Nourish your body at Talalla’s signature restaurant, where only the finest local and seasonal produce is selected to foster the best in wellbeing.

Start your day with a menu of tropical fruits, buffalo curd, fine cut oats, fresh coconut, homemade papaya jam and swiss pancakes. Follow up with eggs-any-style, omlette, fresh dhal and coconut curry.

At midday, lunch is either a la carte, with local favourites such as sour mango curry, or international options including vegetarian burritos and panzanella salad.

Dinner each night is an event, with highlights including fresh tuna sashimi, or garlic barbeque prawns. Local tastes are explored with okra, beetroot or banana flower curries, and red rice. Salads are a meal in themselves, and European eggplant bakes, potato au gratin or spaghetti napolitana serve as a taste of home. Desert delights with staples including banana cake, crème caramel or local pancake with coconut jaggery.

Of course, while in Sri Lanka, the finest leaf tea is served to you in a traditional teapot. Or, elect to take a  just-made fruit juice of local mango, watermelon or pineapple, or a traditional banana lassi.

During the day, a snack menu invites you to sample local cashews, and in the evening, a full bar invites you to try watermelon cocktails or Sri Lankan Lion beer.

Talalla Retreat is passionate about food thanks to the gourmet influence of successful Australian restaurant owner and Talalla founder, Laurie Rose.

Locally sourced, seasonal produce. Gentle to the body, gentle to the environment.

Sip on a king coconut and enjoy the gentle sea breeze as you savour gourmet Talalla flavours in our stunning open-air restaurant pavilion.

Vibrant tropical fruit, crisp seasonal fresh vegetables and fresh local seafood feature prominently in our traditional Sri Lankan delicacies and international favourites.

We are proud of our low mileage approach to food, sourcing local ingredients and produce from nearby markets and fishing villages.

Much of the resorts herbs and spices are grown organically on the property, while other seasonal ingredients are sourced fresh daily from local markets and fishermen.

Special Occasions.

Festive occasions like Christmas and New Year are celebrated with spectacular buffet feasts. The resort staff will create an outdoor buffet hut from palm fronds, and present an array of exotic dishes in traditional clay pots. Experience fragrant Sri Lankan curries and whole sear fish (Spanish mackerel) BBQ’d on flaming coconut shells.

For a romantic experience, set up a private dinner by the pool and dine on lobster or a seafood platter. Speak to the chef about your personal requirements – perfect for proposals!

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Breakfast Sample Menu

Served from 7am to 10am. USD$7 for non-resident guests.

Fruit Juice or Fruit Plate
Eggs (poached, scrambled, fried or omelette) served with toast, roti with sweet onion, butter and jam

Banana pancake with curd, trickle, coconut & lime
(Gluten free red rice pancake available)

Sri Lankan breakfast special served with toast, roti with sweet onion, butter and jam

Bircher muesli
Tea or Coffee

Prices in $US and inclusive of all Taxes.

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Lunch Menu Sample

Served from 12pm to 3pm.

During peak season, a buffet style lunch will be served at a cost of USD$10

Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber & Spanish onion
With chicken or fish

Chick pea falafels with lemon tahini, Coconut tabouleh salad,
talalla hummus & roti

Grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, cucumber & egg
Served with fresh garden salad

Talalla roti, lettuce, tomato, cheese, cucumber & fried egg
With chicken

Sri Lankan noodles, carrot, leeks, onion, garlic & soy sauce
With chicken or fish

Rice, carrot, cabbage, green beans & egg
With chicken or fish


Daily specials are available from our chalkboard

Olives, feta, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, green beans & basil

Penne, tomato, onion, chilli, olives & parmesan
With chicken

Fettuccine tossed with garlic, extra virgin olive oil & parmesan
With chicken

Please note our menus change from time to time, if you require the most up to date menu please contact Talalla.

Prices in $US and inclusive of all Taxes.

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Dinner Menu Sample

Served from 6pm. Our chefs prepare a selection of dishes each evening to include starters, mains & desserts. This three course set menu costs $15. During peak times, a buffet dinner will be served, that includes soup, salads, freshly seared BBQ fish/chicken, curries, pasta and more. Vegetarians are well catered for.

Lobster bisque soup
Mixed fruit salsa with sweet corn fritters
Herbal gotukola soup
Kurakkan pittu

Fish or Chicken kebab with garlic kankun and Arabic rice
Sri Lankan herbed rice, beetroot curry, gotukola salad, pappadam
Eggplant curry, bitter gourd sambol, fish ambulthiyal, pappadam
Clay pot cooked fresh vegetable paella with fish

Home made banana cinnamon ice cream with mix fruit cake
Sticky date cake with Ice cream
Banana fritters with home made coconut lemon ice cream
Ginger Bread Cake with Orange Sauce

Please note our menus change from time to time, if you require the most up to date menu please contact Talalla.
Prices in $US and inclusive of all Taxes.

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The Bar

Freshly squeezed or blended, tropical juices are made to order at Talalla.

Choose from seasonal selections such as papaya, pineapple, mango, watermelon or banana, tweaked with lime, mint or ginger. For those looking for a spring in their ste, fizzy soft drinks are available including hot ginger beer.

To cool down the curry burn, try a mango or banana lassi, made with fresh buffalo curd.

Or to warm up, a selection of plunger coffees, herbal teas and ayurvedic preparations are available.

To complement your dinner, choose from local beer as well as imported wine from new and old world vineyards. Or, engage your naughty streak, with a tropical cocktail such as arrack attack.

The bar offers pool service and is open from 7am – 10pm.

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