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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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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £106† 25% 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
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 8 minutes from Silka
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £108† 41% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from Silka
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
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Simply Indian
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
25 Tabard Street, Southwark, SE1 | 6 minutes from Silka
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
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The India Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
21 College Hill, Cannon Street, City, London EC4R | 9 minutes from Silka
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
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Brigadiers
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Victoria Street, EC2R | 10 minutes from Silka
They've given us the Michelin starred Trishna and Gymkhana, the hugely popular Hoppers ... More
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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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Batera - Pinxtos by Mimo
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
8 Southwark Street, Borough Market Kitchen, SE1 | Same location as Silka
Close to cookery school Mimo, the husband and wife team behind the award-winning school and chef's table, have added ... More
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The Boy Friend
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 22nd November 2019 to 7th March 2020 - Various Times
Silka, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Silka
Young ladies attending Madame Dubonnet's finishing school in the south of France burst into song in the first major London revival of Sandy Wilson's musical for ...More
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Notes To The Forgotten She-Wolves
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th February 2020 - 8pm
Silka, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 7 minutes from Silka
Over five nights, 20 writers shine a light on or pay tribute to women and non-binary people, who have been misrepresented by time. Writers include Stella ...More
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Voices In The Dark: Notes To The Forgotten She Wolves
London > Events > Kids Events †Dates: 18th, 19th and 20th February 2020 - 7.30pm
Silka, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 7 minutes from Silka
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
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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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Silka
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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 Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Silka
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called The Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... 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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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 2 minutes from Silka
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 17 minutes from Silka
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 24 minutes from Silka
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Silka gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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Marlborough Sports Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
27 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Silka
Marlborough Sports Garden is an outdoor sports venue located very close to London Bridge in central London. Facilities include an all-weather ... 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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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from Silka
... More
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Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Breakfast Club, 11 Southwark Street, 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 8 minutes from Silka
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 8 minutes from Silka
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