Sri Lanka in London: Ceylon Tea at Lanka Cake Shop in Primrose Hill

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When we started looking to Sri Lanka for our World in London series, we came across Lanka Cake Shop and Tea Salon. This popular café and shop keeps the thirsty residents of Primrose Hill happy with a range of teas from Sri Lanka.

Lanka is partnered with the Euphorium Tea Salon in Colombo, Sri Lanka and serves up specialty infusions that can’t be found anywhere else in the UK.

These pure Ceylon teas are characterised by their delicate colour and rich flavour and are served at selected tea salons and shops in Sri Lanka. You can enjoy a pot of tea in the Lanka café or pick up loose leaf or silken tea bag varieties to try at home.

You can even sample the teas in cake form such as the shop’s Earl Grey tea flavoured crème brulee.

Let us know where else you can find a Sri Lankan experience in London.


  1. Visaka says:

    Elephant Walk is an Award Winning Sri Lankan restaurant serving authentic Sri Lankan dishes and street food.

    Based in West Hampstead, a fashionable part of North West London just 12 minutes from Bond Street Underground Station in Oxford Street.

    There is a Tea Room too at Elephant Walk, serving a variety of some 34 exquisit teas from Sri Lanka and rest of the world. There is Afternoon Tea and Cream Tea too with a touch of Ceylon. Well worth a visit to the restaurant.

  2. Jenny says:

    You can see contemporary art from Sri Lanka on display at Asia House until 12 March 2011

  3. Zoe Craig says:

    3–14 March 2012 sees a vibrant taste of Sri Lankan food and culture arrive in central London as the Park Plaza Victoria, Sri Lanka’s Chaaya Hotels & Resorts and Sri Lankan Airlines, join forces to create a 10-day food festival showcasing the country’s cuisine; its vibrancy, layers of flavours, spices, history and heritage.

    Certain to be an engaging food journey, visitors will enjoy fragrant chicken, lamb, fish and vegetable curries in gently spiced sauces, working with Kiri Hothi (milk gravy); Seeni Sambol (caramelized onions); Pol Sambol (coconut and onion sambol); Bithara Appa (egg hopper) and Kothu Roti (Godamba Roti bread chopped and sautéed with meat, vegetable and egg). Dishes will be accompanied by the central ingredients to any Sri Lankan dish including; Rice, String Hoppers, Pittu or Godamba Roti and a selection of Sri Lanka’s finest “Short Eats” and desserts will also be on offer.

    The food festival will also showcase a selection of arts and crafts from Sri Lanka including colourful artisanal crafts, and photography by one of Sri Lanka’s most inspiring photographers, Eshan Goonesekera.

    Priced at just £22.50 per person, the Sri Lankan Buffet is available Mon-Sat from 6–10pm and from 12–3pm on Sunday. For reservations, call 020 7769 9771.