough to serve a fresh one on the house!
It is quite standard thai food in a quite standard environment. Nothing disastrous nothing exceptional. It is convenient for its good location but don't expect something that will stay in your memories.
I’m a big foody and one of my main passion is exploring different Thai Restaurent, I had high expectations for this place, but the food just didn’t live up to my expectations. The food tasted as something I can only describe as tangy, my wife and I struggled to place the taste.
However on the plus side, the service and atmosphere was really good and the waiters were very friendly and took the time to sing my wife happy birthday which was very kind of them.
Average food. This place has gone down! We had chicken green curry - the chicken was chewy and the taste of the curry was not awesome. I will not come here again.
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.
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!!!
Incredible food and friendly service. Special thanks to the manager, Napoleon!
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.
Excelente comida y atención
Fantastic food, thankyou
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.
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.