High Tea In Colombo – 2020 (Post-lockdown Edition).

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Ever heard of Anna Russell? The seventh Duchess of Bedford, she was a trend-setter. The sophisticated concept of afternoon tea, or high tea, wouldn't have been a "thing" in the modern world without her habit of enjoying tea and light snacks between lunch and dinner. 

Almost all the hotels and restaurants in Colombo are back in action after the lockdown, and so does the high tea sessions. Check out this list if you're looking for high tea options in the city.

rare at Residence

  • Price: Rs. 2500 per head
  • Time: 3.00 PM – 5.00 PM, every day
  • Special Conditions: Orders need to be placed one day in advance
  • Contact Number: 0115673000

Tea Avenue

  • Price: Rs. 2200 for two
  • Time: 1.00 PM – 5.00 PM, every day
  • Special conditions: Served at One Galle Face outlet only, Orders need to be placed one day in advance
  • Contact Number: 0769693577 

The Cakery

  • Price: Rs. 3500 for two
  • Time: 1.00 PM – 5.00 PM, every day
  • Special conditions: Orders need to be placed one day in advance
  • Contact Number: 0112501344

The Lounge (Cinnamon Lakeside)

  • Price: Rs. 1940 for two
  • Time: 3.00 PM – 5.00 PM, every day
  • Contact Number: 0112491000

The Lobby Bar (Galadari)

  • Price: Rs. 1800 per person (buffet)
  • Time: 3.30 PM – 6.00 PM, every day
  • Contact Number:  0112544544

The Verandah (Galle Face Hotel)

  • Price: Rs. 1864 per person
  • Time: 4.00 PM – 6.00 PM, every day
  • Contact Number: 0112541010/ 0769445830

Churros (The Kingsbury)

  • Price: Rs. 2000 per person
  • Time: 3.30 PM – 5.30 PM, every day
  • Contact Number: 0771087720

Lobby Lounge (Mövenpick Hotel Colombo)

  • Price: Rs. 1950 per person
  • Time: 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM, Friday to Sunday
  • Contact Number: 0117450450

Water's Edge

  • Price: Rs. 2400 per person
  • Time: 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM, Saturday and Sunday
  • Contact Number: 0112863863

Sapphyr Lounge (Shangri-La Colombo)

  • Price: Three Afternoon Tea Sets are available
    • Classic Western Tea – Rs. 3500 for two
    • Sri Lankan Tea – Rs. 3500 for two
    • Afternoon High Tea – Rs. 3500 for two
  • Time: 3.00 PM – 5.00 PM, every day
  • Contact Number: 0117888288

Hilton Colombo

  • Price: Both Graze Kitchen and LAB (Lounge And Bar) serve high tea
    • Graze Kitchen – Rs. 3188 per person (buffet style), available on Saturdays, Poya days and public holidays
    • LAB (Lounge And Bar) – Rs. 3288 for two (platter), Sunday to Friday
  • Time: 
    • Graze Kitchen – 1st sitting (12.30 PM – 2.30 PM), 2nd sitting (3.00 PM – 5.00 PM)
    • LAB (Lounge And Bar) – 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM
  • Contact Number: 0112492492

Jetwing Colombo 7

  • Price: Rs. 1200 per person (buffet, Thursday only), Rs. 1900 for two (platter, every day of the week except Thursday)
  • Time: 3.30 PM – 5. 30 PM
  • Contact Number: 077 429 6265

Tea Lounge (Cinnamon Grand)

  • Price: Rs. 2000 per person
  • Time: 3.00 PM – 6. 00 PM
  • Contact Number: 0112437437

Ramada Colombo

  • Price: Two high tea packages are available
  • Time: 2.30 PM – 7. 00 PM
  • Contact Number: 0766645507
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