New Torrington Bakery.

The New Torrington Bakery has actually been around for at least a few years, so it's not too new. If you go around noon (we were there around 12:30), they bring out fresh batches of buns and rolls.


Bunnis and rolls and pastries

After slight communication mishaps with the one-man staff behind the counter (he didn't understand our order despite repeating it in English and Sinhala and we eventually resorted to pointing and picking off the counter), we got a plateful of buns, pastries, and a couple of miscellaneous items (ie: chicken nuggets and fish rolls).

Prices are normal bakery prices. It's probably one of the very few places down that stretch of road where you're going to find reasonably priced or cheap food.

Given that prices are from Rs. 35 to Rs. 50, you can have a pretty substantial meal if you're okay with it consisting mostly of bread and dough.  We got a Chicken Drumstick, Chicken Bun, Sausage Pastry, and Bulls-eye Bun for Rs 50 each, a Crab Bun (literally a crab shaped bun, akin to your generic kimbula bun) and Fish Roll for Rs. 35, a Rs. 40 Seeni Sambol Bun and finally, a Rs. 45 Fish Pastry.

Let's get the disappointing bits out of the way — the fish roll. Why? Because it was strangely identical to pre-frozen rolls you can get in your average supermarket (ie Cargills). The drumstick wasn't disappointing or anything, but it's just your average drumstick — nothing special to comment on there.

What is good though, are their baked goods. The Bulls-eye Bun is like a mini-pizza with an egg topping, and is quite a generous portion. We're not sure how this is profitable, but we're definitely not complaining because this packs in value for money.

The Vegetable Bun had a strong leek game going on, and their chicken bun was also actually quite good. True that the onions overpowered everything, but this had identifiable bits of chicken in it (admittedly it could have used a lot more) and the onion had a good sambol hit. The same can be said for the fish pastry.

With regards to the rest of the stuff (seeni sambol, crab bun and so), they were warm and fresh out of the oven and soft and delicious. It's nice to be able to get freshly baked goods in the middle of the day.



Furnished with a couple of small square tables and a few tall chairs, the bakery isn't a place you'd hang around with to chill with friends or family. It's more of a grab-and-run place. Regardless, it's clean and well maintained, with a TV in the corner playing biscuit-kudu songs.



A pretty good place to grab breakfast or a few buns and pastries for tea in the evening. Service is fast enough once the order has been placed clearly, and the fresh goods are quite good. No pun intended.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp




Marine Spice: Colombo’s Global Fusion Gem

Indulge in a culinary journey at Marine Spice, Colombo's latest Indian-inspired restaurant. Open daily from

Kamu Trending

Oktoberfest 2023 at Hilton Colombo

The oldest and by far, the most authentic of the Oktoberfest is back with a

Highlights Kamu Trending

“Delightful Vegan Feast: Savor the Flavors of Compassion and Health”

Indulge in an expertly crafted meal featuring an amazing array of fresh healthy and delicious

Highlights Kamu

Sri Lankan flavors with a Mexican Twist at Taco Shack

See here Tacos but make it Lankan? A legacy that began in the humble confines

Kamu Test

Keells : Your one-stop destination for quick meals and more

By Shamrina C In the fast-paced world we live in today, convenience is key, especially

Highlights Kamu

Exploring rich Italian Pasta and Pizza at Penne

By Sahasni Gamage Ambiance Penne Colombo offers a captivating aesthetic ambiance with soft, ambient lighting

Highlights Kamu


Courtyard by Marriott Colombo partners with Magzter to become Sri Lanka’s first Smart Reading Hotel

With sustainability increasingly taking centre stage in the hospitality industry, hotel chains worldwide are implementing


Mount Lavinia Hotel hosted the grand Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Mount Lavinia Hotel hosted the grand Christmas tree lighting ceremony on 26th November 2023. Dignitaries,


Gary Mehigan: Celebrity Chef and Former MasterChef Australia Judge is finally here in Sri Lanka

Internationally acclaimed Celebrity Chef and former MasterChef Australia judge, Gary Mehigan, has officially arrived in


Quick Chat with Celebrity Chef Gary Mehigan

Former MasterChef Australia Judge talks about the Culinary Extravaganza awaiting in Sri Lanka! Colombo, 21st


Unveil the Enchantment of the Tropics: Festive Luxury with Minor Hotels Sri Lanka

An unparalleled host of festive celebrations and getaways await you with Minor Hotels Sri Lanka,


The most inspired Christmas Tea Gifts from t-Lounge by Dilmah.

Embracing the festive season, and just in time for your Christmas shopping, t-Lounge by Dilmah's

Highlights Trending

Yamu Guide.

“Deck the Halls: Christmas Decor Roundup”

“Top 5 Destinations for Your Christmas Shopping Spree.” Unwrap the Magic is

Yamu Guide

11 Reasons not to miss Daraz’s 11.11 Mega Sale!

By Shamrina Carim Are you ready for a shopping extravaganza like no other? Daraz's 11.11

Highlights Yamu Guide

Yaal Virindu – Jaffna Food Festival: A Culinary Journey of Joy

In collaboration with My Sister’s Kitchen by Thushara & Danu Innasithamby By Shamrina C Sri

Highlights Yamu Guide

Where to buy the iPhone 15 in Colombo

By Shamrina Carim If you're on the hunt for the latest iPhone 15 in Colombo,

Highlights Yamu Guide

Spotting Blue Whales in Mirissa with Chaminda Whale Watching

The whale watching tour in Mirissa Start time: 6:30am Duration: 3-5 hours depending on sightings

Highlights Yamu Guide

The Rise of Plant-Based Diets: Benefits and Challenges

By Shamrina Carim In recent years, plant-based diets have surged in popularity, drawing attention for

Highlights Yamu Guide