The premier restaurant of the hotel provides an ambience of old world charm. Enjoy dining at this colonial era Ceylonese style restaurant, which serves a creative blend of regional and continental specialities. The Governor’s Restaurant can comfortably seat up to 200 people and features daily international lunch buffets and a world of themed nightly buffets that take you on a gastronomical journey. À la carte options are also available at this refined restaurant in Colombo from 11.00am to 11.00pm. Dress up and head to the Governor’s Restaurant for an evening of elegance and sophistication.

Governer’s Menu


Meal Times:
Breakfast 6.30am to 10.30am
Lunch 12.30pm to 3.00pm
Sunday Lunch – Jazz, Blues and Soul Food 12.30pm to 3.00pm
Poya Day Vegan Buffet
Sunday to Thursday 7.00pm to 10.30pm
Friday to Saturday 7.00pm to 11.00pm

*This includes access to the pool and beach facilities.

Dress Code  
Breakfast & Lunch: No – Swimwear & Tank-tops
Dinner: No – Swimwear, Tank-tops, Shorts or three-quarter length Pants (for men)

Governor’s Theme Nights
Look out for our Theme Nights which are a feature at the Governor’s Restaurant from 7.00pm to 10.30pm daily.

Monday Night – Culinary Influences of Ceylon
Celebrating the culinary favourites of the Colonial era with Dutch, Portuguese and English cuisine, this grand spread features dishes that take you back to the time of old Ceylon.

Tuesday Night – Feasts of the Desert
Head off on a flavourful Arabian adventure with delectable fusion cuisine of Middle Eastern, Arabian, Lebanese, Moroccan and Persian dishes.

Wednesday Night – Secrets of the Silk Route
Discover the rich diversity of Silk Route cuisine as you feast on authentic Chinese, Thai and Indonesian culinary creations.

Thursday Night – United States of India
Bringing the distinctive dishes of India’s diverse regions all to one place, this special dinner takes you on a gastronomic tour of the very best of Indian cuisine.

Friday Night – Backyard BBQ
A BBQ night like no other, this spread of barbequed treats has everything from smoked to spice rubbed, charcoal to churrasco and grilled to Korean BBQ style dishes.

Saturday Night – Viaggio in Italia
Embark on a culinary journey to Italy as you sample the heavenly fresh flavours of some of the favourite dishes from the Mediterranean coast.

Sunday Night – Ape Kema by Chef Publis
Experience a Sri Lankan feast par excellence as our famed Chef Publis produces some of his finest creations featuring authentic and traditional dishes synonymous with local cuisine.

Governor’s Theme Night Prices
Rs 2,900/= nett per person

Governor’s and Terrace High Tea
Enjoy a sumptuous spread at our British colonial style High Tea. The Governor’s High Tea consisting of assorted finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and the finest Ceylon teas and assorted homemade cakes and pastries, is served at the Governor’s Restaurant from 3.00pm to 6.00pm daily. Enjoy a perfect cup of Ceylon tea, pale gold, like the dawn over Adam’s Peak. Inhale the aroma of pure misty mountain grown tea; savour the bouquet of flavours spread over your taste buds. If you want to enjoy the authentic experience of Colonial high tea, then you must come to Mount Lavinia Hotel.

Governor’s & Terrace High Tea Prices
À la carte High Tea Rs 1,800/= nett per person (Daily)