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“Great food - flavours to remember ”
Review of Dish

Ranked #2,440 of 6,629 Restaurants in Sydney
Neighborhood: Glebe
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Neighborhood: Glebe
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Dish is a great restaurant that offers very authentic Sri Lankan cuisine in a lovely environment. The staff were friendly and attentive. I look forward to getting there again. The hoppers, curries and condiments were the most like what we have had in Srilanka that I can recall. The menu had many other options that I can’t wait to try.

Thank NBD65
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We dined last night and were excited to try. The service was good, food came fast. We both ordered curry, Lamb and Beef. Both were extremely tough, lots of sauce and tasted the same. We ordered Roti too, which was very doughy and not flaky like Roti is supposed to be.
For the price paid this was very disappointing. Would not try again based on quality and price

Thank sallytwoods
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Having booked a trip to Sri Lanka, we wanted to have a prelude to the food. So good! A complex rich goat curry with brinjal and potato condiments, a Jaffna dosa with coconut chilli sambol and chicken kottu roti to die for! And for under $40 for two, a real bargain. Will be back to try the hoppers. The set lunch ($20) looked amazing too. Lovely prompt gentle service.

Thank Kate G
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Having travelled to Sri Lankan on several occasions I am always on the look out for an authentic Sri Lankan food experience and Dish at Glebe delivers this. It was a happening place and quite small so bookings are essential and the only negative for us was our family of 7 was squashed on a table suitable for 6 which left very little room for all the wonderful food we ordered. But the friendliness of the staff and the great food made us forgive and we had a brilliant time. You cannot eat at a Sri Lankan restaurant without trying the egg hoppers or plain hoppers to put your assortment of curries in, and at Dish they were as good as I have tried..... Yum! For those that don't know the difference, string hoppers are like a vermicelli and although I didn't try at Dish, the fine crepes of the egg hoppers make this the first and last stop for me. We tried lots of other things on the menu, and everything was great, particularly the goat curry, masala dosa stuffed with a savoury potato filling and the biryani. I will be coming again to experience a distinctive cuisine that is done very well!

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1  Thank Jannnab
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Toongabbie is way off the beaten track for most visitors to Sydney, but Glebe and Darlinghurst are not.
There are thousands of restaurants in Sydney and they come and go all the time. Some of those reviewed in these pages will have ceased to exist even before publication and others, like “Dish” are relatively new.
Owner Manjula Fernando’s story is on all the menus of his three eateries, the first one being in Sydney’s West (Toongabbie) and the other two closer to hand, the most recent opening in November 2017 on the inner west peninsula of Glebe, almost the last business in a well-heeled residential suburb, home to bohemians and the wealthy for some decades. The large, elegant terrace houses on this former Church land (hence, “Glebe”) have been and are home to many a Sydney University staff member.
Many also are divided into flats of varying degree of elegance; some may be on AirBnB.
The Glebe Dish is a bustling and fragrant place to dine on something unique in the curry line: crepes, made with coconut cream/milk, vegetarians and the more extreme vegans will be pleased to hear.
But omnivores like me will find also pleasing fish and meat dishes of various sorts, either to dine in or take away.
The “Dosa” is a plate sized crepe stuffed with a variety of meat or vegetable savories, whilst the “Hoppers” are bowl shaped crepes with meat or vegetable fillings.
There also is the curious (for me) “Lamprais”, described on the menu as “an authentic Dutch burgher lamprais includes lamprais curry, brinjal, fish cutlets, Malay shrimp blachan, ash plaitain fried and rice served and wrapped in banana leaves”: exceptionally tasty!
The staff are friendly, young and efficient, the bursting kitchen on full view to diners in the front room, with a corridor and a back room for more a private and less noisy experience.
On the night we were there, there was a continuous, unobtrusive soundtrack alternating between modern South Asian and European selections.
The place is BYO, serving a variety of non-alcoholic fruit and tea drinks.
For those wishing something stronger, there is small, well-stocked bottle shop a few paces away: Dish makes no charge of bringing your own (“BYO”, for those not familiar with the Australianism). The night of our visit, the ebullient bottle shop owner had just received a shipment of inexpensive Russian beer in colourful containers – “Vladimir’s favourites”, he chirped – with a good selection of wine and other drinks. For either before or after your meal, the “bottle-o” as we would say, runs also a small wine bar, Timbah, “just down the hill”, the sign visible from the corner declares. The bottle-o closes at 8pm, the wine bar staying open later.
We were there for a 7pm Thursday booking and people were being turned away, so it is worthwhile calling ahead of time. Dish is closed Tuesday and open only for dinner on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday offers lunch and dinner, whilst Saturday and Sunday list “Brunch” from 11am to 230pm. Usual hours are 5pm to 930pm. Those are the hours posted on the website.
No visitor is likely to stumble on “Dish”, but it is worth seeking the place out if you like a good curry. There are cheaper curry houses along Newtown’s King Street; Dish is medium priced, but worth it for the novelty and taste.
Mostly the diners were European couples, with a few people from the sub-continent. There was a family or two, probably locals.

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Thank Grant M
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