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Next Innings scores high

Views - 749 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

THE PLACE The latest addition to the ever-expanding list of eateries in Colombo, Next Innings is a sports lounge with its very own atmosphere. It serves up food that is quite different to what we’ve come to expect from such establishments and the p


Food Studio together with Sampath Bank offers guilt free indulgence this holiday season

Views - 39 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first international food court, Food Studio at Colombo City Centre (CCC) joins hands with Sampath Bank to offer customers an extravagant two days of seasonal indulgence this holiday season. Sampath Bank cardholders are eligible for a 3


Calorie Counter launches coffee

Views - 23 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Colombo’s favourite healthy food chain Calorie Counter, recently launched a range of organic coffees and a healthy dessert range at its Ward Place outlet. The coffee range bring a host of your favourite coffee drinks with a choice of having them wi


Mambo into the New Year with King of the Mambo’s ‘Delicioso’ festive menus

Views - 40 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Colombo dining’s hottest new venue, King of the Mambo, is all set to bring in the festive season with cheer this month. The Latin American-inspired restaurant and lounge is introducing a selection of delightful menus and events guaranteed to get th


Wasana Nature Resort and Restaurant launches restaurant on islet

Views - 21 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Wasana Nature Resort and Restaurant which was established as an eco-friendly tourism retreat spanning a picturesque five-acre landscape, with the view of offering another unique experience has opened a restaurant with all facilities on an islet. The


‘Super food’ moringa now in modern, easy-to-consume form

Views - 29 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Although the humble ‘murunga’ (moringa) is taken for granted as a common dish in our day-to-day lives in Sri Lanka, few realise that moringa leaf related products are identified as ‘super food’ worldwide due to their amazing range of health b


Foodies Lanka culminates everything about food on one online platform

Views - 26 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Ever wanted to go out with family and friends for a meal, but find yourself stuck trying to decide where to dine at? Or does each member of your group want something different? Constantly looking for offers and deals and the best dining options in th


Free Pizzas from Pizza Hut in celebration of 25 years

Views - 35 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Pizza Hut celebrated its 25th anniversary with an irresistible offer of 1400 free pizzas on the 25 November. Twenty-five Double Chicken & Cheese Large Pan Pizzas were given away to the first 25 customers at each outlet in Sri Lanka, which created unp


Norfolk-Crescent’s ‘Hurryup’ opens doors

Views - 46 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Norfolk Foods Ltd. opened its exclusive mini store and café on 7 December, offering its customers the full range of products from its Norfolk and Crescent ranges, which includes all-time favourites and a new selection of products and accompanying di


Vegemite returns as Most Iconic Australian Brand 2018

Views - 21 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Vegemite returned as the Most Iconic Australian Brand 2018 according to the 19th Reader’s Digest annual list of Most Trusted Brands. The results come from the independently conducted Trusted Brands Survey by Catalyst- a search and social marketing


Tasty Caterers turns 37 with launch of new festive menus

Views - 52 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Tasty Caterers, Sri Lanka’s favourite restaurateur, is celebrating its 37th anniversary this year by introducing a new range of enticing menus fit for the occasion and season. To commemorate this milestone, as well as the coming of the festive seas


The best food deal for your meal

Views - 37 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

The latest entrant to the dynamic online food delivery platform in Sri Lanka is Meal Deal. With their own unique features, Meal Deal has gained wide acceptance among the local food industry within a very short time since its launch. Speaking about th


Calorie Counter on expansion drive

Views - 43 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s homegrown health-conscious restaurant chain Calorie Counter is setting up for a major expansion drive in 2019 with a fully-fledged franchising model that will allow local and international investors to have their own Calorie Counter out


Ramen Misoya Colombo celebrates first year anniversary

Views - 36 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

Ramen Misoya Colombo, Sri Lanka’s only Japanese restaurant which specialises in miso-based Ramen, celebrated its first year anniversary on 11 November with the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama, as Chief Guest, at its flagship restaur


Taste of Christmas is at Barista this season

Views - 30 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Colombo with the weather changing to a chill in the air and the lights coming out across the city. It is also beginning to smell a lot like Christmas as homes, hotels and cafés strewn across the city


Street Burger Restaurant now serving at Marine Drive

Views - 58 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

The food and service was excellent at newly opened Street Burger Restaurant at Marine Drive, Bambalapitiya, Colombo recently. It’s convenient for everyone.


