Food & Drink
Sri Lankan food is one of the World's great undiscovered cuisines, influenced by the ancient traders who plied the route between Africa, the Middle East, India and the East Indies, and Portuguese, Dutch and British colonials. The sea is bountiful, and the climate varies between tropical and temperate, meaning almost anything will grow here.
Eat your fill of toast, local jams and marmalades, eggs as you like them, hoppers, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juice, tea and coffee.
Lunch & Dinner
At Talaramba Reef you can enjoy the finest home cooking. As well as intensely flavourful local dishes, you can choose fresh grilled lobster and fish straight from the fishermen on our beach, or a variety of Western dishes for both adults and children. The staff will shop, prepare and serve your meals, and you simply pay the cost of the ingredients in the market that morning.
Wine and spirits can be bought at the airport in Colombo when you arrive, in the local off licence in Weligama, or if you are travelling with a larger group you can pre-order by the case. Our staff will be happy to shop on your behalf. Bottled water is supplied free of charge.
Ceylon tea is world renowned, and you won't have trouble finding a good cup anywhere in Sri Lanka. Embrace the afternoon tradition and relax in a comfortable chair on the veranda, with a pot of tea, a slice of cake, and some light afternoon conversation.
There are good dining options nearby if you fancy a change of scene, from ocean-fresh BBQ seafood with the sand between your toes on Mirissa beach, to delicious Sri Lankan rice and curry at the nearby cinnamon plantation of Mirissa Hills. Slightly further afield there is wood-fired pizza and Sunday roasts at Wijaya Beach in Dalawella, or the glamorous Amangalla and Galle Fort Hotel in Galle.
“The most wonderful holiday”
The villa is so peaceful and the food has been delicious.
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