2021 Jan 27
Love High Tea? We’ve got you covered! Check out our roundup of every place in Colombo you can drop by for a delicious high tea experience.
Uga Residence (Rare at Residence)
Location – 20, Park Street, Colombo 2
Duration – 3 pm – 7 pm
Contact – 011 5 673 000
Another iconic location for high tea is Uga residence. The platter is served offers a wide variety of sweet and savory dishes, serving close to 25 different items. A highlight at Rare is the beverage section that provides a brilliant selection of warm and cold drinks that suits the mood of the guest.
Location – 48, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1.
First sitting – 3 pm to 4.30 pm
Second sitting – 4.30 pm to 6 pm
Contact – 011 2 421 221
The Kingsbury is known to have spectacular spreads at any of their buffets and a la carte menus they present. An equally prominent stage is provided for the high tea that is served at Kingsbury. General service is done at the Gourmet station and guests are allowed to dine at the Harbor Court as well. A very iconic selection of cakes ranging from black forest cakes to mud cakes are put on display providing a universal experience for anyone who is a fan of conventional sweets.
Price – LKR 1800 (buffet)
Location – 64, Lotus Road, Colombo 1.
Duration – Thursday to Sunday, 3.30 pm – 6 pm
Contact – 011 2 544 544
If your focus is a surreal experience of finding a great buffet for a grand high tea, Galadari Hotel is the place you should visit. Positioned among a few giants in the restaurant service sector, the high tea is undoubtedly spectacular.
Cinnamon Lakeside (the lounge)
Buffet – LKR 1900
Platter -LKR 1940
Location – 115, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 02
Duration – Thursday to Saturday, 3 pm – 5 pm
Contact – 011 2 491 000
The platter served consists of 3 sandwiches, 4 savory items, and 4 sweets. This is generally served in pairs. The platter serves 2 people and is quite iconic locally. The exclusive nature present at Cinnamon chains is quite prominent here, given the shorter time periods it’s available and the rare selection of sweets and savories is a must-taste if you are visiting Colombo.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo
High tea buffet – Thursday – Saturday
Price – LKR 1900 (nett) per head
LKR 1000 (for kids below 12)
High tea platter – Sunday – Wednesday
Price – LKR 1940 (platter for two)
Location – 77, Galle Road, Colombo 3.
Duration – 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Contact – 011 2 437 437
The platter served comes with about 5 to 6 items, and has constantly been approved by its very large turnover of guests. Cinnamon Grand is well-known for its different cuisines, and it is very much depicted in their service of high tea.
Buffet – LKR 3188 nett
Platter – LKR 3288 nett
Location – 2, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2
Buffet – Sundays and Poya days
Platter – every other day
Timing – 12.30pm to 2.30pm (first sitting), 3pm -5pm (second sitting)
Contact – 011 2 492 492
Hilton has constantly held a leading name in the sweets and cakes it provides through its high tea menu. Hilton offers 2 types of platters – an English and a Sri Lankan styled platter, both of which are served with mouthwatering delicacies. If you are a high tea fan, Hilton should be a definite stop for the ultimate culinary experience.
Taj Samudra Colombo (Lattice)
Price – LKR 2200 (couple platter)
LKR 1400 (single platter)
Location – 25, Galle Face Center Road, Colombo 1
Duration – 3 pm – 6 pm
Contact – 011 2 446 622
Taj Samudra presents a very exclusive setting for its restaurants, and equally equipped staff. The Lattice provides 2 different types of platters, an English styled platter and a platter that has a mix of Sri Lankan and Indian styled cuisines. The platter can be personalized by selecting varieties that you like through the à la carte menu. The platters generally include close to 22 items and serve 2 people.
Galle Face Hotel
Location – 2, Galle Road, Colombo 3
Duration – 4 pm – 6 pm
Contact – 011 2 541 010
The Galle Face hotel compromises of a rich history which provides an unmatched caliber. Their high tea platter serves one person and consists of close to 15 varieties of refreshments. This should definitely be a stop in the search for some great high tea.
Waters Edge (Members’ lounge and Ginza restaurant)
Price – LKR 2400 per head (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday) (buffet)
LKR 1200 for children below 6 years of age
LKR 2900 per head (Last Saturday of every month – Japanese styled dishes)
LKR 1500 for children below 6 years of age
Location – 316, Pannipitiya Road, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
Duration – 3 pm – 6 pm
Contact – 011 2 863 863
Waters Edge offers one of the most unique experiences when it comes to high tea, given its firstly very exclusive and secondly it comes with a special offer on the last Saturday of the month, where a Japanese style high tea is served. Guests have complimented the spreads and the very welcoming atmosphere.
Price – LKR 1950 (single platter), LKR 3850 (double platter)
Location – 24, Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 3
Duration – 3 pm – 6 pm (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Contact – 011 7 450 450
A top-notch restaurant guaranteed to deliver a unique and delectable array of savoury and sweet treats in the Colombo area, the high tea at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo is an indulging experience.
Their highlights include the Norwegian marinated Salmon doughnuts, chilled sliced Duck ciabatta and spicy mango relish and the much-loved chicken and abalone puff. For the sweet-toothed, they offer a range of delicacies including a moist Swiss chocolate cake, red velvet lollipops and fresh fruit tarts.
