We had a wonderful time filming at “Lanka”, run by French & modern British cuisine chef Masayuki Hara, specialising in homemade French-style cakes and pure Ceylon teas.
Located a short walk from Finchley Road Station in a thriving hub for the British Japanese community, the family owned and run business collaborates with the Euphorium Tea Salon in Sri Lanka who source their selection of Sri Lankan tea brands.
Originally from Japan, French cuisine chef Masayuki Hara came to London to work at the three-star Michelin restaurant “La Gavroche” in the late 1980s.
After a variety of experiences at other Michelin star restaurants including “Pru Leiths”, “Antony Worrall Thompson”, “Richard Corrigan” etc, he became head chef at “Le Phenicien” and “Cave at Caviar House” in Piccadilly.
He started his own catering company “Lanka Catering” in 2006, and opened it’s first cake shop and cafe “Lanka” at Primrose Hill in February 2009.
In February 2012, “Lanka” second shop was opened at Goldhurst Terrace in Finchley Road.
Lanka is a wonderful place to enjoy pure Ceylon tea with freshly made French style cakes. The impeccable service in the intimate environment adds to its charm. For opening times please click here.