ABOUT BOTANIK

The Journey So Far

Botanik was conceptualized and created by Cantaloupe & Co. to
present a lifestyle venue with botanical elements represented in its
ambiance, food and beverage. Located on the 8th floor rooftop of
the Fairway hotel in the commercial, tourist and historical hub
which is the Colombo Fort, Botanik is the perfect viewing gallery to
Colombo’s rapidly growing skyline. It has one of the best rooftop
views in Colombo. Building on this location we created an indoor
– outdoor space that transforms from a Bistro Café during the
day to a Bistro Bar by night.

The Journey So Far

Botanik was conceptualized and created by Cantaloupe & Co. to
present a lifestyle venue with botanical elements represented in its
ambiance, food and beverage. Located on the 8th floor rooftop of
the Fairway hotel in the commercial, tourist and historical hub
which is the Colombo Fort, Botanik is the perfect viewing gallery to
Colombo’s rapidly growing skyline. It has one of the best rooftop
views in Colombo. Building on this location we created an indoor
– outdoor space that transforms from a Bistro Café during the
day to a Bistro Bar by night.

The Botanik Experience

Botanik is made up of three main areas – The Contemporary Bistro, The rooftop Terrace and The Veranda. These areas are all tied together with a subtle botanical theme that runs through the space. The design brief was to create a warm environment with the right elements of contemporary and rustic Chic. The main restaurant area features high ceilings with exposed ducting and a signature light grid containing ambient and functional light fittings.Rustic features and details shine through with exposed brick walls framing the show kitchen decked with signature ‘subway tiles’ where our kitchen team is on display working their magic. Many materials have been re-purposed and used in the design of the restaurant.

You will notice bricks around the interior that were taken from a demolition site next door. The indoor space also features a custom drawn mural by Nimesh; a young and extremely talented Sri Lankan graphic designer. The illustration tells a story of the tropical plants, flowers and birds indigenous to our island and handpicked by us. The focal point of the rooftop is the four sided island bar tiled with hand made Moroccan style Mosaic tiles. The bar is accessible from the verandah as well as the outdoor rooftop area. The Rooftop and verandah area are ideal for Alfresco dining with the atmosphere progressing into the evening. We traveled to Bali to source our furniture, which includes some Java Teak pieces and contemporary design.

The Contemporary Bistro

The indoor Dining area where you can look into our kitchen and see the team at work.

The Veranda

A breezy mosaic tiled corrdidor with Sofa and bar seating – perfect for alfresco dining.

The Rooftop Terrace

Take in the Stunning views of Colombo’s ever changing skyline.

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