Mount Lavinia Hotel

With a history spanning over 210 years, Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka. This premier colonial heritage hotel in Colombo has earned a reputation over the years for its magnificent structure and ambiance, the old world charm which harks back to the grandeur of old Ceylon, a romantic legacy left by the colonial Governor General who used it as his residence, the exceptional service offered by its well-trained staff and its popularity as a venue for weddings.

Dine & Wine


The premier restaurant of the hotel provides an ambience of old world charm. Enjoy dining at this colonial era Ceylonese style restaurant, which serves a creative blend of regional and continental specialities. The Governor’s Restaurant can comfortably seat up to 200 people and features daily international lunch buffets and a world of themed nightly buffets that take you on a gastronomical journey. À la carte options are also available at this refined restaurant in Colombo from 11.00am to 11.00pm. Dress up and head to the Governor’s Restaurant for an evening of elegance and sophistication.

Meal Times: 
Breakfast6.30am to 10.30am
Lunch12.30pm to 3.00pm
Sunday Lunch – Jazz, Blues and Soul Food12.30pm to 3.00pm
Poya DayVegan Buffet
Sunday to Thursday7.00pm to 10.30pm
Friday to Saturday7.00pm to 11.00pm


Designated by Newsweek magazine as one of the “World’s best gathering places”, this is one of the most sought after dining locations for both national and international clients in Colombo. Enjoy the enchanting experience of dining under the stars, seduced by a soft tropical breeze, while lounging by the pool. The bright pinks, oranges and purples of the sky as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean will mesmerize you while you enjoy your meal or sip a tropical cocktail. You can dine to the soothing sounds of live music over a gourmet dinner; on Sunday a live jazz band plays while you enjoy our brunch. The Terrace features daily international lunch buffets and a world of themed nightly buffets that takes you on a gastronomical journey, while A La Carte is served daily from 9.00am to 1.00am. Walk in for breakfast and lunch in casual wear, or take out an elegant dress for dinner.

Buffet Times:


SundayJazz, Blues and Soul Food!12.30pm to 3.00pm
Celebrate the great taste of Brunch food with some Blues and Jazz to complement the afternoon.  
Monday to FridayInternational Lunch Buffet12.30pm to 3.00pm
Saturday12.30pm to 3.00pm 
Sunday to Thursday7.00pm to 10.30pm 
Friday and Saturday7.00pm to 11.00pm 

Saturday Lunch, Sunday Brunch and Poya Day Lunch includes access to the pool and beach facilities.


Enjoy the magic and romance of the Seafood Cove, with a table set right on the beach, candle light, the warm ocean breeze and the surf breaking softly just a few feet away.

Watch the flickering illumination of hurricane lamps throw shadows of history on the soft sand underfoot. It is designed to make your heart skip a beat: a rustic island style Cadjan-thatched gazebo that shades you from the sun and shelters you from the rain, perched on the pristine sands of the Paradise Beach overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is a quaint yet stylish venue with the ambiance signifying the natural aesthetic beauty with a setting that is nothing short of picture perfect.

The cool night breeze will caress you while waiters in ethnic island style attire cosset you. Freshly caught seafood straight from the Indian Ocean is on display on a massive ice filled basket, to be cooked just the way you want it, grilled, sautéed, devilled, poached, fried or in any other style that you prefer. Enjoy the rustic setting and live calypso band that plays during dinner while you tuck into your lobster, jumbo prawns, cuttlefish, squid or fish. So pay us a visit on a starry night to the superlative Seafood Cove. You don’t even need to dress up to dine on the finest cuisine at the Seafood Cove – come as you are.

Meal Times: 
Monday to Sunday7.00pm to 10.30pm
An A la carte menu is also up for offer for patrons during daytime 


Relax and enjoy the magnificent view of the Indian Ocean while you sip a tropical cocktail and munch on your favourite snack.

The Lobby Lounge is open 24 hours a day and the bar is open from 8.00am till midnight.

Reserve a cocktail dress or smart shirt especially for an evening at the Lobby Lounge.

*No alcoholic beverages are served in any of the bars on days prohibited by the Excise Department of Sri Lanka.


Experience the convenience of 24-hour in-room dining at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. Choose from an extensive and mouth-watering array of dishes.


Situated on the Paradise Beach, the Baywatch Tower is the perfect setting for a romantic private dinner. Distantly elevated and thus secluded, it provides the ideal cosy ambiance and is the preferred choice of couples for a first date, proposal or an anniversary dinner.

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