Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Ealing, West London, Papaya is a Sri Lankan restaurant that recreates the taste of Sri Lanka brilliantly and authentically using aromatic spices and flavours that span all four corners of the Asian Island,
Papaya Sri Lankan restaurant prides itself on being one of the outstanding Sri Lankan restaurants in London ensuring it provides excellent service and an amazing dining experience.
A family run business established for over 10 years, this is a favourite with the locals as well as diners who are happy to travel for the taste of Papaya's authentic Sri Lankan cuisine.
The menu is highly descriptive and simple enough for a newcomer to Sri Lankan food to find something they'll enjoy. Featuring all the popular dishes originating from Sri Lanka, from traditional Kothus, String Hoppers, and a good mix of sea food and meat curryies. Try the Devilled Beef with Fresh Mango Curry or Dhal Spinach and Coconut Rice.
£25 and under
A smart restaurant with a good value menu. The food was absolutely delicious, the best indian style food I have had for a very long time.
We particularly enjoyed the starter of Mini Masala Dosai which was light and tasty, like a pancake with lightly spiced potato filling. We had the Beef Kothu Rotti main which was one of the tastiest things I think I have ever had.
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Papaya is a Srilankan (Ceylonese) restaurant that serves food not unlike South Indian food.
That said, most of the entrees were alien to me. We had the Mutton Kottu (string hoppers with mutton, leek & spices), a mango/raw banana curry (loved it!), lemon rice & deviled chicken. Of the lot, the first two seemed the most authentic. I plan to go back there & try more items from their menu.