4 Great Places for Halal High-Tea in Colombo

By Halal Trip | 25, Sep, 2017
4 Great Places for Halal High-Tea in Colombo

Staying true to its colonial charm Colombo is home to quite a number of establishments that offer high tea. Therefore if you are looking for some of the best places to have afternoon tea in Colombo, Sri Lanka you will find that there is a healthy choice of options available to choose from. As a Muslim traveler, you would be concerned with finding what the best Halal places in Colombo to have your high tea are. Read on to discover our recommendations for the best high tea places in Colombo, Sri Lanka so you can enjoy a delightful and charming experience with friends and family during your stay in the city.


1) Mount Lavinia Hotel

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Image Credit: Mount Lavinia Hotel

Major city hotels are known to be some of the most famous places to have high tea in Colombo. The Mount Lavinia Hotel is the finest example of this. This five-star hotel is known for its impressive colonial-style architecture that will most certainly set the right mood to enjoy an elegant afternoon High Tea. Served at The Terrace, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Indian Ocean as you sip on a cup of tea made of the finest blends. Although this is one of the most high-end hotels, their prices are not too extravagant so you can sink your teeth into plenty of wonderful treats like sweetened cream tarts and berry compotes. Be sure to call in advance and reserve a table with the best view for your special afternoon tea.

Location: Mount Lavinia Hotel, 100, Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Colombo 
Contact: +94 112711711
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 6.30 AM to 1 AM


2) The Galle Face Hotel

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Image Credit: Galle Face Hotel

Yet another fancy hotel located on the coastal line of Colombo is the Galle Face Hotel. Because of its unmatched reputation, it is by far one of the best places to have afternoon tea in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Their High Tea is served at The Verandah which also overlooks the clear blue ocean. The hotel serves a buffet including a wide collection of sweet and savory delights that perfectly complement the rich flavor of pure Sri Lankan tea. The refreshing cool breeze creates the perfect mood to spend some quiet time with friends and family. Be sure to drop by the museum located in the hotel that takes you on a tour of the history and heritage of the island.

Disclaimer: Almost all of the ingredients sourced are Halal. However, they do serve pork too. They take extra care to not mix those ingredients that are Halal and non-Halal. As they do not have a separate kitchen, it's best to take extra precaution.

Location: 2 Galle Road, Colombo 0300, Sri Lanka 
Contact: +94 112541010  
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 7 AM to 10 PM


3) Galadari Hotel

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Image Credit: Galadari Hotel

If you are looking to enjoy a buffet for High Tea, the Galadari hotel is another great option to consider. Since this is a popular pick among many guests, the space might get a bit crowded during peak hours. Still, it is one of the best high tea places in Colombo serving Halal food. The variety of food served is quite impressive and even includes some authentic Sri Lankan treats like fried vadais, savoury items like seafood dumplings, and pastries with meat fillings. The dessert range is even more vibrant featuring several waffles, wraps, cakes, and other sweets.

Location: 64 Lotus Road, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka 
Contact: +94 112544544  
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 24 Hours


4) The English Cake Company

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Image Credit: The English Cake Company on Facebook

While five-star hotels may take centre stage among the top places to have high tea in Colombo, you should also not miss out on the smaller but very appealing eateries like The English Cake Company. Also known as The Cakery, this café is one of our most favourite picks as part of this review of best places to have afternoon tea in Colombo, Sri Lanka. They promise the very best quality that their food is always fresh and does not include any artificial additives or alcohol. You can visit this lovely establishment to dine in or take away some delicious delights like layered cakes, cheesecakes, fruity tarts that come in a wide range of flavours like peach, apple, chocolate mousse or caramel, or other desserts like fruit crumble, crème brûlée, fruit trifle or tiramisu.

Location: 2A Sulaiman Terrace, Colombo, Sri Lanka  
Contact: +94 112501344  
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 7 AM - 10 PM


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