March, 13, 2018
Colombo’s first and only Turkish restaurant, Ankara opened its doors in February of 2017 to introduce authentic Turkish cuisine to food lovers in the country seeking to experience the true taste of Turkish cuisine. The interiors of this restaurant are laid out with art influenced by the region complete with large Ottoman style pillars and seating that creates an ambiance to complete what’s on offer. Efficient and friendly staff is at hand to welcome and guide Ankara’s customers through a culinary experience based on the menu it promises to offer.
Having completed her 1st Anniversary in business this elite restaurant has briefly brought down the curtain, to reopen, introducing a new phase to Colombo where clients will have the opportunity of enjoying various activities that promises to add to the uniqueness of this property. The introduction of this plan is defined as Atelier & Leisure Spaces, and will offer Colombo’s Art Culture and Food connoisseurs the opportunity to conduct mini events so that they can enjoy, promote, or even sit back, relax with family and friends and bask in the flavors of Turkey.
With these new additions, Ankara will make available rooms for men and women to be able to conduct get-togethers, host private meetings and other social events, while it will be the same for women who wish to host exclusively ‘ladies only’ pre-wedding parties all booked in advance for intimate gatherings for up to 25 per room designed to showcase both Mogul (Arabic style) and western style functions.
Spaces can also be used for corporate presentations, and mini exhibitions. The first of such events will be held in May when “Adrisya” partners with Ankara to launch the “Adrisya Serendipity” Sri Lanka collection of fashion jewellery especially designed for the fashion conscious woman. Shabnam, the owner and designer of “Adrisya" began her career creating inspirational and unique art jewellery from Pune, India in 2012 and is now present in 4 countries. They also participate at international exhibitions thereby catering to a private clientele through her international partners.
Ankara has never failed to deliver true-to-taste Turkish flavours offered on its iconic menu such as Hummus (a divine blend of chick peas and herbs, topped with Mediterranean olive oil), Char Grilled Chicken or Lamb Kebabs marinated in yoghurt and garlic and the Ankara Seafood Paella, bursting with the freshness of the oceans best. Under the watchful eye of Turkish Chefs Ankara prides itself in using only the best of herbs and spices imported directly from Turkey, thus dishing out a mouth-watering array of food packed with flavors and a variety of beverages is on offer. Ankara also presents a range of vegetarian options too that include soups and salads accompanied with freshly baked pita bread. For sweet delights, one can enjoy special Turkish Ice Cream or double roasted hazelnut Turkish Delight to melt-in-your-mouth Baklava, perfect with Turkish Coffee or Turkish Tea to complete this unique experience
For special occasions, the property has the capacity to host events with up to a 75pax in their private dining area. Please call 0112 504540 for reservations.