Patara - Soho

4.4
3528 reviews
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Thai
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
Our Soho flagship restaurant is located in the very heart of London’s theatre district. At lunchtime we cater to the area's creative community; during the evenings we are a haven of exquisite Thai food and exemplary service. One of the Best Restaurants in Soho!
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and lovely service

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JT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Good food, very noisy and expensive. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit again

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food and service, but pretty noisy (in the basement, early on a Saturday night). Not enough to prevent a return visit though.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food...one of the best Thai!

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OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

La decoración del local es muy tailandesa. Pero el servicio algo lento y al ambiente muy ruidoso. Una pena porque lis sabores te trasladan a Tailandia pero el ruido del local estropea la experiencia

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Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience.... The food was exceptional and a stand out. The service was great and not too overbearing. We lead a brilliant night and would love to return

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BC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, the patara sharing starter is highly recommended. Quiet and chilled atmosphere perfect for a date.

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OB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Will definitely be coming back soon.

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C
London
54 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and very attentive service. Not been here for a while, will definitely be back soon.

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PJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked last minute but the restaurant had noticed and welcomed us warmly. Having not eaten here before we opted for the ‘banquet’ and every dish in every course was tasty and beautifully cooked. Friendly efficient service without being over-attentive. Ambiance was lovely too, the decor and table spacing made the meal feel very special and intimate.

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KV
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Great ambience and a wonderful menu to match. Particularly impressed with the vegetarian options available. The service was fantastic. Will definitely be visiting again!

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r
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, excellent banquet option

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was hot and when asked if the AC was on they replied yes but it felt very hot and it did not feel any cooler for the duration of the meal.

All the chicken we had (in the starter and pad thai main course) was dry which is quite disappointing.

My brother had the beef curry and that was dry as well - noted as a signature dish.

The lamb massaman curry, however, was absolutely delicious and worthy of a signature dish mention. My mum had another signature dish (garlic king prawns) and she thought they were overcooked which cause the prawns to be a bit dry. We also had the ginger black cod and the sauce was too sweet which was disappointing as the fish was drenched in it.

All in all, it was an okay experience but for a meal that included no alcohol and for dry meat, it was not worth the price we paid.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great lunch here. Highly recommend the coconut beef.

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CR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always Patara was outstanding!
We were a party of 7 in total, the staff were very accommodating and they even did a special birthday show down for my partner, would visit again and again and again!

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VC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

2nd visit for us. Lovely again. Would definitely recommend. Thank you.

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P
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff are amazing. Very attentive and very happy. Its clean and foods amazing. What more could you ask for.

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BS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food, service was quick, staff were very attentive. I informed the staff that it was my wife’s birthday and they provided a little treat - a nice touch.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was GREAT and also the service BUT it was too hot in the room and I had a spotlight on me, so please fix the lighting in the place.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible. The interior design was so gorgeous. I’d definitely recommend and I’m definitely going back!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Restaurant was lovely, food was good. But overpriced for what you get. Small portions and a pretty standard choice of options for even a basic Thai restaurant (ie green curry, pad Thai etc) but is referred to as ‘fine dining’.

Experience was good but overall, are just charging more than other really good Thai restaurants in the area for the same thing

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MW
London
20 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant and the food is delicious. Slight confusion over our orders but was sorted easily, would recommend.

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L
London
64 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Special family occasion at Patara. Food was incredible - we loved the lamb and pad Thai particularly. Service was exceptional and the team were particularly lovely with our teenagers. They also found and looked after my glasses which I managed to leave on the table- thank you!

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb Thai food would definitely recommend !

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WV
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I don’t like the service charge! The restaurant is expensive than other Thai restaurants and you put 12.5% on top of it which I wouldn’t necessarily pay. That’s very naughty:(

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, wonderful food and excellent service.

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y
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing tastes and expertly delivered in preparation presentation and service. Really truly appreciated the generous gesture when my husband could not decide between desserts. They gave him a cheeky scoop of coconut ice cream which was to die for. Thank you. Will most definitely come again. ❤️👍🏽

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RM
London
22 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

This was my first time at Patara. The service was good though at times it felt a little rushed- the manager asked to take our food order about 1 minute after being handed the menu (admittedly by someone else)
The starters were good (chicken satay and fishcakes) and tasted fresh and were hot. The pad Thai was tasty though the chicken needed to be hotter- it was luke warm.
Good location and nice interior though a little raucous at times- though probably as you would imagine on a Saturday night in Soho.

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S
London
63 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The pre-theatre/early bird set menu was very good value and had an excellent choice. The restaurant had a very nice atmosphere and service was friendly and efficient. A very pleasant evening. Will definitely return.

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A
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Professional and very kind staff. A lot of traditional and revisited thai specialties. Definitely I would recommend this restaurant.

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b
London
28 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

staff not terribly friendly..service felt cold
We were running late and did not find the staff helpful
28 minutes past 6 and they would not allow us to order the theatre menu.
The report was that it ended at 6.30 and the would not go through the till

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LB
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre theatre supper. Very convenient location. Very friendly staff. Lovely table at front of restaurant. Delicious food. Great service. Definitely recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was fabulous and the service, brilliant

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SL
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was in London for the weekend and had to come back here the food is to die for!! Me and my partner came across this little gem a couple of years ago and now every time we come to London we always come here to eat the food is just incredible the service is great too. Next time I’m in London I will be for sure coming back!

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MW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We knew we were in for a treat from the moment we stepped through the door. Greeted as we were where ever we went on our honeymoon in Thailand. The service was exceptional and the food even better. The food took us right back to being in Thailand, the Pad Thai in particular took us right back to sitting on the ground in Bangkok eating our Pad Thai from a street vendor which was a highlight for us. Highly recommended this restaurant.

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TR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, reasonable prices and great cocktails!!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Ambience as ever was good, as was the service. The food was delicious - several of my friends had not eaten Thai before and declared it really tasty. We had one extra person turn up - I had informed the restaurant direct the evening before - and that was no problem. Because I am a member of the Anglo-Thai society everyone received the discount, not just me (we were paying individually), which was very gracious of them.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant restaurant with adequate service. Thenpre theatre menu has small portions (you will leave hungry with just 2 courses). Thai food is known for its fresh and flavour packed taste. The pre theatre menu (we tried 4 dishes each from the starter and main course offerings. Mediocre at best. This was a shame as we had wanted to treat our Canadian visitors to something nice.

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