6 Little Portland St, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7JE 0208 166 2730
- Main course: £12
- Food spend: £35
- Opening hours
- Monday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 23:00. Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 23:00. Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00.
In a superb West End location, Ora restaurant specialises in authentic Thai and oriental cuisine. The contemporary lounge bar serves speciality exotic cocktails.
Sleek and stylish, the smart interior at Ora London features a muted grey colour scheme with touches of bold pink. The sophisticated interior has stunning hanging light installations and striking candelabras, along with banquette seating and a striking centrepiece table.
Thai signature dishes on the Ora menu including roasted coconut with pomelo, peanut, lime and dried shrimps, tuna with Thai green mango salad or sliced duck with shitake mushrooms. Specialities include a platter of traditionally made Thai sweets and there is a well picked wine list at Ora. Traditional dishes are given a contemporary edge and there are good value set menus available.
Ora is a stylish Soho restaurant specialising in contemporary Thai dining in London. Oxford Circus Tube Station is a 4-minute walk away.
6 Little Portland St, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7JE
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Customer reviews for Ora
(**** 5 April 2012 by yoga from london
We went there for a birthday dinner tonight as a group of 16. we originally had it booked for 10 people however more people turned up last minute. we apologized to the manager and was hoping they could re-arrange seating for us, which somehow proofed very difficult for them even though they had already put us on a long table enough to accommodate 20 people. Because the other side of the table was reserved for another group of 6 which hadn't even turned up yet at the time, we weren't able to stay at the table. Instead of resitting the group of 6 to another table, they wanted to split our group into two different areas or asked us to squeeze in, which was impossible given that we had to sit on wooden blocks already. The whole seating arrangement took nearly 20mins to sort out and we eventually ended up sitting on 2 different tables facing our backs to each other. Manager then wanted to charge a certain amount of money per person, which we refused to pay.Food was mostly very nice and delicious, but couple of dishes were cold. We ordered rice and noodles to go with the curry but rice came right at the end, some 10mins later than the main courses. So by the time the rice came the dish was half finished already. Generally waiters were friendly but manager had bad attitude towards our group. We wanted to cut a birthday cake but was asked to pay [$] per head or [$] for all of us for cutting the cake, which was ridiculous. We kindly asked the manager to waive the extra charges to compensate the long wait during the seating arrangements, but manager was not willing to negotiate and then asked us to cut the cake with our hand if we don't want to pay the extra charge. We were blamed for not confirming total head count and for causing them more trouble having to resit other customers, which as far as we know never happened as we were the ones that had to move to a different section. There was never an apology from anyone that was in charge of the restaurant. All we had was nice food but absolultey bad customer service from th
((*** 12 November 2011 by Vivi the oriental from London
Very noisy environment, long waiting time for food, the restaurant manager has terrible attitude and argued with the customer for at least 10 mins instead of reach the customer's scarification.
((((* 10 October 2011 by London Diner from London
[...]The food was good quality.
((((* 15 July 2011 by Mrs from london
((((* 6 April 2011 by PJ from London
We opted for the [$] three course menu with a glass of wine. 5 of us booked for 7pm on a Monday night. Good value (although it is actually [$] once you add in service but I realised that before I booked) and the restaurant was pretty full. There was a [$] two course and a glass of wine option advertised on here but I am not sure if this applies in the actual restaurant as my friend opted not to have dessert but was still charged [$]. I only realised this after we left.Food was good and portion size was fine. Service was a bit mixed. We were pushed to order dessert at the same time as our starters and mains and we had to be quite insistant that we didn't want to do this! All in all not a bad place for a Monday night catch up with friends.
((*** 2 April 2011 by MH from London
Well, took my girlfriend out to dinner last night.....had the table booked.The positives...food is really good....location is good too.The negatives....staff are kinda rude...with the exception of the girl we met at the door...she was really nice.Had to ask for the full menu three time before I got it...otherwise I was restricted to the a la carte menu...and they kept on coming to ask me : are you sure u want the full menu...as if I can't afford it Staff kept on squeezing the tables together to allow more people to sit....so it was really tight...they haven't even apologised for that.After the food we asked for the bill and.....even though they charged 12.5% service charge ...they should give the change back and I can decide to tip them or not...but they just took the money and gone for ages and expected us to leave without the change...so they got no tip from me its a matter of principle..A
((((* 1 April 2011 by bookit123 from London
Dined on an exclusive Bookatable offer. Great food, great value, the wine was lovely. Generally a good dining experience
((((* 29 March 2011 by Foodie from London
We heard about Ora through a special offer - 3 courses and a glass of wine for £20. The setting was lovely, quite dark though so much more suited to evening dining. It was also very quiet when we arrived (6.30 on a Friday night) but that soon changed. Overall the food was great: - crunchy squid was delicious and enormous for a starter, - green veg curry for mains was delicious and spicy although the rice was beyond overcooked to the point where you couldn't get it off the spoon - fruit salad for desert was very nice but the custard tasted like it was straight out a pre-made packet. What let the place down was the service. We had opted for the set meal but because of that we felt we were treated a bit like second class citizens - we had to ask for the non veg menu (even though neither of us had asked for vegetarian), when we asked for a wine list we were told "there is only one wine for you"; we had no option but to pre-order all three courses (no biggy but it wasn't busy at the time so it would have been nice to choose the dessert later at least) and then half way through our dessert they asked if they could bring our bill as they wanted the table. They have a nice seating area out the front where you can have a drink while waiting for friends or your table so that's where we went to finish our wine, but it would have been nice to at least have the chance to digest our food before being asked to leave. With a second glass of wine and a "discretionary 12.5% service charge", the meal came to £30 each. For that I don't think it's unreasonable to expect a few more smiles with your food.
((((( 23 March 2011 by Jackie from London
dined at 7pm and thought the food was excellent.
(((** 20 March 2011 by The Voidster 2 from London
Pretty good place. Not really trad Thai, but still tasty enough. Service was polite and efficient. Quite pricey for what it was, but what one would expect for the West End.
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