Cook with Chef


Incredible culinary moments at the Grands

A treat, not to be missed for any budding chef or Food lover. Join our celebrity chefs for a series of incredible demos with a difference.

From the Farm to Plate......

Farm to

Our Grand Chefs will lead you to our farm where you can pick fresh vegetables, herbs and ingredients which will later be transformed by you, into sensational seasonal Sri Lankan dishes.

You will then enjoy a sumptuous three course lunch at the Barnes Hall, along with your very own creations.


Experience the Culinary Talents with the Sri Lankan Olympic Team



-Pernod and dill marinated seared yellow fin Tuna salad, pickled cucumber
with orange dill mustard sauce
-Salmon Rillette covered with consommé jelly
-Scallop and braised cabbage dome with crustacean bisqu

Tea Pot Soup

Poached chicken and vegetable artfully arrange and present with a light broth

Duet of Lamb

-Slow cooked Teriyaki glazed loin barded with chicken mousse
-Thyme hinted Braised shank ragout with creamy mash
-Butternut pumpkin puree, carrot cylinder, Baby beetroot pickled with ginger and
Ceylon earl gray tea jus


Basil scented Chocolate Passion fruit Marquise, Cardamom sugar torched Crème Brule,
Roasted Banana Ice cream complimented with a warm Chocolate walnut Pudding

3000 rupees nett per person.
Supplement charge for the house guest 1500 rupees

On 9th October 2016 @ Barnes Restaurant
Price Rs. 3000/=



Chef Gerard Mendis
National Team Manager
(Chef Guild of Lanka)

Chef Lasitha Sri Kavirathna
Team Member (Sri Lanka)
Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon

Chef Chamaka Perera
Team Member (Sri Lanka)
Water’s Edge Colombo

Chef Madhawa Weerabaddhana
Team Coordinator
(Chef Guild of Lanka)


Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe
(Chef Guild of Lanka)

Chef Buddhika Samarasekera
Team Member (Sri Lanka)

Chef Prageeth De Silva
Team Member (Sri Lanka)
Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Bentota

Chef Kavinda Dayananda
Team Member (Sri Lanka)
Turyaa Kalutara

Opening of the Barnes Hall

Opening of the Barnes Hall


The best international buffet restaurant in the town ‘The Barnes Hall’ now reopens with extended Terrace, multiple live cooking stations and the interactive show kitchen of the restaurant provides all creativity, embellishing the simple love of good food. Rather than waiting for the guests to approach the kitchen, the signature pass-around of daily inspirations are delivered by the chefs- “from their hearts to each guest’s satisfaction.


Sahran Abeysundara elected Haslemere Town Mayor


Sahran Abeysundara with the newly elected Deputy Mayor, Malcolm Carter
Sri Lankan born Sahran Abeysundara was recently elected the 43rd Mayor of Haslemere, Waverley in Surrey, England.

Sahran was elected to the position of the town’s first citizen in May at the Full Council meeting held annually. He will remain in office for one year acting in his capacity as ambassador for Haslemere, representing the town at civic and ceremonial functions and supporting community groups and projects.

The Mayor of Haslemere shortlists charities they will raise funds for during their tenure. The charities selected by Sahran are Positive Action, Action Medical Research for Children, The Kaleidoscope Trust and The Haslemere Penny Ha’Penny Trust.

At an event to felicitate his new role Sahran, in his acceptance speech was recently quoted as saying “I stand here today, humbled, and look back at my life with pride and overwhelming gratitude and I look forward with hope and determination. Who would have thought a boy from the island nation of Ceylon, in the same year, 42 years ago, as Haslemere created its first town council, would grow up to be its Mayor. I thank my mother for making me the man I am today.”