Patri is a restaurant serving Indian street food in leafy Northfields. The restaurant is inspired by the railways in Indian, the railway tracks are known as Patri.
At Patri there isn’t a chicken korma, Coca Cola or any usual suspects in sight. Instead fresh, Indian and Pakistani Street food is served, some dishes have rarely seen ingredients in the U.K. If you aren’t too daring in your manner, and want a familiar favourite, a beautiful butter chicken is available.
The drinks served at Patri are from small batch, artisan suppliers, instead of the larger dominating drinks brands.
When you walk into Patri the interior is bright and fun and the atmosphere is relaxed. Puneet, the owner, is friendly, passionate and full of banter. Puneet also is the founder and creative director of Chai Naastro with branches in Beckenham, Harrow and Hammersmith.
All the furnishings in Patri is locally and lovingly sourced, including the Japanese high tech toilet. That alone is a spectacle. The bathrooms are also children friendly with a separate toilet and sink for them to use.
We decided to opt for a vegetarian only meal and were served up a feast of flavours and textures to excite our palate, including the vegetable thali.
There’s plenty on the menu to suit all dietary requirements, and a kids menu is imminent. All the ingredients in Patri are thoughtfully sourced also, using the same butchers and fish suppliers as our own Queen!
I’m pretty pathetic when it comes to spicy food, but luckily the menu is well labelled with the spice levels of the dishes including the outrageously spicy Girlfriend Chaat.
We tried Old Delhi Pani Puri Bombs (£3.95) , which you split in half and choose ingredients to stuff inside, this was quite a unique experience in itself. The Paan Patte ke chaat (£6.95) is made using the betel leaf, which is rarely used in the U.K.
We loved the bedmi aloo (£5.95) which is a tomato amd potato curry and also vegan. The best way to go in Patri, we feel, is the Thali. You get to try a myriad of flavours at £19.95 per person for vegetarians or £22.95 for meat including rice and nans.
The drinks menu is suprisigly extensive with plenty of choices of spirits, beers, wines and a few cocktails. If you’re not drinking alcohol, there’s even a choice of 0% alcohol beers! Glasses of champagne are also a reasonable £7.50! There’s a daily cocktail hour 6-7pm where 2 cockails are £10
Take a visit to Patri to have some stunning Indian street food, but you may also learn about the the railways are regions of India. Patri is open 12-2.30pm and 6-11pm daily.