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4.8 /6 Excellent 78 Reviews

Patara - South Kensington

South Kensington Thai £££ +100
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About Patara - South Kensington

Dear diners, please be aware that this restaurant will be closed for refurbishment between 27th March and 9th April. Patara would still like to welcome diners to their other branches.

Patara stands for Thai food excellence and a host of other superlative attributes, it’s that simple. Patara is a worldwide family of restaurants that set unparalleled standards for fine Thai dining. Their chefs undergo formal training in Thailand before embarking on their journey to bring the complex culinary traditions of the Land of Smiles to the world. Here in London’s South Kensington, on the corner of Fulham Road and Sydney Street, Patara’s kitchen uses exotic meats, seafood, vegetables and spices to create incredibly luxurious Southeast Asian dishes. Patara is truly exceptional.

See below for Patara South Kensington’s menus!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:30


The discount applies only to the specified times and is exclusive only to online reservations.
You will receive the discount automatically with your online reservation.

Taste of Patara


3 courses for £29 per person. This offer is valid from the 26th June until 30 September 2017 for 2-6 people.


"Inclusive VAT. Discretionary 12.5% service charge is added. Two hours turnaround times from your booking time. A vegetarian option is not available. This menu offer is not conjunction with any offer. Terms and conditions apply. Please inform the staff of any allergies and special dietary requirements. Some dishes may contain traces of nut, gluten, dairy, or other allergens."

Patara - South Kensington, 181 Fulham Road, SW3 6JN London

Further Information

Check out Patara South Kensington’s a la carte and Christmas menus!

Patara is a name synonymous around the world with the finest Thai cuisine. There are a number of restaurants under the Patara umbrella in London, and here at the group’s South Kensington restaurant, the high standards upheld by each and every restaurant hold sway – nothing less would do in one of London’s most fashionable neighbourhoods. Indeed, if you happen to find yourself hungry after exploring the famous London neighbourhoods of Chelsea and Kensington near to Patara’s Fulham Road address, why not opt for a Southeast Asian feast with all the gourmet trappings?

Patara’s chefs create seasonal menus with a focus on delicate flavours and elegant fine dining presentation. Fish dishes include sea bass and blackened cod, poached king scallops and rock lobster tails. Meat dishes range from exotic wild boar steaks, Thai-style curries of veal osso bucco and tender beef sautéed in cracked black pepper sauce with Asian mushrooms. The dessert menu is light and modern with pineapple carpaccio and coconut tart with stem ginger ice cream underscoring the restaurant’s ability to make unusual fusion dishes rooted in Thai and Southeast Asian traditions. As for the atmosphere and decor, here in South Kensington Patara is true to its reputation for smart settings in which to dine. Be sure to make a reservation beforehand given that Patara is widely regarded as one of London’s top Thai restaurant destinations.

View Express Lunch menu

View Early Bird menu

View Taste of Patara


78 Reviews

4.8 /6 Excellent 78 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: entertaining
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1 review so far 6
06.08.2017 19:21

Fantastic food and ambient. Perfect place to have a nice dinner and enjoy the atmosphere of a Thai place. It is well located and quiet

2 reviews so far 6
31.07.2017 23:30

Fantastic and attentive service. Food was absolutely amazing! Pricey but amazing! We explained that we needed to be quick as we were going to the Albert Hall and all our food was on the table in 30 minutes.

1 review so far 6
08.06.2017 07:43

Incredible food. The staff is very service minded and makes sure you are happy with the food, drinks, environment etc. Recommending this to anyone who loves authentic Thai food and good people.

1 review so far 6
07.06.2017 09:54

The quality of the food was excellent, my scallops were delicate and my tamarind duck crisp and tasty. The plates were tastefully decorated in Royal Thai style. The service was discreet and quick.

1 review so far 4
28.08.2016 08:19

We visited Patara on 20 August 2016. We enjoyed a lovely meal with excellent service. I would say that the restaurant is looking quite dated now and was quite stuffy. So much so that an old pedestal stand was being used in the dining area. Other opportunities for improvement is their cocktail menu. We tried their Mojito champagne cocktail which was a big disappointing. The food was very nice, cocked quickly and bought to the table immediately however the menu could also benefit from a bit of a refresh as there was nothing too original. All in all, a nice restaurant with good food and great service but look elsewhere for an exceptional meal/evening.

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 18:05

I took my friends from out of town to Patara, and we had an unbelievably good experience here. Out waiter was friendly and humourous. He recommended some entrees to us and made jokes and made us roar with laughter the entire night. The atmosphere at Patara is warm and unpretentious, and although the food was a tad on the small side, it was delicious. Highly recommended :)

1 review so far 4
21.05.2017 01:06

Rather on the small and cramped side. The restaurant really isn't that spacious. Food good, but not significantly better than many other places I've been to. Service perfectly adequate, but some of the staff could be friendlier. Not great value for money, but no-one choosing to go to a restaurant on the Fulham Road is looking for a good bargain. Starter menu rather curiously skewed towards fish and seafood. Not a problem, but seems a bit unbalanced. (There are some vegetarian options at the back of the menu).

