Our Food Ethos

Elevating local produce to an exquisite dining experience.
Embracing cuisines from around the world.


The close proximity of the Indian Ocean to the hotel, allows our guests to enjoy the freshest of fish and seafood, all bought from local fisherman. Sri Lanka is blessed by an abundance and diversity of fruit and vegetables. Pineapple, mango, papaya, bananas, and coconuts are the most well known of Sri Lankan fruits, yet we encourage our guests to try some of the tantalising vegetables too. Ladyfingers, lotus root, banana blossom and jackfruit await those wishing to expand their pallet. The prevalence of local produce does not confine our kitchen to one particular cuisine; instead, we embrace culinary influences from around the globe. 

The Pavilions Restaurant

Stunning sea views served alongside sublime culinary adventures.
Epicurean dreams accompanied by a refreshing ocean breeze.

The Pavilions Restaurant presents truly inspiring dishes in the most picturesque setting imaginable. Combining the bountiful local produce with some of the finest ingredients from around the world, the restaurant offers a menu full of flair, creativity, and flavours that will both challenge and delight the taste buds. Ideally situated above The Amritha Bar, the ornately furnished space offers a truly romantic setting, overlooking the palm infused garden and the glistening Indian Ocean, with nothing but the occasional tropical bird and incoming fishing boat to distract from the ambience, food and wine. Facing due west, it is the ideal spot to catch the mesmerising sunset whilst enjoying culinary delights from near and far.

Private Dining

Explore a world of exotic flavours in the comfortable privacy of your villa.
Pick your favourite dining spot and allow us to entice your taste buds.

If complete privacy is the order of the day, our chef will suggest the perfect menu which your butler will bring to your Pavilion, creating the perfect home-away-from-home environment. Or choose your favourite secluded corner of the garden to enjoy a starlit barbeque or a chef's special. You may even chose to dine on the freshest delights that the ocean has to offer on the beach, where the gentle sound of the waves rolling ashore create a soothing symphony which will elevate your romantic dining experience to an unforgettable moment. Wherever you may choose to enjoy your meals, our level of service and attention to detail will always remain of the same reassuringly high standard. 

The Amritha Bar

Delightful drinks and spellbinding sunsets.
An ambience of pure island chic.


The Amritha Bar is quite simply a stunning place to sit and relax with a drink. Facing due west and looking out over the garden, beach and ocean, the sunsets will exceed your dreams of a tropical island paradise. The bar features a beguiling contrast of Balinese and Sri Lankan furniture with plenty of deep and inviting chairs to unwind with a sundowner and forget about the bothers of everyday life. The selection of liquor is what you would expect from a world-class hotel. The wine list is comprehensive, with a particular emphasis on the New World.While complete privacy is the hallmark of Serene Pavilions, humans are by nature mostly sociable beasts, and the Amritha Bar allows casual interaction with fellow guests, without the stifling sense of duty to carry on conversations from the night before, thanks to the languid ambience of the hotel as a whole.