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The Patio, London, Greater London

The Patio

3.8
3.8
32 Reviews
£26 to £40
African
West African in the heart of Farringdon,

5 floors of service with a patio roof and basement club.

Come by and feast on our sharing platters fit for meat/fish and veggie lovers all the same

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    African, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    020 3343 8829
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Call 020 3343 8829 or email info@thepatio.london to enquire about private hire
  • Neighbourhood
    Farringdon
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Underground - Farringdon and Barbican - Metropolitan, Hammersmith &amp; City, Circle<br />Thameslink - Farringdon and City
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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32 Reviews
  1. Linda

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed with our dinner experience at this restaurant. Despite having a reservation, we were informed they were short-staffed and couldn't take orders. The saving grace was the delicious cocktails. However, better communication about the staffing issue would have saved us time. This place has great potential due to its location but is let down by poor management.

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  2. Mop21

    London

    64 reviews

    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service and delicious food, albeit we waited quite a while for the food to arrive. The toilets, however were poorly maintained and not clean.

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  3. SafariJo

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I booked The Patio in an attempt to branch out from the usual pre-theatre Italian restaurant offerings, and the Menu on the website certainly promised some tasty African flavours in a modern setting. Sadly the entire experience was extremely disappointing and we did not even get the chance to sample the food since the service was so poor. We ordered Jerk Chicken, a signature Nigerian dish - it took 15 minutes for the waiter to relay to us the news that there was no jerk chicken available. We ordered the lamb ribs, and it took another 15 minutes for the waiter to come back to us with the news that they did not have the lamb available. We were told that their stock had been finished during a busy Sunday service, but given that the restaurant is literally in Smithfield market, it beggars belief that they had not restocked since then (we were there on Wednesday). Massive disappointing!

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  4. Michael

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I think the Patio has the potential to be a great venue. I went there yesterday with my fiancée. I called the restaurant numerous times on route to let them know we were running late but there was no answer. When we arrived, the place was empty so not sure why the call wasn't answered. The table we sat at was dirty and needed cleaning (thankfully this was done). It also wasn't clear from the website that main meals aren't served until after 4.00 pm (only light bites before then). In addition, the website has 2 different sets of closing times on it (which is confusing to potential customers). The food was good though and we enjoyed it. I think its a good vision to have Afro fusion cuisine but the minor points above were a slight letdown. If they're addressed, I think the Patio will be a GREAT place for its customers.

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  5. Fezz

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful venue definitely a lot if potential to rent out for events etc. More than half the menu they didn't have the items. Service was good.. staff were friendly and attentive

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  6. TOATIN

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great! The food needs to to be improved- especially the Suya and Fried rice.

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  7. MStark

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place in a great location, my second time coming to this restaurant and again the food was outstanding (Pepper Soup, Jollof), the staff were attentive and looked after us. Good Vibes and Good People.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pure amazing vibes. The waiter was so kind and helpful, the food was incredible and the music? Amazing! The drinks were also great. As the venue had recently opened, the waiter kindly gave us a tour of the facilities, which was lovely. Perfect experience, thank you!

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  9. MayowaO

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great vibe and the cocktails are amazing

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  10. Rahil

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked the roof top table but the roof top wasn’t open. If I knew that I would have chose a different place.

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FAQs

The Patio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3343 8829.

The Patio is rated 3.8 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for The Patio

26 Smithfield St, London, Greater London EC1A 9LB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Farringdon
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    African, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Underground - Farringdon and Barbican - Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, CircleThameslink - Farringdon and City
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 3343 8829
  • Private party facilities
    Call 020 3343 8829 or email info@thepatio.london to enquire about private hire
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