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Lunch At Padella Borough Market London SE1

Getting a table for lunch at Padella, Borough Market, London SE1, could take a while. It took us five years to dine there after moving to the neighbourhood, always deterred by the line of waiting diners. However, our fortune changed when we visited the adjacent bank the other day and seized our chance! After eating lunch there, we wished we’d been more persistent because it was excellent. If you’re looking for the best places to eat Pasta at Borough Market or lunch near London Bridge, you’ll love the fresh Pasta at Padella.

padella borough market menu

“Simple Italian dishes made using quality ingredients at a decent price with a friendly service, what more could you want?” Homegirl London.

Padella Menu

padella borough market bread and olive oil

We began with a selection of Antipasti priced £4-12.50. Though seemingly simple, the Sourdough and Le Feree Olive Oil was a hit. The Bread’s freshness and the Olive Oil’s distinguished quality created a delightful start to our meal. The superbly creamy Burrata also left an impression.

padella borough market buratta

We also considered Mixed Italian Olives, Lamb’s Lettuce mingling with Grapes and Tarragon and the Salted Ricotta and Bruschetta adorned with Coco Blanc. Also available are Salame di Cinta Senese and Olasagasti Anchovies Crostini.

padella borough market ravioli

The Pasta course presented many options during our visit, priced at £9-16.50. We shared a plate of Ravioli filled with sweet Delica Pumpkin, Westcombe Ricotta adorned with Sage Butter. Another shared delight was the Fettuccine, featuring earthy Wild Mushrooms.

padella borough market mushroom pasta

Other Pasta dishes included Tagliarini enlivened with Dried Chilli, Garlic and Pangrattato. Classic Pici Cacio and Pepe. Fettuccine layered with Cobble Lane Cured Nduja, Mascarpone and Lemon. Stracci paired with Pesto Genovese, fresh Spaghetti doused in Puttanesca Sauce. Finally, Pappardelle accompanied an eight-hour Dexter Beef Shin.

padella borough market tiramisu

Culminating our meal, the Dessert offerings were a sweet epilogue priced £5-7.50. Sharing a slice of Tiramisu, we revelled in its creaminess. Additionally, the Pear and Almond Tart, with its outstanding Buttery Pastry, was a sweet note to end on. Otherwise, it’s Vanilla Ice Cream, which can be transformed into an Affogato, Dark Chocolate Ice Cream, or Biscotti paired with Marsala.

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Helpful Information About Padella Borough Market

padella borough market exterior

Discover more by visiting the Padella website. Located at 6 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TQ, it’s conveniently near London Bridge or Borough Stations. They welcome diners from Monday to Sunday, serving lunch from 11.30 am to 3.45 pm, and dinner from 5 pm to 10.30 pm, with Sunday dinner ending at 9 pm. There is another branch of Padella at 1 Phipp Street, London EC2A 4PS.

padella borough market upstairs interior

Whether you’re exploring Borough Market with a friend or seeking a cosy dinner with your partner, it’s an ideal dining spot. They don’t accept reservations; it operates on a first-come, first-served basis, requiring you to join the virtual queue via a QR code at the entrance. A few tables are available on Southwark Street, while inside, an open kitchen flanks counter seating with a striking monochrome decor. More seating can be found downstairs.

padella borough market downstairs interior

If you want to explore the area, you may find these articles of interest:

Ten Things To Try At Borough Market

Ten Reasons To Visit Borough Yards

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about eateries where I had a good experience. I recommend you do further research as standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the establishment is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.