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AYU, our All Day Dining restaurant meaning "Life" has been inspired by the contemporary urban grocery stores, exuding a casual and fun dining atmosphere. AYU serves the best local and international cuisine offering a buffet style, a Grab n' Go breakfast option and themed cultural nights. Enjoy Swiss gourmet wines paired with cheese straight from our wine and cheese cellars and discover a whole new experience or go local with our hopper station and top it up with spicy relishes. Watch our chefs o that extra mile to make the dining experience unique and personal while cooking up your favourite food in their open kitchen right in front of you. Or simply grab your favourite pastry from the pastry island.

Opening hours


Breakfast: 6.00 AM to 10.30 AM
Lunch: 12.00 PM to 3.00 PM
Dinner: 7.00 PM to 11.00 PM

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Limited time only

From 1 to 31 October 2019

Ahi Tuna with Ratatouille and Olive and Aubergine Pesto

A gourmet treat inspired by Mediterranean flavours, this dish pairs a lightly sautéed fillet of yellowfin tuna with a contemporary take on ratatouille, and two pesto creations, one with black olives and the other with aubergine.

Seafood Soup with Tarragon Pistou and Saffron

This light seafood dish is enhanced by the addition of tarragon, a fragrant herb with a delicate, slightly bitter-sweet flavour, its aroma reminiscent of a mixture between anise and woodruff.

Tagliatelle with Basil Walnut Pesto

A classic dish with an unusual twist – this pesto owes its distinctive flavour to the use of walnuts, a slightly sweeter alternative to the pine nut with a delicate bitter note.

Black Cod with Pesto Rosso

After harvest, Acquerello rice is aged for no less than one year. As a result, starches, proteins and vitamins are less soluble when cooked. The consistency of the grain is also improved, preventing the rice from becoming sticky and allowing it to absorb more flavour.

Fillet of Beef with Red Cabbage Pesto

A traditional winter side is reinvented as a pesto, its fresh flavours offering a taste of springtime.

Corn Fed Chicken Breast with Yellow and Red Pepper Pistou

The secret to the colour and taste of bell peppers doesn't lie in their variety or ripeness. Green peppers have not ripened and have a slightly bitter flavour while red peppers are fully ripened and have a sweet taste. Our yellow and red pesto impresses with its sweet, mild flavour.

Gugelhupf with Chocolate and Mint Pistou

Dark chocolate and peppermint, a marriage of flavours not just reserved for traditional afternoon tea. Why not try this sweet duo paired with a German classic – the Gugelhupf.

Why you'll love it!

Weekend Lunch Buffet

No shortage of deliciousness at AYU’s weekend lunch buffet, offering a range of creative concepts. With over 100 dishes and free access to the rooftop infinity pool, it’s the best buffet in town!

Chefs interaction

Forget about the formalities as our skilled chefs go that extra mile to make your dining experience a personal one as they whip up your favourite dish right in front of you.

Wine & cheese cellar

In a pleasant surrounding, enjoy some of the finest wines paired with cheese from the same region and discover a whole new dining experience at our walk-in Wine & Cheese cellar.


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No. 24 | Dharmapala Mawatha | Colombo 03 | Sri Lanka

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Opening hours


Breakfast: 6.00 AM to 10.30 AM
Lunch: 12.00 PM to 3.00 PM
Dinner: 7.00 PM to 11.00 PM

Dress Code:



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