Patri Hammersmith

4.5
202 reviews
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  • Spicy
  • Authentic
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Founder, Puneet Wadhwani (also founder and creative director of independent street food restaurant, Chai Naasto Hammersmith), has created a never-before-seen menu bringing to life the snacks and dishes he once ate as a child growing up within a bicycle ride of New Delhi train station, and of those he remembers eating on board India’s great rail journeys. From rail side snacks, such as ‘girlfriend chaat,’ cooked on the platform and handed to travelers through the windows of passing trains, to the fragrant curries, such as, ‘rara gosht,’ cooked on board. Patri’s menu centers around the distinct culinary journeys of India’s historic railway stations. Meaning train track, Patri’s launch menu features dishes particularly inspired by the historic New Delhi Station and the great Marwar Junction known best as the point of departure for Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King: – “It all began at Marwar junction, three long summers and a thousand years ago.”

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What 202 People Are Saying
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PD
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent local restaurant. No loud music so good to chat with old friends.

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TP
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is out of this world. We enjoyed everything we ordered and just wish it was a little closer to where we lived as we would be frequenting every week!!! just wanted to add that the service was 5 star, everyone seemed genuinely pleased to help us. Well done Patri

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service! Would defo recommend, will be back soon!

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

Pleasant, unfussy and good value, would happily go there again.

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GG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best Indian Restaurant I have been so far. Amazing.

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VK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, fantastic value. Lovely staff. Only down side is that the dining area is small and if you have a noisy table it can make it a little noisy. Overall really good and I would definitely recommend to friends.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favourites restaurants in London. They have a great selection of vegan and vegetarian food, very tasty and spicy too! Highly recommended!

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very delicious but be aware that all foods do not get served at the same time. Plus the (metal)plates and cups are already left on the table so don't wait for plates to arrive.

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a lovely meal at Patri, food was absolutely delicious. It was just a shame we were the only people in the restaurant. Hence why ‘ambience’ rated low and the noise level score low. staff very nice and helpful. Thank you

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DM
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our lunch at Patri and wil be back for more.

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BP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I first visited the restaurant when it was Chaai Naasto in December 2018 and I knew my mum would love it for Mother's Day, so when I booked it was still called Chai Naasto and had the old menu. I only realised when I went back to my reservation a few days before to extend the booking that it was now called Patri and was under new management. The food was ok, but not spectacular, the only difference was the size of the portions of the food and the way the papads are served as small broken up pieces in a bowl. We ordered a few different dishes, small plates and to be honest, we weren't particularly blown away. The decor isn't anything special and yes, as many have already stated, tables are so close together with some placed awkwardly under the bar. It is very tight in the restaurant. I have to be honest and say that I actually had a lovely experience when it was Chai Naasto with it's indian inspired cocktails etc. Everything about the new menu is medicore now, and unfortunately, nothing very special. I did ask for a takeaway curry but was dismayed when I got home as to how much oil it was actually swimmin in. On the whole, the visit was ok, but I wouldn't go back. I can find similar closer to where I live. £90 for 2 people for some tapas style dishes and drinks places it at the higher end of cost, but his doesn't necessarily mean the quality is any better.

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BS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Something seems to have changed here (with the disappearance of the railway carriages that used to be there). This was our third visit - the first two were very positive. This time, one of the dishes was inedible and the service indifferent.

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AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food very personable service! Manjeet and his team were fab!

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, management were very friendly we even managed three courses!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food, high quality and authentic flavours. Service is great too. Its a small size so some tables are very close to each other but not a major issue for me. Food prices are reasonable. Would recommend.

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JM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been a couple of times now. The food is amazing. The service is wonderful. The menu is at first tricky to navigate the staff were very helpful and it was fun to discover different dishes.

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NR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, reasonably priced and excellent staff!

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, just a shame 1/4 was off the menu as me yes we’re changing over. Will be back soon to try more

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RH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very different Indian menu and interesting decor

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G
London
172 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very tasty and pretty good quality indian food. Nice buzzy atmosphere. The mango lassi was very good indeed. Interesting varied menu.

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p
London
53 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

On arrival a waiter tried to seat us in an awkward place near the entrance, though we had booked, and there were better seats available. We were seated then at a better table. Tables are small and very close to each other, however.
The person who took the food order was pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was good and tasty, if a bit too hot at times.

