Food and dining, Ayurveda style

Food is an important aspect of any vacation. The Barberyn chefs and the Ayurveda health centre work closely together to bring you a variety of wholesome and delicious meals. You’ll be amazed how good Ayurvedic food tastes.

Food is an integral part of Ayurveda therapy. Guests use their time at Barberyn to get to know the links between food and health, and their own unique system of digestion. Doctors are always ready to explain what type of vegetables and fruits to have - and which to avoid. While taking herbal medicine, it is important to abide by the Ayurveda doctors’ advice.

The Dining Room

The dining room enjoys a prime location on the fourth floor of the main building, with views of the verdant trees and ocean on one side and the distant hills on the other. The building has a lift and connects to the accommodation buildings through wide ramps providing wheelchair access. The dining room is open on both sides. Guests linger over meals, enjoy the views and listen to the calls of the birds.

The day starts with tropical fresh fruit and fruit juices, herbal and Sri Lankan black tea, yoghurt, eastern and western bread, as well as traditional breads and yams and nourishing congee with different kinds of leaves - "the green soup" (it also aids digestion).

The highlight of the lunch buffet is a range of vegetables, cooked in different ways, and fresh fish, followed by fruit, curd (similar to yogurt) and treacle. There is also dessert for all those who are not watching their weight.

Dinner is a set meal: soup, or entree, main course and dessert. Guests can select to have the vegetarian main course or the fish option.

Saturday evening is "Sri Lanka night". Wonderful Sri Lankan food - some of it cooked right at the buffet table - and oriental music, played by a group of traditional musicians.



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