Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar

4.5
126 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 126 People Are Saying
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TerryH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice Sri Lankan menu and excellent service. Recommended

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ShiraniR
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Given present situation, we are very grateful to find Colombo Kitchen open. As always food was very good and waiting service excellent. We will be back as soon as we can.

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PeterS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Again a very good meal at Columbo. The atmosphere was affected by small number of diners and COVID safety measures in place.
Service was generally very good and only let down by having to attract the attention of staff to order a second drink

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JeanE
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely menu with new foods to try. Small menu but well executed as they cook everything to order. Fabulous flavours

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ErinH
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A total gem of a restaurant. Absolutely delicious food, each dish so fresh with such vibrant flavours, and lovely knowledgeable staff who helped us chose. The aubergine dish was my favourite. Highly recommend - and will be getting takeaways over lockdown. xx

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AhmedM
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I had to phone because I was running late and had the phone put down on me
There was a lady serving us which is simply I won’t go there a gain because of her bad service
They added a tip on the bill which is not good
I usually leave tip more than they added
But I don’t like the way
Thanks

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SJey
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and drinks! Especially the aubergine and paneer kothu!

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Steve
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service. We'll definitely be going back for a return visit once we can again.

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Chemicalman
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Definitely worth a visit , service ,food , drinks all served with great care and attention !! Spicey to bland can order your level of pain !😁 went with family and all loved it !! Will def make a return !

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LenaV
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Loved it! The hoppers were amazing!

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JimM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service from all at Colombo Kitchen

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JenB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant was very busy so the service was a bit slow to begin with but improved, the food was very good and was good value for money

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YamunaT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Sri Lankan food. Absolutely refreshing. Very close to home cooking.

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Danielm
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience - wonderful food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here is fantastic! We had the cocktails which are lovely - highly recommend the mango one. Everything from the menu we tried was tasty. We will be back to try more dishes.

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ShehP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a really nice visit to the Colombo Kitchen. The food was delicious. We really enjoyed the Mutton Kottu and the Egg Hopper was amazing! We will definitely be going back again.

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RishPat
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and good quality wine that goes well with the spicy food. Highly recommend this place to anyone. It is a welcome addition to the WP high street.

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback.

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TFay
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner tonight. The food was absolutely fantastic and a lovely waitress served us. The service is friendly and they took the time to explain dishes to me.

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback.

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JaneP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The choice of dishes is fantastic - had the chicken Lamprais (a favourite) followed by a Jaggery Hopper and thoroughly enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend.

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to serve you.

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ssfoodie
London
75 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly and attentive staff. Lively atmosphere. There is so much on the menu to try. We love the crab, hoppers, kottu, new paratha and cocktails.

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to serve you.

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MrAndMissK
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

My family and I visited this restaurant after hearing positive reviews. A few issues arose during the course of the meal but we were generally satisfied with the taste and quality of the food. However, we found a strand of hair in two different dishes we ordered. The staff offered to take off the value of the dishes the hairs were found in which we were grateful for. We left slightly disappointed but overall enjoyed the rest of our meal.
About 15mins after leaving we received an appalling phone call accusing us of planting hair in our own food, saying they have CCTV proof and will send us pictures of hair under our table. We were mortified by the accusation. They surprisingly didn't send any photos. We then wrote a review on Google which they responded to with public accusations and then the next day, sent us a text saying if we took our review down from Google they would partly refund our meal. Given that we are in a pandemic and eating out is already a risk, I am appauled by the way we were treated by this restaurant. To make matters worse, we had taken our mother out for a meal after ages as we have been sheltering her due to the virus. We will not be going back there or recommending this restaurant to anyone. If you do decide to go, I sincerely hope our experience was an anomaly and you enjoy better service.

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KevinP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food would highly recommend , but very noisy when we were in there

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to serve you.

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TinaF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy with this restaurant food is amazing and very good portion sizes and value for your mo ey. Staff are very helpful even under the strain of these uncertain times. 2nd time I’ve been and I’m definitely going again.

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to serve you.

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RobertD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service

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Thushara
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best Sri Lankan cuisine in London! Definitely my to go from here on in!

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to serve you.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my husband and young kids for an early bday celebration. Service was friendly and the food was delicious. Thanks

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Amanda
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. Really helpful and knowledgeable staff. Second visit and would definitely go again.

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to serve you.

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AmybelleR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gave 3 stars as I wish there was a Hopper deal with 1 Egg hopper & 1 or 2 plain hopper(s). I needed a plain hopper after having the egg hopper!

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to serve you.

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JulianB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food - a lovely change from a generic curry. Lively and buzzy atmosphere. Recommend the Lamprai dishes which are sadly only available on the weekend. Will definitely make this a regular.

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PeterS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

An enjoyable experience in a busy/buzzy environment
The food was excellent and being Sri-Lanka cuisine was a little different from the norm.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was outstanding, we found it a little bit noisy (for us) as some cooking is done within the restaurant for people to view - but others may enjoy this.

Unfortunately one of the waitresses whisked my main away before I was quite finished with it (albeit there was only a v small amount left) but really she should have asked. However I did not say anything at the time as I got the impression she was very new and it was an honest mistake to make (I noticed the next time around she did ask).
Overall a lovely restaurant with very tasty food. We would definitely return!

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Fran
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visitors. Food was delicious! Al the staff were welcoming and incredibly accommodating. Very polite and fast service. Would 100% recommend and will certainly be back.

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BradA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad we have this lovely restaurant on the high street. The food is made with love. I can't wait till my next visit.

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GayaM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. Food was authentic, specially the lampraise. We will definitely go there again!

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Jed1
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was lovely and presented beautifully. The staff were all friendly.

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PaulAllum
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good variety of different dishes, & catered for all levels of spiciness, will definitely be returning soon.

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely delicious food as usual. It’s my favourite local restaurant by far. 😋

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SueB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food and charming service Glad to see the Colombo Kitchen doing well

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SonaliA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing restaurant, lovely Food, helpful staff, would definitely go there again.

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ArunasalamY
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Second time to the wonderful place and was not disappointed. Authentic Sri Lankan food. Will definitely go again

FAQs

Colombo Kitchen - Hopper and Kottu Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. 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 4.5 stars by 126 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.