Patara - Oxford Circus

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£26 to £40
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Thai
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
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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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, impeccable services.

GS
Charlotte
9 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 !!!!

P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food at this delightful Thai restaurant. We went for the sharing Banquet Menu which provides 4 starters, 3 mains with rice and broccoli and a dessert. We pointed out that there was not enough of two of the main courses to share properly between 4 people and more of each of the dishes arrived without question - and delicious it all was.

LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was disappointed that Patara's sister restaurant Suda Thai had closed, however, the Patara Oxford Circus more than made up for the disappointment . We ordered off the set menu, food was extremely good and portions were generous. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. I will going back in July!

DM
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I've ever eaten . Everything is so fresh and tasty.
The people who work there are incredibly friendly and helpful .

a
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent as always, but this particular restaurant could do with a makeover.

p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was painfully slow despite the restaurant not being particularly busy. Food was fine, but I much prefer the Greek Street location for everything from decor to ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We had to wait a while for our food, I ordered the lobster pad Thai and the lobster was very dry and didn’t taste fresh. Also my friend found a hair in his rice. It was all very over priced however the service was decent but not worth going again.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Extremely rude waiter - shockingly rude
The manager however made up and was apologetic and took over serving us.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best thai food in London

JB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Patara is a wonderful place and excellent for vegans!

v
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

not authentic thai, poor service and over priced of some kind cuisine

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I was given a table in what seeemed to be a passage way to the restaurant and a table I had specifically requested not to have!

RT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food as always, the tuna carpaccio never fails to impress, brilliant waiter and non intrusive service

AD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Poor service, no gluten free starter option in set menu and refusal to switch one in, brought bottled water without being requested, poor cocktails, sea bass was tasteless and not spicy at all. Disappointing.

KC
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the early bird menu which had plenty of choice
I recommend the beige salad (very hot)
Calamari, noodles, sea bass, egg custard ice cream and guava and passion fruit sorbet

S
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food. Enjoyed everything I tried. Would recommend, nice attentive service.

P
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely restaurant and great staff.Nice experience. Food was tasty and reasonable priced. Quick service at lunch for office workers.

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