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Patara Greek Street

  • Restaurants
  • Soho
  • Recommended

Time Out says

Part of an international chain, with branches in Bangkok, Geneva and Singapore among other cities, this plush Soho restaurant – the newest of four London outlets – has an air of confident sophistication. The dining room is low-lit, the staff polite and in the centre of the space sits a carved wooden spirit house.

From the ample menu, a fusion dish of wafer-like ‘Thai taco’ shells served with a light filling of minced prawns and pork worked well. A main of slow-cooked osso buco in massaman curry sauce with lotus seeds also blended eastern and western techniques, though the accompanying pitta bread seemed a step too far. Of the more classically rendered dishes (and there are plenty), a pad thai was a sedate affair, while the chargrilled sea bass in a red curry sauce was punchier.

Like the food, the diners are a refined bunch: by day, many a business lunch is devoured here; the evenings are more about special occasions. If you’re in search of a well-executed contemporary meal in Soho with spice-levels that won’t offend, Patara will deliver – but don’t expect a cheap eat.


15 Greek Street
Tube: Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road
Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 23:00 Sunday & Bank Holiday 12:00 - 22:00
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