Patara - Soho

4.5
3289 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Thai
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  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday 12pm to 2.00pm, 5.30pm to 10:30pm

Thursday - Saturday 12pm to 2.30pm, 5.30pm 10.30pm

Sunday; 12.30pm to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10.30pm
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020 7437 1071
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Smart Casual
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London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Schon oft war ich in den letzten Jahren im Patara in Soho essen, in unterschiedlichen Konstellationen, privat und geschäftlich, in Gruppen, zu zweit und einmal alleine. Essen und Service waren immer perfekt. Ich habe Patar sehr häufig an Freunde und Bekannte weiterempfohlen. Am letzten Sonnywar alles anders, die Softshell crabs waren ungenießbar, der black cod hatte eine trockene, unangenehme Konsistenz, das Desert war ganz sicher nicht frisch. Es war auffallend wenig los und der Service hatte kein Auge und kein Ohr für unseren Tisch. Beim verlassen des Restaurants hatte uns niemand beachtet. Was ist dort los?

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CC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing and the service perfect. Would be going back and recommending. Best Thai restaurant I’ve been to in a long time!

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TE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice dinner, once again. BUT it is very very noicy, especially downstairs. It was very hard to have a conversation. Some soft fabrics on the walls or something would easily cut down the noice level. Otherwise, very nice food and experience.

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r
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Slightly over priced and a bit hit and miss on food.

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KK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

lovely and very attentive service and amazing food!

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Thai food in the heart of the city. Highly recommended!

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KA
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Me and my friend went to celebrate my birthday. I was very let down by the service and defensiveness of the manager when we complained how our main meals had come out 90 minutes after we had sat down and the fact that both meals were cold. The meals came back out slightly warmer and the manager seemed to offer us a glass of wine each as gesture of goodwill. However once the bill came he had charged us for a small glass of wine each and had apparently given us a large glass. We couldnt believe how cheeky this was, yet because of how argumentative and defensive the manager was first time round, we didn’t want another confrontation so we reluctantly let it go and swiftly left.
I had been here before a year ago and it was great service and great food so it was quite the let down, especially for a special occasion.

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TL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was gorgeously delicious - the gluten free menu was fabulous - the staff always there with a smile
Had a wonderful evening - Will definitely go back soon...oh and you could actually hear everyone at the table - great acoustics in the restaurant :-)

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service - not a cheap night out by any means but well worth it and one we would hope to visit again.

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DI
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My girlfriend requested Thai food and we were not disappointed! Fantastic and welcoming staff with wonderful food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, amazing food!

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was very good and food was excellent - setting was great as was the ambience but very expensive for what it was.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was pretty good, service friendly but a bit amateurish (got drinks order wrong a couple of times), ambience gently buzzy, relaxed and quite romantic - good for date night. Didn't feel it quite lived up to the price though, the food and service need to be raised a notch each to justify it, even in Soho. Still, would definitely revisit.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was incredible. Great value for money but atmosphere lacking.

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IB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and full of flavour. Great service and nice setting.

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NS
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Thai food with a twist. Enjoyed every bit of it.
The starters are yum.. Pad Thai was fab and the massaman curry was amazin.
They have good wine too!

Not a single bad word to say about this restaurant.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Best calamari I've ever had. Very delicious food - worth the price.

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K
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good ambience, good service, and great food. Would definitely come back.

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S
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Visited the restaurant after reading good reviews but was pretty disappointed. Ordered starters and mains to all come at the same time and they arrived suspiciously quick (within a couples of minutes). Would be nice if they at least tried to pretend they cooked the food fresh. Restaurant wasn't that busy at the time so maybe that's the reason. Some dishes were verging on cold, especially the duck, although the taste and flavouring was really nice. For the price of the dishes I'd have expected far better. Restaurant was also pretty cold in general and I'm not usually bothered by cold temperatures. Service was good and staff were very polite and attentive. Food is the biggest let down for sure. Overall I wouldn't visit again as it wasn't worth the money.

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BW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, plentiful and wonderful flavours, I worked in Thailand and it was perfect. My friend loved it, I was early and they still seated me and brought snacks.

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CT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were simply outstanding! It’s rare I rave about a restaurant especially since I’m vegetarian. But all four of us loved our meals (I was the only vegetarian). So glad to have found this place close to all the west end theatres.

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RE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really lovely meal. Great pre-theatre menu. Would definitely recommend.

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NL
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, incredible food! They were in a bit of a rush to get us off the table though. They provided a nice surprise dessert for my bf’s bday but in a rush to get us off the table, this had to be cut in the waiting area! Lovely staff though

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MO
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been here many years ago and it hasn't changed; Tasty food and great service!

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were very attentive and food amazing.
Higher end of dining but worth the price.

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BR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great cocktails and good food. Service was also very attentive. I went for the 3 course meal dealwhich was great value. I would go again.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning and the best Thai food I have ever eaten :)

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GG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff were very welcoming and attentive. I have been to this restaurant many times in the past but only remembered it by the location.
It was recently recommended to me by a friend, and it was only on approach that I realised that it was going to be a certain great meal - the excellent service and great food standards have continued to be outstanding despite the economic challenges being faced by many restaurants in recent times.
A great customer experience and the staff care about ensuring that your reasonable needs are met and that customers feel valued.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food full of flavour and of good proportion. Decor is tasteful and provides a cosy atmosphere. Clean premises. Staff friendly. Would definitely recommend for any occasion.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a lovely evening celebrating a special occasion with my other half. Would have liked more of a private table and unfortunately we were sat next to a table with 7 children! Food was amazing and service was brilliant. Will definitely be going back .

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The aircondition was blowing like a storm - the waiter said he will do something against it but he didn‘t. Food okay - little too ecpensive

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M
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent food and cocktails. Nice Restaurant ambiance. Service was good but over attentive. We felt being watched and the table was cleared too quickly. Would have liked a bit more unhurried time.

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HS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my birthday and the food was excellent, particularly as I can’t have gluten and another friend is vegetarian so we were both well catered for. The cocktails were also excellent! Highly recommended.

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M
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

i prefer having the old menu back.
Best selection and variety and value for money

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MF
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed my food very much. My son wasn’t quite so impressed with his vegetarian pad Thai.
Staff were great. V friendly.
Expensive.

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JH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food we had a lovely time and very reasonably priced

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O
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Travelled up to London for a date night with my husband and wanted a nice dinner. The staff were great at Patara and food was nice, but overall, in comparison to the many Thai restaurants I’ve been to before, it was distinctly average food that was over priced.

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i
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for all options. Menu is outstanding and has plenty of options for all tastes. Great ambience. All round good for any occasion: a date, a business dinner, a casual night out.

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NY
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very happy with the meal. Good variety of menu options, well prepared food, attractively decorated and good value.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Really nice atmosphere, friendly staff, however purple momos were too sweet. Price wise is above average as its fine dining.

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