Pataka

4.5
25 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary Indian
Pataka means Firework in Hindi.

To us, it's an explosion of flavour. Pataka brings the magic of India's varied cuisines in a smart modern manner. Using timeless methods, updated ingredients and mindful packaging, we are updating the ordinary.

We are a new age digital company and dont accept cash.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 25 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
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4.1
ambience
4.1
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is amazing!!! Could have brought out the heaters earlier

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had lower expectations in terms of food quality because all the Indian restaurants i’ve tried in London are quite refined; but i was surprised because it was really good and tasty! Would go again

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and reasonably priced. Cocktails were nice. Wine was expensive (especially considering they only serve one size - 175ml - it is priced at what you would usually pay for 250ml at other restaurants). Staff were friendly and helpful. The tables are on the street on quite a busy road which isn’t ideal but understandable in the current circumstances. There was a performer singing which was good but extremely loud so we could hardly hear each other.

Pataka
Responded 4 days ago

Hello! Thank you so much for your feedback. We have taken this feedback and have altered the entertainment to make it lively yet unobtrusive. We hope to see you again, soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food!

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DeborahC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, great food flavours and an imaginative menu with lovely staff. Patio heaters to keep out the chill and the offer of blankets and hand warmers but not needed. Excellent all round, would visit again and highly recommend.

Pataka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much!!! We look forward to your next visit.

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GarinK
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new startup working in difficult times did a cracking job.

The food was very tasty and we all enjoyed what we had, and it’s a good sign when there is nothing left.

One tiny gripe: the tables outside are a little on the small side for 4 diners.

Pataka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much GarinK. We thoroughly enjoyed having you over. We are in the middle of upgrading the outdoor dining experience, along with a brand new interior refurb this week. We can assure you that we are constantly enhancing our guests experience with every passing day Thank you again!

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MaxB
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was lovely, a really unique Indian restaurant, I hadn't been to one similar before. It's a nice change from traditional curry houses. The beer is expensive though!

Pataka
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your comments. We have genuinely tried to create a differentiated offering, unavailable in the Indian restaurant scene at the moment. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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ManniB
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Pataka last Sunday and it was lovely, the waiter and waitresses were very nice and helpful. The food was delicious. Being a vegetarian it can sometime be hard to find food that is as nice as chicken dishes but these really did set new standards. Will be coming back for my sisters birthday !

Pataka
Responded on April 28, 2021

ManniB - it was a pleasure serving you! Thank you so much for your kind words. We cant wait to welcome you back.

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CarolineS
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Disappointed, waitress did not know the menu and we got something very different.

Pataka
Responded on April 28, 2021

CarolineS - We are so sorry your order got mixed up. We are in the midst of training a team from the newly created Kickstart Scheme by the government, giving youth the opportunity to find a career in the hospitality industry. We will ensure that the training programs fulfill their potential, and serve you better in the future.

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HRishi
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Enjoyed it on a sunny day with a good cocktail. As temperature dropped staff brought out heaters adding to the pleasurable experience.

Pataka
Responded on April 28, 2021

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Lilo
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Well presented and caring staff. Highly recommended. We will be back!

Pataka
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thanks Lilo! We look forward to seeing you again

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TheGirls
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely tasty food and very comfortable with the patio heaters. Slight mix up with order for 1 of our party but soon corrected.

Pataka
Responded on April 28, 2021

TheGirls - we are sorry that one of the dishes were mixed up! We hope to welcome you again, and perhaps get it perfect the next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

Pataka
Responded on April 28, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. We were a group of 4, well taken care of with superb service and ambiance. Super food, authentic with a lovely twist. Cocktails were great too, especially the CHAI MARTINI. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Good food overall but very slow service (food took 50 minutes+ to arrive) and staff didn't communicate this until we checked half an hour later.
Beer wasn't listed as an item on the menu but was still offered. We were charged £16 for two pints of Kingfisher! Day light robbery, but more importantly it should be mentioned on the menu so customers don't feel deceived.
The toilets were quite dirty, my wife complained the women's loo was unusable. This could be down to them being new and not being ready to fully open indoor dining etc. But still inexcusable.
Overall quite disappointing as the food was promising!

