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Patara - South Kensington

4.3
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240 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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 is honoured to be rated as the top Thai Cuisine Rating of Zagat and Hardens 2005 & 2006 Survey.
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, Taipei and Singapore.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 240 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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3.9
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlexandraM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good sized portions and very friendly staff.
Definitely will return

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eford
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful thanks so much! The food was fab and didn’t have to wait long for it. Especially loved my Green curry!

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HarrythePiano
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really superior food, complex flavours, well presented and charming attentive service. A little on the pricy side for a midweek dinner, £113 for two with two glasses of wine each but worth it.

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vipMichaelN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Menu reduced and quality has dropped a lot from previous meals there

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kajalp
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is amazing Thai food.
The food is served hot.
It is obviously freshly made and fragrant.
An absolute brilliant place to eat.

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ChikoChika11
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend is very picky regarding Thai food as he lived most of his life there. But the food was so authentic and delicious. I will definitely come back again. The service was amazing too, everyone was extremely friendly and made us feel comfortable.

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VictorHugo
9 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our go-to Thai restaurant: we are never disappointed and always leave feeling full but healthy.

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vipSlybauer
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this branch what excellent and friendly service every but as good as the other branch. Very happy they may become my local sorry Soho lol

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vippatricia63
Berkshire
37 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I had not been to Patara for a number of years. I live close by and it was a regular haunt for many years. I returned this evening and I was very disappointed. The food was very average. It is all other cooked and not at all like I remembered this favourite local gem. The green chicken curry at £14 had about 5 small pieces of chicken. The crab pad Thai was dry and the crab had been cooked for hours. It is not cheap. They need to improve as it has lot its ratings. Difficult times for restaurants an I hesitate to review this but honestly Patara improve. I won’t be back.

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viplady
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent dining. One of my favourite places. Food is delicious and staff is friendly and always makes me and my guests feel special.

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Evelyn
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Fine Thai dining - I was quite disappointed with the dishes - they are average in comparison to other Thai restaurants but at nearly double the price! The ambience is good, staff are very friendly and helpful.

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EmmanuelleG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lovely restaurant and service, best green chicken curry and Tom Yum in town

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor quality food - felt like it was fried more than 2x. No flavour just oil.

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NadineP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very disappointing food. Not worth the price tag at all.

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Londongirl2510
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Small, cramped and they delayed our booking with no explanation. I had to enquire why we were made to wait and standing.

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JohnN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant staff. Varied menu and did a great job during pandemic.

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Kuni
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good authentic Thai foods and polite staff. Well organized for social distancing too. 100% satisfied!

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FfionH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food and nice setting!

Highly recommend.

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dawnb
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly staff. Clean restaurant.

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Gong
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As an original Thai native person. I would say Patara is doing very good job on Thai dishes.

The taste was originally thai taste and value for the price as well. They also offer a Lunch menu which contain a starter and main dish.

The staff also friendly and polite, very helpful.

The place environment was nice, not so far from the tube station. Would love to go there again :)

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MNHB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We came for an anniversary meal as we have visited the Greek Street branch many times and always love the food and ambience. We were very disappointed with the ambience at South Kensington as this restaurant felt more like a cafe and the food was not of the same standard as the other branch at all!

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KAMT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and He eat service. The cocktails were amazing too!

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SophieH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The food was delicious, however it was overpriced. The rice cost over £4 and there was not even enough for 1 curry. I felt this was disappointing as we all
Know the cost of rice.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The service was good, however, the food was disappointing; definitely didn’t get our money’s worth.

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MikeW6
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Thai flavours. Attentive service.

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Bygrace
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would definitely recommend Patara 1 of my favourite restaurants food is very good , service is also good

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vipNeilH
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our family dinner, food was tasty, portions were good. Overall cost worked out a £50 per head

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SMC01
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner at patara. The food was delicious! It is a bit on the pricey side but well worth it. I am looking forward to returning in the near future.

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vipNatBarnes
London
63 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit to Patara (Fulham Road) after searching for a good Thai restaurant in West London. The service and food were excellent and this will now be our 'go to' Thai restaurant. We chose a main course prawn and a chicken dish (both excellent) but the manager suggested that next time she will choose for us - we accepted and will be back soon! RECOMMENDED!

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Abcdefghddddddddddddddddd
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, service was excellent but prices are too expensive spécially for wine

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angelaf
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my daughter visited the restaurant while stopping over in London for 2 nights and after reading the good reviews on the internet and we were not disappointed. My daughter loves Asian food which is why we visited and it was all amazing. We had the banquet for 2 people and all the flavours were excellent and you could taste all the fresh ingredients. The staff were all very attentive and friendly also - could not fault it. The only reason for the value for money score being lower is that I didn’t think the portion sizes were very big for the starters but maybe that’s just from being from Yorkshire 😂 Would recommend highly!!!

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ElizabethK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Away from all the noise and crowds of the museums, a lovely, light, authentic lunch. Good value for money.

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PRADIP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food portions too less for the price paid.Specially the starter platter.Secondly the meat was just added to the gravies and did not intigrate into the dish for the main course.Meat was bland.

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vipPatarask
Los Angeles
136 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good set menu but slow to offer it - had to ask staff three times before it was given to us. Overall a slow working lunch

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ACCLondon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food reasonably priced in Chelsea. Service is always good to excellent with attentive and friendly staff without the intrusiveness found in some establishments. One of my favourite Thai restaurants when back in London. Can become a little noisy when the restaurant is full but usually eay to have a conversation without straining to hear mid-week and at lunch-times. Often see Asian customers dining there which must be a positive sign.

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Dorsetdweller
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a very worthwhile evening. The highlight for me was the chicken pad thai. Top quality ingredients
which were plentiful and very well prepared. Also really good value at only GBP 13.50.
The prawn rice rolls which I had as a starter were also very fresh and well prepared-good texture although perhaps a little lacking in flavour.
I would also question the mark up on the wine. GBP 8.95 for a 250ml glass of Italian white seems a lot. Normally I would not expect to pay more than GBP 6.50 for the same quality and amount. Next time I will probably opt for the jasmine tea like my companion had.
But all in all a good find. We are sure to return.

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NaimaB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We decided to go to that place regarding all good review. The food was ok but nice starters. It is expensive and not good value for money. Inside it was cold and we asked to basically close where the cold comes up but the waiter said I don’t know if we can close. Anyway so we felt cold all lunch and service too slow for even 2 tables. I won’t recommend it

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stevieL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual.....wonderful food! It is always so consistent.

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Tianna
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I really loved the food. The only problem i had was that there was no cocktails as there was no ice. I felt like this was something they could of easily dealt with.
My meal was lovely but the rice that came with it was so small i had to order a second bowl. It was like they used an ice cream scoop to dis it out so i was very disappointed in that.
Overall i had a very nice meal.

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vipGregS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Very good and high quality food, but *very* expensive given how small the portions are. Particularly the main curry dishes.

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 4.3 stars by 240 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.