|At Harpo’s Cafés & Restaurants our core business is owning and operating some of Colombo’s most popular restaurants and cafés, located in heritage sites.
Along with that we also organize, host and cater special events for all occasions – personal, corporate or otherwise.Founded in 2004 and managed by well known Sri Lankan restaurateur, hospitality and event management personality Harpo Gooneratne, Harpo’s Cafés and Restaurants has grown and become well-known for its excellence in hospitality, with the growing range of fine dining and theme restaurants and cafes and event management and catering services as well.From fine Italian cuisine and authentic Spanish tapas to South Asian rotti, Coffee House specials, Euro med fare and Sri Lanka’s first homegrown style of pizza, Harpo’s Cafés and Restaurants owns and operates across Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city.
These include The Bay Leaf, Park Street Mews restaurant, The Commons coffee house, Colombo Fort Café, and the Curve Tapas & Music Bar.Each of our restaurants has its own unique concept, style of cuisine and ambiance. The Bayleaf – Colombo’s finest Italian restaurant set in an over 100 year old grand colonial mansion, Commons Coffee House situated, in a world renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa designed homes, Park Street Mews and Curve Tapas restaurant and bar, set in now converted stables to a warehouse retail complex and Colombo Fort café situated in the 400 year old heritage Dutch Hospital complex.“My passion has always been creating concepts for my guests to unwind and experience something different and my vision is providing efficient and courteous service within a homely environment .I invite all to visit my restaurants and also enjoy Sri Lanka, its cultural heritage and diversity, truly a paradise” said Mr. Harpo.Behind all this lies the professionalism of our young, yet experienced staff of food and beverage, hospitality, event management and finance professionals. We assure the highest possible standard when it comes to what we like to call the four pillars of a successful restaurant bus: quality of food, cleanliness, customer service and relationships, and ambiance.
At Harpo’s, we’re always looking to create something new and exciting, concepts that bring people together to celebrate special events, or just the simple, yet deep, sense of satisfaction that comes with sharing good food, drink and the company of others.