After hearing a LOT of positive reviews, Padella was high on my to-go list. On Monday I finally got the chance to eat there and it was delicious. Located in London Bridge, the restaurant is directly opposite the station’s Borough Market exit so you won’t miss it. The restaurant itself is small so make sure to get there early to avoid the queues- another thing, they don’t take reservations so getting there early is key.
The menu changes regularly so the menu below is only for reference, make sure to check the menu on their website to know what’s in that day. This is what I love and hate about Padella, you get to try something new every time but if you have a favourite dish you might have to wait a couple of weeks before eating it again.
Another great thing is the open kitchen. I personally, love watching the kitchen staff do their magic, it’s therapeutic and super fascinating to see how they prep and cook the meals. Plus you get to watch your meal getting made or get heartbroken if it’s not yours. Whatever it is, it’s a lot of fun to watch.
Here are the dishes I ordered:
This was very different to what I had expected, I didn’t read the description well so when I got the bruschetta I was expecting the typical tomatoes topping. Nonetheless it was delicious. The beans were creamy and hot and the salsa added a nice contract to the beans
After dinner, I went to the Bridge Theatre to watch ‘A very very very dark matter’. The play was interesting with lots of dark humour and profanity- definitely not for kids. Also can we take time to admire the amazing ceiling lights of the Bridge theatre?! I need some at home.
Overall, I loved Padella, the Cacio & Pepe was by far my favourite dish. The flavours were so simple yet so delicious. Everything went so well together and it was divine. I would highly recommend everyone go here on an empty stomach because I made the mistake of eating beforehand so couldn’t fully enjoy it.
Till my next eat x