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Silka

About Silka

Silka’s unprepossessing doorway hard by the entrance to Borough Market doesn’t give the true flavour of the delights that wait within. The basement restaurant is decorated in a modern, minimalist style in keeping with the sophisticated mix of clientele it attracts. The Indian menu features low-fat, healthful foods skilfully prepared with dishes geared to make you feel light and energized or calm and chilled out. Loads of people drop in for one of their lunchtime platters or to grab a power lunch box to enjoy out in the sunshine. The Ayurvedic dishes with choice of lamb, chicken, prawn or veg are very popular. If you’re seeking long-time favourites, check out the Simply Indian choices like chicken tikka masala or lamb rogan josh. More adventurous souls should dip into the Showbites, where East meets West in dishes like shank of lamb braised in ginger and garlic paste. Silka is another winning entry in the groovy SE1 dining stakes.



Full a la carte

Starter

Lemon sole wrapped in banana leaf, coated with coconut, coriander and mint - £5.25
Patties of lamb flavoured with Bengal gram and spices - £4.50
Stir fried baby squid with ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves and spices - £5.75
Char-grilled chicken tikka - £4
Salmon and tomato soup - £4.95
Chicken and noodle soup in rich coconut milk and flavoured with curry leaves, ginger and cardamom - £4.50

Main Course

Large prawn peri peri (jumbo prawns poached in a stone ground coastal blend of peri peri spices) - £15.95
Spring chicken braised in mild thick saffron and chestnut gravy - £10.50
Wild duck braised in ginger and garlic paste and a twist of ground roasted spices - £12.95
Roast cauliflower with cheese, yoghurt, cashew nut and spices - £9
Lamb rogan josh - £8
Karahi paneer (Indian cottage cheese cooked to perfection) - £8
Karahi chicken with roasted, ground spices - £8.50

Dessert

Dessert menu available on request



Additional Information


Address:

6 - 8 Southwark Street, SE1 1TL

Nearest tube:

London Bridge

Average Price:

£24 and Under

Opening times:

Mon - Sat 12pm - 3pm & 6:15pm - 11:30pm
Closed Sundays

Dress Code:

None



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