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Christmas Day Lunches 2015

It's the season to be merry. What better way to celebrate than with some great food?

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As YAMU tradition dictates, we're forever committed to the quest of helping people satisfy their inner foodie - be it lists, reviews, or seasonal offers. Living up to that commitment, we've got a list of places which are having special Christmas Day lunches should you wish to indulge yourself. 'Tis the holiday season, so loosen up and get ready to immerse yourself in some international buffets. Please keep in mind that these menus are liable to change, so do call and check up before you head over.

Meanwhile, if you want to go for a dinner instead, check out our article on your Christmas Dinner options.


rare (Uga Residence)

rare does some great dishes, especially with local products. Meals there have basically never disappointed us. A rare find indeed. For this Christmas, they've planned out a five course meal, accompanied by a live band and a dash of wine.

  • Rs, 6,600 per head, with a glass of wine
  • 20 Park Street, Colombo 3
  • 0115673000

HVN (Casa Colombo)

Casa's gotten an elaborate six-course meal planned out. 

  • USD 75 per head
  • 231 Galle Road, Colombo 4
  • 773 659 981

Sovereign German Restaurant

The Sovereign German's got some meaty dishes lined up this year, with roasted lamb, roasted turkey, lamb shoulder, honey roast pork, and English gammon steak on the menu. There are two different menus, so the price would differ based on your selection.

  • Rs. 1,500, & Rs. 2,500 per head
  • 156 Nawala Rd, Nugegoda
  • 2 856 154 



There are a couple of buffets up over here, an international one, and a seafood one.

International Lunch Buffet

  • Rs. 4,700 nett
  • 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1
  • 77 108 7720

The Ocean

  • Rs. 4,900 nett
  • 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1
  • 77 108 7720

Cinnamon Lakeside

This is where you get to choose if you want your meal on land or on water. Cinnamon Lakeside offers midday meals both at their famed Dining Room, and on the boat.

The Bubbly Brunch is on the boat, whilst their international buffet, should you prefer that instead, is indoors.

  • 115 Sir C.A. Gardiner Mw, Colombo 2
  • 249 1884

8 Degrees (Boat!)

  • Rs. 6,000 per head
  • Bubbly brunch course
  • 12 - 3PM (be on time)

Dining Room

  • Rs. 5,500 per head
  • International Buffet
  • 12 - 3PM

Cinnamon Grand

We recommend the Grand because they've got pretty dope buffets. Check them out and let us know how their Christmas Specials are.


  • Rs. 6000 (adults)
  • Rs. 3000 (for kids between 5-12)
  • International Buffet

Cheers Pub

  • Rs. 4,500 (adults)
  • Rs. 1,500 (for kids between 5-12)
  • Traditional sit down meal

Mount Lavinia Hotel

The view at this iconic hotel is something worth seeing. They've got an international buffet set up for the season.

  • Rs. 4,500 (adults)
  • Rs. 2,500 (kids)
  • 112 711 711 

Taj Samudra


  • Rs. 6,000
  • Buffet
  • 0112446622


  • Rs. 5,500 per head.
  • International buffet
  • 0112446622

Golden Dragon

  • Rs. 4,000
  • a la carte
  • 0112446622


  • Rs. 6,000
  • Buffet
  • 0112446622

Park Street Mews

Colombo Fort Cafe


The Bayleaf has a three course meal planned out, with some mains which sounds absolutely heavenly. Prices depend on what you order. 

  • 79, Gregory's Road, Colombo 07
  • 0112695920


The Hilton's got their buffet up at Spices. That's all they told us, and that it's from 12 - 3PM.

  • Rs. 5,500 nett
  • 2 Gardiner Mw, Colombo 2
  • 11 2 492 492

We've covered a restaurant, a couple of boutique hotels, and a bunch of hotels. If we've missed anything, let us know. There'll be a couple more posts on X'mas dinners and NYE parties soon as well.

In the meantime, if there's anything we've missed or anything more you'd like to see, hit us up in the comments section and do let us know.

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