Award-winning Sri Lankan bar & restaurant group The Coconut Tree has announced it will offer 50% off all food from Monday – Wednesday until the end of the second lockdown in England.
The offer is only valid for orders madedirectly viaThe Coconut Tree for ‘click & collect’.
The street food pioneers explained that despite the lockdown, they were keen to keep their original promise of extending ‘Eat Out to Help Out’, and that the discount is part of their brand strategy to put Sri Lankan food on the map in the UK.
Brand Director Anna Garrod said, “In the UK, Sri Lankan food is not as widely available or understood as say, Indian or Chinese cuisine, and we want to help change that; we want to be the ones to make it mainstream.
Eat Out To Help Out gave people the confidence to try new things, and we met so many new customers as a result – 60% of the people who used the scheme were brand new to us, and many re-booked.
We want to build on that momentum by continuing to offer 50% off from Monday – Wednesday, even throughout lockdown – to give people an incentive to try our take on Sri Lankan street food this winter.”
The Coconut Tree will also be offering home delivery (5-9pm every night of the week) alongside ‘click & collect’ but this will not be valid for the 50% off.
In recent years, Sri Lankan food has been having a moment, with The Times identifying it as a key food trend, and BBC Food attributing its popularity to “most of the food world looking towards exciting new cuisines.”
The Coconut Tree’s take on the cuisine is made up of smaller tapas-style dishes embracing plants, fish and meat – it’s an abundant menu that naturally offers something for everyone; perfect for a takeaway with family or friends.
Whilst curry dishes are featured, The Coconut Tree’s curries never use masala, typical lemongrass or other more common Asian flavours, instead promising plates of flavourful food infused with authentic Sri Lankan spices.
Popular dishes include ‘Hot Battered Spicy Cuttlefish’; green peas and ‘Cashew Nuts’ soaked and cooked in coconut cream; and ‘Cheesy Colombo’ – cheese cubes fried and mixed Colombo style. ‘Jaffna Goat Curry with potato’ is also a firm favourite, as is the ‘Black Pork’ which consists of diced pork belly cooked in 30 roasted spices. Finally, ‘Kotthu’ is a fine example of a street food served all over the country – made with finely chopped roti and cooked with egg, vegetables and / or meat.
In 2019, eminent food critic Jay Rayner visited the Cheltenham restaurant, citing a “raucous, rough-edged enthusiasm to the food” which manages “that rare trick of being totally laid-back and completely on point at the same time.”
To view The Coconut Tree takeaway menu at each location, please visit: https://www.thecoconut-tree.com/.