Last Friday I was lucky enough to go out for dinner with some of the lovely ladies from the Bournemouth Bloggers! We headed to a newly opened restaurant called The Coconut Tree! They are bringing Sri Lankan tapas style street food to Bournemouth!
I had never tried Sri Lankan food before, so I was intrigued. I am not a huge fan of spicy food, so I was a bit nervous. There was however a good selection of not too spicy dishes. The menu had a great choice of vegetarian, meat and fish dishes. There was such a vast selection, it was hard to narrow down what dishes to pick.
Our waiter was so nice, and knowledgeable about the foods, so gave us some recommendations. As a group we decided to pick 4 dishes each, and share them around if people wanted to try them.
We were asked what we would like to drink. As a non-alcohol drinker I said a Lemonade. It was suggested that I try a Non- Alcoholic Raspberry Mojito. It was the best suggestion, it was absolutely delicious loaded with fresh raspberries! It was nice to be made to feel included.
When the food came out it was exciting to see all of the beautifully dished up food. The portion sizes were spot on, and the food itself was full of flavour and very different to anything out there. What I really liked is it is a very sociable way to eat. Because we had many different dishes we got to try new things and talk about the dishes. I picked the Pumpkin Coconut Curry and it was SO yummy! The perfect choice for me.
The atmosphere of the restaurant was perfect, I liked the colourful art work on the walls. As the evening went on it got nice and busy setting a great social ambience.
If you are looking for something a little bit different and yummy I would highly recommend The Coconut Tree, in fact I have recommend it to lots of people all ready! Thank you so much for having us!
(This was a gifted experience , however all of the above opinions are my own. The images belong to me)
Hi! I am Katie... a new mum trying to balance life, work and a beautiful baby girl! I love to take photos, travel, write, make art, and spend time with my family! xx