If you're observing Ramadan this year, here are a few Colombo restaurants serving up Ifthar meals, snacks, and buffets.
At Rs. 1350 per person, AK's set menu is extensive (and generous). The menu includes dates, water, Kanji or soup, a drink of faluda, laban or fruit juice, mini burger, pattie, the popular AK samosa, mini shawarma, mini grill platter and dessert.
A special Iftar Buffet is on at The Taprobane from May 27th - June 26th. Their buffet is priced at Rs.3,257 per person and is probably one of the largest spreads in the city. You can call for more information or reservations on 0112497377/78.
Cioconat Lounge's iftar buffet is excellent value at Rs. 1550. According to a YAMU user, it "includes various short eats for breaking fast, and then a widespread buffet to dive into afterwards". Call them up on 077 7880023 for more information or to make a reservation.
The iconic Galle Face Hotel is offering up a 20% on their dinner buffet at the Verandah, from 6:20 PM onwards. The buffet will include their usual range along with plenty of traditional ifthar items, and cost you Rs. 2920 a head.
Upali's is offering an ifthar deal for Rs. 1999 for a set menu. The menu includes 5 courses, starting with dates and short eats, kanji, hoppers and curry, and finally a selection of desserts.
Agra offers up a great Ifthar deal prices at Rs. 600 nett. Their menu includes a portion of dates, kanji, short-eats and fruit juice. For more information or reservations, call 011 472 3333.
At Rs. 2650 a head, the Cinnamon Lakeside's Ifthar buffet is a full spread featuring an array of traditional and continental dishes.
At Rs. 699, this is probably one of the most affordable options on the list, but it only consists of drinks and short eats like faluda and samosas etc. If you're in a group, make reservations@indiansummerl
BakesbyBella hasn't published their Ifthar Menu yet, but we know they're planning something special, faluda and all. Stay tuned and we'll update this.
The MFM is offering a 4 course meal called the "4 Steps of Happiness" at Rs. 1490 per head. The courses include a choice of starters, main courses, desserts, and drinks. This is definitely your best bet if you're a pescatarian or just want to break fast with seafood!
Crispy Whitebait/Fried Country Mushroom/Chipotle fish skewer/Caesar salad/Mesclun salad
Manhattan fish n’ chips/Chicken of liberty/Flaming cheesy baked rice/Grill glory dory/Cajun chickie marinara/Spicy baked fish/Scallop Americana
Pepsi/7up/Ginger beer/Citrus mint
Citrus Sundae/Super fruit crumble/Manhattan mud pie/Cookie Sundae
The historic MLH is hosting themed buffets for the month of Ramadan. At Rs. 2900 a head, you'll have access to their full buffet, special Ifthar corner, and their prayer room.
Paan paan is serving up Ifthar packs this Ramadan. You can drop in and pick up a pack including a variety of short eats from 4:30 PM onwards from any of their outlets at Rs. 350 each. You can also customize by pre ordering on 75 00225.
At Rs. 800, the Ceylon City Hotel is one of the more reasonable options in the city. You'll get a wrap, drinks, short eats, and fruit, which is quite a spread! Call 0112 508000 for reservations.
At Rs. 3330 a head, this is probably one of the most expensive options for breaking fast in the city. However, AYU's spread is absolutely massive and they have some of the best desserts in the city. Call 0117 450440 for reservations.
Tea Avenue hasn't specified a price, but they've got Ifthar bundles available daily from 6 PM onwards! Their food is generally quite good and their location central, so it would probably be a good choice if you're planning on spending some time there.
Kebabish in Dehiwala has a whole bunch of Ifthar options, from roti to kottu, biriyani, and of course kebabs. The set menus cost a very reasonable Rs. 390 to Rs. 490. They're also offering the pre-dawn meal (sahar).
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