Uga Residence (the restaurant is now branded rare) hosts the newest high tea in Colombo. It’s a tiered experience ranging from scones to savories to sweets. At Rs. 1,500++ per person we think it’s well worth.
We’ll start with the scones, the simplest but nicest part of the meal, for us. The scones are home made and just the right texture and taste. They’re mainly a delivery system for large amounts of clotted cream and jam.
The selection of teas is also excellent, good enough to have without sugar. We tried the vanilla and cinnamon blend which we’d recommend.
Beyond that you get three tiers of stuff, which is intense. They give free refills from some items, which we found honestly unnecessary.
The bottom tier is a tender lamb stew, an oyster, and two pork buns.
The next level has scotch eggs, two fish items, and beef and ham hors d'oeuvres.
Then finally the top layers, which is the most interesting. There’s a Jack Daniels ice cream in a white chocolate cup, which you should have before it melts. Then a ridiculous amount of honeyed fruit and chocolates.
It’s a lot of food and a nice 3 PM snack. We’d actually recommend skipping lunch so you can enjoy everything, and maybe take it slow. Perhaps it's just cause they're new and trying harder, but it's one of the better high tea options in the city now. Call 115 673 000 if you'd like reservations.
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