Lankan Filling Station

Sri Lankan in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Come here for traditional favourites like pol sambol (coconut-chilli salad), short eats (snacks) and the house speciality, hoppers. These bowl-shaped rice-flour pancakes are spongy in the middle and crispy on the outside when they’re done right – and they’re done right here. No dinner reservations for tables under six people, so put your name on the list and grab a drink nearby.

The flavours, spiked with the secret ingredients of Sri Lankan cuisine, like Maldive fish, mustard seeds, freshly grated coconut and curry leaves, are authentic and delicious. The concrete-and-black-steel space is always packed, if a little too closely for comfort.