Patara - Soho

4.4
3469 reviews
£26 to £40
Thai
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.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3469 People Are Saying
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ShereenS
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Food was great, we always visit this place when we come to London and is always consistent. However, last time we visited, ambiance not like before, it used to be intimate and cozy, but now its not, the lights were too bright as if you are sitting in a canteen, the servants are all female and not too friendly, it should be nice to mix- males. The restaurant manager who used to be years before covid, is not here anymore, thats too sad, we didnt feel welcome as we used to, its pitty. Also there are no gluteen free options as it used to be, they only have vegetarian options with V sign, there used to be G sign (gluten).

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DavidL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable lunch. We had the two course set menu which was good value and of good quality. The service was very attentive and the overall ambiance was good. We will return.

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michellea
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience, food excellent as was atmosphere and service , could not fault it and we will be back, would highly recommend. We went for a friend's birthday and they came out with cake and a candle , unexpected and much appreciated.

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CatherineP
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, particularly the lamb shank massaman

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Stella
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant, tucked in one of Soho's many busy streets. Very welcoming staff, delivering good service and exceptional food. Best Thai food I have had outside of Thailand!

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EmmaM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely welcome, nice space in the restaurant, keen service despite being very busy, food was outstanding. Great experience

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MaryW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food attentive staff what more could you ask for would recommend

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londonfoodie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Went for a celebration but sadly food was not half as nice as we remembered it. So much fish sauce in everything was difficult to breathe and taste or smell anything else so completely ruined the whole dinner. had neither of the two desserts (chocolate and coconut) that we wanted. The waiters were lovely, but the food was a massive disappointment especially as came back from a previous excellent experience a few years ago. Sadly will not be coming back again.

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NicolettaF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a pre-theatre offer for dinner at 1730 but was not available when I got to the restaurant. Additionally, the quality of the food has gone a lot worse since I was here last, definitely the £20 curry was not worthy, it was just ok, nothing more than what you can get at a takeaway for a fraction of the price. Very disappointed by the whole thing.

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YANKEE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere and good service, the menu has definitely downsized but good quality food.

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nj57
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food! Nice ambience. A bit overpriced but a solid Thai place in London

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vipYaz79
London
28 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting and food was delicious!

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DeborahW
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal before we went to the theatre with friends.

The only criticism is the price is to expensive compared to other Thai restaurants we’ve been to. I understand London is going to be more but it was double what we normally pay?

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing

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AndrewC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A party of 4 of us; we chose two set meals, one vegetarian, one not. Our US and Italian guests were delighted by the food, as were we - lots of photos taken to capture the experience. Service was good. Definitely a restaurant to return to.

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LouiseA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, an explosion of flavours! Excellent service and food presented and served beautifully and quickly!
Will be back for sure!

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TimiO
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a good time there. You should try it too!

Will leave a full review on my page @timistaste on Instagram

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, no atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overall a disappointing experience at Patara that used to be.a very good contemporary Thai restaurant. Service was quite poor and food was rushed. The restaurant has lost it’s ambience and looks very tired. Food was average. Whilst the staff were apologetic and others seemed to be enjoying it, I won’t be visiting again. It’s a shame as pre-pandemic this was one of my favourite Thai restaurants in London

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as well as the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Honestly, I just wouldn’t bother. I had seen the mixed reviews but thought I’d give it a go as I quite like Thai Food. I regularly dine at what I consider fine dining restaurants and this does not cut it, no where near.
To give some context I had to ask 2/3 times for a drink, and when someone finally took the order he was actually quite rude. When he came back a further 20 min later he put them down and I had to then call him back after he ran off to order our food?!
The food came pretty quick, starters we had the Patara Platter, pretty average. My Thai green curry was nice, but the sticky rice was dry… had better out of a Tesco microwave pack. My partner had soy noodles which came with a hair in it which they questioned before replacing with the same dish but looked half the size as the original plate?!
We finished the meal and the plates sat empty on our table for about 25-30 min and I had to ask someone to remove the finished plates.
Didn’t offer a dessert menu, didn’t ask if we needed anymore drinks during the meal, didn’t ask if our food was okay, didn’t say thanks for visiting.
Safe to say I didn’t bother with dessert just got the bill and left.

