50/1 Park Street, Colombo 2
Last updated by shru on 21 September 2012
Park Street Mews is pretty sexy. Consisting of a series of old warehouses converted into party/concert/exhibition venues and a restaurant, the Mews is one of Colombo's trendiest, artiest, hipsterish hangouts. Any public event hosted here is popular (especially the jazz evenings) and full of people - and I suppose it's not hard to see why. There's hardly any other venues like this in the city. The cobblestone street, dotted with palm trees and strung liberally with fairy lights creates a sultry late-night fiesta mood - every event feels like a street party. Well essentially it is. It's a great place to be - lively and full of verve, and seems to attracts rather good-looking clientele.
But what of the restaurant?
Visually, it's lovely - and goes with the general theme of the pastel-hued mews. There's mismatched furniture, bean bags, kitschy lamps and high ceilings, making it a nice relaxed place to have a meal or coffee. And they've always got the sashaying sounds of jazz winding through the premises. As for the food, well, it's not bad. The prices are about what you'd expect from a place like this, Rs. 850 for chilli prawn pasta, Rs. 550 for a chicken quesadilla, Rs. 1200 for pork chops and so on.
The menu's pretty limited on the vegetarian side, but offers a good selection of pancakes, waffles and desserts. The homemade ginger beer is nice.
Overall these meals are fine. They're not bad and they're not wow. They're just fine. But the venue is great, and if you come across an event - especially jazz - do go because they're usually excellent and alot of fun. You can also hire the mews for any personal events, exhibitions, parties, etc. It's a great place.
Images taken from Park Street Mews website