Patara - Oxford Circus

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£26 to £40
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Thai
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
With its chic décor and passion for real Thai food, the Patara restaurant chain remains popular with London’s discerning foodies. This branch on Maddox Street near Oxford Circus is ideal for low-key lunches, post-shopping refuels and cosy dinner dates before a night out in nearby Soho. In the Patara kitchen, a team of expert chefs use traditional recipes and ingredients to create familiar Thai cuisine favourites like tom yum gai, fragrant green curry and pad Thai noodles. But there are some innovative creations coming out of the kitchen too. We recommend trying some of their excellent seafood dishes like grilled tiger prawns with lemongrass and lime dressing; or the black cod with ginger and yellow bean sauce. Patara’s dining room is equally impressive with wooden wall carvings, brown leather banquettes and bundles of bamboo, creating a stylish but unpretentious setting perfect for any occasion.
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We had to wait a while for our food, I ordered the lobster pad Thai and the lobster was very dry and didn’t taste fresh. Also my friend found a hair in his rice. It was all very over priced however the service was decent but not worth going again.

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JB
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Patara is a wonderful place and excellent for vegans!

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v
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

not authentic thai, poor service and over priced of some kind cuisine

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

I was given a table in what seeemed to be a passage way to the restaurant and a table I had specifically requested not to have!

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RT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Superb food as always, the tuna carpaccio never fails to impress, brilliant waiter and non intrusive service

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Poor service, no gluten free starter option in set menu and refusal to switch one in, brought bottled water without being requested, poor cocktails, sea bass was tasteless and not spicy at all. Disappointing.

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KC
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the early bird menu which had plenty of choice
I recommend the beige salad (very hot)
Calamari, noodles, sea bass, egg custard ice cream and guava and passion fruit sorbet

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S
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice food. Enjoyed everything I tried. Would recommend, nice attentive service.

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P
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely restaurant and great staff.Nice experience. Food was tasty and reasonable priced. Quick service at lunch for office workers.

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F
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Unfortunately the quality of the food at Patara has gone drastically downhill. It used to be one of our favourites but the meal we had there tonight was not good. We had the chicken and prawn satays to start with. They were served tepid and looked and tasted like they had been microwaved. It used to be freshly prepared and charred off the grill. I had the braised beef cheeks in red curry sauce but had to send this back as it was cold and the beef was not even mixed in with the sauce. Again, it seems reheated. The worst bit was the rice though. We ordered the sticky rice and it arrived inside a sealed plastic bag. I couldn’t believe that one. I showed it to the waiter and he just took it away and came back with the same rice in a different bowl (but still in the shape of the bag it came from). Not even an apology. I would not recommend Patara to anyone now. Embarrassingly awful.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The pre theatre menu was good value and the food was probably the best thai cuisine I have tried.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A good spot for an informal business meeting near Oxford Circus.

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Extremely bad service, seemed like the waiters felt we were a 'burden' when we walked into the restaurant.

Food was extremely BELOW average, i had to ask for extra coconut milk on the side to be added to my Green Curry.

The 'special' Chor muang - Flower-like handcrafted caramelised chicken and peanut steamed
dumplings drizzled with coconut cream - were the WORST dumplings I have had in my life. They were cold from outside and inside, we had to ask for soya sauce atleast to 3 waiters and eventually got it after 15 mins when the dumplings were stone cold.

HORRIBLE experience, will NEVER go back again.

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JR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

This was just ok. There are so many good restaurants in London and this one just didn’t stack up. Food came out cold. And is pricey for what we got.

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fine dining at a very reasonable price. I was very impressed with the presentation, taste, service, and value. Loved it.

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SP
Munich
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We went to this restaurant as it might be the only one thai restaurant nearby my hotel. We didn't hope much on this restaurant for the taste as it's kind of too mild to be thai food. However, when we arrived at the restaurant, we were quite disappointed to the decoration of the restaurant. It's a bit too casual and doesn't look like thai restaurant in my mind. The service from staff is not professional as well. That staff kept talking and complaining the restaurant to us!

I do hope they can revamp the design, make a new taste to be real thai cuisine and last but not least, train all staff to be more professinal.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Service, Great Staff, Superb Food

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GA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service are exceptional. The Manager is the most accommodating gentleman and I love eating here. Fish and vegetables are outstanding. Not a meat eater so cannot comment.

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Good food , great vegetarian menu choice .
Excellent staff and service

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IM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Good food, very nicely cooked and spiced but a little pricey and rather cramped on the ground floor. Would happily go again

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food over priced, doesn’t taste as good as it sounds on the menu. Only a few items that tasted nice. GF item on the menu but not available on the day, limiting options for guest.

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n
London
29 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food as always. Lovely friendly staff. Had a long lunch with friends here on Saturday. Never rushed us out ! highly recommend this place...

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the first time visiting Patara. The experience was amazing, staff were so friendly and helpful. I loved the food and presentation was impeccable. I would definitely recommend and can’t wait to return again. Thank you so much.

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IR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Good location and venue but the food wasn't the best Thai cuisine I've had

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PG
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice food and very tasty. Had the set menu/banquet which is very nice but it isn’t cheap at £40 per head plus 12.5% service charge.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was good food, although the calamari came out cold but as I was with a client, I didn't say anything. For the price it seemed a bit steep. Also, at the end of the meal, they came out with phones to review them on the spot. This seemed a bit bizarre and my client didn't like it at all which was a negative way to end our meeting.

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OT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Nice food. Best prawn pad Thai in my opinion.

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Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely set menu meal - good portions of high quality and tasty food

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f
London
26 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very delicious food but quite expensive (I suppose you are in Mayfair).

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

They got us the wrong order, portion was smaller than usual and I found HAIR in the rice!!!!!!!!

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FV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great. Being a place where the people working there enjoy theirself make the visit a suksess. The food being great is a bonus.

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P
London
31 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great choice! Excellent food and service.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant food and great service. Patara is always on point!

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TK
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food as always excellent. The staff very polite trying to satisfy all customers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there with my husband. Fantastic service and food.

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l
London
21 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Tasty food, nice atmosphere with great service. Little pricey though..

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TF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

EXCELLENT LUNCH WITH A FRIEND. DELICIOUS FOOD AND QUIET ENOUGH TO TALK

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R
London
66 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Just off Regent Street, a high-quality Thai restaurant. Good all-rounder, but tightly-packed and all the hard surfaces make it noisy to an extent I found a bit unrelaxing.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely restaurant great service and fab food. Pictures online don’t do it justice would definitely recommend and will go again.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food. Been a few times before. And never been disappointed.
It was my patented birthday so the waiters sang a surprise happy birthday to him which was supper sweet

Amazing service. Provided me with a gluten free menu with plenty to choose from which was amazing.

Highly recommended if you like Thai food.

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