Patara - Soho

4.4
3511 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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P
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are amazing. Very attentive and very happy. Its clean and foods amazing. What more could you ask for.

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BS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, service was quick, staff were very attentive. I informed the staff that it was my wife’s birthday and they provided a little treat - a nice touch.

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KM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was GREAT and also the service BUT it was too hot in the room and I had a spotlight on me, so please fix the lighting in the place.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. The interior design was so gorgeous. I’d definitely recommend and I’m definitely going back!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was lovely, food was good. But overpriced for what you get. Small portions and a pretty standard choice of options for even a basic Thai restaurant (ie green curry, pad Thai etc) but is referred to as ‘fine dining’.

Experience was good but overall, are just charging more than other really good Thai restaurants in the area for the same thing

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MW
London
19 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended!

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

Amazing food and great service

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

Lovely restaurant and the food is delicious. Slight confusion over our orders but was sorted easily, would recommend.

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L
London
63 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Special family occasion at Patara. Food was incredible - we loved the lamb and pad Thai particularly. Service was exceptional and the team were particularly lovely with our teenagers. They also found and looked after my glasses which I managed to leave on the table- thank you!

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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb Thai food would definitely recommend !

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WV
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I don’t like the service charge! The restaurant is expensive than other Thai restaurants and you put 12.5% on top of it which I wouldn’t necessarily pay. That’s very naughty:(

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, wonderful food and excellent service.

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y
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tastes and expertly delivered in preparation presentation and service. Really truly appreciated the generous gesture when my husband could not decide between desserts. They gave him a cheeky scoop of coconut ice cream which was to die for. Thank you. Will most definitely come again. ❤️👍🏽

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RM
London
21 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was my first time at Patara. The service was good though at times it felt a little rushed- the manager asked to take our food order about 1 minute after being handed the menu (admittedly by someone else)
The starters were good (chicken satay and fishcakes) and tasted fresh and were hot. The pad Thai was tasty though the chicken needed to be hotter- it was luke warm.
Good location and nice interior though a little raucous at times- though probably as you would imagine on a Saturday night in Soho.

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S
London
62 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The pre-theatre/early bird set menu was very good value and had an excellent choice. The restaurant had a very nice atmosphere and service was friendly and efficient. A very pleasant evening. Will definitely return.

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A
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Professional and very kind staff. A lot of traditional and revisited thai specialties. Definitely I would recommend this restaurant.

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b
London
25 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

staff not terribly friendly..service felt cold
We were running late and did not find the staff helpful
28 minutes past 6 and they would not allow us to order the theatre menu.
The report was that it ended at 6.30 and the would not go through the till

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LB
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre theatre supper. Very convenient location. Very friendly staff. Lovely table at front of restaurant. Delicious food. Great service. Definitely recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fabulous and the service, brilliant

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SL
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in London for the weekend and had to come back here the food is to die for!! Me and my partner came across this little gem a couple of years ago and now every time we come to London we always come here to eat the food is just incredible the service is great too. Next time I’m in London I will be for sure coming back!

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MW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We knew we were in for a treat from the moment we stepped through the door. Greeted as we were where ever we went on our honeymoon in Thailand. The service was exceptional and the food even better. The food took us right back to being in Thailand, the Pad Thai in particular took us right back to sitting on the ground in Bangkok eating our Pad Thai from a street vendor which was a highlight for us. Highly recommended this restaurant.

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TR
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, reasonable prices and great cocktails!!!

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ambience as ever was good, as was the service. The food was delicious - several of my friends had not eaten Thai before and declared it really tasty. We had one extra person turn up - I had informed the restaurant direct the evening before - and that was no problem. Because I am a member of the Anglo-Thai society everyone received the discount, not just me (we were paying individually), which was very gracious of them.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pleasant restaurant with adequate service. Thenpre theatre menu has small portions (you will leave hungry with just 2 courses). Thai food is known for its fresh and flavour packed taste. The pre theatre menu (we tried 4 dishes each from the starter and main course offerings. Mediocre at best. This was a shame as we had wanted to treat our Canadian visitors to something nice.

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KF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are super friendly and very helpful. Food is beautifully presented and cooked to a very high standard. The Chor Muang (dumplings ) are incredible; a sweet, creamy, salty, taste sensation!

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was absolutely beautiful. Honestly one of the best meals I have ever had. We had the platter to start with, which was lovely to try a selection of the starters available. The dishes were very flavourful.

I had the lamb shank massaman for mains, this was one of the best dishes I have ever had. The meat was cooked perfectly, fell off the bone. And the sauce had a lovely flavour.

Drinks service initially was a little slow but after this it was fine and staff were very attentive. Food is a little pricey, but not un-affordable, and as the food was so good we were happy to pay it.

We will definitely be back in the near future

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JT
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Would suggest you go to South Kensington Patara, our dinner here was only adequate.

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EG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A brilliant Thai restaurant very near the cursed child. Food was amazing. Very tasty. Waite staff were attentive but not overly so. Throughly enjoyed our meal. Would 100% recommend.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, nice interior and staff were very friendly. Would definitely go back!

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p
London
25 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very enjoyable time. tasty food and good portion size. service was efficient but not intrusive. i would go again

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brilliant ambience. Amazing service. Staff all very friendly and helpful. One of the best meals in along time. They made my husband birthday celebration very special for us both. 10/10

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CH
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we were happy to have dinner in that very nice restaurant and food was excellent

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FD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant was clean, well located, a bit of deception. I had higher expectation for a Thai restaurant at that price. Food was fresh and good but not at this price point. Also, even if we were not the latest reservation available, they bring us the bill before the end of our dessert, stopped the music and started cleaning the floor. Could have wait or at lease excuse them to us.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and Class

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GB
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Portions could have been a little bigger but overall excellent dining experience.

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SM
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very tasty. My son and I had to choose from the Gluten Free menu which wasn't very extensive. However, we enjoyed what we had.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We sat downstairs which was reasonably quiet. However, there didn't to be enough waiting staff for this area and we spent our evening repeatedly trying to get someone's attention and then being forgotten for long periods of time. It makes for an unrelaxing meal and at the prices of this restaurant I would expect a better level of service. Food was good. Nothing outstanding.

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CW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lemongrass sea bass is amazing.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

High end Thai food. Some of the best we have had

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PM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Popped in for pre-theatre dinner and had their “Banquet Menu” at £40 per head. This offered excellent value for money and show-cased high-end Thai cooking which was simply delicious.
The restaurant offers a great selection of cocktails (a big thumbs up for the Lychee Martini) and a wine list to suit all wallets. The a la Carte menu might seem expensive but given the quality of the cooking will be well worth it.
The ambience is authentically Thai and the staff are delightful.
We shall return, with a crowd, for a more leisurely dinner!

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