Beira Kitchen @ Courtyard by Marriott Colombo

Located at: Colombo City Centre, 137 Muttiah Road, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka Visited on: 31st January, 2023 Beira Kitchen is Courtyard by Marriott Colombo’s all-day dining restaurant that serves local and international cuisine. Following the hotel’s opening in January 2023, the restaurant does not yet dish out its buffet on a daily basis, but instead lays…

Cinnamon High Tea: Lakeside v. Grand

With everyone having to adapt to the changing face of the economy, it comes as no surprise that the afternoon high tea platters offered at hotels and restaurants across the city have also had to adjust their prices and compositions. I happened to try the high tea platters at the two more popular Cinnamon City…

Festive Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Colombo

Price                   : LKR 4,900++ (per person) Availability         : Christmas season 2022 Shangri-La Colombo’s social media pages have been alit with their seasonal specials which include an eye-catching Festive Afternoon Tea ‘platter’, tastefully laid out on a customised trunk box with extendable compartments. We were keen to give it a shot. As per the menu provided,…

Crystal Jade

Located at: Level 6, One Galle Face Mall, 1A Centre Road, Galle Face, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka Visited on: 12th November, 2022 This bustling Hong Kong Chinese restaurant, located near PVR Cinemas on the sixth floor, serves up quite an array of authentic dishes as well as beverages. We started off with a couple of varieties…

Minori

Located at: Granbell Hotel Colombo, 282/5 Kollupitiya Road, Marine Drive, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka Visited on: 19th October, 2022 Granbell is a relatively new Japanese-managed hotel in the heart of Colombo. So, naturally, they have a Japanese restaurant in-house. It’s located on the 25th floor and has an outdoor dining option as well, with an endless…

King of the Mambo

Located at: Galle Face Hotel, 3, 2 Galle Road, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka Visited on: 08th October, 2022 It was a bit of a quiet evening at this Cuban-themed restaurant/bar and the weather was good. We started off by sipping on a few items from King of the Mambo’s exciting, extensive beverage menu. El Camajàn –…

The Asia Diaries: PAUL Malaysia

Located at: Level 2, Pavilion Mall, 168 Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Visited on: 04th October, 2022 If you’ve followed this blog long enough, you would know by now that TEL is a fan of PAUL French Bakery and Pâtisserie. Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner or tea time, there’s always something satisfying that PAUL has to…

The Asia Diaries: Ăn Viet

Located at: Sunway Pyramid Mall, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Visited on: 03rd October, 2022 Located on the second lower ground floor, Ăn Viet is an assuming spot that serves up a comprehensive menu. What caught my attention, though, was their commitment to alleviating global food wastage. For dishes that have them on the side,…

The Asia Diaries: Chizu

Located at: Sunway Pyramid Mall, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Visited on: 03rd October, 2022 Although Chizu is best known for its cheese tea, what we tried (and loved) was their cheesecake. I might not always be the biggest cheesecake fan around, but both of the cheesecake slices that we tried were so good that…

The Asia Diaries: Mantra

Located at: Sunway Pyramid Mall, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Visited on: 03rd October, 2022 Mantra used to be our favourite Indian restaurant during our stay in Sunway, Malaysia between 2008-2012. It was a much larger space on the ground floor of Sunway Pyramid, as opposed to the smaller affair that is now hidden away…