Galley 52: A speciality themed restaurant to attract foodie travellers launches in Galle

Views - 58 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

The Food Cartel, a local based company with a management team from Dubai, operating and owning over eight restaurants over 10 years, specialising in quick service restaurants and fine dining and theme concepts, has opened its first ‘themed’ resta


CHSGA felicitates winner of Tea Mixology Award at Tea Masters Cup International

Views - 30 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

It was a memorable day for Yasaratne Bandara, one of the award winning contestants of the 2018 Tea Masters Cup International in the Tea Mixology category, held in Vietnam from 23 to 27 November. He took part in the maestros’ challenge among sever


Botanik’s Rooftop Sunset BBQ to be a Saturday fixture for December season

Views - 39 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

The idea of a rooftop BBQ came to Botanik when the team realised this cuisine is not readily available in Colombo and its rooftop terrace was the perfect location for a Sunset BBQ. With their love of smoking and charring cooking techniues, Chef Nizr


McDonald’s launches new drive-thru restaurant in Bambalapitiya

Views - 111 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Hot on the heels of celebrating their 20th anniversary in Sri Lanka, McDonald’s, a popular international fast food chain, opened their new restaurant in Bambalapitiya on 30 November. Prominently located along R.A. De Mel Mawatha (Duplication Road),


Empowering Sri Lanka’s youth – through Supreme Chef

Views - 225 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Aimed at empowering Sri Lanka’s youth through skills development and showcasing signature dishes from emerging tourism destinations, Supreme Chef is a new reality Television Show taking the country by storm with young women and men competing to bec


Express Weekday Lunch launches at Food Studio at Colombo City Centre

Views - 141 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

The Atrium by Food Studio, located on the 3rd floor of Colombo City Centre, launches its Express Weekday Lunch deals this week, available Monday to Friday between 11am to 3pm. Outlets serving up authentic Sri Lankan, Indonesian, Japanese, and Singa


Softlogic stirs up new paradigm in flavour and spice with ‘Wan Ge Di Ya’

Views - 62 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

If, as the English poet William Cowper observed more than 200 years ago, “variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour,” the Softlogic Group’s maiden foray into the world of Asian flavours and spice with its own restaurant


Cargills launches Kotmale Butter and Cheddar Cheese

Views - 155 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

Cargills Quality Dairies has introduced Kotmale Butter and Kotmale Cheddar Cheese to the local market. The new products are manufactured in Sri Lanka at world-class facilities and under strict hygiene conditions. It’s made of 100% pure and nutriti


Embracing difference as Pizza Hut celebrates 25 years in Sri Lanka

Views - 62 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

As Pizza Hut celebrates 25 years of heart-warming moments in Sri Lanka, it announced with honour and pride that its restaurant located at No. 1, Siripa Rd, Colombo 5, is being managed by differently-abled employees from 5 November. This has been a pr


Korea’s Hot 6 energy drink distribution by Donsung Bio

Views - 40 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

Hot 6 nutritious energy drink manufactured by Chilsung Beverage Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of South Korea’s Lotte Group, has been made available islandwide by Donsung Bio Ltd. which launched Hot 6 in Sri Lanka. Dongsung Bio is the only authorised deal


Trillium Hotels unveils signature menu

Views - 123 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

The newly opened luxury boutique city hotel Trillium Hotels at Torrington Avenue, Colombo 7, unveiled its signature menu recently, heralding a new era in epicurean dining. Its restaurant on the Mezzanine floor, The Mezza9 serves a curated symphony of


A triumphant end to Galadari Hotel’s ‘Jaffna Food Festival’

Views - 62 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

The Galadari Hotel together with My Sister’s Kitchen presented the much awaited ‘Jaffna Food Festival’ at the Galadari Hotel Coffee Shop on 9, 10 and 11 November from 7 p.m. to 11 pm. The festival gave the best of authentic Jaffna cuisine to th


You can’t copyright taste, EU court says in setback for food industry

Views - 39 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters): Europe’s top court dealt the food industry a blow on Tuesday as it dismissed an attempt by a Dutch cheese maker to copyright its cream cheese, saying that the taste of a food product does not qualify for copyright protection. Du


‘Buzzing November’ at Hilton Colombo

Views - 49 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

From the goodness of ginger, the seasonal ingredient of the month to the culinary carnival, a journey through the USA and Retro Nights at the Blue, Hilton Colombo promises diners and party revellers a hive of activity this November. As part of #EatDr


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