Culinary trails in Sri Lanka are just as fascinating as the island itself. The diversity of its culture and people have brought together Eastern and Western cuisines in all their scrumptiousness to its capital, Colombo. From authentic Indian cuisines to Japanese food, there are fine dining restaurants scattered all over Colombo. However, for those who are looking for exceptional and rare treats in gastronomic delights will find it difficult to encounter a luxury restaurant in Sri Lanka that is designed and conceptualised out of the ordinary setting. This is why Garton’s Ark is a surprise find. It isn’t just one of the best luxury restaurants in Sri Lanka, but is also the largest sailing restaurant in the country.
During regular hours Garton’s Ark is docked at the Urban Wetland Park in Nawala. During Friday and Saturday nights it sails on the waters of Diyawanna Oya, cruising 5km for 2.5 hours, taking you on an extraordinary culinary journey. The fully air conditioned lower deck restaurant can accommodate up to 64 persons and the open upper deck seats up to 30 guests. The menus comprise of Sri Lankan and International cuisines of the highest standards, ranging from starters to exquisite desserts. You can choose from buffet menus, special Friday night and Saturday night menus, birthday menu, cocktail menu, bar menu and à la carte dining. While the flavours and aromas of delicious food engulf you, you will be surrounded by rhythmic calypso music to match the ambience.
Garton’s Ark aims to provide something extra special to everyone, which is why it offers the facility of private boat hire in Sri Lanka. The 21 footer boat that can accommodate 2-12 passengers is a smaller version boat ideal for celebrating special occasions with family and friends. Whether you want to cruise along the river on picnics, bird excursions or to relax and wind down, this is a fantastic opportunity to do it with utmost convenience and comfort. The private boat can also be the perfect intimate setting for romantic dinners and celebrations. Garton’s Ark is able to operate in all kinds of weather and highly reliable astringent security measures are in place, including life guards and fire rescue staff.