Patara - Soho

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3384 reviews
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Thai
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
One of a family of worldwide restaurants, London’s Patara restaurant brings sophisticated Thai dining to Soho’s Greek Street. Tastefully decorated with plenty of atmosphere thanks to subdued lighting, huge pots of orchids, flickering candles, silk-covered banquettes and Thai figurines inlaid with glass mosaic tiles, it’s ideal for a romantic dinner for two. The Patara kitchen is ambitious, producing excellent creations of classic Thai cuisine like tom yum goong soup; beef with green curry and;, of course, pad Thai noodles. The service is renowned for its excellence and the wine list begins at a reasonably-priced level. Someone in the kitchen has an eye for beauty, too, because at Patara restaurant each dish is exquisitely arranged to delight your eye as well as your palate. Patara Thai restaurant is a haven from Soho’s scruffiness; a glamorous, romantic, authentic, professional spot for an excellent dining experience.
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KE
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food and good service. We would definitely go back

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PP
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and selection. Only one set menu however.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother is Thai and was visiting London. Patara was recommended to us, and it did not disappoint. The food was great, and they served my favorite dish (Rad Nar). The staff was very friendly, the menu was broad, the food was outstanding, and all for a good value. I highly recommend!

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RA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Thai food, freshly prepared. Friendly and attentive service.

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DP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I've been to the Oxford Circus branch before which I remember being nicer. Was a little dissapointed with the meal. However, the ambience and service was really good.

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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely people and service. We arrived a but late, and despite they close at 2pm, they served us with no hurry (we did not know they closed at 2pm). Food was good although my stemmed fished had to many vegetables and disguise the flavour of the ginger and lemongrass. I would not ask for it again. The rest was lovely.

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OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Patara never got wrong.
Lovely

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RF
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Thai food with attentive staff,varied and reasonably priced wine list in relaxing surroundings.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall very nice experience. Greeted by a very nice staff. He went above and beyond. Food was amazing!

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g
Surrey
44 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. I've eaten at a lot of Thai restaurants and this is up there with the best.

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a
London
97 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very tasty food though but I don't think we will go back here. I was looking to order a bottle of red wine priced around the £24 mark. The waiter said he would recommend their house wine which was very good. I was about to accept that recommendation but asked him how much this bottle would be. He said he didn't know but would find out. He came back and said it would be £48. I doubt the integrity of a restaurant that tries to upsell it's wine to the "house wine" charged at £48.

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Z
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Patara never fails to disappoint - the service was fast and first class, made us feel very welcomed; the food was delicious and exquisite; and we had a lovely seating. We will definitely be coming back soon!!

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Decent ambiance, pretty good food, albeit overpriced for such fayre, but it was the service which let it down badly for me... it was apparent that they wanted to get another cover from our table and we felt rushed - plates cleared away far too quickly, dessert menus delivered before we had swallowed the last mouthful of our main course. One server was particularly rude and made us feel like it was a problem to get us another bottle of water. A shame really, as I would like to recommend it, but as I wouldn’t go back myself, I don’t feel I can... there are plenty of other places nearby I would rather eat. In short, not the worst restaurant, a pleasant place to sit and eat reasonable food if you don’t mind the relentlessly ‘efficient’ service!

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PV
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food quality. Wine is overpriced unfortunately

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OT
London
20 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went a la carte. It was really good, generous portions and flavoursome. There was a slight delay after being seated before asking about drinks, but nothing too bad.

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RD
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice environment. Very relaxing, quiet and refined. Good food but definitely pretty expensive.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant. We’ve been before, but I took my mum for her first visit. Fantastic staff, service and food. Marked down a tiny bit purely because there was a bit of building work going on above the restaurant. The lunch menu is great value. We’ll definitely be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Theatre visit

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A Christmas & Birthday gift for a couple who love Thai food & said they have never tasted such superb food anywhere! We weren’t rushed & all the dishes were shared . Very very nice . Thank you Patara we will be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant was beautiful and the ambiance even more so.. starters were fantastic and so were the cocktails.. the mains were perhaps a little less spicy and flavourful than expected . Saying that I had just returned from Thailand so maybe I was expecting too much.. overall a very good place with a price tag to match

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant, intimate atmosphere and lighting, aromatic and flavourful food.

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quick service perfect for before the theatre.
Tasty food and helpful staff

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C
Norfolk
11 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food in a pleasant setting

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LL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the very best restaurants I
have ever eaten in. Food Quality: 10/10. Service: 10/10. Price: 10/10 (Not cheap but worth every penny). Cleanliness: 10/10. Restaurant overall: 10/10. Perfect pkace for a date & authentic thai cuisine.

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AC
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patara was recommended to me by a friend and I really enjoyed the food and wine. I'm coeliac and had no problem with gluten-free dishes - there are a number of options.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, food came quickly and so far is one of the best Thai places I've eaten at. The food is a little pricey however it was worth every pound as you get great quality

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g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Getting together with friends.

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BC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

had a lovely NYE dinner. service was good, food excellent.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was so bad for the price .... i cant eat better on the street for 8 pound

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

I always loved this restaurant however this time we needed tk rush ordering as the kitchen was closing very soon.

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S
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food, great service, great location.

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NN
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Disappointing food, especially the desserts. Service was good.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food even though not traditional Thai
Excellent service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A special mention also for looking after me when I mentioned I had an allergy to shellfish and providing me with amazing freshly cooked food that was safeties eat. Nothing was too much trouble and we will certainly be back.

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w
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited Patara many times over the years, and this time was back to their excellent best. The food was all delicious and service was friendly and efficient. A great place to end a day out in London with tasty Thai flavours.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here every year as the food is incredible. The service is always spot on and is located in a great part of London. Never Disappoints and is great for pre / post theatre meals!

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing veggy options, nice food little expensive. The device is good and quick.

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GG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was wonderful but the service was poor, I had been before and thought it may be worth another shot. We asked for tap water instead of still and then they wouldn’t take our larger drink order for another 20minutes. While waiting three more tables were sat and got there drinks while one other had arrived after us and got food to their table. Apart from feeling a little neglected the food was wonderful.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Booked for my 25th birthday. The food was lovely, restaurant was cosy and the staff was outstanding! Thank you.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

The staff were very good and provided a very good service but the manager hoodwinked me and overcharged me! Probably because we complained that he did not have in stock our first and seconf choice of whisky and that we had to settle for our third choice!
The bill came to £340 including service charge between 5 of us. We were spliting the bill 5 ways. Four of my friends paid first then the manager came to me for the payment with the credit card machine and asked if it was ok to charge £70? I said I will pay the balance. The manager should have charged me £60 as he had already received £280 of the £360 bill but he actually charged me £68! I only realised the next day when I was sober! Lesson: Check the figure you are paying before you authorise payment!

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