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23 July 2014
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Silka

6-8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL

£36.00 Indian South Bank, Borough etc
  • Wine: £12.50
  • Champagne: £35.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 6-11.30pm

Square Meal Review of Silka ?

A soothing Indian antidote to the foodie mayhem of Borough Market, this basement restaurant hides a smart prospect behind its rather forgettable narrow glass frontage. Descend the stairs, take a seat and peruse an extensive menu that mixes curry-house classics with a few less-familiar regional specialities – tandooris, tikkas, rogan josh and biryanis line up alongside coconut-crusted lemon sole steamed in a banana leaf, stir-fried baby squid and so-called ‘adventurous show bites’ such as braised wild-duck breast or king prawns piri-piri. Set platters include an Ayurvedic version offering ‘low-fat energy food’ based on strict dietary principles, and there are ‘power lunch boxes’ to take out. To drink, cooling mango lassi or Bangla beer are excellent thirst-quenchers. Complaints about ‘poor, carefree service’ and ‘bland, loveless’ curries may explain why Silka doesn’t have a higher profile.

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  1. Silka

    6-8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL
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    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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    Essential Details for Silka

    • Address: 6-8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL
    • Telephone: 020 7378 6161
    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 6-11.30pm

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