Sri Lankan home-cooking, in the heart of Soho, showcasing the abundant flavours and colours inherent to the island’s vibrant cuisine.
Kolamba translates as the word for Colombo in Sinhalese, with the owners looking to celebrate the ethnic diversity and melting pot of influences of this colourful and bustling city. Their belief that the best food you can eat comes from people’s homes is translated through a number of signature dishes on the menu, such as the decadently spiced Kammala’s kalu pol pork and a typically southern black pepper prawn fry. The menu also features many vegetarian - and naturally vegan - dishes, from pineapple curry, to the island favourite of ala thel dala – richly spiced potatoes softened and fried with onions and chilli.
The space has been inspired by the Tropical Modernism movement and looking to reflect the lush and fertile green lands of the island - think organic, earthy tones, with greenery climbing the walls against aged brickwork, raw timber and polished cement surfaces and art installations by contemporary Sri Lankan batik artist Sonali Dharmawardena.
Sri-Lankan home cooking
Aunty Mo’s Chatti Roast with string hopper and fragrant kiri hodi - turmeric infused coconut milk; Yellow Monkfish Curry, a saffron-infused coconut curry, influenced by coastal Negombo fishmongers and the classic Parippu, red lentil dhal with curry leaves and fried garlic.