September 2019: Padella will be opening a second site on Phipp Street in Shoreditch in early 2020.
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“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.
“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!”
“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”.
“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”.
|Wine per bottle||£16.00|
|Monday||12 pm‑3:45 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑3:45 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3:45 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3:45 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3:45 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3:45 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3:45 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm|