LOVE BAR



I'm pretty sure most of you have visited flamingo house and the love bar already, I have been to flamingo house many times before and I was excited when they reached out to me to review the Love Bar. As we arrived we were greeted by the lovely manager and he took us through their menu and recommended the following items. We were served the signature drink the flamingo rosa, a blueberry mojito, battered prawns and isso wade. 


Flamingo rosa - This was the first drink I ordered when I visited the love bar a long time ago, so I was happy to try it again cause I wanted to compare whether the flamingo rosa has been modified over time. My favorite thing about this drink was that it comes with a magenta flower attached to the outside of the glass which adds a lot of character to the drink. I was pleasantly surprised that the flower was still included until today. The flamingo rosa is the alcoholic version of a slush haha! The bottom of the cocktail is loaded with berries which makes it quite interesting to drink. If you haven't tried the flamingo rose, you really need to give it a go! 


The blueberry mojito - You have to agree with me that the flamingo house mojito is one of the cutest drinks you've seen. It comes on a little iron bicycle, garnished with mint leaves, blueberries and a slice of kiwi! I remember having to take photos of the drinks multiple times as I felt my picture didn't do justice to how beautiful the drinks looked. The mojito is lighter and smoother than the flamingo rosa, which is nice if you're into drinks like that and the blueberries are absolutely delicious. 


Battered prawns - This is a dish of 10 sizzling, flavorful, delicious, battered prawns. I could go on and on describing how well the prawns were prepared, fluffy and crispy to. It comes with a side of tartar sauce and out of the two dishes I think this one was my favorite. This was the first time I've tried the prawns at the love bar and I'm craving it again while I write this review. This dish is also a must try!


Isso wade - I've tried the isso wade before about a few months ago and we were served three huge wades. This time the size of the wades were smaller but we were served four, which makes up for it I guess. It comes with a side of three dips, one spicy, creamy and tangy so you have a good assortment of dips right there. My friend really enjoyed the isso wade and to be honest I haven't tried the isso wade at Galle face (I know I'm going to get so many DMs about this haha) so the only place I've ever had isso wade in Sri Lanka is at flamingo house and I love love loooveee it! 


Ambiance - Ages ago when I initially wanted to go to flamingo house it was purely because of the ambiance. It reminded me so much of the shakespear cafe in Abu Dhabi and I love interior like that! If you haven't been to flamingo house and the love bar before you need to check it out. From neon signs to funky chandeliers and random flamingo statues, the place has quite a charm and I really recommend it.


After my friend and I were done with our collaboration/review with the love bar, I was joined by two other friends and we sat outside this time and I asked the waiter to add the rest of our order to a bill as it was not apart of the review. If you're going out with a group of 3-5 people the bowls are really fun to get. Initially the cocktails were served in a fish bowl when it first came out but now it comes in a taller and wider glass that almost looks like a vase. You can order the bowls as mojitos, flamingo rosa, bullfrogs and there's quite a bit of a list you can chose from. For snacks we also ordered the hot butter cuttle fish and potato wedges and everything was just SO GOOD!! I wish I had taken photos of them to add it to the blog but I'm going to share some of the photos on my instragam tonight so you guys can see what it looks like. Even though my collaboration was over by this time the manager was very welcoming and kept making sure that we were okay. When it was time for us to leave he also mentioned that everything else that we ordered after the review had been taken care of and that we didn't have to pay the bill. That was very kind and I could not thank him enough but I truly appreciated it. If any of you do go to the love bar and order the same things, I would love for you to share your experience with me on the comments down below on this post or on my instagram. I hope you guys have an amazing week ahead! 


Love,

Plate