Today I was excited to be trying out the much read about Sheni's Curries. Mentioned in The Age Cheap Eats guide, the cuisine is Sri Lankan and Southern Indian.
Step down through the pvc strip curtained doorway to enter a small, but adequate curry eatery. A counter full of delicious looking curries and other assortments await hungry diners. Being a Friday, they offer Friday lunch specials and I decided to go for the mixed special - $9 for a small or $10 for a large. Saving my stomach from too much consumption (and my little wallet from a dollar), I opted for the small.
As you can see, I got three different curries, a popadom, various accompaniments and even a bit of salad. Unfortunately I can't remember what everything was.
All I can say is that my lunch had the spicy kick of typical Sri Lankan cuisine and managed to finish all but a few small morsels left on the plate, due to feeling rather full. It was certainly delicious.
Lunch times get really busy with queues of office workers lining up. If possible, grab a seat by the window to have a street view whilst reading one of the available papers on the window shelf.
This place also does take out and I think they now open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings until 9pm.
Cheap, cheerful and good spicy value for money.
Russell Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Tel: +61 (0)3 9654 3535