88 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Foodies, Special occasions
Expert review of Patara
In my experience, Thai food in Beijing is mostly just Chinese with a splash of fish sauce and an extra zero added to the price tag. Patara, however, is a shining exception. With reputable branches in London and elsewhere, the high-end international chain delivers authentic fresh dishes, with the emphasis on seafood.
It’s hard to go wrong with such a compact, tasty menu. Make sure you start with soft shell crab with green apple salsa (green mango is impossible to get, they tell me). I love the creative scallop curried mousse, trussed up in a banana leaf, and the mild chicken massaman curry is a good option for daintier palates or kids.
Subdued and elegant – you’ll soon forget you’re sitting above a shopping mall.
Very good - clearly this is a restaurant with an international pedigree.
One floor above Dadong. Very handy if you’re staying in The Regent of Park Plaza – though convenient to anywhere in Wangfujing.
A special occasion restaurant, but it won’t break the bank. Dinner for two with drinks should cost in the region of RMB 400-600.
More information on Patara:
- Price guide:
- 88 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
- +86 10 8522 1678
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- 11am-2.30pm, 5-10.30pm
- Accepts Credit Cards: