Daily: 12:00 - 15:00
Daily: 18:00 - 22:00
Last Orders 30mins Before Closing
Celebrating Thai fine dining, Patara brings to the table unusual dishes such as barbecued marinated lamb in an aromatic panang sauce, lemongrass-marinated rack of lamb and Thai-style seafood bouillabase. The menu also carries plenty of traditional Thai favourites.
The buffet was set at 44 dollars per person. This inculded a variety of appetisers, entrees and desserts. It was great value for larger groups as the number of dishes that could be ordered were unlimited. I indulged by ordering one of everything. My personal favourites were the Tom Yang Talay, which was light and contained plenty of seafood, the lamb curry for entree and the dessert platter which offered a good range in sample size, a perfect way to end off the meal. I thought it was ideal that the chefs proportioned the dishes according to the number of people per table making it easy to share food.
Food was ok but the service was truly terrible. Totally unacceptable when they're charging $40 for a main course.
On the service side, we had a latish dinner here on a wed night arriving about 9pm. At 10pm the staff staring sweeping up around us and as soon as we had put our cutlery down the bill was brought to us without being asked for. My husband attempted to register a complaint to the extensive cleaning going on around us but the server interrupted him, tapped her watch and said that they were closed and that we needed to pay. This was the first indication we were given of a closing time and delivered in a completely unapologetic manner. We asked to speak to the manager and had to wait 10 minutes. In the end, we asked for the service to be taken off the bill which caused consternation and was initially met with the response that she couldn't do this. Of course it turned out to be possible - the initial refusal was just indicative of the terrible service here.
The interior of this restaurant may look fine dining but it's the only part that can be described as such. Please save your time and money - there are so many better options in Singapore.
See my full revies & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/07/20/good-thai-food-patara-fine-thai-cuisine-on-19jul2014/
had not been to patara for a while. the last post on patara was almost a year on 29.7.2014.
we decided to take advantage of the ongoing amex promotion which gave 1 person free or 33% discount for 3pax.
the tomyam tally (seafood) was chokeful of ingredients, prawns, scallops, sotong & sliced coconut. flavourful but we thought it was far too spicy this time.
thai stuffed chicken wings not my favourite but they were good standard.
we asked the chief waiter whether we should order the roast duck curry or belly pork curry. he recommended the later. it was a very good recommendation. the belly pork was very tender & the curry flavour was excellent.
we decided to skip the whole garoupa dish which we ordered every time & try something new. we picked the alaskan crab legs in yellow curry. it cost S$39++ same as the garoupa. we would have been much better off with the garoupa. this dish was very expensive with just about 5 crab leg sections. the yellow curry was too thin. to me it was not worth the price even with 33% discount.
patara’s olive rice was as perfect as ever.
overall the cost came to S$105nett after 33% discount, which was quite fine for 5 dishes, though i was not much into the stuff chicken wing & the alaskan crab was a rip-off!
I would say that Patara serves pretty decent food for its buffet and given the price, it is definitely worth going for. However, service is quite tardy. It took 15min for the first dish to be served and when you order again, it takes about 30min. I guess they may be really short staffed in the kitchen. There were several hits and misses but I think it's alright as long as you order the correct stuff. Food seems to be not too oily here and that is something I like. If you really want to try the buffet, then please prepare to wait.
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