Padella

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#9 of 52672 places to eat in London
Open now 17:00 - 21:00
Italian, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: £12-22
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6 Southwark St
London, England, United Kingdom
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Passing by Southwark Cathedral, visit this restaurant. Italian cuisine is recommended to degust at Padella. You will be offered such food as mouthwatering creamy burrata, pappardelle and ragout, don't hesitate to try them. Order good almond pie, gâteau and salted caramel ice cream. Some guests like delicious pinot grigio, draft beer or Spritz at this place. Enjoy great espresso, tea or lemonade.

Invite your girlfriend to this spot with a romantic atmosphere. The hostess at this restaurant is gracious and always ready to answer questions about the menu. It is known as a place with divine decor. Padella won the Bib Gourmand award for tasty meals at reasonable prices.

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You would be hard pressed to find a better pasta in Italy. This place does it right. It's right in the Borough Market and it's busy. But don't let the line scare you. It moves pretty fast and it's worth the wait. We had the Picci, Ravioli, and Ragú. We finished with almond rhubarb torte and it was just fantastic. Water is complimentary and that's so refreshing in London. And all I can say about the Picci pasta is: DAMN!
The best pappardelle I've ever had. I don't want to overhype Padella, but if it's available then order the pappardelle with beef shin ragu. The pappardelle pasta itself was perfection. The pasta was nicely seasoned and it had a great texture. I never truly understood the hype about fresh pasta until Padella. The pasta has a nice bite to it with some resistance. Other places think they are making pasta "al dente" but these other restaurants are just making it hard, dry, and/or raw. The beef shin ragu had a nice balance of tomato, meat, and seasonings. Had I known that it might be years before I get to have pasta like this again, I would have ordered two plates of the pappardelle for myself. I also enjoyed the pici marjoram. Another delicious al dente pasta. I haven't seen this thick, curly shape before. The marjoram sauce highlighted the pasta. Of the pastas we tried, the crab pasta was in third place. After the pappardelle and the pici, the pasta just seemed so soft in this dish. The crab and seasonings were excellent though. My favorite part of the experience was sitting at the bar right in front of where the head chef and other chefs prepare everything. It was impressive to see how focused and serious everyone was. The little bundles of fresh pasta are beautiful. The dishes are prepared in very small batches. I'm thinking one to three portions max per pan. It really helps with quality control. Props to the head chef. He carefully inspected every dish that went out. He even stopped another chef and made them redo the pasta because the sauce wasn't the right consistency. If you are visiting London like we were and are hesitant to go to an Italian restaurant, then go ahead and try Padella. Sorry if I overhyped this place, I've just had a lot of meh pasta since Padella. Like other reviewers, I still think about Padella longingly.   __ After a couple hours of eating many foods at the Borough Market, we turned the corner to find all these cool kids waiting in line for a restaurant that wasn't even open for dinner yet. It was at least an hour before opening. We did a quick yelp and google search and decided that we also wanted to wait in line. I'm not sure how they do their seating system nowadays, but they should just stick to the line - first come first served - instead of a combo waitlist and line. The lady who was in charge of seating had a strong Italian accent. She might have been the owner. She knows what she's doing.
The Pici is so amazing! I could eat it every night! Definitely give it a try! Portions are small but prices are cheap so you can try a couple dishes if you’re hungry!
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Address
6 Southwark St, London, England, United Kingdom
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Delivery No booking Wi-Fi Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 12:00-15:45, 17:00-21:00
MondayMon 12:00-15:45, 17:00-22:00
TuesdayTue 12:00-15:45, 17:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 12:00-15:45, 17:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 12:00-15:45, 17:00-22:00
FridayFri 12:00-15:45, 17:00-22:00
SaturdaySat 12:00-15:45, 17:00-22:00

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