Patara - South Kensington

4.4
301 reviews
£26 to £40
Thai
"Patara" Fine Thai Cuisine is an up-scale dining concept serving a contemporary Thai cuisine, maintaining the authentic flavours of Thai culinary excellence. Over the years, the Patara restaurants have garnered widespread acceptance abroad and helped to promote the art of Thai cuisine. The first Patara is established in London at Fulham Road in 1990, then six years later, 1996, the second Patara was open at Beauchamp Place, followed by 3rd Patara at Maddox Street in 2002. The 4th Patara at Soho was open and become a flagship of Patara, receiving great reviews from all top UK media.
Patara, which translates as gracious lady, derives its inspiration from Khun Patara Sila-On who, for the past 30 years as a restaurateur, has brought her warm, contemporary interpretation of Thai hospitality to Patara Fine Thai Cuisine in London, Geneva and Vienna.

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 301 People Are Saying
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4.2
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SimmieO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patara's food and ambience is So good. I would always be back

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Jamesc
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and impeccable service. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and evening at Patara!

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CitySpeedster
London
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small space and good flavours. Recommended

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GeorginaG
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service, would definitely recommend

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Sahar
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had not been to Patara for many years but went there for sister’s birthday we had a beautiful afternoon. Staff were friendly and helpful. Overall The food was tasty except for the satay prawns, sauce that was too diluted. Thai green curry was excellent

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karine
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a nice meal overall but thought it was overpriced.

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CraigW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My wife and I tried this Patara having only been to the one in Soho before. The ambience is not great and the service was pushy and rushed. The courses were brought out very quickly with no break between starters and the main course. They must have asked us five times if we wanted desert, which we did, but after a break. Overall verdict, we won’t rush back.

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jenesais
London
38 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff were lovely and the food delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great experience here, however I find the food a bit too expensive. Although the taste was good, they lack spiciness which is crucial to a Thai dish. Maybe it would be better if Patara could give options for spiciness for some dish.

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AlanJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Tasty, and enjoyable. need to try more things to really give it a review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Not up to usual Patara standard. Disappointing as we are regular customers. Believe they are prioritising take away / delivery orders.

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Kaka
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food not as good as used to be tom ka gai too sweet and thai green lacked flavour

HB
HarryB
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic quality of service, it was my girlfriends birthday and they brought a cake out which was amazing!! :)

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EricG
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

First time to Patara. Disappointed with many aspects including non existent welcome, table service, overall food quality which was pretty average and price, which was way over value. Would not proactively return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely venue with friendly attentive staff. Food was good although in fairness i went there for my friend’s choice. She was impressed so I can take that as a plus

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JoannaH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful food in a lovely gem of a restaurant. Can highly recommend.

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vipWineFan
London
70 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I used to enjoy going here but last night was very disappointing. Since my last visit the quality of the food has gone down sharply and the prices up. I felt the food was no better than you would expect from a takeaway. Our main courses took ages to arrive and it seemed the kitchen was mainly focused on getting the takeaway orders completed rather than getting us our food. Compared to other Thai restaurants it is expensive with at best average food. I will not be going back.

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vipDalia
London
83 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, food always very good here and such friendly staff :)

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TomiDee
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining environment delivering excellent cuisine served with visual delight. Highly recommended for a quiet evening out with a friend or two.

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Priti
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was good, service was a let down, felt a bit rushed to leave the table asap like it was a burden we were there.

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Lophocolea
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served quickly and efficiently by attentive staff in quiet restaurant.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have often eaten at the Beauchamp place Patara - sadly closed at the moment, which we would rate as superb. So this was our first time at the South Ken branch. The staff and service here were great, but the set lunch was not as good as Beauchamp place - slightly more oily and with less of the fresh zing and subtle fresh cooked flavours. So not bad, but not amazing.

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RobertaB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I knew the Restaurant and was very glad to have the chance to come back to dinner.
The dishes are very tasty and the service friendly and fair

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food is too salty and oily, quite expensive than normal.
I ordered a Thai iced tea, it’s really sweet too!
Not recommended and won’t come back again. A bit disappointed!

KR
KateR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh Thai. Great choice. Friendly staff. Nice spot.

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Thanks
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Overpriced unfortunately, my braised beef was extremely salty, my friends curry was good. It is good thai food but nothing special to justify the high prices. The atmosphere and service was 10/10 though!

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vipDalia
London
83 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has the set lunch, very good selection and value. Will definitely go back

AR
AmyR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always delicious. The lunch set menu is good value.

RC
vipRichardColetta
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere *

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Shirley
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Charming, attentive service. Excellent choices and value for money lunchtime menu. Been visiting here for years and this branch of Patara is consistently good.

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KaseyH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I am really sorry to say it was a very disappointing experience. The food was not as good as what I have had years ago there and it lacks ambience. I feel the restaurant was very tired and needs to be freshened up.

NH
NickH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pad thai in london. Excellent selection of wines too, and vegetarian options

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Foodreviewer08
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Food was pre cooked and had just been warmed up. Very expensive not even worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Great service, will come again.

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Tyreece
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant, the staff was very helpful especially KT the assistant manager. From the get go I had a plan of asking my partner to marry me and she helped me complete this. All the staff was absolutely brilliant I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Thank you to all the staff for an amazing anniversary/proposal evening.

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SimonH
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely staff. Hugely expensive however, perhaps unnecessarily so.

AH
AlanH
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. The best tasting food we have had in years. The service was genuine and 1st class. Well done!

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ZoeZ
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Patara for my mother’s 60th birthday and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and we had a lovely time/ we will definitely be visiting again!

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EmilyM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely Thai dinner, would 1000% go back! I had my fave chilli basil beef and it was unreal, with mango sticky rice for desert. Would highly recommend!

AH
AlanH
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Good service. We had 4 plates of delicious food at once. I just wish the staff had cleared some of the ‘dead’ plates once we had finished them rather than waiting till the end.
But overall very good.

FAQs

Patara - South Kensington does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Patara - South Kensington also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7351 5692.

Patara - South Kensington is rated 4.4 stars by 301 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.