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What do you get when you cross a 19th Century English pub with a 21st Century sporting bar? The charming hideaway that is Cheers Pub at Cinnamon Grand Colombo.

It is a well-known secret that this haunt effortlessly tops the ‘best pub and bar’ list in the Colombo. It’s got the right mood – laid back and easy going, the perfect ambiance with wood panelling, emaralite lamp shades, sporting t-shirts and football jerseys; latest of games showing on large screen TVs, a large number of regulars filling the pub with booming laughter, the best of pub grub and enough beverages to keep the cheer on. So what more does this upmarket gastro pub need?

For the dynamic F&B team at Cinnamon Grand, nothing is ever just ‘enough’. It is always about raising the bar – whether it is set by themselves or by others in the field. It is about giving back to their loyal clientele, experiences that are worth ten-times the money they pay. There is constant innovation, new additions and excitement in their ‘to-do’ list, and this time, it’s the pub’s extensive menu that is under scrutiny.

Even though widely popular, the menu has been revamped with additions that exemplify the best of traditional pub fare. To the menu that lists over 60 dishes, a range of new starters, mains, sandwiches and desserts have been included to enhance the Cheers experience.

This comprise deep fried brie, ham or salmon egg benedict, chicken or steak quesadilla, chicken arrabiata and the ploughman’s sandwich as starters; succulent lamb shank, roast rib eye steak for the meat lovers along with roasted turkey club sandwiches.

The traditional toad in the hole has also made an appearance, along with ocean pie, chicken cordon bleu and pork escalope. To end the meal on a perfect dessert-high, the new menu also features warm chocolate brownie cake, apple crumble and chocolate chip bread pudding.

The revamped menu promises to be a big hit among the loyal clientele.

Open from 11.00 a.m to 2.00 a.m, Cinnamon Grand’s Cheers Pub is also home to the finest Sunday Carvery in the city. With juicy tender cuts of roasted meat, a choice of freshly seasoned vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and a tall glass of brew or two, the Carvery offers friend and family the perfect setting to cap off the weekend in high spirit.

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