Avoid like the plague. You have a choice, try Silka or give yourself a better quality of life and visit the numerous other perfectly acceptable Indian Restaurants in the area. If you like watery, bland, loveless curry then this is the place for you. If you like slow, poor, carefree service then book a table here. If you dare to complain to the (so called) Manager about your food or experience you will simply be ignored and the card machine will suddenly appear and you will be ushered out. Service charge included......oh yes, despite a polite complaint. Make a choice. Avoid.
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Posted: Fri Aug 3 2012
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. Lots 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.