Patara, which translates as gracious lady, derives its name from Khun Patara Sila-On who, for the past 30 years as a restaurateur, has brought her warmth and generosity of spirit to the Patara restaurant group, overseeing the opening of restaurants in London, Switzerland, Austria, Singapore and China as well as her native Thailand.
The chefs, all trained in Thailand, have a respect for quality ingredients and seamlessly blend eastern and western techniques to create dishes of character and depth that are not enslaved to tradition, dishes that appeal to a sophisticated European palette.
The design of the restaurants echoes the food: mixing the classic with the modern. From modish dark wood interiors, a neutral colour palate and brushed stone flooring. These are complemented by traditional Thai motifs, from subtle wall mounted carvings to an impressive miniature temple which forms the centre piece of the Soho dining room.
The first Patara opened 25 years ago, as a new style of Thai restaurants in London. The focus then and today remains the same: great quality and fine presentation of Thai dishes, both traditional and contemporary. Patara is authentically different fine Thai dining. We guarantee that at Patara you will get the best Thai food in London!