Breakfast features a full English or Continental breakfast with eggs cooked as per guest’s preference, bacon, sausages and accompaniments such as baked beans, jam, marmalade etc. The chef usually includes a sample of local breakfast cuisine such as hoppers, kiri bath (milk rice) or coconut roti to give our guests a unique glimpse in to local Sri Lankan food habits too. It is indeed possible to offer guests a full Sri Lankan breakfast too with some advance notice.
During the Winter Season, the hotel runs a beachside ‘hopper hut’ in the evenings that sprawls on to the sand and features the island’s iconic ‘fast food’ called ‘hoppers’ and ‘egg hoppers’. All are served with a tasty accompaniment of salsas and sambols and delicious curries. Hoppers are soft crispy round pancakes that cook in wok-shaped pans. The middle area of the “bowl” is thick, with thin almost frilly edges all round. The name is an English adaptation of the Tamil word for rice cakes called Appa or Appam. Open From November - April
The A La Carte Menu features a selection of quick and healthy lunch options that includes international dishes such as spaghetti, pasta, Thai curries and a selection of tasty burgers. The A La Carte Menu also specializes in offering a salad choice that combines popular international favourites with Sri Lankan vegetables, fruits and spices to give an authentic taste. Alternatively, guests are welcome to sample a traditional Sri Lankan ‘rice and curry’ or a Dutch style ‘lampries’ wrapped in banana leaves as lunch options too.
Dinner consists of a special 4 course set menu that alternates between Sri Lankan and Western options on a daily basis. Sri Lankan meals feature rare and tasty local vegetables sourced from the local Weligama market. All meals feature a choice of chicken, fish, beef or mutton as per local availability. For long stay guests, meals are specially discussed along with the Chef in order to provide a daily variety of meal options during the length of their stay at the hotel. Meals are served in the Dining Verandah, Living Room or Rooms And Suites as per guest’s preference.
Elephant Stables Weligama Bay gives out complimentary seasonal fruits to guests in their rooms and suites on arrival and daily at the poolside and other public areas. Some fruits such as Jackfruit and Papaya are found throughout the year. The traditional ‘season’ for fresh fruit is between May and August and during this time guests can feast on delicious assortments of Mangosteen, Rambuttan and Passion Fruit.
At the bottom of the garden within sight of the beach is an exclusive mini-restaurant that serves a selection of seafood dishes. All of the seafood is purchased locally ‘fresh off the boat’ as soon as the catch of the day is landed on the beach. Featured seafood dishes include prawns and shrimps, lobster, cuttlefish, fresh crab and tuna. Open All Year Round.
The A La Carte Menu includes a variety of ‘chips with everything’ dishes including burgers, fries, sausages, baked beans that will be a familiar food option for international kids of all ages! The hotel also features a selection of unique and delicious salads that combine international favourites with a Sri Lankan twist! If Sri Lankan cuisine is ordered we make sure that kids’ meals are specially prepared, since spices and chilies need to be moderated.
With some advance notice, we will be pleased to offer specially tailored meals including vegetarian meal options, Halal food and gluten-free meals. Guests are welcome to discuss menus and meal preferences with our Chef at any time. Cookery classes and demonstrations are easily arranged upon request.