1 review so far 5
28.12.2015 12:36

Excellent food as always at Patara although we find the South Kensington branch a little less inventive than others. The menu could be improved with the addition of more grilled/barbecued meats, but the quality of what we had was very good. Service was attentive and non intrusive - much appreciated. Wines were slightly on the expensive side, but I suppose that is to be expected for the location.

1 review so far 5
03.03.2017 10:36

Great food and great service- I am new to being a vegetarian so often struggle when eating out, I was impressed with all the options! The only negative and my pet hate is tables being too close to one another, we were placed on a table for two near the entrance and I had hardly space to move.. Overall a lovely dinner

1 review so far 6
24.08.2016 08:41

The staff was lovely and accommodating. We had a toddler and a vegan in our party. The staff answered all our queries and were incredibly patient. The food as always was amazing. It is not a cheap dinner, but cannot fault the service or food. We will definitely be back!

1 review so far 5
14.02.2016 23:59

I went here with my girlfriend on valentines day and the whole experience was lovely. They had a two menu's for us to choose from. We could order food from the valentines day menu or Patara regular menu. We ordered from their regular menu and the food was lovely. Well presented and tasty. Definitely going back their soon.

1 review so far 4
05.03.2016 14:14

This is the 2nd time we dined. 1st time the food was incredible - we got the black cod and sea bass curry as well as broccolli w shiitake mushrooms. We got the same items again last night and was disappointed w the lack of flavor and the Shitaki mushrooms were replaced w button , and not very many. Very disappointing. Not sure if they lost their chef

1 review so far 2
18.10.2016 21:49

Im sorry to say that the food was below par. And VERY expensive for the portion sizes. Scallops, a delicate food and tricky to get the cooking time right on, were just 3...yes 3, and they were swimming in milky red hot spices. Wine by the glass was way over priced. As for the cost of mineral : Daylight robbery. Last time I went there, on one of the hottest days of the year, the air con wasnt working. I remember when it was an excellent Thai restaurant called S&P. I had one starter shared, two main courses between myself and my daughter and myself, a glass of decent white wine, and one pudding. Oh and a bottle of water. The Bill with service : Just under a £100. I wont be going back.

1 review so far 5
09.04.2017 13:24

Dined on a Saturday evening. Food was lovely, great flavours and portion sizes. Recommend the Sea bass and Lamb shank. The staff were very attentive and happy. The got husbands main course wrong, but made it up with 2 free glasses of Prosecco which was a bonus. Will go back again soon.

1 review so far 4
14.07.2016 11:34

The quality of the food was good but they supplied the wrong order for the starter and for the mains brought rice instead of noodles. Too much haste on behalf od the waiting staff as seems they want people to come and go quickly. Once we were onto deserts more than half the clients had left and staff became more relaxed. Would go back again

1 review so far 6
02.12.2016 07:33

The restaurant was very pleasant the decorations were new the staff very agréable smiling and attentionné ! Not too crowded and the food was excellent as usual. It is the best restaurant of its kind !

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 10:55

Amazing service and excellent food some of dishes are truly perfect made are special Valantine evening thank you will come back again even this place is expensive but you get what you pay for.

1 review so far 5
17.05.2016 08:27

We had the tasting menu which had a great variety, the drinks were good and reasonably priced and the meal in total was slightly less than anticipated. All in all a great restaurant that taste great without killing your wallet.

1 review so far 6
29.04.2017 10:52

Great place, great food, great experience! The place is very comfortable, very kind and helpful staff. The food is absolutely fantastic. I really wish I could come back when I am in London

1 review so far 6
23.05.2016 13:06

We were pleasantly surprised by how tasty our meals were, and we will be going to Patara again. We had the Green Curry and a Stir Fry . The Mango Cheesecake was unique.

1 review so far 6
05.05.2016 22:35

We had a greate dinner tonight Bering for the first time in a Patara restaurant with a delicious meal and an excellent service. Unfortunately in our home town we haven't got a Patara.

1 review so far 5
13.03.2016 17:22

Very good food , expensive but tasty . Quite a long wait for main course especially as restaurant was not full, got main order wrong and two members of our party had to wait again for their food

1 review so far 5
28.10.2016 21:46

It was top notch. Happened to be day of Thai king's death, so front of house was more subdued than the artistic plates coming out of the kitchen. Next visit (we will!) They should be up to speed.

1 review so far 6
14.03.2016 22:58

I really enjoyed having dinner at Parara restaurant. It is one of my favourite places to eat in London. I truly recommend to anyone who likes good food. Amazing delicious food!

