FEASTS FROM THE PAST
Savour the culinary wonders of good old plantation cooking. The colonial residences of yesteryear were famed for their devoted cooks. The ‘Appu’ as they were called, were unpretentious master chefs. In keeping with that tradition, the food you will enjoy at Mandira Bungalows is also lovingly prepared by our very own ‘Appu’. So whether you fancy a colonial style English breakfast, a blazing BBQ at dusk or some truly authentic Sri Lankan meals, fine, wholesome fare is yours to feast on.
With the cold mountain air to whet your appetite, mealtimes are indeed worth waiting for. However, if you cannot forget your diet, or have a particular nutritional requirement, they can be catered to as well. Literally ‘home grown’, the fresh fruit and vegetables are sourced from nearby farms and often from the bungalow garden too.
Whether you prefer the exotic or the familiar, hearty meals cooked in the traditional ‘colonial’ way are yours to enjoy to the brim. From spicy rice and curry to chargrilled steaks, delicious desserts to garden fresh fruit – the menu offers some tempting choices.
Plantation life was built on simple pleasures – good, home cooked fare was one. Culinary traditions are still strictly observed and meals prepared the old fashioned way. Our menu serves an array of Sri Lankan and Western dishes – so pick and choose to suit your mood. However, do take time to enjoy a traditional High Tea on the lawn – with plantation fresh tea, of course.
Complete the colonial experience at your mealtimes too. The bungalow cooks are experts at preparing the most hearty, traditional fare to satisfy even the biggest of appetites. Start the day with a good old fashioned English breakfast, take a picnic lunch out in the garden and round up the day with a true Sri Lankan dinner – the ‘up country’ way.
The resort operate on Bring Your Own Booze (BYOB) basis. Therefore you are most welcome to bring in your Wines and Spirits with you.
A BEAUTIFUL OLD COLONIAL RESIDENCE THAT WAS HOME TO PLANTERS IN THE DAYS OF BRITISH RULE, IT IS NOW A LUXURIOUS RETREAT WHO WISH TO RELIVE THE PAST ON AN AUTHENTIC JOURNEY TO DAYS GONE BY