Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Chariot

The Chariot
No 131, Maya avenue, Colombo 6 (Head office)
This is our first review on the restaurants section and we chose “The Chariot” in Maya avenue because it was our very first date spot.  Walking into the restaurant, we were surprised seeing the lovely interior, the food and service they offer. It was total value for money. If you want to have a great dine in experience for a real worthy price, The Chariot is a definite option.
The Chariot also has branches in Dehiwela, Bambalapitiya, Panadura, Pelawatte, ODEL

Known for

They are known for their Jaffna dishes which they serve under the motto of “Yummy Yarlpanam”. Also renowned for their Milk Hoppers and short eats.


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Interior seating arrangements

We would say it’s the interior of the restaurant that makes it special. Air conditioned place accommodating four tables (four chairs each) with tablemats, glasses and needed cutlery and also an outdoor dine in area (Not towards the road).


















The Menu offered by The Chariot in Maya avenue, is the same as their other outlets. However, this outlet does not offer Sushi as similar to the World Trade Centre Outlet.
They offer a variety of Sri Lankan dishes especially Jaffna dishes, Short eats, Juices and deserts. The Menu can be found in this link. http://thechariot.lk/menu/

The Short eats are much spoken of and you can see many stopping by in the morning to get breakfast for their kids. The short eats are not mentioned in the above menu but it basically includes the common short eats and along with some chariot special items, with price ranging from 50/= to 200/=.
The Lunch dishes offered are satisfactory.  We have tried Nasi goreng and Chicken fried rice both were good. A good lunch (with desert) would cost between 500/= to 1000/= (for two). With the ambiance offered by the restaurant, it is total Value-For-Money. They also provide you with water when you dine in (you might have to ask for it sometimes).
Deserts, however, were not much impressive. They offer biscuit pudding, caramel pudding etc for a price of 60/= to 100/= in a yoghurt sized cup.
Milk hoppers are highly commended by all customers and are indeed the best offered by The Chariot. The koththu also falls into the same list. 


They are open from 7am to 10pm. The Staff is really customer friendly and concerned. Waiting time was 12 minutes for 2 dishes of chicken fried rice at around 1pm, when there were only two other customers along with us both. They have an open kitchen where the customer could see how the dish is served and curries are kept. Also there are no additional service tax charge and also no Wi-Fi connection.


It is a very silent place. It is not congested much in the morning or afternoon. Provides a lovely atmosphere to dine in with your better half. But could be crowded on weekends due to the student crowd from nearby tuition providers.


They have various events like koththu & Mongolian night, Mongolian & BBQ night, Dosa night, Sri Lankan night, Pittu night etc. You can get the information about their latest events through their Facebook profile http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Chariot-Restaurant/225477197495090

Hope it helped you to get a complete view of the place.  If you need any help or clarification, email us at lovelifecolombo@gmail.com or drop in a message in our Fb page.

See you soon with another interesting post <3


Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentines Day 2014 Colombo

Valentines Day 2014 Colombo 

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Oh ya so Valentines day in Sri Lanka! Well the popular spot for many are the Cinema halls in the past. But *BAHM* this time it falls on a poya day. So if your plan was going to cinema its not happening this year as all cinema halls are closed on poya days. Also this time another famous Valentines day spot Viharamahadevi park is shut down from the 13th to the 19th due to constructions. Therefore this time you have to find another option. Here are some suggestions from us. Keep checking this blog as we will be updating this post as we get more and more suggestions till the 14th morning.

High Tea at Galle Face Hotel and Galadari Hotel

Two of the best value for money high tea spots in Colombo. Don't forget you can't just walk in to this place but have to pre book for it. There's plenty of argument which is the best of the two and Galadari looks a cheaper option and Galle face provides a better sea view and great ambiance. So we will recommend both. Galadari High tea is 1200 per person and Galle face hotel costs 1400 per person.
Booking Telephone Number: Galle Face Hotel- 0112541010
                                                Galadari Hotel- 0112544544
(Pic: Galle face hotel High tea)

Click here for location of Galle Face Hotel
Click here for location of Galadari Hotel

Diyatha Uyana and Diyawanna oya walkway- Battaramulla

A famous spot for couples these days. Landscaped gardens, Lovely walking paths, lake nearby, wonderful view of the Waters Edge and the Parliament. Also for food there are McDonalds, Dinemore, Barista etc nearby. Would be hot and sunny in the morning evening and night will be a perfect time to visit this place.

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CASA Colombo

One of the most Romantic hideaways in Colombo with brilliant and gorgeous ambiance and friendly service. Even the food is said to be value for money even though its a bit expensive. One of the best places for a Valentines day dine out costing you less than Rs.5000 for 2 which includes mains, drinks, desserts and coffee.

Click here for location of Casa Colombo

Galle Buck Lighthouse

Another place you can enjoy for free of charge. Situated in Chaithya road which is the road next to the Kingsbury hotel. From this place you can have a brilliant panoramic view of the Indian Ocean and enjoy the tall 1952 built landmark and the best time here to be is around 6-7 pm when the sun sets and a brilliant place to take some lovely pictures with your loved one. Also you can followup with a good dinner at Lighthouse Galley situated right in front of the LightHouse.

Click here for location of Galle Buck Lighthouse 

Tintagel- Colombo

If you want a high end quality dinner and don't care about the price then the Tintagel is the place for you. Gorgeous ambiance, brilliant service and surely value for money for a memorable candle light dinner. It will cost around Rs. 6000 for two.

Mount Lavinia Beach

Arguably one of the best beaches nearby Colombo. The golden sand and the blue sea will be a great combo for your romantic date and it can't get any better when you go in the evening watching the sun set. Nearby this beach you will find plenty of sea food restaurants and bars where you can go for a quick drink or snack while enjoying the beautiful seas.

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Seafood Cove

If both of you are seafood lovers and want to have a good dinner by the beach of Mount Lavinia then Seafood Cove is the perfect place. Quite expensive but totally worth it for a romantic evening in the beach with some delightful sea food which comes along with some brilliant service.The quality of the seafood is outstanding. Will cost around Rs. 3500 for two people. 

The Havelock Place Bungalow

The 1st boutique hotel opened in colombo. Even though it is situated in a busy area this place is a very calm, quiet and picturesque place to have a date, especially a lunch date. Perfect place to have a date without any buzz and the wonderful garden and building makes the experience even better. Even though its a bit expensive its still value for money. Costs you around Rs. 4000 for a good lunch and dessert for two.

Click here for the location of the Havelock Bungalow
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