Mount Lavinia Hotel Buffet.

The Mount Lavinia Hotel is known for its beautiful views and history. We dropped in at the Governor’s Restaurant to check out the food, but it didn’t quite live up to our expectations.

Food

The main attraction here seems to be the buffet, though we tried the a la carte menu. When it came to mains the options were quite limited with only around six meat dishes, a few pasta options and a few other Asian inspired dishes. They did have a good amount of salads and appetizers.

Let’s start with the bread. Until our dishes were ready we were offered the customary bread basket with 4 different types of buns. The buns tasted fine but they were cold and clearly not fresh, which was pretty disappointing since fresh buns wouldn’t be tough to come by with a buffet going on.

As a main we tried the Fussili Al Salmone (Rs. 1,300). This was a pasta cooked in a tomato cream sauce, with smoked salmon and cherry tomatoes, topped with grated parmesan cheese. The portion size was ample, the pasta and salmon were cooked perfectly with the creamy sauce bringing it all together.

The pork chop (Rs. 900) was nowhere near as good as the pasta unfortunately. Since it came with just the fries, the pork chop had to be the hero of the dish. We asked for it to be cooked medium, but what we ended up with was cooked unevenly, with the meaty portion being cooked well done and the fatty portions being rare.

Ambience and Service

The Mount Lavinia hotel is gorgeous, with it’s colonial architecture, wooden furniture and white washed walls. The Governor’s Restaurant reflects just that. We chose to have our meal inside the restaurant since it was scorching hot outside, but you can also have it poolside or even on the terrace overlooking the beach.

The service time was not too slow, though what we did notice was that the restaurant was under staffed. The waiters were friendly, courteous and attentive to their best effort but it was clear that with the buffet going on it was difficult for them to manage the crowd as well as the large area they had to cover. So we quite often found ourselves hard pressed to find waiters.

Conclusion

The Governor’s Restaurant is known for its buffet, but their lunch menu was not quite as impressive. It’s still a good place to try out with the historic atmosphere and gorgeous view of the beach, but the food still needs more finesse and consistency.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Highlights.

Latest.

KAMU.

Steak Bar: A Grand Sunday Brunch at Kingsbury, Colombo

Written by Shamrina C Welcome to the ultimate brunch experience! Nestled in the heart of

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

Dampa Seafood: Where seafood dreams come true!

Are you ready for a culinary journey that captures the essence of the ocean? Look

Highlights Kamu

An unforgettable brunch celebration at Harbour Court, The Kingsbury.

The Ambience From the hotel entrance to our designated seat, a vibrant atmosphere resonated with

Highlights Kamu

Sizzle and Indulge: Chef Azam’s Steak Extravaganza at London Grill, Cinnamon Grand

Picture this: an invitation from the ever-charming Kamal Munasinghe, the brains behind Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Highlights Kamu

Crispy Chicken Fiesta at Popeyes Sri Lanka

The Menu Ambience Upon entering, we encountered a cozy color scheme featuring tones of red,

Kamu

Unveiling Ramada’s Festive Christmas High Tea Extravaganza!

Written by Shamrina C Mark your calendars for the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of December,

Kamu

Trending.

MLH Plant-Earth Market and Poya Vegan Buffet: A Vegan Oasis

Mount Lavinia Hotel (MLH), took a significant step towards promoting a plant-based lifestyle when it

Trending

Indulge in secluded romance and a tropical getaway

at Sun Siyam Pasikudah this Valentine’s Day With up to 50% discount on room upgrades

Highlights Trending

Slow Food at Mount Lavinia Hotel made a grand comeback with the leadership of Anura Dewapura

Mount Lavinia Hotel, hosted its first Slow Food event for the year on 2nd February

Trending

Flying Ravana Adventure Park Celebrates 5 Years of Unforgettable Adventures

Colombo, Sri Lanka - February 05, 2024 - Flying Ravana Adventure Park, the beacon of

Trending

Excel Colombo Convention Centre: The New Powerhouse for Events in the City

In a momentous announcement, Excel World proudly revealed the transformation of one of Colombo’s historic

Trending

Yamu Guide.

Steak Bar: A Grand Sunday Brunch at Kingsbury, Colombo

Written by Shamrina C Welcome to the ultimate brunch experience! Nestled in the heart of

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

9 Special Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

By Fathima Rukaiya Are you trying to find the perfect way to show your special

Highlights Yamu Guide

9 Special Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Written by Fathima Rukaiya The season of love is upon us once more, and opinions

Highlights Yamu Guide

Romantic Dinner and High Tea date spots for Valentine’s Day  2024

Written by Shamrina C 1. Via Torino Indulge in a fine dining exclusive 3-Course meal

Highlights Yamu Guide

BYOB Bliss: 16 Places to you can Bring Your Own Bottle!

Written by Shamrina C 1. Giovannis Indulge in Italian flavors, grooving music, pet friendly, and

Highlights Yamu Guide

Unveiling Ramada’s Festive Christmas High Tea Extravaganza!

Written by Shamrina C Mark your calendars for the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of December,

Highlights Yamu Guide