Padella Pasta, Borough Market

On a Saturday afternoon, few places in London are as buzzy as the Borough Market.

A must-see for any resident or visiting foodie, the London mecca of all things food is the place to go for top-rated ingredients, delicious bakery goods and any cheese-related quest.

And if you’re in the area, you have to stay for dinner.

With some of London’s finest restaurants just round the corner, it’d be rude not to!

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Padella, a little pasta bar just off the main road, is the latest addition to the market’s bustling restaurant offering.

And a very popular addition it is, with crowds happily queuing up for platefuls of the best hand rolled pasta to be found this side of the Alps.

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Lined with marbled counters & lit by understated designer lamps, the place itself is a bit of an Instagram dream.

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If pans, pots and a nice bit of pasta cooking is more your thing, there’s plenty of that to salivate over as well…

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There’s a short but perfect formed, seasonally changing menu to choose from while breathing in the delicious aromas of browning butter and rich, beefy ragu coming from the open kitchen.

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Burrata comes topped with green, slightly bitter Puglian olive oil and a good crack of black pepper.

Quite simply a cream-y dish!

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The Taglierini with slow cooked tomato sauce is the house’s speciality, and one I thoroughly recommend.

But you really can’t go wrong.

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Pici with marjoram and golden garlic.

Rustic, hand-rolled pasta, swimming in herb-y butter and heaped with fresh parmesan, it’s a proper Italian treat.

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Pappardelle with 8-hour Dexter beef shin ragu.

Rich, yet surprisingly light and incredibly satisfying.

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And a couple of scoops of salted caramel ice cream to finish things off because, well, SALTED CARAMEL!

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Serving simple, perfectly executed Italian pasta dishes, Padella is anything but a pasta im-pasta, so join the queue and make sure you bring your favourite person along…

Not only will you get to try twice as many dishes, but it’ll also make the wait time pasta away quicker!

Padella, 6 Southwark St, Borough Market, SE1 1TQ

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3 Comments

  1. 19-09-2016 / 10:42 AM

    I keep walking past this place on my way to London Bridge station, and it looks so yummy. It’s always so packed no matter what time I go by – it must be as good as it looks.

  2. 25-09-2016 / 5:24 PM

    Oh sweet Jesus that burrata! How long were the queues when you went? I’ve been putting off going because it’s been so popular this summer, but I’m so so keen to try…well, everything. x

    • 27-09-2016 / 3:11 PM

      It was alright actually. We visited around 6PM on a Saturday, and waited about 10-15 minutes (but the wait was much longer for bigger tables…).
      And the burrata is definitely worth dedicating some stomach space to: SO CREAMY!!
      xx Sandra