Patara - Oxford Circus

4.2
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£26 to £40
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Thai
Recently refurbished, our Mayfair restaurant is located just off Regent Street and just a few minutes from Oxford Street, Piccadilly, Bond Street and Savile Row. This Thai Restaurant in Central London offers consistently excellent modern Thai cuisine and pitch-perfect service in a modish and contemporary setting.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Very disappointed. Very slow service to an extent that we had to keep calling someone to top our wine glasses. I would have been happy with thebottle on the table. At one point I got the attention of one of the waitress and since she was so busy talking to her felow colleague she decided to ignore me. Food was cold. I order Pad Thai for my mains and the noodles were all shaped to the dish. Awful. We ate the food as we had waited all day to enjoy this evening. Dessert well _ mine was tasteless. I ordered mango cheesecake and my husbands was edible. I had booked it as it was my husbands birthday. When we asked for the bill we once again had to waita long time for it to arrive but then they came back with the same dessert my husband had had with a candle on the deseet we ordered or bring a different desert. Then they said because we were lighting the candle bill took a long time to come. Hope thats ok. Well no its not ok. I wasted my money and I could have taken him elsewhere.

CO
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

I was quite disappointed with the quality of the food. My food and starter were both cold and tasteless. However staff were both friendly and polite

MT
London
127 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Paragraph is a good Thai option although on the pricey side. A rowdy table did not enhance the atmosphere.

R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

I used to come to this restaurant on a very regular basis and the Pad Thai with king prawns was my absolute favorite dish! It had been a very long time since my last visit and I was very excited to taste my favorite dish...what a disappointment....a bland dish (I had to ask for salt to get some taste) with 2 king prawns (it used to be 6) I guess inflation as been quite aggressive on the seafood front!
I had the Chilli Calamari for starter, a generous portion, but again lacking in flavor and ...they had run out of sweet sticky rice for the thai mango, so no dessert :(
Ambiance is always nice, service is friendly, but we had to strain to get attention.
I will have to be convinced to go back, a real letdown!

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I great place just off Regents Street so good central West End location

SF
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We had a great early dinner at Patara on Saturday evening before going onto the Palladium. The drinks and starters arrived promptly but the main course was quite a wait and we all got a bit anxious clock watching, once the staff knew, they brought the food and we just made it. Food was delicious and staff very polite. If you're up against time, do make sure they know. The restaurant was very busy and a great atmosphere.

DK
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always exceptional...never disappoints. Beautiful food and so fresh.

AM
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

We’ve been coming here for years but it certainly has gone steadily downhill, the food was not up to scratch, we sent one dish back for the chef to taste - it was ghastly! It was so loud downstairs the waiter took our order wrong as he couldn’t hear. I will not be returning

RH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great, as per our prior visit. Service was superb, waiter (Napoleon) was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was good. Will definitely look to visit again before too long!

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

Great food but absolutely terrible service, we were charged a bottle of wine even though we only had a glass. I love food at Patara but would not go back to the Oxford Circus branch and will tell all my friends not to.

E
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Waiters were very friendly and polite. My friend forgot his shoppjng bag on his chair and our server ran after us on the street to return it.
Coconut beef was exactly what I wanted!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

An ok Thai food place. Good food but be careful of where you sit! Sitting next to the windows upstairs is a very cold place and drafty! E has to move as I could feel the freezing breeze in my back. Another couple who sat there also asked to be moved.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I have no complaints about the food, the food was fantastic however the rest of the restaurant in our opinion, let the chef down. The atmosphere felt dead, we were left with dirty plates on our table for ages after eating, I had to ask a waiter to remove. I would definitely return to a Patara restaurant simply for the food, but I would dine at another location.

SD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I go there quite regular and have taken friends. Always an enjoyable experience.

AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Despite booking well in advance they tried to put us in the 'dead' back corridor.
The service was verging on insolent. Shocking.
Not a patch on the other branch I visited.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Fürth time visit and tried a different dish (lemongrass sea bass) which was absolutely disgusting. I liked the usual dishes like beef and lamb shank, but unfortunate this fish dish had overthrown my previous good impression. Would not order this again

P
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff were excellent and the menu choices were delicious.
The Thai fish cakes were yummy and a real stand out. I had the garlic king prawns which were delicious. However, the only negative was the dessert which included pandan sticky rice with mango which was disappointing. The service was fast and prompt.
Being a busy Friday night the noise level was quite high but the staff were lovely and helpful.

MM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is authentic and absolutely amazing. Service was good but very different levels among staff. For example, we ask for a simple bowl of steamed rice (as we still had our curry) when the kitchen was already closed. One waiter said it wasn’t possible, the other one brought it to us right away!other than this the place is great!

KJ
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

in total everything was good. the service is quick. food is on avarage I didnt got a wow effect

A
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The food and atmosphere was great
Just that food took long to come out from the starters to the mains
But overall it was fantastic

DN
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, very nice restaurant and location. Food was amazing! Will definitely recommend.

GK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. Good place for a birthday! Portion sizes seem to have decreased.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Overpriced

SM
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming here and am never disappointed. Was happy to share this experience with my lovely aunts who also fell in love with Patara as much as I did xx

JT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food and good service.I recommend it.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Didn’t like one of the soups, staff was kind enough to serve a fresh one on the house!

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

It is quite standard thai food in a quite standard environment. Nothing disastrous nothing exceptional. It is convenient for its good location but don't expect something that will stay in your memories.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

I’m a big foody and one of my main passion is exploring different Thai Restaurent, I had high expectations for this place, but the food just didn’t live up to my expectations. The food tasted as something I can only describe as tangy, my wife and I struggled to place the taste.

However on the plus side, the service and atmosphere was really good and the waiters were very friendly and took the time to sing my wife happy birthday which was very kind of them.

HS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Average food. This place has gone down! We had chicken green curry - the chicken was chewy and the taste of the curry was not awesome. I will not come here again.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

I highly recommended Patarta to my friend who was visiting from Germany as I normally love coming to Patara. However, this time the experience was not good. We could have been given the business menu, but were not..this is not a major issue but something that has been offered before. Our order was taken and the waiter asked if we were ordering A La Carte...ofcourse we were as that's the menu that was given to us. We ordered our starters, which we both enjoyed. We ordered Fresh Orange Juice......we could have died of thirst as it took so long (that too after reminding the waiter) and I'm sure it was not Fresh!
Our starters were fine. The mains took so long....we both ordered Vegetarian Green Curry, one more spicy than the other, but this did not taste as it nor normally does. My friend had ordered Jasmine rice but the waiter brought Egg Fried Rice. We could not have dessert as it all took so long. But we were charged a handome sum of approx £80....what for? I am not sure if I will recommend this unless standards improve.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

They sat us next to the emergency exit even though that we had a reservation and they new we were there for my sister’s birthday.
It was dark and damp. Very poor Ambiance.
We ordered noddles they brought us past!!
The curry was so watery and it looked disgusting.
The staff were really friendly and nice and that was the only positive about that place.
Waste of time and money.
Not recommending it to any one!!!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and friendly service. Special thanks to the manager, Napoleon!

RM
Austria
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

I would reccomend but we have been there before and this time we were really disapointed of food. Main course was nice but startes were nothing good liked we remembered.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excelente comida y atención

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, thankyou

D
London
37 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We love the place, but the lady servers could be more friendly. We ordered our favorite green curry and it was watery so we complained, and my iced coffee was more ice than coffee .Well the Man who seems to be in charge, immediately changed the curry and it was delicious. Moreover, he gave us a full order to take home instead of the 1/2 I was planning to take, and did not charge me for my coffee. I love this man. He really wants to succeed and have happy customers.

J
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Made a reservation through the app for 10:00PM after the musical “Big”. We arrived at 10:14PM as it was a longer walk, and my wife and I were excited to eat there as we really wanted Thai and the reviews were so good. Was told by the hostess that they had no reservation for us, and that the restaurant was closed. When I asked if the hours were really until 11:00PM as it said on the door, she brushed us away with her hand saying “we’re closed, you must leave”. We were obviously very disappointed!

So OpenTable, we didn’t get a chance to dine there! Would’ve liked to, but with that experience doubt we’d ever go back.

t
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

starters were cold and the squid turned rubbery. Waiter forgot to bring me my drink and left without a drink for most of my meal.

SA
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy with h the booking food service ambiance presentation and taste. Will recommend and visit again.

s
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

It was an overall pleasant experience, the food was okay, I ordered a chicken Thai green and the flavours were very nice but the chicken was dry. The other items ordered were very good. Average price for where it was situated. Also I did request them to wish my girlfriend happy birthday but they forgot and gave us the bill, she was left feeling a little sad but I took her for dessert elsewhere.