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Spotlight on Galle: Tea for Two

30 June 2020

With the convenience of the southern expressway, the charming town of Galle is frequented now more than ever. People take day trips to soak in the sun, enjoy the influx of new restaurants and take an afternoon stroll. Your day would not be complete, however, without an afternoon high tea amidst some of Galle's most beautiful architectural and natural surroundings. We have compiled a list of the most captivating venues that are sure to transport you to a place of peace and serenity. Trust us, this is will be the perfect end to your day in Galle.

Amangalla
10 Church Street, Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
Starting from 3pm, you can enjoy the finest Ceylon tea accompanied by scones, whipped cream, and homemade jam. Have it served on the balcony or library verandah overlooking Galle Fort. This relaxing oasis is the perfect escape from the heat, and a marvelous place to sit and watch the world go by.

Jetwing Lighthouse
Galle Road, Galle, Sri Lanka
Enjoy tea in one of Geoffrey Bawa's stunning designs whilst overlooking the Indian Ocean. Between 4pm and 6pm, relax and unwind on the outdoor deck while enjoying a wide selection of specialty teas complemented by sweet and savory delicacies. We think the fusion of English high tea and Sri Lankan flavors is surely one you won't want to miss.

Fortress
Matara Road, Kogalla, Sri Lanka
You caught us. The Fortress is not exactly in Galle, but with its award-wining high tea menu, we think its worth the short drive. This secluded spot is perfect if you are looking to escape the busyness of Galle and unwind by the ocean. The serene venue serves a delectable array of Sri Lankan teas accompanied with their homemade cakes.

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