The Mövenpick High Tea also offers an extensive range of tea and coffee including hot chocolate. High tea is served at the Lobby lounge and one platter will serve one person.
Reserve for groups of five or more and the fifth person dines free.
Bakes by Bella
Location – 8, Alfred House Avenue, Colombo 3
Duration – 2 pm – 5 pm (closed on Mondays)
Contact – 077 744 5449
Bakes by Bella has become very well known for its very interesting selection of beverages, coveted pastries and cakes, making it a front runner when considering high tea. Most people allow Bakes by Bella to establish the standard at which refreshments of this fashion should exist at. The box consists of 6 savories and 6 desserts which are followed by a complimentary beverage. Special requests made to make a reservation.
Price – LKR 2337 per person
Location – 1, Galle Face, Colombo 2
Duration – 3 pm – 5 pm
Contact – 011 788 8288
Shangri-La offers 3 types of platters which reflect a very professional class of dining. The platters are the afternoon platter, the Sri Lankan platter, and the Western platter. They all have very significant differences making them very different experiences.
Ramada Colombo (Gardenia Coffee shop)
Price – Three high tea packages are available
- Moghul – LKR 1999 (platter for two)
- English – LKR 1888 (platter for two)
- Japanese – LKR 2250 (platter for two)
Location – No.30, Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha, Colombo 3
Duration – 2.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Contact – 011 2 422 001
Ramada Colombo brings you an enjoyable high tea experience with delectable edibles and an ambiance perfect for entertaining your friends, family or colleagues. Enjoy a three-tiered high tea experience at Ramada with Moghul, English or Japanese High Tea where a scrumptious array of eats are served on traditional three-tiered platters. The Moghul High Tea with an endless spread of both Sweet and Savoury delights can be enjoyed at Alhambra Restaurant. The Japanese High Tea at Ramada gives you an experience straight from the Orient with Sushi, Tempura, Ebi Fry, Chicken Karage and a fusion of sweet and spicy chocolates.
Jetwing Colombo 7 (Ward 7)
Location – 57, Ward Place, Colombo 7
Duration – 3 pm – 5.30 pm
Contact – 011 2 550 200
A large selection of items with a big portion is served, making Jetwing an important mention when it comes to high tea in Colombo. An interesting selection of beverages alongside sweets and savories will certainly make Jetwing a memorable experience.
Endless High Tea at Graze Kitchen (Hilton, Colombo)
Price – Platter (LKR 3288 net per person), Buffet (LKR 3188 nett per person)
Platter – 3 pm to 6 pm
Buffet – Two sittings (Sunday, Poya day and Mercantile Holidays)
- 1st sitting – 12.30pm – 2.30 pm
- 2nd sitting – 3 pm – 5 pm
Location – 2, Parsons Rd, Colombo 02
Contact – 011 2 492 492
Graze Kitchen at Hilton Colombo serves up delicious high tea in a buffet format, with over 100 sweet and savory choices. The high tea is only on Saturdays, Poya days, and other public holidays.
Location – 433, Galle Road, Colombo 03
Duration – 3 pm – 5.30 pm
Contact – 011 2 550 660
If you are a sweet tooth then the high tea at the Mandarina Colombo is the ideal place for you. There are 11 items in total with 4 savouries, 4 sandwiches and 3 sweet items and either tea, coffee or iced coffee for the beverage to choose from. Mandarina serves items of superior standard promising quality service and great ambiance. It’s definitely worth your money if you want to have an enjoyable evening.
Price – LKR 3000 (platter for two)
Location – 34 A, Bagatalle Road, Colombo 03
Duration – 2 pm – 7 pm daily
Contact – 0777 163 090
Could there be any better way to spend an afternoon than to be surrounded by good food in the Balkan house? Mitsi’s Delicacies offers guests an exclusive experience with our “savour each bite” platter as the best in town worth the bucks you pay featuring 6 savouries and 2 sweets all created by our chefs with the very best ingredients when they are at their absolute peak, meaning the flavours are sublime. This is obviously a perfect dining option or an alternative to a late lunch.
Tea Avenue (One Galle Face Mall)
Price – Regular High Tea LKR 2,800
Vegan High Tea LKR 3,200
Veggie High Tea LKR 2,800
Location – 1A, 02 Centre Rd, Colombo
Duration – 12 pm – 6 pm daily
Contact – 076 969 3577
One of the most popular cafe chains in Sri Lanka, Tea Avenue does three varieties of high tea; Regular, Vegan and Veggie. Their 3-tier high tea platter can be shared between two, and comes with an exciting array of sweet and savoury goodies and an impressive collection of tea to choose from.
Labookellie Tea Lounge (Marino Mall)
Price – Regular High Tea LKR -900 (platter for two)
Location – 590, Galle Road, Colombo 03.
Duration – 3 pm – 5 pm
Contact – 011 237 5375
Neatly presented on a three-tier tea stand, the goodies they offer here are pretty simple – scones on the bottom, savories in the middle, and sweets on top, alongside a piping hot jug of tea/ coffee (you can order both if you want). This whole package is shareable by two and inclusive of taxes and service charges, which makes it the perfect option, to get your high tea fantasies satisfied.