2018 Jun 4
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.
1. English Cake Company
The English Cake Company is a very popular spot for a western styled spread of sweet and savory delicacies. The platter serves 2 people and contains a selection of 3 different cakes. A small requirement exists in having to book early, but the exclusivity is certainly worth it.
2. Uga residence (Rare at Residence)
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.
3. The Kingsbury Hotel (Gourmet Station)
Price – weekdays – LKR 2200, weekends – LKR 2400 (buffet)
Location – 48, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1.
Duration – 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Contact No – 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 the conventional sweets.
4. Galadari Hotel
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.
5. Cinnamon Lakeside (the lounge)
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.
6. Cinnamon Grand Colombo
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 their different cuisines, and it is very much depicted in their service of high tea.
7. Hilton Colombo
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.
8. Taj Samudra (Lattice)
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 which has a mix of Sri Lankan and Indian styled cuisines. The platter can be personalized by selecting by selecting varieties that you like through the à la carte menu. The platters generally include close to 22 items and serve 2 people.
9. Mount Lavinia Hotel
Mount Lavinia has a very high standard selection of teas alongside a exceptional platter. The 3 tiered platter consists of different delicacies such as the opera cake, some mousse, and classics such as éclairs added in. The platter serves one person and is certain to hold a lasting impression.
10. Cinnamon Red Colombo (Cloud Red)
Cinnamon Red provides possibly one of the best atmospheres for a quiet and quite relaxing high tea. It provides a well-structured platter with matching types of delicacies. The platter serves 1 person. The assortments includes a filling portion of rolls, scones and pies which are all made out of different key ingredients making it a very signature location to go enjoy some high tea.
11. Galle Face Hotel
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.
12. Waters Edge (Members’ lounge and Ginza restaurant)
Price – LKR 2000 (every Friday, Saturday & Sunday) (buffet)
LKR 2900 (Last Saturday of every month – Japanese styled dishes)
Location – 316, Pannipitiya Road, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
Duration – 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Contact No. – 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 styled high tea is served. Guests have complimented the spreads and the very welcoming atmosphere.
13. Mövenpick Hotel Colombo ( Lobby Lounge Restaurant)
Price – LKR 1950 (platter)
Location – 24, Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 3
Duration – 3.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Contact No. – 011 7 450 450
A fairly new addition to the top notch restaurants that are present in the Colombo area, the high tea is comparatively new and exceptional. High tea is served at the Lobby lounge and one platter will serve one person.
14. Bakes by Bella
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.
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.
16. Ramada Colombo (Gardenia Coffee shop)
The platter at Ramada serves 2 people. The platter consists of a hot, cold and pastry plate. Ramada should definitely be a stop when it comes to a great high tea experience.
17. Heladiv Tea Club
Location – No. 8, Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo 01.
Duration – 3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Contact No. – 011 5 753 377
At the Heladiv Tea club, prominence is given to rare blends of tea. If you have a superior taste in tea and want to taste some of the best in the country, this is the place to go to.
18. Jetwing Colombo 7 (Ward 7)
A large selection of items with 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.
19. Dilmah t-Lounge
Dilmah t-Lounge is a location that is gaining a lot of popularity amongst locals, for the very high end and exclusive tea that is provided here. The portion includes 3 sweets, 3 savories alongside other complimentary items and signature tea flavours. This place should be a definite visit if you are looking at finding a place to relax after a visit to Colombo.
20. Endless High Tea at Graze Kitchen (Hilton, Colombo)
Price – LKR 2388
Location – 2, Parsons Rd, Colombo 02
Duration – 12.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. or 3.00 to 5.00 p.m. (Saturdays and Poya days)
Contact No. – 0112 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.