We wandered through town looking for somewhere to eat and spied Shebeen, a laneway eatery that had drawn quite a crowd. There weren’t many free tables and we had to weave our way through to the back room. It was dark and a bit dingy but we liked it that way. See, Shebeen aren’t like other restaurants, for a start they have a conscience with 100% of their profits going to the developing world. Their menu is small but there’s enough on there to satisfy, you’ll need to place your order at the bar.We started with drinks and couldn’t go past the hard lemonade, a mix of vodka, vanilla and lemon. It was sweet but tart and all kinds of delicious and we can’t recommend it enough! A hearty chicken mole, with a nice pickle and tender meat was our first selection, made even more special with a hint of cinnamon.
We also tried one of the beef sliders and a pork belly slider. The crackling on the pork was to die for and the spicy habanero jam was a fantastic complement. The beef slider was juicy, with bok Choy and a balanced warmth. The bubs for each were light and soft.
Unfortunately they made a mistake with our friends order of sliders, eventually making up for it with an extra plate of sliders and the originally forgotten servings.
Shebeen is an interesting dining experience and somewhere we’d return to for drinks and a meal again!