Patara - Oxford Circus

4.4
1654 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. 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
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1654 People Are Saying
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Virginieka
London
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place and great food.

DJ
DominicJ
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, as always, had to ask for the quick lunch menu as they didn’t give it to is with the full menu. Starter and main arrived together which I don’t remember happening before. Don’t serve Pinot Grigio anymore!

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RM3HTA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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Andreeav
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Dirty floor
Poor quality of food and ambience zero.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Booked online, all went ok. Taken to table very quickly and given menu with prawn crackers which were delicious. Ordered drinks and food. Food came out rather quickly so felt it was cooked in advance and not cooked to order. Felt the rice was microwaved. Having previously eaten Thai food and been to Thailand on numerous occasions, we both felt the food was not authentic Thai food, yellow curry was not at all spicy and the other meal was just plain. Drinks were extremely expensive (but it is London so to be expected). Overall an ok dining experience, no intention to return as will try elsewhere next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Scruffy restaurant and very greasy tasteless food, we will not be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little restaurant. We came after 10:00pm, so fairly late but we were quickly attended to and both the service and food was great.

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Kungfulegend
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Thai food. Simple as that.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friend’s birthday. Food was amazing!! Especially the seabass fish & the coconut rice. Would definitely go back again and the staff were friendly and lovely. The price was alright

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted with a very warm welcome and the service was friendly and at a good pace. Food quality was excellent and delicious.

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Wellington
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super food and excellent service. Good value for your money.

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AlixB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Booked for a big birthday. Food was really good, pretty expensive though but I get that the rent must be high for this location. Nice wait staff and drinks were constantly topped up all night. Overall would recommend.

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HollyC
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, and lovely tasty food in a nice setting, good atmosphere. If being picky the drinks took a little time to come, but not the end of the world!

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Thai food in London I’d say.
The staffs were hospitalized. Food were impressive. We had a great gathering yesterday.

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Lolalo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food so yummy!! Cocktail not so great could of done without but was nice to have with the food.

Was very loud but that is not the restaurant fault. It was big place I didn’t like how we were all sitting in one room especially during COVID times should of been spaced out.

Was lovely experience was a-bit pricy but nothing to scary.

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SteV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience as usual. Really busy which is a good sign for all restaurants these days.

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ChristineS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our first time at this Patara and it didn't disappoint. All dishes were absolutely delicious and the service was excellent.

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FaisaA
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ! Very friendly. Would 100% be coming back and would recommend visit to anyone who loves authentic Thai food. Delicious!

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Amal
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding
The food was excellent
The location is prime
10/10 will definitely be back x

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DanaC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food looks and tastes great. The staff are fantastic.

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Enjotedthedinner
London
85 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I have been to the South Kensington branch of Patara before but not to this branch. The decor and atmosphere was good as was the service but the food was disappointing · My sisters noodle dish was cold and although describled as spicy a little bland and you could not taste the basil.

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vipTdil
London
23 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely service.

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Natalie77
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely meal at Patara- Oxford Circus. The customer service was amazing and so was the cocktail I had

KB
KennyB
London
94 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Spontaneous booking, well received and well looked after. A very enjoyable evening. Thank you.

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StephanieO
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, order the massaman lamb and sweet chilli sea bass and you won’t be disappointed

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Tyra
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Starters were great but mains were a disappointment. They were fine but I have had better flavour from other places. The staff were friendly and the ambience was nice.

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PhilipW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Although I already knew that this was chain, I was hoping that it would have a larger menu selection. Food was average, and reasonably priced, but I have frequented cheaper and better venues.

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Darsh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly and helpful - they gave us the option of sitting upstairs or downstairs. We had some questions about the food items which were answered. The food was amazing and the drinks were on point. Didn't have to wait long for the food to arrive and you could tell they spent time on the presentation as well.

I booked it for my friends brithday and they did a nice birthday surprise dessert with a candle to which they came out singing happy birthday. Overall amazing experience.

DB
DarekB
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food very welcome staff good atmosphere definitely go again

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HomeOfCricketVisitor
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary was very courteous and helpful. Overall a very pleasant experience with lot of vegetarian options..

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SSSssss
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Wasn’t the best experience. Too much sound because the tables are close together so you can’t really hear yourself speak.
Food wasn’t the best either, the team were friendly and kind though!

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vipAftabT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Thai food. Very flavourful and can’t go wrong with any dish. The green curry stood out as did the Sea Bass.

Excellent service overall and a shout out to Napoleon who took mighty good care of us.

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Kentishlady
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not a patch on other branches of Patara that we have visited in the past. Surprised to read it has recently been refurbished! Well worn plates - & a menu with pictures!! Definitely not the ambience we expected and the food was ok but some of the items quite bland & Seabass overcooked. Disappointed.

DB
DavidB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Patara always offer a good selection of Asia food for lunch. They include a number of vegetarian dishes. Recommended.

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humerahM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and venue. Thank you so much team. Food was amazing. A*

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ToluO
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patara was awesome. The waiters were on hand and made sure we had a pleasant experience.

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Henrietta
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Amazing food but alot of noise from diners

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food - but there are better Thai Restaurants in residential areas for sure. Imm Thai in Beckenham is the same standard of food and half the price. However, Central London is Central London at the end of the day.

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PardeepS
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere’ would definitely recommend.

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 4.4 stars by 1654 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.