Aug 01, 2018

Green Cabin’s iconic Colpetty outlet bids adieu (Pics)

The iconic Green Cabin restaurant on the Galle Road in Colpetty ceremoniously closed down yesterday (31) leaving delicious memories and nostalgia in many Colombo citizens.

Green Cabin, initially known as Pagoda tea rooms was opened by two Englishmen and the late Mudaliya Thomas Rodrigo in 1884 and was located at a tea kiosk at the Colombo harbour. The Green cabin portfolio was introduced much later when Cyril Rodrigo, the son of Thomas Rodrigo purchased the business from his father and established Cyril Rodrigo Restaurants.

Over the years, the company was much loved among Sri Lankans for its fare from authentic Sri Lankan cuisine to its cakes and pastry range.

The 134-year old family business will now be taken over by the 5th generation and as a part of the transition, the iconic land in Colpetty will be sold off.

The moment was celebrated with a High Tea of gastronomical delights loved by Sri Lankans for generations and a member of the new team said that they hoped to reopen the restaurant at a different location in the next 3-4 months while introducing several improvements to their service.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many generations of customers, the extended family and our well-wishers for their patronage and faith in us. We hope you will continue to visit us to enjoy your favourite Green Cabin treats at our new flagship outlet," they added.