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TT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were both great, I would highly recommend this gem in Hammersmith Grove

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ate here on a Saturday evening. The restaurant is quite small and a few of the tables are set very close to one another which made it difficult to have a conversation. The food was good, well flavoured and presented well.

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e
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

great food and service. thank you for making the birthday dinner special

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic range of authentic tasty food! Great atmosphere and customer service. They even had a chai menu of around 8 different teas. We will definitely be back. Chai Naasto is ideal for Indian Tapas that is different to Dishoom

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the food at this restaurant and the service was also great.

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PB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food good, authentic and interesting - and all well-presented.

I had sent them an email about why I was going and a special request, but I don't think they check emails, nor do they seem to answer the 'phone. Otherwise - a very good evening out.

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Y
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very average food. Especially the quality of food here is sub par. Service as many other reviewers have mentioned can be abysmal.
We ordered about eight dishes and we liked one of them. The restaurant tries to mask itself as a hip quirky Indian cuisine. But the food fails miserably. The quality specifically is very bad. You can tell the amount of prepackaged sauces and ingredients and bad quality likely frozen meat used here. Avoid, there are ton of great Indian restaurants in London.

Patri Hammersmith
Responded on 21 January 2019

Dear Karthick. We are very disheartened to read your review of your dining experience, please view by full reply on trip advisor. Quality of Food: All our curries are made from scratch using fresh meats supplied by award-winning butchers locally. As you feel strongly that the food was sub-par I would be grateful if you can spare some time to come to our kitchen to show us how to cook Indian food and perhaps both our front of house and cooking team could be humbled. Thanks Puneet. 0798477888

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Samosa Chaat, Daal Makhani, Butter Naan, Star Martini with Vodka & Bombay Revive Mocktail- All items were special. But, the best of all were Rose Kulfi and Mango Kulfi that we tried in the end. Manjit was really pleasant and prompt with his assistance who went the extra mile to help us celebrate our anniversary.
Had imthis place on my mind after reading technical yet professional replies of Puneet to critical reviewers on TripAdvisor.
Finally, One of the best places in London to celebrate Indian food and reminisce authentic flavors.

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L
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for food and catching up with friends. Tasty food and yummy mocktails

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D
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fined with my husband and 7 year old. We ordered 3 starters. 2 mains (including lamb biryani), sides of tandoori roti and mango lassi to drink. The baby chicken tandoori was tasty, served with desi pickled onion which added to the flavour - tasty but the addition of a mint chutney to accompany would have helped. The fish tikka was really tasty and well worth ordering. Enjoyed the food and would go again. Would recommend making the trip if in the area or shopping st Westfields (Shepherds Bush). Service was good, food was freshly prepared and arrived hot.

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C
London
21 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great authentic tasty Indian food. Great décor too.

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S
London
58 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks were amazing! highly recommended and will be visiting again.

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AG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just LOVED our supper here. Amazing food, delightful service. Highly recommend

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, every dish carefully prepared and presented! The food is comparable to some of the best restaurants in London! Restaurant was quite accommodating for our large party of 10 ppl. Restaurant manager even offered comp kulfi ice cream for our group!

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JJ
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stumbled on Chai Naasto when looking for somewhere to eat before a gig. Wish we'd had more time to savour the food, and would definitely go back when not time-limited. The food was sensational. The small dishes allowed us to sample lots of different things, and the variety was fantastic. It was quite quiet when we were there, but starting to bustle by the time that we left. The staff were very helpful without being intrusive.

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AL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a really fantastic meal at Chai Naasto in Hammersmith, ahead of attending a gig at the Apollo. I've previously been to the Beckenham branch (which is also good!), and I was also really impressed with this restaurant. The food was imaginative and tasty (loved the range of dishes and flavours), and the service on the night I was there couldn't have been any more attentive (without being obtrusive!) or friendly. Really impressed and would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to try something a little different from the norm.

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IM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice local Indian serving good quality street food
Small restaurant, recommended booking

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NR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was my 5th visit and probably best yet, all the food was good and service much better than previously. The nana's chicken curry was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We always liked their food. There was a dip in quality last time we were here but seems to have recovered the touch. The place is getting busier though so can get cramped sometimes ! Overall still good.

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