Patara - Hampstead High Street

4.3
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216 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Thai
Right in the heart of Hampstead High Street. Split between two floors, our 110-cover restaurant will be open throughout the day, offering lunch including lighter options, Thai-style afternoon tea and dinner. Our customers can look forward to traditional Thai classics as well as some our of seasonally changing dishes.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.2
ambience
3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was beautiful. The mocktail passionata is now one of my favourite drinks.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was incredibly slow. Very long wait between starters and main course. Had to chase on a number of occasions and very difficult to get attention of waiting staff. It may be because of where we were sat in the space near the toilets. Had a similar experience when we last went a couple of years ago and were sat in the same space. While the food is reasonably good, based on the overall experience and cost, it is very expensive and doesnt represent good value for money. I very much doubt we will be returning a third time.

C
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The staff was were amazing very attentive and professional. The restaurant is very quaint and romantic however the food was a little hit and miss for us and quite pricey.

KR
London
35 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A firm favourite of ours, have never had a bad meal there. Food consistently fresh and very tasty. Highly recommend

DW
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service has been absolutely fantastic every time I’ve visited Patara. My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary meal so had let them know it was a special occasion when we booked. Upon arrival we received a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival which was a lovely surprise. We ordered the Banquet set menu and every one of the dishes was great - especially the sea bass. Will definitely return and would highly recommend!

s
London
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent cooking, good friendly service, room slightly cramped but that's Hampstead....

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing food and nice staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food in a local restaurant. Service attentive and food arrived promptly.

SL
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very expensive

C
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Affordable food, Great Interior, Delicious dishes. Will definitely return !

LP
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

2nd visit to the restaurant and I was not at all disappointed. It is now my "go to" restaurant.

LI
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Warm beautiful surroundings on a cold wet winter night. Delicious Pad Thai.

Patara - Hampstead High Street
Responded on December 12, 2019

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your positive review. We'll be sure to let the Team in Hampstead know! Looking forward to see you again soon. Team Patara

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Overpriced, small plates and average food. Slow service, we got our drinks after our starters, claiming busy but many free tables around. Best tasting part was the free chocolate with the bill.

DL
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great Thai food. My favourite restaurant in Hampstead.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

This was the third time I had been here, and unfortunately it was not a good overall experience. The food was good, but the service was pretty abysmal. We had to remind the waiters more than once about drink orders, I had to be asked twice what I ordered for my starter, then received the wrong main course. I would now not rush back as it is fairly expensive and I wouldn't see it being worth it.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Regular visitor to Patara . Excellent selection of different dishes. Can offer gluten free dishes as well.
Will return again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! And great service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for being thoughtful and gave mini celebration to my birthday!

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very disappointing. I've been going to Patara for many years and it's always been my favourite Thai in London. The experience on Saturday was very underwhelming with poor service (30 minutes and no offer of a drink) and underwhelming food. The extension to the Hampstead restaurant also feels like they have over extended without the team to manage a full restaurant. The excuse of "wait will be long because we are fully booked" doesn't cut it.

Food was still nice but did not feel that special like a higher-end Thai restaurant such as Patara should.

s
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food service and atmosphere.I would definitely recommend it and would eat there again.
Simon

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy having dinner at Patara Hampstead High Street. However, it appears that the menu recently changed replacing scallops with prawns in Patara Platter. Please bring back scallops!

L
London
115 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good Thai restaurant with a choice of good value set lunches or a la carte. Excellent service.

DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious. Authentic Thai food with a modern twist. Thoroughly enjoyable. My only complaint would be a slight slowness in service. We waited half an hour tor our order to be taken, and then subsequently did not get our main course for nearly an hour and a half. Very friendly staff but a little disorganised. If that could be sorted out it will be an amazing all round restaurant to visit.

t
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

beautifully prepared authentic thai food- extensive and varied menu and good wine list. the black cod is sensational

MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really lovely evening at Patara on Saturday - the food was different and just delicious and the service was very attentive. We would definitely go back !

KR
London
35 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is fantastic and the service is very friendly and efficient although drinks can sometimes take a long time.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good Thai food in pleasant surroundings

GR
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, excellent service, guy on next table was VERY noisy but left before the end of our meal, pretty expensive, but would definitely go back !

MB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service. Excellent cuisine. Will be booking again.

MP
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious however the service was not great. The waitress struggled to understand us which could also be due to the high noise level. After being presented the dessert menu the waitress failed to come back to take our order and we had to call her back. When our desserts came the waiter keep taking it to the table next to us. They did run out of the beef cheek Pennang curry which was my first choice and we were seated at 8pm which was disappointing

Positively, the scallops in the mixed starter platter was delicious cooked perfectly.

y
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious well presented food in very pleasant environment. Service wasn’t perfect, we had to ask again for water. On the pricy side. On our list for special occasions.

E
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, well presented and well flavored/spiced food and drinks

RW
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Variable service depends on which member of staff. Misled ad board for set lunch price. Didn’t mind at all as the food was fab, but felt a little cheated when walking in. Overall, the food and service had made up

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Never experienced such slow and poor service, why would you serve three out of five people their meals and make the last two wait 20mins

AM
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Drinks took a while to arrive and they messed up a friends vegetarian order. The wild ginger beef was excellent though.

JP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Patara serves Thai dishes of an extraordinarily high quality. The ambience of their restaurants and the service is always reliably charming.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and great service

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Ordered a salad as a starter and informed the staff that my husbsnd was vegan only to find dried shrimp in the salad. They gave 20 percent off the bill but add 12.5 percent service charge!! Does this make up for a vegan eating shrimp!!!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Thai food and decided to try The restaurant for my wife’s birthday. Excellent in every way!

NB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had the buffet and although it demonstrated a good introduction to Thai food I thought the vfm at 40/head was questionable