Erskineville-born Shenkin has expanded across the city with eateries in Enmore, Newtown and Surry Hills. This Randwick location on Belmore Road has limited seating and is focused on takeaway.
The menu features hummus plates, served with falafel balls; shaksuka; laffa wraps with sesame-coated chicken instead of the chicken schnitzel offered at the other locations; and a selection of favourites from the other Shenkin locations. Specialities available only at the Randwick spot include smashed potatoes and baked cauliflower.
Situated on the corner of Belmore Road and Alison Road, the eatery’s focal point is the kitchen; it takes up half of the space. There are subway tiles, repurposed wood panels and floor-to-ceiling glass windows along the shopfront. With only three tables and bench seating at the new location, the space is as much a celebration of an intimate family affair as the food is.