Review on Patara
The international fine dining Thai restaurant group Patara opened their sixth outlet in March 2016 in affluent Hampstead village, with further London branches located in Berners Street Fitzrovia, Soho, Oxford Circus, Knightsbridge South Kensington and Wimbledon. Patara means gracious lady and derives its name from restaurateur Khun Patara Sila-On who, for the past 30 years has overseen the opening of Patara's restaurants worldwide.
Laid out over two floors, like its siblings it has been designed by Superfixtures, who were also responsible for the décor of Quo Vadis and Chotto Matte. Easily spotted on the High Street with its smart royal sapphire blue facade, inside its light and airy with floor to ceiling windows. The blue colour scheme is mirrored in the restaurant with marbled panels and a mix of banquette style seating, tables and chairs, whilst vibrant artwork on the walls makes a visual impact.
Diners can enjoy elegantly presented Thai dishes from chefs that have trained in Thailand in the shape of spiced fish cakes, red curry and kaffir fish cakes with sweet chilli sauce, crushed roasted peanut and coriander or why not opt for the Patara platter for two consisting of chicken satay, crispy duck rolls, spiced fish cakes, chor muang and prawn beignet salad. Follow on with a main course of chestnut chicken sautéed with chestnut, cashews, bell pepper, and goji berries or from the sea there's curried sea bass grilled in banana leaves with red curry reduction and kaffir. To close the show there's a delicious dark chocolate pudding with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Patara has a carefully thought out wine list to complement the food, alongside signature cocktails and Thai tea.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express