Grand Opening of “KOTTOO” restaurant in the heart of the Sydney

Grand Opening of “KOTTOO” restaurant in the heart of the Sydney

Manjula Fernando a leading Sri Lankan Chef opens another unique restaurant named “KOTTOO” in the heart of the Sydney City.

Grand opening was held this morning (Sunday) at the restaurant. Mr. Lakshman Hulugalle, Consul General for Sri Lanka in Australia together with other distinguish guests including Sri Lanka’s veteran singer Desmond de Silva and  Dr. Siri Kannangara were present for the lighting of the traditional oil lamp.

KOTTOO  builds on familiar Sri Lankan offerings including Rice & Curry, Hoppers, String Hoppers and Kotthu Roti and elevates them to something extraordinary. The menu, however, extends far beyond traditional Sri Lankan food. Traditional Sri Lankan dishes have been infused with creativity and flair.

Manjula has a proud tradition of operating great restaurants over many years. This longstanding excellence is evident in everything that is served.

Manjula said that the restaurant will offer an appetizing and varied breakfast, lunch and dinner options that will be prepared fresh daily, directly on the premises with respect to the customers’ preferences and at an excellent price.

The restaurant notably is different from traditional Sri Lankan restaurant, and that’s part of what Manjula said he loves about it. The restaurant’s interior, which Manjula expanded and totally remodelled, has a nostalgic feel.

Manjula is not a stranger to the food industry as his parent company Dish Catering & Events is well established in Sydney since 2007.  He is also successfully running another restaurant named “Sri Lankan Street Food”  at Glebe.  He has mastered the art of cooking and the importance of delivering efficient service. Over the years Manjula has developed a style of fusion cooking by creating an exotic blend of traditional Sri Lankan & Modern Western cuisines.

Manjula Fernando  began his food journey at the age of 19 in Colombo Sri Lanka as a student at International Hotel School. Through hard work and dedication to his craft he went on to win two Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals in an All Island Food Competition in Sri Lanka. He earned the respect of his peers and has held positions in popular hotels including the Colombo Hilton & holiday resorts in Sri Lanka.

Manjula worked as a Chef on board a Private Yatch owned by Mr. Kerry Packer, one of the leading entrepreneur and richest people in Australia at the time. Manjula also went on to working alongside some of Sydney's finest Chefs at the Sir Stamford in Circular Quay in 2005.

Restaurant Location : 2/50 Hunter Street, Sydney