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September 2019: Padella will be opening a second site on Phipp Street in Shoreditch in early 2020.

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Summary

“Bellissimo!” – Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda’s Borough Market three-year-old remains one of the capital’s best options on a budget. The formula is simple: “no reservations, no frills”: just “superlative, freshly made pasta” from a “compact and great value menu”. “Arrive ultra-early to dodge the worst of the perma-queues”, although “the line moves relatively quickly, and their beeper system means you can go for a drink and come back to get your table”. In September 2019, they announced a second branch is top open on Phipp Street in Shoreditch in early 2020.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“A true and glorious phenomenon… you just need to arrive very early to beat the queues!” – Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda’s Borough Market two-year-old is the ultimate budget option in the capital thanks to serving “perfect pasta” (“the best in London”), “served quickly” and at a supremely “affordable” price, in a setting that’s “cramped” but “buzzy” and “fun”. And “now with a virtual queuing system in the evening, you can head off for a drink instead of waiting outside!”

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Oh wowza! pasta perfection!!!!!”“the best in town and so incredibly cheap”“no wonder the capital has gone mad for this gem of a Borough Market yearling” from the team behind Trullo: “a simple concept brilliantly executed”. Staff are “engaging” and “efficient” too but getting in is a challenge: “queues are longer than an economy-class check-in to Ibiza”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Arrive early: the queue can be a killer”, but this “simple, easy and unfussy” new Italian near Borough Market (from the team behind Trullo) is “one of the few places worth enduring them”“amazing, freshly made pasta, and so wonderfully cheap” is the highlight of the “short menu”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£3.00 £6.00 £4.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £16.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £2.00
Service 10.00%
6 Southwark St, London, SE1 1TQ
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-3:45 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-3:45 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-3:45 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-3:45 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-3:45 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Saturday12 pm-3:45 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Sunday12 pm-3:45 pm, 5 pm-9 pm

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