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Silka Urban Indian

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#34 of 1,179 Indian in London
#398 of 16,798 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $45
CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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NON VEGETARIAN STARTERS‎
Stir-Fried Baby Squid
With ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves and aromatic spices
£5.95
Spicy Crab Cake
A coastal spicy preparation of crab meat, mashed potatoes & fresh coconut
£4.95
Char-Grilled Chicken Tikka
Flame grilled boneless pieces of chicken marinated with spices
£4.50
Lamb Tikka
Marinated pieces of boneless lamb grilled with spices.
£4.50
Lamb Patties
Meltingly soft lamb with subtle spices
£4.50
Chicken Somosa
Fillo pastry filled with minced chicken
£4.25
Prawn Puree
Lightly spiced prawns served in puree
£4.95
Tandoori Scallops
Scallops marinated in lemon juice and masala and cooked in the tandoori oven
£6.50
Mixed Starter
Consists of lamb patties, chicken tikka, spicy crab cake and veg Somosa
£6.25
Tandoori Chicken Wings
Chicken wings marinated in house special masala cooked in tandoor
£4.95
VEGETARIAN STARTERS‎
Onion Bhaji
Sliced onions bound together with gram flour, cumin's and spices deep fried
£3.95
Vegetable Somosa
Fillo pastry filled with seasonal vegetables
£3.95
Aloo Chat
Stir-fried in our chef’s own selection of spices
£3.95
Paneer Chat
Home - made Indian cheese stir-fried in our chef’s own selection of spices
£4.75
Spinach & potato bora
Lightly spiced spinach and mashed potatoes stuffed with melting cheese
£4.50
ADVENTUROUS SHOW BITES‎
King Prawn Peri Peri
Poached in an exotic blend of stone ground coastal spices with fiery chillies
£15.95
Wild Duck Breast
Braised in silka's very own blend of spices to create a magical concoction of delight
£12.95
Shank of Lamb
Slowly braised until tender in a ginger and garlic paste with a subtle hint of spices
£12.95
Stuffed Chicken
Stuffed with mushroom and braised in fenugreek, tomato, spices, and herbs
£10.95
HEALTHY PLATTERS‎
The traditional Indian healthy way of life: low fat energy food with your choice of lamb, chicken, prawn or vegetable option, accompanied with vegetable, rice, bread and relish and served mild.
Prawn
£16.95
Lamb
£15.95
Chicken
£14.95
Vegetarian
£12.95
A complete balanced meal of your choice of lamb, chicken, prawn or vegetable option, accompanied with side vegetable, rice, bread and relish. Cooked in silka's very own blend of spices and served medium.
Prawn
£16.95
Lamb
£14.95
Chicken
£14.95
Vegetarian
£12.95
VEGETARIAN‎
Karahi Paneer
Grilled Indian cottage cheese prepared with onions, tomatoes and capsicum
£7.95
Paneer Makhani
Home-made paneer cooked in a tomato, fenugreek and cashews with buttery sauce
£7.95
Vegetable korma
Mix vegetables cooked with pistachio, almond, coconut paste and yoghurt
£7.95
Vegetable Jalfrezi
Stir‎ fried vegetables with fenugreek, garlic & ginger cooked in a fairly hot sauce with onions, green chillies & mixed peppers
£7.95
Vegetable Dhansak
Persian style curried lentils cooked in a thick, hot, sweet and sour sauce
£7.95
Chilli Panner
A fairly spiced paneer dish cooked with onions, green chillies & mixed peppers
£7.95
GRILLED & KEBAB‎
Char-Grilled Chicken Tikka
Flame‎ grilled boneless pieces of chicken marinated in mild spices.
£8.95
Haryali Chicken Tikka
Flame grilled marinated chicken in a green pepper, green chilli & pistachio paste
£8.95
Chicken Shashlick
Flame grilled marinated chicken with grilled tomato, onion and pepper
£9.50
Lamb Tikka
Flame grilled boneless pieces of lamb marinated in medium spices
£8.95
Sheek Kebab
Minced lamb infused with fresh herbs and variety of aromatic spices
£8.95
Paneer Shashlick
Flame grilled marinated Indian cheese with grilled tomato, onion and pepper
£8.95
King Prawn Haryali
Flame grilled marinated prawns with green pepper, green chilli & pistachio paste
£12.95
Spring Chicken Tandoori
Flame grilled marinated chicken with yogurt & spices.
£8.95
Lamb Chop Malai
