They're famed for having London's longest queue (and a recent visit confirmed, yes it is a very long wait at peak times) so hearing that Borough's fresh pasta restaurant Padella is opening a second restaurant is very good news.
If you haven't heard of them - here's a quick primer. Set up by Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda of Trullo in Islington, they offer a short menu of freshly made pasta dishes (and some antipasti) which are both excellent and very affordable. You can't book a table - which has led to long wait times (still worth it). Arguably, they're the restaurant that kicked off London's current obsession with fresh pasta but despite all that new competition, they're some way ahead of the pack in popularity.
The new opening was first discovered by Caterer, who found planning documents for Shoreditch, with the opening on Phipp Street (it seems to be taking over an office space).
There isn't an official announcement yet because at the time of writing we hear that nothing has been signed - so the location could always change. But we know that Padella has been looking for a site for their second restaurant for a while (we'd heard that King's Cross was once a possibility) and this seems to be the closest to them confirming Padella Mk 2.
We'll update as soon as we have more concrete info.
More about Padella
Where is it? 1 Phipp Street, London EC2A 4PS
When does it open? TBC
Find out more: Find out more about the original Padella.
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