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vipTC121
London
67 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Unfortunately the service wasn't great and the drinks that came to the table were not what we ordered. The food was fine but the restaurant was very noisy so it was difficult to hear our conversation. We were looking forward to going to this restaurant but sadly it did not meet expectations and we don't feel that it would be somewhere that we would want to go again after this experience.

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TimM
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All was very good! The only thing we found was it was very noisy.
We will be back again.

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vipBenF
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I've been to Patara several times over the past decade, and though it's always been pretty good, the standard of food has recently become excellent. The best Thai restaurant I've been to in London.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nice platter starter but main average. Service very good though

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Certainly at the top end of Thai restaurants in London.

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vipPS18
London
23 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, sophisticated Thai food - not inexpensive but decent value for money. Enjoyed our meal and the friendly service. Well done!

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Beck
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We had booked a table but we were seated by the door. It was consistently cold. Our orders were taken quickly and food delivered within minutes. No service, chat, check back and we had to ask to order more drinks: desserts etc. We also had to ask for our check. We had patrons queuing at the side of us waiting tables. Experience overall poor.

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Dada
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Food is variety and tasty. Service is excellent

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Joanna
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my bday lunch at Patara Soho and was superb. They welcomed us at the reception with the Thai hello and I loved that, it was like back in Phuket 🙂 Place wasn’t busy, only few tables so was really pleasant, not to loud. We could have conversation without shouting to each other. Food was good. The plater to share for a starter was good, scallops cooked to perfection 👌. Prawn green curry delicious and fish was fried in very unusual way, also delicious. And service … A+ Very friendly, smiling at all time, nothing was to much for them. Because we mentioned that was a bday lunch, I received lovely sweet treat for my dessert, little pudding with a candle and a happy bday song. It was really nice. We will bo going back there again soon, maybe for dinner this time.

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NeeNeeuk
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a colleague who had received an industry award that day. The people at Patara soho couldn’t have done more to make the evening super special. The food was outstanding, our waiter was really charming and made my SomTum hot and spicy as requested. The service was smooth and unrushed and it was exceptional good value. Highly recommend!

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MarcC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful to be back and enjoy the fabulouse flavours of Patara.

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barby
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The restaurant is very nice and in a great location in SOHO. Food did not come out in a timely manner. Unfortunately service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was superb, the only reason got 4* instead of 5, we found the menu a little limited. But what we choose was excellent.

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KateS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the service was outstanding. The portions in comparison to price were bit small though

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vipGoblin
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super quick service for a pre theatre meal, delicious fresh food, lovely staff, a total winner!

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IvyN
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was 5*

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vipMarkieH
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wonderful, lovely food, great presentation and service

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lindak
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre meal was absolutely fabulous. So delicious and out in plenty of time to see the show

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastic dining experience.
Quite bright in the dining room which was a little disappointing compared to my memory of a more dimly lit restaurant with spotlights falling on each diners plate. Also, a little quiet in the restaurant. Not many guests (it was a Monday so to be expected) but the lack of any ambient music made it a bit library-esque while eating.
Food cannot be faulted. Absolutely exceptional. Only downside (very minor) was the crab for the yellow curry was unavailable which meant it had to be prepared with prawn instead. Still, was delicious. My partner had the lamb shank massaman & was as happy as I’ve ever seen her consuming a meal!
Great value for money, great way to spend a birthday with a loved one. Will definitely be back.

FAQs

Patara - Soho does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Patara - Soho also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7437 1071.

Patara - Soho is rated 4.4 stars by 3469 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.