“Fancy a high tea which doesn’t rip you off?” Then Marino beach got you Covered.
The Marino beach located in the beachfront down the Marine drive, Colombo serves one of the best worthy high teas in Colombo.
Last month we checked out their high tea and they have 3 types of platters.
They serve High tea everyday evening 3pm to 5pm at their rose lounge but you must always make your reservation before hand for the “Violet” and “Bonica” platters as they freshly prepare their items for you.
We selected the “Bonica” Platter, which was a 3 tier platter + an extra plate. It had with 5 savory goodies, 2 scones and 6 sweet items per person. You can either select tea or coffee as your drinks to go on with your refreshments.
Me being this sweet devoted person, I first started to devour the sweet plate which included.
The lankan favorite delicacy, Helapa, steamed finger millet, coconut and treacle cakes in banana leaf (Kurakkan) - which was low in sugar and wrapped in a banana leaf instead of the typical “kandha” kolaya.
Sau dodol - Was too hard due to the over caramalization of sugar and every bite had the taste of cardamon not really pleasing!
Eclairs - Soft, sugary, chocolatey crush with butter cream and milkmaid filled centres was definitely a winner.
Fruit cake - A buttery combination of the typical srilankan love cake with a few fruit pieces,nothing much but was okay I guess.
Brownie - The winner amongst all, extremely chocolately but too sad that it was too small
Red cake - mousse centre with with chocolate and brandy cake base.
Overall the sweet goodies tasted good expect for the Sau dodol
Chicken sandwich - Cheesy and spicy chicken sandwich one of our favorites that day.
Ham and cheese slider - wholemeal bread buns filled with cheese and ham, quite a bit hard but was tasty.
Fish Chinese rolll - a basic lankan Chinese roll, was piping hot though when they served.
Lamb puff - honestly a lamb puff that had never seen a lamb.
Tuna sandwich : Fluffy, airy and light buns with a generous but yet delicious filling with the sour flavour from tomatoes spiking the whole thing.
They also had a tight check up of the guests (due to the Easter Sunday day attacks on the 21st April) with modern equipment without making it an unpleasant hassle to the guests.
Ambience : ample seating area with dim lights and comfy dambro sofas to accompany your dambro’s own tea estate - Labookellie tea