“Not like a chain, but with the polish of a slick and professional operation”; these “upmarket” Thai oases “always offers a good experience”, combining “very refined” cooking, “attentive” service and “tasteful” decor.
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This branch of Patara is in a parade of shops on Beauchamp place, not from Harrods. It is a narrow dining room with quite smart fittings. It is probably easiest to drink beer with Thai food given the heavy use of chilli flavour, but there is a decent wine list (with tasting notes) if you prefer. One wine that works well with spices is the Dopff Gewürztraminer 2008, listed at £35 for a wine that will cost you around £16 retail, Saint Clair Merlot 2007 was £24 for a wine that will set you back about £9 to buy, while Cantenac Brown 2001 from Margaux was £72 compared to a shop price of around £40. There is even Monsoon Valley wine from Thailand at £18 for a wine that costs around £6 to buy. As can be seen, mark-ups are quite reasonable, especially by the standards of Knightsbridge.