Queen Of Sheba
Nowadays, sharing plates more often than not mean a forkful of food per person. At Queen Of Sheba, however, everyone will leave happy and full. A sharing platter at this Yemeni spot in Paddington involves half a lamb (the tender, slow-cooked type) and what feels like never-ending mandi, a spicy, yellow-ish rice. It's enough food for 10 hungry people. The spacious corner spot, usually skirted by people smoking shisha at all times of the day, feels like a proper neighbourhood staple. Inside, it's old-school and simple, with stone, tower house-inspired interiors that pay homage to the Old City of Sana’a. But you're not here for a multi-sensory experience or a place where phones eat first. Instead it’s for excellent food. The menu is long but you can’t leave without trying the laham madfoon. Forget cutlery and pull apart the lamb shank with your hands or even better, eat it with the buttery ratab bread. The layers of thin flatbread are generously lathered with ghee, and we’d come back for this bread alone.