Silka  

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

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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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London Bridge Railway Station
 
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Snowsfields NCP
 
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London Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  33% off
8-18 London Bridge Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
The London Bridge Hotel is an independent 4 star boutique hotel located right in the heart of London, making it an ideal accommodation choice for those ... More
 
 
 
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £283  24% off
31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
The first ever luxury Shangri-La Hotel in London has the unique selling point of occupying the upper floors of one of the tallest buildings in Europe. ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  31% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 7 minutes from Silka
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
 
Just Mango Tree
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
5 - 6 Cromwell Building, Redcross Way, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Silka
Bringing a fresh, modern approach to Indian cooking, Just Mango Tree restaurant sits a stone's throw from the artisan-produce haven of Borough Market. With the chefs ... More
 
 
 
Est. India
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
73-75 Union Street, Flat Iron Square, SE1 | 4 minutes from Silka
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Simply Indian
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
25 Tabard Street, Southwark, SE1 | 6 minutes from Silka
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Roast
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
The Floral Hall, Borough Market, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Silka
This 120-seat restaurant is the creation of Iqbal Wahhab, founder of The Cinnamon Club. Like the Cinnamon Club, it is housed in an outstanding ... More
 
 
 
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Feng Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Notting Hill Gate, Bankside, London W11 | 1 minute from Silka
This chain of inexpensive sushi restaurants is never going to win any accolades for service - in the main it’s slow and not particularly helpful. Nevertheless, ... More
 
 
 
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Padella
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
6 Southwark Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
The duo behind Italian inspired restaurant Trullo in Highbury, Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda, are behind Padella , a restaurant which ... More
 
 
 
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Macbeth
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th June to 1st October 2016
Silka, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 7 minutes from Silka
Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving the story of Shakespeare's most brutal ...More
 
 
 
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The Two Gentlemen Of Verona
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th September to 1st October 2016 - Various Times
Silka, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 7 minutes from Silka
Director Nick Bagnall propels Shakespeare's anarchic comedy of infidelity and friendship into the 21st century. Presented by Shakespeare's Globe and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse....More
 
 
 
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Introductory Lecture: Imogen
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 27th September and Tuesday 11th October 2016 - 6pm
Silka, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 7 minutes from Silka
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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
 
 
 
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
 
 
 
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Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... More
 
 
 
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Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Silka
Dating back to around 1220 Southwark Cathedral is the oldest Gothic church in London. It has a varied and lively history and houses interesting memorials connected ... More
 
 
 
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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
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in England. ... More
 
 
 
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks the ... More
 
 
 
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Ginger Pig
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
8 Borough Market, Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Silka
The original Ginger Pig was first established in the late '90s with this butcher's shop for cooks at Borough Market. Since then their farm ... More
 
 
 
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Borough Wines
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
Borough Market, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Silka
Established in 2002 at the world famous Borough Market, Borough Wines grew from the need to promote a family vineyard to British wine drinkers. Offering a ... More
 
 
 
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Borough Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
Nestled in-between Borough High Street, Bedale Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk lives "London's Larder", more formally known as Borough Market. This gourmand's delight is London's ... More
 
 
 
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Linguarama
London > Education > English Language Courses
101 Finsbury Pavement, Bankside, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Silka
Over £1000pw. One-to-one business English courses.... More
 
 
 
The Art Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, SE11HR | 4 minutes from Silka
Art classes encompassing glass, metal, moulding and casting, life drawing and loads more.... More
 
 
 
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National Register of Personal Trainers
London > Leisure > Fitness
16 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
Personal Trainer ... More
 
 
 
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 6 minutes from Silka
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 12 minutes from Silka
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
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Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
, The Breakfast Club, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
Not content with leading London's breakfast scene, The Breakfast Club are now also pioneers in cocktail bars. Along with the opening of their café in London ... More
 
 
 
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The Rake
London > Nightlife > Bars
14 Winchester Walk, Borough, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Silka
Beer is the draw here, over 100 different bottled kinds from all over the world squeezed into the compact space (said to be the smallest bar ... More
 
 
 
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Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
 
 
 
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The Hop Exchange
London > Business > Venue Hire
24 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
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Balls Brothers at the Hop Cellars
London > Business > Venue Hire
24 Southwark Street Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Silka
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
 

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