Our Story

Garton’s Ark is the largest sailing restaurant in Sri Lanka operating on the tranquil waters of the Diyawanna Oya, adjacent to the Urban Wetland Park in Nawala. Managed by Garton’s Hotel (Pvt) Ltd and designed by Neil Marine, it was launched in November 2014 and provides a unique dining experience with luxurious interiors, cutting edge exteriors and eco-friendly designs. Guests can enjoy mouth watering à la carte meals and a special dinner buffet cruise amidst beautiful surroundings aboard Garton’s Ark.

About Garton’s Ark

Tasteful Recipes

Dine with a Journey

For those with pure food indulgence in mind, come next door and sate your desires with our ever changing internationally
and seasonally inspired small plates. We love food, lots of different food, just like you.



Savour delicious Sri Lankan and international cuisine with a majestic array of dishes created by our master chefs. From scintillating appetizers to scrumptious mains and flavoursome desserts, there is something for everyone on board Garton’s Ark. Our spread of dishes with amazing flavours, aromas and textures are made from high quality ingredients that are beautifully presented for an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy à la carte meals during regular times and a special dinner buffet for Friday/Saturday dinners.

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Garton Ark Menu

Awesome Facilities

We have a host of awesome facilities and entertainment options on board Garton’s Ark to ensure that your dining experience with us is unforgettable.
We offer the highest levels of guest comfort, and will ensure that all your needs are met.


Our private boat is available for smaller group functions (2 – 12 people) for river cruises, picnics and romantic dinners.


Enjoy watching satellite TV on a giant screen which is perfect to watch sports and special events while out with friends.


Watch our talented bartenders make your delicious drinks and cocktails in style at our magnificent display bar.


From piped music to live acoustic entertainment and a funky DJ to a rhythmic calypso band, enjoy our music options.

In the Area


Enjoy International Dinner Buffet every Friday and Saturday evening as we take a cruise along the lake. With calypso music and spectacular views of the surrounding area, this makes for a majestic evening out with loved ones. Garton’s Ark can also be hired for private occasions too such as birthdays, private parties, afternoon teas, weddings, conferences, cocktail parties, children parties, picnics and many more!

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