Whether you're planning a small get together or an all out party, we've got you covered! Here's a list we have compiled of the best caterers in Colombo.
They cater to almost any event you want and we have never run into any hiccups in terms of service. They have built their name around delicious biryani sawans for affordable prices, with Rs. 2850 for a chicken biriyani sawan, going up to Rs. 3800 for prawn biriyani. Easily enough for 10 people. They also have Ghee Rice and String Hopper Pilao if you're not in the mood for biriyani. They have quite a few menus you can choose from, a menu usually includes - Biriyani, Cashew, Devilled Maldive Fish Sambol, Malay Pickle, Minchi Sambol, Curd Sambol, Pineapple Chutney, Special Chicken and Dessert (Chocolate/Strawberry Mousse, Watalappam, Custard etc).
Tasty is one of the oldest and most trusted caterers in Colombo. Their menus cater various types of cuisine like Mexican, Western, Fusion, International, Thai, Sri Lankan and even a Christmas menu. The prices are quite reasonable (approx. 2500pp). They cater to almost any type of event, whether it's a small birthday party or a fancy wedding reception.
Sponge is another great place for your catering needs. They have extended their services to any event within the limits of Colombo. When they mean any event, they really do mean any event cause they cater to Product Launches, Corporate Events apart from normal events like parties and weddings. It's pretty simple too, you just fill out your information and they will send you a menu and the pricings.
Subway Caterers has a range of options to select from, depending on the type of party and the type of crowd you're hosting for. Their site is very helpful and their catering service range from birthday parties to sports gatherings to field trips. They have sub platters, sandwich platter, ginormous party subs to fill your guests.
A bit on the pricier side The Bayleaf does outdoor catering with 3 menus to choose from,
This is more suitable if you're throwing a small gathering of 25 people, cause the charges are definitely steep.
Udumbara JU Caterers is one of the oldest catering services in Colombo. Chances are you've already hired them for one of your events. They cater to events like engagement parties, wedding receptions, birthday parties, private & company get-togethers, alms-givings, opening ceremonies and cocktail receptions. Just like Galle Caterers, their charges are pretty affordable.
Raffles is one of the most popular caterers in town providing star class service and delicious food. Their menus range from Rs. 1700pp for a Cuisine Menu (Sri Lankan, Indian, Mongolian etc.) to Rs. 4900pp for a Deluxe Menu (exclusive of taxes). They also provide catering amenities like a buffet table, bar table, cake trays, napkins, table linen, cutlery, glass ware and crockery.
Don's Catering has been around for almost three decades now and with the way they're going it's safe to say they're still one of the most reputed catering services. They provide excellent service and delicious food for reasonable prices. For instance, if it's a Meeting Package, about Rs. 2000+ per person where the buffet includes a snack, 2 salad items, 3 meat items, 2 vegetarian items, 2 rice and noodles items and 2 dessert items. They also have a Deli you can try out in Marine Drive.
While they might not be as popular as Don's or Galle Caterers, they do some really impressive event planning. Ttheir menus aren't as extensive, their prices are really cheap at about Rs. 400-600 per plate. Then again, it does beg the question of the quality of the food when the prices are that cheap. However, at a glance, they look alright.
Just like Subway, Paan Paan has a range of platters you can choose from for any kind of event and if you're health conscious, they also have low-cal platters that you can opt for.
One of our favourite lunch spots does catering too. They make a killer Kesel Muwa so make sure that's one of the items on your menu. Call up on their number on 077 725 5515 for more details.
Michaelangelo does event catering too with their range of Pizza, Pasta, Risotto and Ravioli. You can call them up on this number 0117612612 for more details.
So there you have it. We have made your event planning one step easier. Hope this helped.
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