Chic with a mystical purple glow and groovy music, Lords Restaurant is the place to enjoy a unique dining and bar experience, along Negombo’s most happening street.
Words Keshini de Silva
Photographs Menaka Aravinda and Vishwathan Tharmakulasingham
Lords is positively rhythmic with dance and pop tunes reverberating through the air, while cascading water sets a soothing tone. Radiating in luminous shades of purple, as well as decorated with modern art, Lords is chic and elegant, with an unmistakable reference to cricket. Whether you seek a happening dance atmosphere, a bar to relax and watch sport, or a leisurely outing for family, the restaurant is dynamic with a space for everyone.
The Batsman Restaurant with a romantic setting serenaded by live music and ambient lighting, is the place for casual dining overlooking Negombo’s most happening street. The brightly lit Lords Art Gallery is a vibrant and soul-searching path featuring the works of talented Sri Lankan artists. It leads to Bowlers Bistro offering spacious al fresco dining under a starry sky and glowing baubles. This is the ideal place for families, where children find joy in observing and feeding the fish.
The Oval Restaurant with a mauve luminosity amidst the soothing dark interior is one of the trendiest places to dine in Negombo with groovy dance beats and music videos playing on the large screen.
The LBW Bar beckons sports enthusiasts to watch live sport, while sipping Lords’ specialty beverages such as the Chillie Margarita and Mango Passion Mojito. Or even try the delicious mocktails – ‘Howzat’ and ‘Wicket Maiden’. The Boundaries Garden Restaurant and Bar, has a cheerful outdoor setting where customers can also watch and applaud live sport and is especially exultant from 9pm to 10pm during happy hour.
Cuisine at Lords is creative with an Asian twist as well as dedication for quality and value for money. Savour fresh seafood gastronomy by trying the Jumbo King Prawns with Sweet Potato Curried Fries, Beet and Pineapple Coleslaw Salad and a Garlic Crème Sauce. Served in a coconut shell, the delicious Chicken and Mango Curry with Tomato Chutney, Beetroot Coconut Pickle, Papadam, Coconut Sambol and Rice is a delicious tribute to Sri Lankan cuisine. They have a Kids Menu, Vegan Menu and Gluten-Free Menu. The restaurant offers promotions such as a seafood special and a lunch special served from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
The free Fish Spa throughout the restaurant is merriment-inducing and adds a different dimension to the experience. Dip your feet or fingers in the spas and enjoy the tickles as ‘Doctor Fish’ massage away. The health and hygiene of the spas are maintained with regular checks. “The ambience at Lords has been curated to ensure hours of entertainment and leisure for everyone,” says Martin Fullerton, Chairman, Lords Restaurant. Catering for upto 200 guests and providing special rates, Lords is the ideal venue for parties and events.
For an exciting and unforgettable night in Negombo, head to Lords and relish a delicious culinary experience.
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