Situated just a short walk from Harrods, the shops and boutiques of Knightsbridge and the Victoria & Albert Museum, this small but perfectly formed restaurant serves a contemporary Thai cuisine menu, maintaining the authentic flavours of Thai culinary excellence. Patara is about beautifully executed, contemporary Thai cuisine, elegantly presented in a relaxed and stylish environment. 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, with lunch including lighter options, Thai-style afternoon tea and dinner. Expect traditional Thai classics as well as some seasonally changing dishes. 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.