1 review so far 6
31.12.2016 11:19

The food was good with a great atmosphere. The waitress serving us was very warm and friendly. Only con is it's a small restaurant and can get very noisy when packed

1 review so far 3
03.07.2016 10:13

Food good . Service crisp but not warm. Very strict last orders and at 5 minutes to 3 effectively bundled out S tod twice in space of couple of minutes athen waitress tssod over us till we stood up. All well within their prerogative but left a bit of a bitter taste to good food and what would have been nice meal

1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 11:28

Great service, great food not to mention the free Mother's Day dessert which added a nice end to the day. Not our first visit and definitely not our last

2 reviews so far 6
12.05.2017 20:28

Great location. Very good service. Variety of menu items. Excellent mixed drinks. Every dish we have had is a great mixture of flavors. Go back every visit from US.

1 review so far 6
29.12.2016 21:18

Lovely place to eat. Quiet little thai in south kensington. They have great tasty food!! I would recommend this place to anyone and will be goin back again!!

1 review so far 6
12.01.2017 14:55

Fantastic food and an amazing value lunch menu! This is Thai fine dining. I would particularly recommend the corn fritters and the salmon with red chuu chee sauce.

1 review so far 6
07.06.2016 09:12

Great,bfriendly service. Delicious food - prawn cracker with chilli sauce, tuna carpaccio, sea bass lime sauce or bans leaf, chicken green curry. Goo wine list as well.

1 review so far 6
11.08.2016 18:06

delicious food, attentive service even when the restaurant appeared very busy. also the meals were piping hot and served on hot plates overall, a very good experience

1 review so far 6
25.02.2017 22:32

We spend our first evening in London, after a long journey from Germany, with absolutely great food & lovely service in this top restaurant! Thank you!

2 reviews so far 6
06.09.2016 16:58

Excellent food. Probably the best Thai restaurant in the SW1, SW3, SW7, SW10, SW5 area.. Excellent service. Shame there is no delivery service provided by Patara

1 review so far 6
23.07.2016 12:59

Wonderful food and good service. We celebrated my husbands b'day there and it was a great choice also to take a new visitor to London there...

1 review so far 6
16.09.2016 16:04

Always our favorite stop in London -- Outstanding Thai food in the heart of London. Highly recommended - the staff is always so knowledgeable and polite.

1 review so far 6
19.06.2016 07:21

We went to Patara for my parents 40th wedding Anniversary. The Food was excellent and staff so lovely and attentive. We all had a Wonderful experience

1 review so far 6
17.10.2016 23:18

I've been going to this restaurant many times over the years and it is always perfect. Very good food, high quality and professional service. Really recommended!

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 19:24

This is a brilliant Thai restaurant. Food is well balanced and varied, staff are very friendly. Even remembered us when we went back a week later.

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 18:53

Very good food and service. There was a minor problem in that they delivered me the wrong bottle of wine, but besides that everything was excellent.

1 review so far 5
25.03.2016 20:51

Not like serious spicy Thai food place, but they will give you always nice service, good taste, clean & spacious seat, and happy waiter/waitress smiles. I have been an heavy repeater!

1 review so far 6
25.04.2017 22:34

Simply amazing! The real Thai food! Food was incredibile, beautiful place and people. I strongly suggest the best thai food in London. We love Patara!

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 13:27

Had a fantastic experience Food was lovely and the staff were very nice too. They made sure we had a pleasant dining experience at Patara

2 reviews so far 6
05.11.2016 09:37

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was incredibly attentive. Really enjoyed the evening, would highly recommend and will definitely be going back again.

2 reviews so far 5
26.10.2016 17:28

took three first time patrons with me, they all loved it! Service was excellent, and food quality was as well. Glad I made a reservation as it filled up quickly.

1 review so far 5
02.10.2016 17:15

My husband,my son and I came to lunch at Patara on Sunday; the food was very good and service excellent; we would recommend this restaurant and we will be back

1 review so far 6
17.09.2016 08:42

Delicious dinner, innovative menu, wonderful flavours, beautifully presented, excellent service, charming attentive staff, subtle decor, great atmosphere, perfect family evening celebrating eve of son's wedding.

1 review so far 4
28.05.2016 20:52

Above average food - fresh, tasty. Interesting menu - delicious black cod with ginger, tender roast beef with shiitake mushrooms, yummy tiger prawns curry. Sticky rice a little too super glue. Thai red wine the perfect complement.

1 review so far 5
10.05.2017 07:58

Nice ambiance with friendly and attentive staff, but most importantly the food was delicious, we enjoyed it and feel it was worth the prices and will certainly be returning.

1 review so far 5
14.04.2017 22:37

We ordered the set menu and absolutely loved the food and the ambience. The black cod was amazing! Good sized portions and very attentive staff. I definitely recommend it.