There are four clay tennis courts here. The fee includes balls and racquet hire. Try not to lob a ball into the Sri Lankan president’s...
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
It didn’t take the tea planters long to lay out land for drives and putts in their holiday town, and the golf club was founded in 1889....
The lovely Victoria Park at the centre of town is one of the nicest, and best maintained, town parks in South Asia, and a stroll around...
High Tea at the Grand
For the best tea experience in town don't miss afternoon High Tea at the Grand Hotel. At 3.30pm sharp, waiters in white livery unveil a...
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club Dining Room
The dining room at Nuwara Eliya Golf Club serves classic bland English cuisine, such as lamb chops with mint sauce, and an increasing...
Hill Club information
Lonely Planet review
Dinner at the Hill Club is an event in itself. The five-course set menu focuses on traditional English meals such as roast beef with all the trimmings. The whole thing is carried off with faded colonial panache. Men must wear a tie and jacket – there's a small selection on hand. Women must also dress in a formal manner.
The food doesn’t live up to everyone’s expectations, especially with such a relatively high price tag, but it’s still a great experience. Come along an hour or so before dinner for a drink in the Hill Club’s bars. It was only a few years ago that the ‘Casual Bar’ was resolutely enforced as ‘men only’. Now all gender variations are welcome, provided you are smartly dressed, but we have heard reports that Sri Lankans of a certain ‘class’ are not always allowed. If you’re not staying the night here, you’ll have to pay a Rs 100 temporary joining fee.