Located on the 8th floor rooftop of the Fairway hotel in the commercial, tourist and historical hub which is the Colombo Fort, Botanik is one of the best restaurants rooftop bars in Colombo with a perfect viewing gallery to Colombo’s rapidly growing skyline. It is one of the must- visit places in Colombo because it has one of the best rooftop views the city has to offer.
Botanik serves contemporary bistro style food with slow cooked meats, fresh seafood and handmade bread and pasta. Small plates and snacks such as burnt cauliflower, tartar and parfait are carefully curated for sharing and alfresco dining. We focus on delivering quality ingredients to your plate with unfussy presentation. With the food so divine and a view this great, it is the perfect place to dine or lunch in Colombo.
The brilliant Rishi Naleendra-- Sri Lanka's first Michelin Star chef partnered with us to design our menu. He has received international acclaim for his restaurant Cheek By Jowl in Singapore, which is famed for its modern Australian Fare. We are huge fans of his work and the infectious spirit he injects to all his projects.
With one of the longest bars in the city our beverage menu is where variety is showcased. Signature twists with botanical and gin cocktails are listed alongside an exciting wine menu so that you can enjoy Organic wines or a sunset cocktail, whichever you prefer. All of these factors add up to be one of the best bars in Colombo to relax and sip your favourite drink.
The 3 unique spaces within Botanik are the Bistro, Rooftop terrace and the breezy Verandah. The design brief was to create a warm environment with the right elements of contemporary and rustic Chic.
An emphasis has been placed on celebrating locally sourced ingredients and menus that change with the seasons. We also strive to use only fresh produce and have a "No Freezer" policy for our vegetables and seafood. Our dining menu is concise in order to maintain this guarantee of fresh and well prepared ingredients sourced from all over the island.
From the Chef's table to our Sun down vinyl sessions, we are constantly buzzing with entertainment. Our in-house DJs are always on hand with their custom mixes to keep things fresh. If you are looking for a place to chill with your buddies, we have the perfect ambiance in Colombo! Our bar lounge is the place to be if you want to loosen up after a tiring day, the music will set your mood to chill out. We've got great local talents performing every fortnight with the best music to wind down after a busy day.
Botanik is not just a restaurant, but an experience. And this starts with our staff. The Botanik Team is made up of a high-energy, passionate, and diverse group of people who are hands-on in making Botanik Bistro & Bar the dynamic venue that it is. From the kitchen to the bar, every individual plays a collective role in the menu engineering, implementing, and sharing that experience with the guest.