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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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£28
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Bellissimo!” – Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda’s Borough Market four-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 early 2020, just before Covid-19 struck, they absolutely crushed it with the opening of an outstanding follow-up in svelte, airy, polished-concrete Shoreditch premises. Trading in EC2 since they re-opened post-pandemic has remained deservedly strong for an incredible value destination.

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£28
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5
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.

Summary

£28
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5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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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£28
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5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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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Padella Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Padella Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Padella restaurant.
Clare G
Very good pasta at very reasonable prices ...
Reviewed 5 months, 20 days ago

"Very good pasta at very reasonable prices "

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tom b
Best pasta in London ? Always excellent on...
Reviewed 5 months, 25 days ago

"Best pasta in London ? Always excellent on the slightly limited menu. Great place for a lunch break and fun watching the prep going on. Prices very reasonable and busy but manageably so. Best to arrive early for lunch as (pre covid) queues could be lengthy."

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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%
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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