Silka

ADDRESS
6 - 8 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 1TL†
RESERVATIONS
OPENING TIMES
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday: 12:00-15:00,18:30-23:00
PRICES
Under £25

Nearby

SilkaThe two doorways leading to this basement Indian restaurant literally straddle the entrance to Borough Market on Southwark Street. Yet despite its close proximity to the 'larder of London', Silka doesn't stand out as a top foodie destination. Blink and you'd miss it. However for very decent, very fresh Indian cuisine and all at great value prices, you'd be well advised to keep an eye out for this place. You can tell when you're onto a good thing when the poppadams are cooked in fresh, piping hot oil. Follow this with lemon sole covered in coconut and wrapped in banana leaf, then try the beautifully textured aubergine in a creamy, mildly spicy sauce. They also have a section of 'Advenurous Show Bites', described as 'where east meets west' if you prefer that kind of hybrid. The atmosphere may be lacking - they've tried to muffle the echoy, stark white space with circular discs in the ceiling - but the food more than makes up for it. If you're in the London Bridge area and you're in the mood for something hot, this is the probably your best bet.

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Opening and closing times for Silka

Today (Friday) Silka closes at 23.30

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

London Bridge Tube Station
3 minutes walk
Borough Tube Station
6 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

London Bridge Railway Station
3 minutes walk
Elephant & Castle Railway Station
15 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Snowsfields NCP
1 minutes walk
Union Car Parks
3 minutes walk

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53 61 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from Silka
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ibis Styles London Southwark Rose
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £86† 33% off
43-47 Southwark Bridge Road, SE19HH | 5 minutes from Silka
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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £83† 22% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 7 minutes from Silka
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
25 Tabard Street, Southwark, SE1 | 6 minutes from Silka
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21 College Hill, Cannon Street, EC4R | 9 minutes from Silka
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1 Corbet Court, Gracechurch street, EC3V | 11 minutes from Silka
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London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Notting Hill Gate, Bankside, London W11 | 1 minute from Silka
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Fish!
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
Cathedral Street, Borough Market, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
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Brindisa
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
18-20 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
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The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Silka
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Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
London > Events > Attraction †Dates: 1st January 2014
Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 12 minutes from Silka
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Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
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Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | 12 minutes from Silka
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
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Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
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Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Silka
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Silka
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
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Ginger Pig
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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Borough Wines
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
Borough Market, SE1 | Same location as Silka
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Borough Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 24 minutes from Silka
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 26 minutes from Silka
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 27 minutes from Silka
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London > Leisure >
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 6 minutes from Silka
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Silka
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from Silka
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The Rake
London > Nightlife > Bars
14 Winchester Walk, Borough, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Silka
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Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
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The Bridge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Weston Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Silka
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 8 minutes from Silka
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