Succulent marinated lamb chop, cooked in the tandoor .
£9.95
Mixed Platter
All your favourites together
£14.95
SILKA'S OWN SELECTION‎
Silka's Special Chicken Curry
Exceptional spring chicken cooked with chef special hot, sweet and sour sauce
£8.95
Xakuti Chicken or Lamb
A south Indian style curry, highly spiced and prepared with desiccated coconut
£8.95
Goan Curry Chicken or Lamb
Cooked with desiccated coconut and black pepper which in a medium spiced sauce
£8.95
Karahi Chicken or Lamb
A dish with a concoction of finely mixed spices and herbs to give the diner a wonderful experience: prepared with onions, tomatoes and capsicum in a stir fry method
£8.95
Lamb Pasanda Contains of Nut
Tendered pieces of lamb cooked in fresh cream ground cashew nut, poppy seeds, and herbs
£8.95
Chicken Chilli Fry
Chicken cooked with fresh green chilli, slice onion, peppers and subtle spices
£8.95
Apricot Lamb Curry
Sweet lamb curry cooked with apricot and subtle spices
£8.95
Chicken Makhani
Cooked with cashew nut in a thick and tasty butter sauce
£8.95
Garlic Chicken Tikka
Fresh pieces of chicken marinated with garlic and ginger cooked with spices and herbs.
£8.95
TRADITIONAL & ALL TIME FAVOURITES‎
Chicken Tikka Masala
Char-grilled chicken tikka simmered in creamy, butter and tomato sauce
£8.95
Lamb Tikka Masalla
Char-grilled lamb tikka simmered in creamy, butter and tomato sauce
£9.50
Chicken or Lamb Rogan Josh
Cooked‎ kashmiri style in a rich onion and tomato sauce with intense flavours
£8.95
Chicken or Lamb Korma
Cooked in a rich, cream, yogurt, pistachio, onion, garlic and ginger gravy
£8.50
Chicken Jalfrezi
Chicken strip fillet marinated with fenugreek, garlic & ginger cooked in a fairly hot sauce with onions, green chillies & mixed peppers
£8.95
Saag Chicken or Lamb
A‎ semi-dry style curry of succulent pieces chicken or lamb cooked with spinach
£8.95
Chicken or Lamb or Prawn Pathia
Cooked in a delicious hot sweet and sour masala sauce
£8.95
Chicken or Lamb Dhansak
Persian‎ style curried lentils cooked in a thick, hot, sweet and sour sauce
£8.95
Chicken or Lamb or Prawn Madras
Traditional Indian spicy hot dish
£8.50
Biryani
Fried basmati rice with your choice of, lamb, chicken, prawn or vegetable option. Served with mixed vegetable curry sauce.
£9.95
SEAFOOD‎
Seafood Mulli Curry
A selection of seafood: scallops, mussels, squid and prawns cooked with creamy coconut milk, curry leaf & mustard seeds
£12.95
Crab Bhuna
Meltingly soft crab meat cooked south Indian style in a think gravy sauce
£9.50
Kerala Fish Curry
Tilapia, marinated in turmeric & gently cooked in a spicy sauce with mustard seeds
£8.95
King Prawn Bhuna
Cooked with tomato, onions and spices
£10.95
Malabar Fish Curry
Succulent sea bass marinated with coconut milk, simmered in red chilli and mustard sauce
£12.95
Goan Fish Curry
Salmon fish cooked with coconut and black pepper in a medium spiced sauce
£8.95
King Prawn Jalfrezi
Highly spiced dish cooked with fenugreek, garlic & ginger. Cooked in a fairly hot sauce with onions, green chillies & mixed peppers
£10.95
King Prawn Saag
A‎ semi-dry home style curry of succulent pieces of king prawn with fresh spinach
£10.95
SIDE ORDERS‎
Potato with Cauliflower
Lightly spiced potatoes & cauliflower
£4.00
Moter Panner
Cheese & peas cooked in creamy sauce
£4.00
Bombay Potato
Potatoes cooked in light spice
£4.00
Butternut Pumpkin
Pumpkin cooked in dry sauce
£4.00
Yellow Lentil
Mixed lentils cooked with garlic & butter
£4.00
Spinach with Cheese
Spinach cooked with cheese
£4.00
Spinach
Spinach‎ cooked with exotic spice
£4.00
Spinach with Potatoes
Fresh potato cooked in exotic spice
£4.00
Okra
Fresh okra cooked to our own recipe
£4.00
Mushroom
Chopped mushrooms cooked in slight spice
£4.00
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic meal - unexpected find right by borough market. Excellent service too and will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank marky1706
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Average food, poor ambiance , service was good. Really nothing exciting and certainly not worthy of its ranking

