Emilia's Crafted Pasta - St Katharine Docks

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£25 and under
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Italian
Emilia’s is a fresh pasta restaurant located in the heart of St Katharine Docks with a beautiful view over the Docks just a few minutes walk from Tower Bridge.

At Emilia’s all our pasta is made fresh every morning in full view of passers-by and served from our fully open kitchen, combining the warmth and welcome of an Italian kitchen with the theatre and passion behind our pasta.

When the weather permits we also have al fresco dining on our terrace overlooking the yachts in the Docks which we do not take reservations for (tables for this are available on a walk in only basis).

Our restaurant has a mixture of chef’s table bar counter seating, window seating, casual seating, tables and an outdoor area. For any specific requirements please call us.
What 472 People Are Saying
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HH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing, really tasty. Staff were lovely and attentive. Lovely place to have lunch, and quite reasonably priced for London.

DC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a little gem in St Katharine Docks. It’s a beautiful setting, with lovely fresh ingredients, to make really simple but tasty dishes.

TS
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pasta and lovely staff! If you like Padella, you’ll love this.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff and lovely fresh pasta. We all enjoyed our food.

j
London
26 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta was simply yet so tasty!

BS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Position was good, food excellent and good value.

EG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and served very efficiently. Staff were welcoming and helpful. Will return next time we are in London.

I
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in London. My girlfriend and I are going at least once a month. Tasted everything, always amazing. Never disappointed. The team is the loveliest. I recommend 10000% !

AD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous avons mangé dans cet adorable restaurant le 16/02 dernier. Avec nos enfants de 15, 12 et 7 ans. Après avoir traversé Londres sous la pluie, quelle joie de se réchauffer dans ce petit restaurant devant la marina!! Les plats de pâtes sont délicieux, l’accueil chaleureux, la vue très agréable. Je recommande !

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A lovely little pasta restaurant. The menu isn't huge but the selection of pastas and sauces should suit everyone. The drinks were delicious, I can recommend the amaretto sour. It's small and busy which gives it a nice buzz and the seats looking out on the docks are great!

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always one of my faves... simple menu cooked perfectly!

SK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always with fantastic service. Highly recommend the burrata and carbonara.

JT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The new vegan special with pistachio pesto was amazing- please put it on the regular menu!

VM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Were sat at the counter facing window. The Windiw was broken there fire very cold draft coming through on top of the food . Ordered the carbonara with bacon and bacon was very bitter as if burnt

CF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Lovely food, but was slightly disappointed at the service. We have been before and have had a lovely time, however on this occasion we were sat next to a broken window and not allowed to move to a table making for a very cold draughty evening. We told staff and they did not attempt to do anything to rectify this. Food amazing, but setting was not ideal for an anniversary meal.

NN
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for date night - fantastic experience :) Thoroughly enjoyed.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Pasta with pasta. The bottle of water was already opened...

JB
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m a huge fan of pasta and can honestly say it’s one of the best dishes I’ve been had!

SB
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy attentive staff. Great buzz in restaurant. Food outstanding all made fresh in front of your eyes, if your sat at counter. New vegan options on menu which although I did not try I show them being made and they looked and smelled great. Have been to both St Kathrines dock and Aulgate restaurants prefer St Katherine smaller more peronsal feel. Will be back soon

E
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a very small but very nice restaurant. Atmosphere was friendly and cosy. Food menu is small but had good range of choices. We reserved counter space which was fine for a lunch for 2. If our group was any bigger however there looked to only be 1 table available to reserve so we would have had to book well in advance. Staff were friendly and helpful. Views from the window across the dock were great. All restaurants in St Katherine Docks do not seem to have their own bathrooms - you use the ones shared by all restaurants which are fine but means you have to make a very short walk outside.

HP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing meal, as always at Emilia’s. Outstanding service and such good value for money, I already can’t wait to come again! It was a birthday in my party and the waitress kindly put a candle in the dessert and knocked off dessert from the bill.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great food in general, Ragu was great and real comfort food, the cacio e pepe was a little salty. Service a little slack but decent experience, been twice and always leave feeling happy.

JT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great wine and tasty vegan choices- loved it!

LC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bloody amazing



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PL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fantastic ambience. Definitely one of the best pasta places in London

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Il cibo buonissimo, luogo incantantevole... l’unico disagio è che essendo molto piccolo abbiamo mangiato al bancone laterale di fronte al muro. Il cibo però merita l’esperienza!!👍🏻

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Burrata Salad and really tasty homemade pasta!

SM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I am never disappointed by the food at Emelia’s- always fresh and delicious. The menu is short but well balanced and the simplicity is the draw of this restaurant for me as it is about good ingredients. My only wish is that the menu changed from time to time or that there were more specials as I have tried everything- it is all great- but I want more taste sensations from the Emelia’s chefs! Lovely relaxing g atmosphere- perfect for a cozy eve for two.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent, authentic italian food for a good price. The restaurant was quaint and cosy and the staff friendly. Highly recommend

DS
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, visit every time we are in London.

L
London
34 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food wine and service as always.

l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere.

L
London
34 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food wine and service.

NL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fresh made pasta every morning, enjoyed the Simon pasta, it’ll be ice on cake if they have tiramisu.

CD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A lovely and cosy craft pasta place with lovely staff, fresh and good food. Definitely recommended for a quick lunch.

HC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked here as it had good reviews and we wanted to go for a small work team dinner. The ambience was great, food was fantastic and service fab - the restaurant were very accommodating with our bags as most of the team had small suitcases with them. Will definitely book again!

R
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to both the st katerines Dock and the one at Aldgate, food is always amazing and the service. Definitely will be going back and recommend to all.

OL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time at this place and we loved it
Just as much as ever. A real hidden gem.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pasta, atmosphere and service, as always! Can’t wait to come again :)

TC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great time here. Food delicious and great ambience