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3/5

The Sooriya Village

49, Skelton Road, Colombo 05


The Sooriya Village is a beautiful converted mansion on Skelton Road. Surrounded by lush greenery and a serene ambience this place is a great go-to for an evening read. However, our latest experience left a lot to be desired.



Sooriya Village is a space for music, arts, and food. It's a leafy little retreat near Havelock City, with hospitable service, nice food, and a recording studio, practice room, library, and a store stocked with musical merch.

Service and Ambience

Much like a laid back village, Sooriya's space is calm, soothing, and chilled, with artsy little touches in the form of yaksha dancers and iron-wrought sculptures placed around, and brightly dyed recycled paper serving as tablemats. Look out for newspaper articles, old adverts or photos from the historic Sooriya Records days. The Village isn't just a restaurant, they also have lots of rooms that serve as soundproofed sound, yoga, or dance studios that you can rent out. They also have live music or little events most evenings. The staff are smiley and welcoming, quick on their feet and quick with service. 

Food and Drink

We got two iced teas (Peach and Lemon flavoured) for Rs. 250 each, which arrived almost within five minutes of placing the order. With slices of lemon floating in the tall glass, the Iced Lemon Tea was acidic and refreshing enough, but the Iced Peach was more of a syrupy disappointment as it was overpoweringly sweet.

Food is where you're really denting your wallet though, so go expecting to spend approximately about Rs. 2000 on the main courses alone. You do get sandwiches for about Rs. 1000 though, and soups for a bit less.

Despite being a hefty Rs. 1750 for a rice dish, the Portuguese Style Seafood Rice was unexpectedly amazing: superbly rich and creamy and soaked in broth. There were a few large prawns mixed in among the risotto, which was topped off with bacon (which I abstained from, just fyi).

My Roast Lamb (Rs. 2000) was two large slabs of succulent and well-prepared lamb, accompanied by some creamy mash, roast baby potatoes, and dense and flavoursome gravy. It's very filling, and could definitely be shared with someone, unless you've got a voracious appetite.

Conclusion

We love the quirky space, lovely service, and good food. Prices are definitely something to take into consideration because just two mains and drinks cost us over Rs. 4000. If you don't mind that though, go ahead, it's a great place with a great vibe. 


TIP

Try the pavlova.

Address

49, Skelton Road, Colombo 05

Directions

Right before Havelock City's entrance from Skelton Road, Colombo 05.

Contacts

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Ravi

Good ambiance mediocre food. Small potions and unrealistic prices.

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menike31

They charged me for what I didn't consume. Menu doesn't indicate what goes in to the dish. I had a disgusting experience. I don't recommend this pace to anyone. And way over priced.

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Ravi

Good ambiance mediocre food. Small potions and unrealistic prices.

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menike31

They charged me for what I didn't consume. Menu doesn't indicate what goes in to the dish. I had a disgusting experience. I don't recommend this pace to anyone. And way over priced.

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Kavanr

Wonderful atmosphere, especially at night under the fairy lights! Great music, food and drink done with the best of ingredients. Try the Roast Lamb and the Lamb Rice. And a different mocktail each time you visit.

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Kishani Fernando

Mulligatawny is a must try ! Definitely got the right balance of spices infused into this richly flavored soup perfect for a rainy day.

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Nutsyj

Great ambience and amazing food!

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Imaad

Overpriced. The worst burger I've ever paid Rs 1200 for. They have a few dishes they do really well, but this was just unacceptable.

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