A nostalgic al fresco, oceanfront spot within the ‘Galle Face Hotel’, ‘Chequerboard’ ravishes in magical sunsets.

The Menu

This historic hang-out spot carries a light snack and beverage menu to be enjoyed while basking in the silver-white splendour of the brine. From Snacks like Peking Duck Spring Rolls, Beer Battered Prawns, Chicken Satay and Smoked Salmon, to Sandwiches like Spicy Chicken Panini and Lamb Kofta Kebab Wraps, finger food classics are indulgent.

An array of Celebrity Cocktails, named after famous personages that sojourned at the hotel’s grand suites, glasses out the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Robbie and Williams and Harrison Ford while Classic Cocktails include Fruity Daiquiri, Cosmopolitan and Mai Tai. From Bubbles and Fizzes, such as Mimosa and Bellini, to Thirst Quenchers like Orange Squash and Cool Collins, choices are many. A host of sophisticated Wines and Liquours sum up gracious moments, under star-speckled skies.

The Experience

A gorgeous vantage point that commands panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, ‘Chequerboard’ rejoices in an old-style, black and white square. The country’s majestic flag, which can be seen hoisted here during daytime, is ceremoniously lowered every evening at sunset, with a bagpipe player paying ritualistic homage. Appointed to seat about 24 guests, this iconic oceanfront landmark is considered one of the best sunset viewing points in Colombo.

As you wind down under high-sprung skies, fairy blends of violet, rose and saffron flare into the brine…

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Starting price

LKR 1000 Upwards

Business Hours

04.00pm - 12.00am, Monday to Sunday


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