Restaurant

Sri Lankan and Western Cuisine

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

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.

 

 

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Breakfast

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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, omelette, fresh dhal and coconut curry.

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.

Sample Breakfast Menu

– 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

Served from 7am to 10am.

 

 

Lunch

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

This buffet is perfect for all food desires, from those that wish to feast before their afternoon Surf to those who wish for something light fresh and health, the Lunch Menu at Talalla has you covered.

Sample Lunch Menu

FRESH GARDEN SALAD
Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber & Spanish onion
With chicken or fish.
MEDITERRANEAN PLATE
Chick pea falafels with lemon tahini, Coconut tabouleh salad,
talalla hummus & roti.
CHICKEN CLUB SANDWICH
Grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, cucumber & egg
Served with fresh garden salad.
ROTI SANDWICH
Talalla roti, lettuce, tomato, cheese, cucumber & fried egg
With chicken.
ORIENTAL NOODLE STIR FRY
Sri Lankan noodles, carrot, leeks, onion, garlic & soy sauce
With chicken or fish.
FRIED RICE
Rice, carrot, cabbage, green beans & egg
With chicken or fish.
ROAST VEGETABLE SALAD
VEGETABLE DOSA
Daily specials are available from our chalkboard.
GREEK STYLE SALAD
Olives, feta, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, green beans & basil.
PUTTANESCA PENNE
Penne, tomato, onion, chilli, olives & parmesan.
With chicken
AGLI OLOI FETTUCCINE
Fettuccine tossed with garlic

Served from 12pm to 3pm.

 

 

Dinner

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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.

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.

Sample Dinner Menu

Entree
Lobster bisque soup
Mixed fruit salsa with sweet corn fritters
Herbal gotukola soup
Kurakkan pittu
Mains
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
Desserts
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.

Served from 6pm to 9pm.

The Bar

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What's on at 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.