Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar

4.6
166 reviews
£25 and under
Sri Lankan
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Discover the delicious flavours of lovingly prepared authentic Sri Lankan cuisine in a dramatic setting with a live hopper and kottu bar.

Join us in the discovery of a delicious menu created by Head Chef, Sylvia Perera, containing recipes passed down the generations of her family. The live hopper and kottu bar provides a truly unique and dramatic culinary experience.

Each dish on the menu is mastered to perfection using local, traditional methods and exotic, aromatic ingredients from Sri Lanka, combined with a modern presentation. They are paired with our signature cocktails to deliver you the diverse flavours of Sri Lanka.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 166 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeanE
London
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices and lovely food quality

RK
RajK
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mutton Lamprais was scrumptious. Very friendly and accommodating staff

DA
DAniel
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavour in the food … trying a Hopper is an absolute must !

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Rohit
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Kottu was amazing as were the butter prawns. Tools. While to get the food but was worth it. Staff very nice

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Sabrina
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food - delicious as always. Very enjoyable place to visit and eat. Will be back again soon.

DW
DavidW
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and brilliant service. Can’t wait to go back.

JE
JeanE
London
24 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is absolutely beautiful

PW
PaulW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday celebration, we could not have asked for more in terms of tasty food, staff attention, environment and friendliness. We shall return!

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Abix
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS food. Can’t wait to come back!

JC
JeremyC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant! Great food and very good service! Would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to anyone that is a fan of authentic Sri Lankan food, or just curious to try this cuisine.

RG
RobertG
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Food was simply stunning. Would highly recommend

GS
GaynorS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food, with a heat level suitable for everyone. The dishes are imaginative and it's hard to choose what to have. The friendly staff are happy to advise.

SS
SarahS
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food coma nap was required after this Sunday lunch experience, and wow, the food was just stunning, we shared starters - the platter and the amazing tacos - the variety of flavours and tastes, with the perfect spice level. Mains were the kottu, crab curry and devilled prawns and each had a distinct level of spice, and flavour that just makes me want to explore the menu further. The service, the staff, the ambience were all divine, I feel like people enjoy being there, enjoy serving fabulous food, and enjoy the customers and I can't wait to come back for more. Thank you

RB
RenukaB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first visit and I was not disappointed as the food and service was of a very high standard and I certainly would highly recommend Colombo Kitchen as a first class dinning experience. I am delighted that I found this on open table and will revisit the restaurant even thou I have to drive from Hampshire.

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Kels
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, nothing I didn’t like. Would recommend

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Bronwyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Service was good and very friendly.
Food is delicious.

LP
LaurenP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. Was treated well especially for my 30th birthday.

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lisab
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit and certainly will not be the last, the food is absolutely incredible , so fresh and incredibly tasty

SA
SarojaA
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails. The main reason we go there repeatedly.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely staff. We had the lobster kottu which was amazing! All in all an amazing father's day!

MA
MariaA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food, good service and value for money.Definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was decent, however service was poor. No one was rude but

VE
VictoriaE
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything but have to single out the brilliant service and the prawn curries for specific praise! Will definitely be back.

SF
SandraF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service very friendly! Will definitely go again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, authentic food with really friendly staff. True Sri Lankan hospitality!

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Yogi
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at this place several times and have never been disappointed. Food is authentic, delicious and reasonably price. Service is always with a smile.

KK
KayshiniK
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great authentic Sri Lankan food. Enjoyed the hoppers a lot.

FL
FoodLover
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good service but really noisy. Was really difficult to even to communicate.

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar
Responded on 3 June 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are implementing a solution to improve the acoustics in the restaurant in the next week or so. We hope to see you back soon!

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Machang
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an explosive atmosphere, although the noise level was high it was great to see everybody in the restaurant enjoying the food and having a good chit chat. I thought of kidnapping the chef and bringing him/her home to cook for us. I have tried many other SL restaurants but this one is out of the world. I usually don't praise any restaurants but this one blew me away. I would love to go there everyday for my meals but need to win the millions 😊😊

SK
SKMBT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, Hoppers are excellent, one of the best hoppers in London

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous (again)

RT
RichardTLewis
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and staff. So good to be back!

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Sugs
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing delicious authentic food and lots of options. The only thing that was not great was a tiny bowl of the avocado and crab salad at a price of £9. For that price you would be expecting a larger portion. Other than that amazing staff and service !

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar
Responded on 25 May 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Regarding the price of the crab salad, we hand select the live crab from the market in the early mornings and hand prepare them including cooking and intricately taking out the crab meat hence the price. It is very good quality and a lot of time goes into preparing it. I am glad you enjoyed everything! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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LindyLou
Surrey
13 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing to have this restaurant in Worcester Park - went along last night food very good, egg hopper, king prawn curry and Ceylon chicken curry fab - will definitely be going back.

MJ
MartinJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, def go back. Staff are lovely

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AnuE
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely discovery. We had an amazing dinner here. The food is delicious, the cocktails are delicious and we tried most of them between us!

Thank you to the attentive staff at Colombo Kitchen for making our first post-lockdown dinner special!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and cocktails. The serving staff is friendly and attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Simply amazing. I live just a minute away too! Result!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Amazing food let down by poor service. The food is delicious, I highly recommend the Aubergine Moju and devilled chicken tacos which were the two standout menu items. Unfortunately this great food was let down by poor service and slightly average drinks. My brother had a chocolate Milo milkshake which was small and average tasting which is disappointing when it costs £6. I had a cocktail which I had to get remade as the first time it was delivered it was mostly ice and water.
We had to wait over 1hr 30mins from when we arrived for our main courses to arrive. When they did arrive, one of the waiters couldn't explain what each dish was so we had to guess. I ordered a beer and it came in a bottle with the top still on! There were also many times when we had to ask for tap water for the table before it came. There seemed to be a lot of confusion between the waiting staff and the kitchen as to where our order was. We got asked multiple times if we hard ordered by different waiters after we had just ordered with their colleague. The staff were all very friendly despite this and I hope they were just working out some issues as it was the first Friday night dine in since lockdown has eased. I would definitely recommend going for the delicious food and hope that the service is improved.

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar
Responded on 22 May 2021

Hi! I am so sorry you didn't have the experience you were expecting. You are right that we have some relatively new staff who may not be familiar with all our food and processes. Please accept our sincere apologies. Please email us at hello@colombokitchen.co.uk as we would like to see if there is anything further we can do to resolve this.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food as ever and wonderful service, thank you! It’s lovely to be back!!

FAQs

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01905 954072.

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.