The Bloom Room is a high-end florist on Ward Place. It's one of those places where you give them your budget and they select a matching amount of flowers, but it's of good quality and with competent service and responsive management. For day to day errors, transgressions and occasions we recommend the cheaper florists along Dean's Road
. However, for the occasions when you want to both look and be post, the Bloom Room is good.
We recommend the Bloom Room partly because of its owner, Sarath Chandra. Sarath also runs the attached Coco Veranda coffee-shop. Both spots are actually rather expensive, but we still find ourself going there for special occasions and because of the personal connection. And this is not only for YAMU writers. Sarath has made sure that his businesses are active on social media, and not in the marketing sense, but in the being social and doing customer service sense.
If you have problems you can get in touch with them, either through Facebook
. In Colombo service all too often depends on proximity to the owner, but social media can at least shorten that distance. They do care about service and service delivery hear and you do know the owner (via social media and YAMU if needs be) which can give you an added security that may be worth the price.
But back to the flowers, they have good, fresh stuff from Nuwara Eliya. I don't know that much about flowers. They're pretty and smell nice and my mother liked them. Got a bunch of sunflowers and stuff after saying that budget was Rs. 3,000. Which is expensive, but birthdays are but once a year.
The Bloom Room also has the taste not to smother the things in too much plastic or paper and they cut them so that they last a while. The shop's main trade seems to be wedding and special occasion order so it's actually extremely cramped in terms of floor space, but if you go in they can talk you through a decent arrangement.
The Bloom Room is behind Coco Veranda on Ward Place, just up from ODEL.