Suvai Aruvi

Restaurants, Sri Lankan Collier's Wood
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This casual café offers traditional Sri Lankan dishes like string hoppers and kothu roti alongside garden-variety rice-based curries. It’s more of a takeaway with strip-lit tables than a restaurant per se (the Tamil satellite TV blaring in the background is authentic, if not atmospheric), and although we’ve had excellent meals here in the past, we found the food variable on our last visit. Chicken masala dosa, large enough to have fed a small army, was overly spiced and lacking in clarity. Kothu roti, strips of thin roti fried with mutton or vegetables to make a spicy biriani-like dish, is usually a safe bet, as are a range of snacks including Sri Lankan mutton rolls. Note that alcohol is completely off the menu.


Venue name: Suvai Aruvi
Address: 96 High Street
SW19 2BT
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-3pm daily. Dinner served 6-11pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 6pm-midnight Fri, Sat.
Transport: Tube: Colliers Wood tube
Price: Main courses £3.50-£9.50. Set lunch (Mon-Sat) £4.95 3 courses. Set thali (noon-3pm Sun) £5.95-£7.95. Minimum £9.50 (dinner).
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