The Poya Day Vegan Buffet – Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo

Vegan Buffet at Mount Lavinia on Poya Day (Full Moon)

Vegan buffet organised in Mount Lavinia Hotel once a month on Poya day. For 2000 rupees you can spend all day at the hotel including the use of the beach, swimming pool and extraordinary vegan lunch. We spent a good few hours there.

The buffet was split into Sri Lankan, Asian, Indian, Western cuisines with stations of pasta, salads, vegetables, juices, canapes, fruits and desserts.

When we arrived the place was overcrowded with people. For a moment we thought that we have to leave as we popped in without a reservation. Likely, a member of staff found us a table next to the pool with beautiful views of the ocean. After settling in we dived into a paradise of vegan food.

Amazing Vegan Lunch at Mount Lavinia

We loved the food apart from one incident when my husband picked a baguette with melted cheese on top of it, assuming it was vegan. When he tasted a piece of melted cheese he immediately noticed that the cheese was “real” cheese.  He addressed the concern to a manager. The manager apologised for the hotel’s mistake and immediately removed the cheese baguettes from the buffet.

The food was delicious, a little bit costly if you’re visiting every month and don’t have much capacity to try everything otherwise, it’s worth visiting.

Address: Mount Lavinia Hotel, No 100, Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka.

Phone: 0094 11 2711711

Food: 5/5

Ambience: 4/5

Parking – Available at the hotel

Cost: Average (2000 rupees)

Laptop Friendly – No

I also visited the Kaema Sutra Bar and Restaurant with delicious vegan dishes, if you want to know about my experience, click here.

by | Sep 9, 2018


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Inga K

Inga became vegan in March 2018. After a series of documentaries that hit hard, she and her husband switched to a plant-based diet within a week and vegan soon after.Inga has a UK Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Diet and Nutrition. is a blog for anyone who strives for a healthy and happy life. We share healthy plant-based (and often oil-free) recipes and give you the best tips on finding vegan local food whilst travelling, promoting a plant-based lifestyle focusing on good health and spiritual wellbeing.

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