High Tea at Sapphyr Lounge @ Shangri-La Colombo

Located at: 1 Galle Face, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka Visited on: 16 Mar, 2019 Price                   : LKR 3,900 (serves 02) Availability         : Daily, 15:00 – 17:00 I was keen on, yet slightly apprehensive about, trying out Shangri-La’s high tea as Table One and Shang Palace hadn’t quite impressed so far. I’m glad to say that their…

High Tea at L.A.B. @ Hilton Colombo

Located at: 2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner, Mawatha, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka Visited on: 07 Mar, 2019 Price                   : LKR 2,306 (serves 02) Availability         : Daily 15:00 – 17:00 The first thing I noticed was that Hilton’s L.A.B. (Lounge and Bar) had introduced a welcome drink to their high tea experience – something that was previously…

Isle of Gelato

Located at: (1) 60a Pedlar Street, Galle, Sri Lanka; (2) Food Studio @ Colombo City Center, 137 Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka; (3) Caramel Pumpkin, 38 Ward Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka Last visited on: 02 Mar, 2019 The fact that the name ‘Isle of Gelato’ is, advertently or otherwise, phonetically similar…

Arcadia Café and Restaurant

Located at: No. 9/7 16th Lane, Marine Drive, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka Visited on: 20 Feb, 2019 Here’s another young restaurant/café that’s been painting the pages of Instagram in sweet and savoury tones. As you glance through the window, it seems to be a rather petite bakery of sorts. However, it’s when you go inside that…

The Fab – Lumprais

Located at: 41/2, Negombo Road, Kandana, Sri Lanka Visited on: 09 Dec, 2018 Yes, they’ve opened a branch up in this neck of the woods, and we thought we’ll give their lumprais a try. The chicken lumprais (LKR 440) was mediocre, and wasn’t exactly value for money given that the likes of VOC Café and BreadTalk…

EDO @ Colombo City Centre

Located at: 137 Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka Visited on: 30 Nov, 2018 Located at the far end of the second floor of the mall, this place might be easy to miss if you are unaware of it. Walking in through the restaurant entrance, I didn’t imagine it to be as spacious as…

The Dubai Diaries: Forno Uno @ Al Ghurair Centre

Located at: Al Rigga Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 19 Nov, 2018 Forno Uno, managed by Il Forno, is one of the latest restaurants to pop up at Al Ghurair Centre. Specialising in Italian cuisine, their menu offers an extensive range of pizzas and pastas to choose from. First up they brought out…

The Dubai Diaries: Minato @ Radisson Blu

Located at: Baniyas Road, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 18 Nov, 2018 As Japanese as this place might be, it flies the Sri Lankan flag high – the head chef is from our little island nation, and we have met several chefs here over the years who have also hailed from the motherland. That…

The Dubai Diaries: Red Lobster @ The Dubai Mall

Located at: Financial Center Road, Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 16 Nov, 2018 I remember having to queue to get a table for three at this very restaurant a couple of years ago. Alas, times have changed, economies have changed – Dubai has changed – and we were able to get a table for…

Santina @ Mövenpick Colombo

Located at: 24 Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka Visited on: 25 Oct, 2018 This Mediterranean restaurant was opened quite recently, and I’d made a mental note to check it out some time. So, we stopped for lunch as we were passing by. We tried out two dishes on the day, and while we…