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank 361oris
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Raj's service is excellent. The rest could learn a lot from him. A little courtesy goes a long way. The starters were overpriced and under delivered. Portions are small, mains were tasty. I wouldn't go back unless it's to say hello to raj.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Pratik07
Reviewed 3 days ago

Early last Sunday evening my husband and I tried Silka for the first time. The food was wonderful... beautifully cooked, well presented and very tasty. We shall definitely return when we are next in London.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank clarewO60EN
ShafiulAlom, Owner at Silka Urban Indian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Clare, Thanks for the review you have left. We are delighted you tried us for the first time and were impressed with the food and hospitality on offer. We have passed on your compliments to Chef Prasad and his team. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

Booked this restaurant in Nov 19 as part of my 50th birthday celebrations in Jan 20 via Open Table. Received a follow-up email the day before my birthday to confirm booking an when turning up in the pouring rain on the 14th Jan, found a...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Ken R
ShafiulAlom, Owner at Silka Urban Indian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ken, Thanks for the review. We are not sure why OpenTable did not advise the restaurant was closed for a kitchen refurbishment as all other online platforms have been updated to reflect this. We have taken the issue up with OpenTable. We are extremely...More

Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

Well made Indian food in a hidden away restaurant in a basement near Borough Market. Really recommend it.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank 572anderse
Shafiul A, Owner at Silka Urban Indian, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

Dear 572anderse, Thanks for the review you have left. It pleases us when we read honest and positive feedback from our diners regarding their dining experience with us. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back again once we re-open...More

Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

We are curry lovers from Brighton and this was our fourth visit to Silkas. The food is amazing - the menu is a bit unconventional forcing you to try new dishes but it is so worth it. The service is lovely. Juber is very welcoming...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Lynneetaylor
Shafiul A, Manager at Silka Urban Indian, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Dear Lynneetaylor, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks for the review you have left us. We are delighted you travel to dine with us from Brighton, we are smiling no end 😃😃. The menu we have created is different from a typical curry house or Indian restaurant...More

Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

The food was excellent, however the service was abominable. I ordered a lamb biryani, the waiter brought and presented a chicken one, I said that should be lamb, he looked at it, and then said, yes, that’s lamb. It wasn’t (tasted brilliant but it was...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Samuel W
ShafiulAlom, Owner at Silka Urban Indian, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2020

Dear Samuel, Thanks for the review you have left. We have contacted you in regards to your dining experience and hope to hear from you. Thanks Shafiul

Reviewed December 18, 2019 via mobile

Will definitely go back. We came across this place by chance and all really enjoyed it. Delicious food, great choice of veggie dishes and lovely staff. My one complaint - the aircon was too high, the restaurant was cold. Otherwise it’s highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank LDN37
Shafiul A, Owner at Silka Urban Indian, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2019

Dear LDN37, Thanks for leaving a review. Delighted you decided to try us 'by chance'. Even happier it was worth it. Seems you thoroughly enjoyed the dishes served. Apologies the air con was a bit high for you, we will note on your next visit...More

Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

The best Indian food I’ve ever had. So fresh, light, flavorful, and delicious. We liked our first visit so much, we went back the next night. First dinner: the chilli gobhi (spicy cauliflower) starter was very tasty. The murgh tikka masala was the best I’ve...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank DayTrip397020
Shafiul A, Owner at Silka Urban Indian, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2019

Dear DayTrip397020, Thanks for the review you have left for us. Such compliments you have written and we are proud and happy we were able to exceed your own expectations. Two nights in a row, thank you. The dishes you selected are traditional dishes that...More

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I have pretty severe achilles tendonitis, and I made it down using the handrails.
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Yes. Great wine. Excellent selection of Gins.
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