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!
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 beef fillet with wild ginger, Thai-style curries of lamb shank and duck confit with tamarind sauce. 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.
Very nice food, everyone was delighted by their choice; the fish was very well cooked, proportions perfect... Good attention to allergies even it was very busy. We will be back.
Delicious food, relaxing venue and good service. A very easy and fun place to go for dinner on a Tuesday night with family and friends.
Superb as always - excellent service and wonderful food. The Thai green curry was the best I've ever tasted. Only slight disappointment was there was no fresh mango for the desserts.
Beautiful food lovely atmosphere and attentive but laid back service. Will be going back! Quite a lot of food (starter & main) for just myself but would recommend going as a group to share a few plates between you and try the best of everything.
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.
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 :)
The original and best Patara. The Patara mini-chain underwent some kind of rebranding and change of menu a few years ago, with some additional restaurants opening, and this resulted in a reduced variety of dishes at Patara Fulham, which is a shame. However, what is there is still excellent, and this is still probably the best Thai restaurant in London.
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).
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.
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