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Patara - South Kensington, London,

Patara - South Kensington

4.4
4.4
350 Reviews
£26 to £40
Thai

"Patara" Fine Thai Cuisine is an up-scale dining concept serving a contemporary Thai cuisine, maintaining the authentic flavours of Thai culinary excellence. Over the years, the Patara restaurants have garnered widespread acceptance abroad and helped to promote the art of Thai cuisine. The first Patara is established in London at Fulham Road in 1990, then six years later, 1996, the second Patara was open at Beauchamp Place, followed by 3rd Patara at Maddox Street in 2002. The 4th Patara at Soho was open and become a flagship of Patara, receiving great reviews from all top UK media.
Patara, which translates as gracious lady, derives its inspiration from Khun Patara Sila-On who, for the past 30 years as a restaurateur, has brought her warm, contemporary interpretation of Thai hospitality to Patara Fine Thai Cuisine in London, Geneva and Vienna.

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Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7351 5692

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    South Kensington

  • Cross street

    Sydney Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Takeout, Wine

What 350 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • London

    Thai

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  1. D

    Davo

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food, great service and consistently so. Somewhat pricey, but we’ll worth it. Every dish a treat. Highly recommend.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was excellent and our Server was very friendly, helpful with the menu and attentive. The food was a bit pricey, but it was absolutely delicious!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Worst device ever, it used to be good. We have been ignored after we finished our main. No desert menu presented and no one to check if we wanted something else…no apologies at the end despite clearly saying that I was not impressed

  4. A

    Andrea

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    good thai food without being exceptional !

  5. NC

    NancyC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As alway, it was a very pleasant experience. Patara is a favourite of mine and a restaurant I visit on a regular basis.

  6. AZ

    AnaZ

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The quality of food has noticeably dropped. It used to be our favourite Thai and it is our local restaurant, so this is very disappointing.

  7. YO

    YukikoO

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    The tables are too close and cannot hear when a loud group sits next to you.

  8. r

    riema

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I haven’t been to Patara in over 10 years and it did not disappoint. Great evening and the food and portion size was good

  9. F

    Foodie

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and lovely staff

  10. SH

    SiandHel

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff and food are just wonderful. Thank you for a lovely lunch

  11. FL

    ForeverLondoner

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was good. It used to be great. Something was missing! But it did not feel like the pre pandemic Patara I used to come to. Will go there again. May have just caught them on a slow day.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Great quality Thai food - good portion sizing, good for quiet and intimate dining.

  13. F

    Fredflo

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic and the staff are lovely !! Would recommend !! Thank you !

  14. BV

    BeeVee

    London

    55 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We are vegetarian and allergic to shellfish which we communicated clearly to waiter Both of us received for full of tiny prawns. When we showed this to the waiter they said they weren’t prawns They were and then they gave us the meal for free Such a terrible experience and one of us has been Ill ever since

  15. JD

    JaneD

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Good food. But plates cleared away before we had all finished eating which made it feel rushed.

  16. LW

    LucyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Thai in London. I adore it here. The pad thai, beef salad and som tum are delicious. The staff are incredibly attentive and professional. The venue always looks great. A firm fave and a great spot to people watch on a lazy Saturday lunchtime.

  17. AN

    AddisonN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to go out on a date. Good quality overall.

  18. KL

    KLPO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great service and delicious food! We especially enjoyed grilled courgette in a soy sauce and the sea bass. Thanks for hosting us!

  19. D

    Denise

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I like to come back over and over again. The food is amazing

  20. DB

    DavidB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very friendly, good food. What you see is what you get - not pretentious, just good quality food at a reasonable price. Wine list is good too, with lots of choice if having a single glass.

  21. A

    Alex

    London

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Food was alright but nowhere near what is used to be. Ambience was alright albeit a bit dull. Some light bulbs were not working and team would rather sit you elsewhere than change the bulb. Service was very good otherwise. Overall, not the Patara I used to know and would say prices are now a bit dear for the menu choice and quality (flavour / texture), at least compared to other Thai restaurants. Would not go back unless they sharpen themselves up.

  22. WG

    WeimingG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Love the food and the service there, will try them again

  23. J

    Jane

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The flavors are delicious - the quality is impeccable. This is Thai at it's best.

  24. ZS

    ZoeS

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food. Will go again. Small and cozy. Perfect for what we wanted

  25. PR

    PaulR

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We enjoyed a late lunch on a Saturday. The restaurant was not busy, but the environment was nice and relaxed. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food tasty. The speciality sea bass and the soft shell crab were particularly good. Close to South Kensington but removed from the crowded streets around the station it's a good location too.

  26. TA

    TimA

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time going to Patara. Was so nice to be remembered from our first visit, we were even given a larger table. Amazing staff, amazing food , looking forward to going again.

  27. SR

    SandraR

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, great service and a great location!!

  28. CT

    CharlieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Food was lovely, service and staff very good, a little on the expensive side but this was expected.

  29. t

    temple7vv

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    good atmosphere and service.

  30. VH

    VictorHugo

    Exclusive

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    One of our local favourites: tasty and healthy dishes that we revisit with pleasure

  31. JA

    JolA

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite food cooked with fine ingredients, very friendly service and wonderful ambience!

  32. KR

    KokoR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ordered 4 starters to share between six and everyone’s main courses were delicious. They served free prawn crackers at the start too!

  33. NC

    NancyC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always a great place for lunch or dinner with traditional, warm Thai hospitality.

  34. SR

    SamanthaR

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Family get together around great Thai food !

  35. JF

    JohnF

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The overall experience was reasonable. The soft shell crab salad was a little short on crab but tasted nice. The rice portion was quite small as we planned to share but we managed. Food tasted nice so no complaints but overall just lacked a little TLC.

  36. YL

    YoLo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Disappointing dining experience the food is mediocre the staff are deflated to the point of rude, the decor could do with a face lift. The standard has dropped since my last visit Patara has lost its luster.

  37. FM

    FrancisM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is excellent - always is - but the added treat was melt in the mouth mango, and sticky rice.

  38. JF

    JasonF

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4

    Very expansive for a pretty average meal. Have had a lot of Thai food in many restaurants, felt this was good but not special. For the location and price would have thought it a level up from an average Thai restaurant.

  39. MH

    MohammadH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Patara has been my favourite Thai restaurant for almost 20 years. I was regular at the Beachump Place restaurant, which has closed in this Pandemic. The food is always tasty and good. Wine collection is slightly over priced. Staff is very friendly and ready to help. Overall it is a good up scale Thai restaurant.

  40. SH

    SimonH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and great service! I’m usually there most weeks and would recommend Patara.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Patara - South Kensington does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Patara - South Kensington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7351 5692.

Patara - South Kensington is rated 4.4 stars by 350 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Patara - South Kensington

181 Fulham Rd London, SW3 6JN

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sydney Street

  • Neighborhood

    South Kensington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Thai, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Takeout, Wine

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