Since opening in 1985, Araliya Hawthorn has crafted a unique marriage between eastern spicing and western culinary techniques that uplifts the palate through refined flavours for your enjoyment, now spicing up St Kilda!


Curated Degustation

Hand-selected menú designed to give you a culinary tour of the flavours of Sri Lanka. (Please allow extra time for the preparation)

Six-course tasting $58
Eight-course tasting  $88
Add wine pairing  $30
Chilli and lime spike. Shucked to order. (4 pcs)
Thinly cut fish. Lime cure. Mint. Green chilli. Daikon. (2 pcs)
Toasted coconut. Rum. Betel leaf. (2 pcs)
Thosai Roll
Lentil flour pancake. Pickled vegetables. Capsicum puree
Crispy. Chilli. Spring onion. Bean paste
Spiced fish. Cumin pastry. Smoked tomato sauce. (2 pcs)
Pan Rolls
Crumbed crepe. Root vegetables. Smoked tomato sauce. (2 pcs)
Fresh crumbed lamb patties. Minted yoghurt. (2 pcs)
Pork belly nuggets
Twice cooked. Spice besan flour crumb. (2 pcs)
Spiced chips  $6.5
From The Street
Gourmet kottu roti
Shredded wheat flour roti. Mixed vegetables. Free range eggs. Curry paste. (veg/chicken/pork/beef/lamb/vegan)
Crispy rice flour pancake. Eat it while it’s hot!
Confit duck
Pickled pineapple. Chilli.
Pork belly
Mango chutney. Green papaya
Egg hopper
Katta & coconut sambal
Roasted mushroom
Coriander. Shallots. Coconut caramel
Devilled calamari
Mango. Lime. Chilli
For Yourself

A single-serve meal option, made for those who don’t like to share.

Vegetarian nirvana
Three vegetables of the day. Red rice. Codiments
Your choice of aromatic meat curry (chicken/beef/pork/lamb). Two vegetables
of the day. Rice. Condiments
For the Table
Crusted Fish
Roasted. Crust of coriander. Green chilli. Lime (market price)
Saffron Prawn
Fragrant galangal. Lime leaves. Finished with a touch of saffron
Prawn and Calamari
Devilled. Roasted tomato. Chilli base. Medium to hot
Fish Curry
Fresh local catch. Roasted spices. Curry leaves. Seafood stock curry (market price)
Curried Chicken
Lemongrass. Cardamom. Cinnamon. Clove. Curry
Confit. Star anise, cinnamon, roasted pineapple and arrack
Pork Belly
Spice crusted. Rock melon. Pickled papaya & coriander salad
Black Pork Curry
Diced pork scotch. Dark roasted coconut, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Charred garlic
Curried Lamb
Ground mustard. House blended Sri-Lankan spices. Fresh turmeric
Jaggery Beef
House Special | Braised grass-fed ox-cheek. Jaggery. Roasted coconut. Cardamom
Red Beef Curry
Beef chuck. Lightly toasted SriLankan spices, tomato and chilli
Vegetables & Accompaniments
Asian Greens – warm salad of mixed vegetables $18
Lentil with baby spinach  $18
Shredded vegetable of the day  $18
Cucumber in yoghurt  $6
Mango chutney  $5
Coconut sambol  $6
Eggplant Pahie  $6
Additional Vegtables of the day (ask our staff)  
Hoppers, Rice & Roti
White Basmati Rice $6
Un-hulled Red Basmati Rice  $6
Saffron Rice  $6.5
String Hoppers  $6.5
Plain Hoppers  $3
Godamba Roti  $6
Coconut Roti  $6.5
Thosai  6
Steamed Coconut Custard. Banana Sorbet
Coconut Cigars
Coconut Crepes. Spiced Treacle. Cinnamon Ice Cream
Green Sorbet
Basil Sorbet. Roasted Pineapple. Chilli. Ginger.
Love Cake
Semolina. Honey. Almond Essence. Lots of Cashew Nuts. Preserved Pumpkin
Curd & Honeycomb
Buffalo Curd. Kitul Treacle. Honeycomb
Dessert of the Day $15
Dessert Teas
Chocolate Rooibos
Roobios tea. Cinnamon pieces. Strawberry petals. Calendula
petals. Strawberry. Chocolate.
White Mint
White tea. Cornflower petal. Garden mint flower
Oolong Rose
Exquisite rose. Delicately sweet
Berry Coulis
Hibiscus. Plums. Blueberries. Rosehip natural chocolate. Cherry.
Strawberry. Black berry
Parisian Vanilla
Silky cream of fresh vanilla rooibos tea. Natural vanilla pods
Chocolate Chai Mint
Black tea. Ginger. Cinnamon. Cardamom. Nutmeg. Black pepper. Rose petals. Mint leaves. Natural charcoal flavours
African Sunset
A gentle balance of sweetness and citrus with a touch of spice to refresh and revitalize