Patara - South Kensington

4.3
250 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
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 250 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.8
Value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GangnamStyle
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always very enjoyable. Attentive staff. Delicious food. Our favourite place in the area.

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Piermarjeu
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service

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RahulS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

great food, service was ok, however food did come really quick. taste was really nice and ambient was perfect. will surely re-visit

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience1

Food is great but make sure you get a table in the main restaurant and not tucked in around the front - we we stuck right at the back with no space, it was cold because the door caused a massive draft and there was zero atmosphere! Shame because the food is excellent

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KathyK
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

My main course was not served hot, Luke warm at best, I’ve felt unwell since with a very bad stomach. The food in the past has been excellent but on this occasion it was disappointing.

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PeterCooke
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Food was ok but not great, served on cold bowls. Cutlery and napkins served in plastics bag which was not necessary

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SimonH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and as good as it gets! Will be back very soon! Friendly and professional staff and great atmosphere.

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vipmichelev
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant. The service was very good and with a high hygiene standard, given the covid situation. The food was also good, for sure I’ll come back..

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KirstyS
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night! Food was fabulous! Would definitely recommend

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AlexandraM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, good sized portions and very friendly staff.
Definitely will return

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eford
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful thanks so much! The food was fab and didn’t have to wait long for it. Especially loved my Green curry!

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HarrythePiano
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really superior food, complex flavours, well presented and charming attentive service. A little on the pricy side for a midweek dinner, £113 for two with two glasses of wine each but worth it.

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vipMichaelN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Menu reduced and quality has dropped a lot from previous meals there

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kajalp
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is amazing Thai food.
The food is served hot.
It is obviously freshly made and fragrant.
An absolute brilliant place to eat.

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ChikoChika11
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend is very picky regarding Thai food as he lived most of his life there. But the food was so authentic and delicious. I will definitely come back again. The service was amazing too, everyone was extremely friendly and made us feel comfortable.

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VictorHugo
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our go-to Thai restaurant: we are never disappointed and always leave feeling full but healthy.

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vipSlybauer
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Will I book the table in this covid they placed us in a crowded room no spacing a poorly disease infected area terrible hygiene

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vipSlybauer
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this branch what excellent and friendly service every but as good as the other branch. Very happy they may become my local sorry Soho lol

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vippatricia63
Berkshire
40 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

I had not been to Patara for a number of years. I live close by and it was a regular haunt for many years. I returned this evening and I was very disappointed. The food was very average. It is all other cooked and not at all like I remembered this favourite local gem. The green chicken curry at £14 had about 5 small pieces of chicken. The crab pad Thai was dry and the crab had been cooked for hours. It is not cheap. They need to improve as it has lot its ratings. Difficult times for restaurants an I hesitate to review this but honestly Patara improve. I won’t be back.

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viplady
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was excellent dining. One of my favourite places. Food is delicious and staff is friendly and always makes me and my guests feel special.

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Evelyn
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Fine Thai dining - I was quite disappointed with the dishes - they are average in comparison to other Thai restaurants but at nearly double the price! The ambience is good, staff are very friendly and helpful.

EG
EmmanuelleG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lovely restaurant and service, best green chicken curry and Tom Yum in town

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Poor quality food - felt like it was fried more than 2x. No flavour just oil.

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NadineP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very disappointing food. Not worth the price tag at all.

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Londongirl2510
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Small, cramped and they delayed our booking with no explanation. I had to enquire why we were made to wait and standing.

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JohnN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very pleasant staff. Varied menu and did a great job during pandemic.

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Kuni
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good authentic Thai foods and polite staff. Well organized for social distancing too. 100% satisfied!

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FfionH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food and nice setting!

Highly recommend.

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dawnb
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly staff. Clean restaurant.

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Gong
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As an original Thai native person. I would say Patara is doing very good job on Thai dishes.

The taste was originally thai taste and value for the price as well. They also offer a Lunch menu which contain a starter and main dish.

The staff also friendly and polite, very helpful.

The place environment was nice, not so far from the tube station. Would love to go there again :)

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MNHB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

We came for an anniversary meal as we have visited the Greek Street branch many times and always love the food and ambience. We were very disappointed with the ambience at South Kensington as this restaurant felt more like a cafe and the food was not of the same standard as the other branch at all!

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KAMT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and He eat service. The cocktails were amazing too!

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SophieH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

The food was delicious, however it was overpriced. The rice cost over £4 and there was not even enough for 1 curry. I felt this was disappointing as we all
Know the cost of rice.

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Jane
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

The service was good, however, the food was disappointing; definitely didn’t get our money’s worth.

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MikeW6
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent Thai flavours. Attentive service.

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Bygrace
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Would definitely recommend Patara 1 of my favourite restaurants food is very good , service is also good

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vipNeilH
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed our family dinner, food was tasty, portions were good. Overall cost worked out a £50 per head

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SMC01
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely dinner at patara. The food was delicious! It is a bit on the pricey side but well worth it. I am looking forward to returning in the near future.

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vipNatBarnes
London
63 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First visit to Patara (Fulham Road) after searching for a good Thai restaurant in West London. The service and food were excellent and this will now be our 'go to' Thai restaurant. We chose a main course prawn and a chicken dish (both excellent) but the manager suggested that next time she will choose for us - we accepted and will be back soon! RECOMMENDED!

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Abcdefghddddddddddddddddd
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food, service was excellent but prices are too expensive spécially for wine

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 4.3 stars by 250 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.