Patara - South Kensington

4.4
293 reviews
£26 to £40
Thai
Fulham Road was the very first Patara, opening in 1990. Recently renovated, the new look provides a deceptively spacious feel to this intimate restaurant that is stylish and modern with relaxed elegance and a distinct character.

Serving a mix of elegantly presented dishes prepared using authentic techniques & ingredients that combine with our traditions of hospitality and graciousness, Patara South Kensington brings all the best aspects of Thailand to the neighbourhood.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 293 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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AlanJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Tasty, and enjoyable. need to try more things to really give it a review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Not up to usual Patara standard. Disappointing as we are regular customers. Believe they are prioritising take away / delivery orders.

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Kaka
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food not as good as used to be tom ka gai too sweet and thai green lacked flavour

HB
HarryB
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic quality of service, it was my girlfriends birthday and they brought a cake out which was amazing!! :)

EG
EricG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

First time to Patara. Disappointed with many aspects including non existent welcome, table service, overall food quality which was pretty average and price, which was way over value. Would not proactively return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely venue with friendly attentive staff. Food was good although in fairness i went there for my friend’s choice. She was impressed so I can take that as a plus

JH
JoannaH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most wonderful food in a lovely gem of a restaurant. Can highly recommend.

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vipWineFan
London
71 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

I used to enjoy going here but last night was very disappointing. Since my last visit the quality of the food has gone down sharply and the prices up. I felt the food was no better than you would expect from a takeaway. Our main courses took ages to arrive and it seemed the kitchen was mainly focused on getting the takeaway orders completed rather than getting us our food. Compared to other Thai restaurants it is expensive with at best average food. I will not be going back.

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vipDalia
London
81 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch, food always very good here and such friendly staff :)

TD
TomiDee
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dining environment delivering excellent cuisine served with visual delight. Highly recommended for a quiet evening out with a friend or two.

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Priti
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was good, service was a let down, felt a bit rushed to leave the table asap like it was a burden we were there.

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Lophocolea
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food served quickly and efficiently by attentive staff in quiet restaurant.

DS
DavidS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We have often eaten at the Beauchamp place Patara - sadly closed at the moment, which we would rate as superb. So this was our first time at the South Ken branch. The staff and service here were great, but the set lunch was not as good as Beauchamp place - slightly more oily and with less of the fresh zing and subtle fresh cooked flavours. So not bad, but not amazing.

RB
RobertaB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I knew the Restaurant and was very glad to have the chance to come back to dinner.
The dishes are very tasty and the service friendly and fair

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The food is too salty and oily, quite expensive than normal.
I ordered a Thai iced tea, it’s really sweet too!
Not recommended and won’t come back again. A bit disappointed!

KR
KateR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious fresh Thai. Great choice. Friendly staff. Nice spot.

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Thanks
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Overpriced unfortunately, my braised beef was extremely salty, my friends curry was good. It is good thai food but nothing special to justify the high prices. The atmosphere and service was 10/10 though!

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vipDalia
London
81 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Has the set lunch, very good selection and value. Will definitely go back

AR
AmyR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is always delicious. The lunch set menu is good value.

RC
vipRichardColetta
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere *

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Shirley
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Charming, attentive service. Excellent choices and value for money lunchtime menu. Been visiting here for years and this branch of Patara is consistently good.

KH
KaseyH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

I am really sorry to say it was a very disappointing experience. The food was not as good as what I have had years ago there and it lacks ambience. I feel the restaurant was very tired and needs to be freshened up.

NH
NickH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pad thai in london. Excellent selection of wines too, and vegetarian options

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Foodreviewer08
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience1

Food was pre cooked and had just been warmed up. Very expensive not even worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Great service, will come again.

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Tyreece
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant, the staff was very helpful especially KT the assistant manager. From the get go I had a plan of asking my partner to marry me and she helped me complete this. All the staff was absolutely brilliant I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Thank you to all the staff for an amazing anniversary/proposal evening.

SH
SimonH
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, lovely staff. Hugely expensive however, perhaps unnecessarily so.

AH
AlanH
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place. The best tasting food we have had in years. The service was genuine and 1st class. Well done!

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ZoeZ
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited Patara for my mother’s 60th birthday and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and we had a lovely time/ we will definitely be visiting again!

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EmilyM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely Thai dinner, would 1000% go back! I had my fave chilli basil beef and it was unreal, with mango sticky rice for desert. Would highly recommend!

AH
AlanH
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food. Good service. We had 4 plates of delicious food at once. I just wish the staff had cleared some of the ‘dead’ plates once we had finished them rather than waiting till the end.
But overall very good.

AC
AlinC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff,great food ,good value for money. Fast service.
Thank you

MB
MikeB
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most tasteful food ever. The service was fantastic,

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will definitely return.

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viponyx123
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and food- love the Tom yum soup and the lamb shank! Everything came very quickly

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Staff and service amazing but the food and presentation for what you pay is not good. I’ve had better presentation and food at budget Thai eatery’s

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Tasi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Tasty crab and prawns curry. Average Calamari starter. Staff very kind and efficient. The place was not very sophisticated for a Saturday in Chelsea (compared to other restaurants in the area). A bit overpriced for what it was

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Alex
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had dinner with friends. Just like in the good precovid times. Lovely food. Thank you.

TM
TomM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service and an all round enjoyable experience

AF
AnonymousFoodie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good, lots of veggie options which was great! A couple of dishes we didn’t like, including a vegetarian dish with came with a fish-sauce and no warning. Luckily my friend thought it smelled funny and asked before we ate it, and also there was a tofu dish with lemongrass where none of our group liked the sauce. However, the mushroom and basil dish was incredible and would definitely have that again! The restaurant itself became extremely stuffy and the air hazy, so much so that it was really warm and uncomfortable at one point when full. Staff were polite but not super helpful in advising us about the fish-sauce situation, and were difficult to get the attention of. Desserts were very small, and when we were given the menu we weren’t advised on what was unavailable until we ordered. Overall, it was a pleasant evening, but I don’t think I will return on a busy Friday, and maybe try again on another day when it’s less busy! Will definitely be back for the mushroom and basil dish 👌

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 4.4 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.