Contemporary Fine Thai Patara Launches New Light Lunch Menu
March, 2017: Known for its authentic fine Thai dining, this Spring, Patara are looking at the lighter side of life with a brand new light lunch menu. From Monday 13th March, visitors to Berners Street and Hampstead will be amongst the first to sample new offerings which draw on the traditional skills and tastes of Thailand to deliver light dishes that are heavy on flavour.
Boasting an array of moreish bites, start with: Steamed Kanom Jeeb (£4.30) – succulent, prawn-pork dumplings coated with garlic chips & served with soy-chili sauce; Mushroom & Seaweed Tofu Satay (£4.00) – fresh, shitake mushroom and seaweed wrapped tofu garnished with peanut sauce & cucumber salsa and Larb Thod (£3.80) – deep-fried chicken patties covered with coriander, chili, shallots and roasted rice – prepared North-Eastern style.
Test the limits of sharing with the mains: feast on rich, satisfying Five Spiced Pork Belly (£6.50) – slow-braised pork belly and hen egg sweetened with a fragrant, cinnamon-speckled sauce; Gai Yang (£7.00) – Southern Style smoked chicken marinated in coconut juice served sprinkled with fried shallots and Curried Sea Bass (£8.50) – char-grilled sea bass fillet in a creamy red curry sauce garnished with fresh herbs. Those searching for a lighter option can opt for Lemongrass Mackerel (£7.00) – a delightfully grilled fillet of mackerel in lemongrass, chili jam & coriander dressing.
Patara’s unique new offering is also served up alongside firm Patara favourite, Pad Thai (from £9.00). To accompany each dish of your choice, choose a bowl of rice: steamed jasmine or riceberry rice or a lighter option of steamed bok choy or cabbage stir–fry with fresh garlic & aromatic fish sauce.
Available every day, 12pm to 3pm, the menu can be booked in advance online or by calling per site. Walk-ins are also welcome. All dishes are cooked on the spot and served when ready.
Patara, 5A Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3LF
Patara, 82 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 1RE
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Notes to Editors:
The first Patara opened in London over 25 years ago on the Fulham Road. 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.
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.