Governor's Restaurant Mount Lavinia Hotel
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Governor's Restaurant Colombo

The premier restaurant of the hotel provides an ambiance of old world charm. Enjoy the ambiance of a colonial era Ceylonese style restaurant, with a creative blend of regional and continental specialties. The Governor’s Restaurant can comfortably seat up to 200 people. The Governor’s features daily international lunch buffets and a world of themed nightly buffets that takes you on a gastronomical journey, while A La Carte is available from 11.00am to 11.00pm. Dress up and go to the Governor’s 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

Saturday Lunch, Sunday Brunch and Poya Day Lunch 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)

Look out for the Theme Nights which are a feature at The Governor’s Restaurant.


Monday Night
Culinary Influences of Ceylon

Celebrating the culinary favourites of the Colonial era with Dutch, Portuguese and English cuisine


Tuesday Night
Feasts of the Desert

Fusion cuisine featuring Middle Eastern, Arabian, Lebanese, Moroccan and Persian dishes


Wednesday Night
Secrets of the Silk Route

Feast on Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and the rich diversity of Silk Route cuisine


Thursday Night
United States of India

A delightful assortment of the very best of Indian Cuisine


Friday Night
Backyard BBQ

Smoked, Spice Rubbed, Korean BBQ, Grilled, Charcoal, and Churrasco style dishes to choose from


Saturday Night
Viaggio in Italia

Journey to Italy and savour favourites from the Mediterranean coast


Sunday Night
Ape Kema by Chef Publis

Authentic and traditional food synonymous to Sri Lanka including favourites produced by Chef Publis himself


Poya Day
Poya Day Vegan Buffet



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 the Mount Lavinia hotel.

Governor’s & Terrace High Tea Prices

  • À la carte High Tea Rs 1,400/= nett pp (Sunday to Friday)