Pataka
Responded 4 days ago

😢 Your feedback is extremely important to us. As a startup that was 4 days old when you dined, it is important for us to learn from every comment and every guest. We have addressed EVERY one of your points, and have put the entire restaurant under the knife to ensure we have a superlative experience soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Sad to report that staff was disorganised brought my main with the starters, not knowing the food or wine menus.
Also, I had a food ( or chemical MSG ?) poisoning for 24 hours...

Pataka
Responded on April 19, 2021

Dear Anonymous, We are deeply saddened by your review. Our kitchen does NOT use any MSG, and hence it is alarming that you were ill with chemical MSG. Each dish on our menu is labelled with allergens & we are vigilant to our guest's needs. As a new restaurant, the staff are in the middle of extensive training, and things are on the up. As you have reviewed this Anonymously, we are struggling to find a method to reach out to you to make amends. Do call us! We want to hear from you.

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Chrisb1983
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was very nice and a pleasant ambience outside whilst eating.

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philipl
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HI I did not stay at the restaurant long. On arrival it was chaos - I hadnt quite realised it was on a main road. I spoke in succession to three different people about my reservation. To add to the noise level a singer was playing on a microphone which meant the table they initially wanted us to sit at was directly opposite - and frankly conversation would have been impossible - they showed us to another table by the main entrance. This was not a place to relax and with people constantly in and out of the door there was no way I was staying. By then none of the managers were around and Id had enough and left. I also saw that they were offering people tables inside which I understood was not allowed under the rules so that just confirmed my opinion that this was a very badly run restaurant and not one I would ever return to.

Pataka
Responded on April 18, 2021

Dear Philip As a startup that is 5 days old, we love feedback and hope to continue to improve. However, there are certain things beyond our control, like the roar of a sports car on the street. We are sorry you felt that your seating requirements were taken care of, but we assert firmly that we did NOT offer any guest a seat inside, and are not violating any rules. We would love for you to dine with us, sans the singer, so that you can truly experience Pataka.

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Alex
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food. We had prowns in lemon curry. Service must be improved. Waitresses doesn't know the dishes as they're can't answer what is made of....
Asked one wateress for the bill but she forgot about it and supposed ask another waitress to get the bill.
Definitely recommend this place because of very delicious food but Service to be honest a bit poor.

Pataka
Responded on April 19, 2021

Hi Alex Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies for the tardiness on the floor. However, every action has been taken to ensure proper training is continuously carried out and our team is well prepared to receive you again. Your compliments about the food have been passed on to the kitchen team!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice time
Heaters did not work very well which made it cold
1.5 hour table time felt a little rushed
Food and service very good
Expensive

Pataka
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks so much for your review! We have FINALLY procured gas fired heaters, and it should be in this week.

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Jenn
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Small plates and main dishes were very nice. Dessert range limited but may be due to COVID-19. Manager came out to recommend dishes based on our selection, whilst the Chef came out to speak to diners and check we are happy with the food after it was served which was a nice touch if you are into dining as an experience. The seating area outside was very nice, comfortable and sheltered under a gazebo. Only negative was during covid tables are booked for an hour and we were not made aware of this whilst booking but after sat at the table. They did let us stay longer as they had the capacity but just to be aware if they are busy they may request the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food but thumbs down for ambience

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovey tasty food and attentive service. It’s new so they need to finalise the wine list and hit drink menu.

Pataka
Responded on April 18, 2021

Hi! Thanks a lot for your feedback. We are definitely working on the wine and beverage menu's, and it will be out this week. We hope to see you again.

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vipArjunB
London
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unpretentious. Original.

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NAJAME
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff are super friendly and helpful. Not your usual Indian cuisine dishes, new flavours and nice presentation.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pataka using the Order Online button. Pataka also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pataka also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07377 595621.

Pataka is rated 4.5 stars by 25 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.