One fine morning as I was staring at my phone going up and down my facebook homepage I was immediately taken back by this one particular high tea offer which looked like none other I’ve ever been to for just 750 PP.
With no further thoughts I made a reservation for two at this particular hotel, which is very well known to everyone for having that stunning architecture with a hint of vintage style giving the guest a feeling as if in the stables amidst the rubber trees in Panadura.
This place is none other than the Barn house studio Panadura, which is a luxury boutique concept hotel which is once again famous for being a beautiful wedding and pre shoot venue.
Reaching to the venue is a bit tough specially if you aren’t travelling by your own vehicle because it is located roughly 6kms away from the Panadura town.
We arrived at the green oasis as scheduled and got our high tea served within 20 mins odd to the Challets (as per our request from the team) since we are very keen our picture quality.
This high tea was very very close to us because it was with a very Lankan twist and the platter was darn attractive for being served on a 2 tier stand platter which looked like sliced wood chops but was too heavy.
Their savoury range was divided into two groups.
Their savoury range was quite good with the taste of freshness in every bite we took in, specially the ambulthiyal and pol sambol bite and the hot hot served polo’s cutlet with ketchup.
Coconut rotti with lunumiris was too hot & spicy for even a spice maniac like me, honestly the heat was too much to take probably because they have used nai miris (bird’s eye chilli) in their lunumiris.
And then the pinwheel sandwich with a black sesame coating was absolutely crap, although it looked good the cheese tasted too aged and sour.
Although a few items were rather meh but definitely I can’t expect more for 750.
And then the sweet range consisted of only two items : Brownies & Mini fruit tart.
The brownies with chocolate topping, cashews and topped with a thin piece of sliced strawberries : bigger than the average size this brownie with bits of cashews was quite a bit cakey than like brownies and the fruit tart was a tiny pastry cup like thingy filled with chocolate topping and topped with orange and strawberry piece.
Drinks : Sugary mango juice & papaya juice which contained fruit but still too sweet.
Conclusion : Definitely worth for the place but not food, ever since this high tea is trending up I’ve seen a few more add ons on their list.