As we got some free time today afternoon, Anuradha and I decided to go to a high tea. Having no idea where to go to, we googled places in Colombo which have high tea. We came across a blog on YAMU and it had the Tea Lounge of Cinnamon Grand listed one of the 9 places to have high tea in Colombo. The Tea Lounge is on to the right past the fountain through the lobby. High tea is available from 3.00pm to 5.30pm every day. I highly recommend you to reserve and go, as the Tea Lounge has a limited seating capacity.
As we entered the Tea Lounge, people had already arrived for high tea. Most of them were having coffee or tea and were having chats. The grand piano towards the right-hand end of the lounge caught my eye as a pianist was playing famous songs from the 1970s.
We had a place reserved for two near the drinks showcase. The drinks showcase looked truly photogenic.
We ordered a high tea platter which serves well for two persons. It had an assortment of various types of mini tarts, buns, scones, cakes, savoury snacks and dips. The high tea package comes with different types of teas and coffees. You can order any amount of tea or coffee. Here are images of the goodies and drinks we ordered.
Out of the sweets found on the platter, my personal favourites were the cheesecakes and tarts. The savouries were really good and I loved the mutton spring rolls.
The platter costs Rs. 1500 + service charge + tax. The final cost for us was nearly Rs. 2000. In my point of view, this is a pretty decent price when compared with other places that offer high tea. If you go for high tea at the Cinnamon Grand’s Tea Lounge, do let us know your thoughts and what were your favourites.