Lords Restaurant Complex - Negombo, Sri Lanka

Driven By Passion

Ayubowan | Vanakkam |Welcome

A very warm welcome to Lords in Negombo. Celebrating our 14th year Anniversary in April 2018 we take great pride in Our Contemporary Uniqueness, attention to small details and being different from our competition.

We are an extremely busy Restaurant Complex and famous worldwide through Trip Advisor and other Travel Guides, because we do care about our quality policy and customers.

A Smile Goes a Long Way

Our Passion

Driven by Passion, the Lords Team have been carefully selected and trained to value OUR customers and always try to provide a personal and professional service. Through OUR Passion in what we do makes us different and show OUR customers we do really care about your experiences with us. Our food is created with Passion and Love and delivered from the heart.

Our Dedication

We are a team of 30 professional people who are dedicated to put a smile on your face and give you a magical experience to provide you with lasting impressions of your experience at Lords Restaurant Complex in Negombo and Sri Lanka forever.


Martin Fullerton

Owner - Executive Chef

Naresh Kumar


Nivantha Fernando

Food & Beverage Manager

Chef Nalin

Executive Sous Chef

Our Lords Family

"over 2000 employees trained over the last 14 years"

We pride ourselves on training and the development of all employees. We have been responsible for developing and training over 2000 employees over the last 13 years. We select from all ethnic groups in Sri Lanka and also from remote villages. We discover their talents and help them to grow and become better people and also they intern help their families and the development of this country in remote rural areas.

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Get To Know About Lords Restaurant

Our Customers

Every customer has different tastes, special requirements and needs. We are aware that small details do matter and with your communication to our Lords Team and Managers at the beginning and during your experience with us we will attempt to make you feel special and you leave with perfect memories

Our Uniqueness

Yes we are different from all other restaurants in Sri Lanka. Our Architecture and lighting is inspired to create an ambiance that relaxes and provides you with lasting impressions. Our food is created with Love and Passion and delivered from the heart with a strong Asian Influence and unique twist of flavors.

Our Service

Our Service is designed to be professional, informal but personal. The owner wishes every visitor to Lords Restaurant Complex in Negombo to feel in their hearts that they are entering his home as his personal guests  and made to feel SPECIAL.

Our Charges

All profits from Lords Restaurant Complex go towards OUR Investor in Peoples and Animals various program initiatives. What a perfect way for every customer to know when they eat and drink something this goes back to others. Due to government legislation we MUST as a Foreign Investor in Sri Lanka charge 15% VAT which is included in our menu prices shown. We also pay 4 % Nation Building Tax which goes to the government to help develop this Country. The Service Charge 10 % goes to ALL employees (Not the Company) . As a Visitor to Sri Lanka please understand your obligation also to ensure Government Taxes are collected in a responsible manner to help the people of this beautiful country.

Thanks for your understanding.

Our Policies

  •  Investor in Sri Lankan People & Animals
  •  Saving 1000’s of Dogs & Cats Lives in Sri Lanka
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Strict Health and Hygiene Regulation
  • Decent and Honest Values
  • Professional Conduct at all Times
  • Providing a Safe and Secure Environment
  • Welcome all Ethnic Groups & Sexual Genders
  • Keep it Simple & Keep it Clean

Our Vision

We take our responsibility as an Investor in Sri Lanka very seriously and it is important how we operate our business to have impact on helping the Sri Lankan People and Animals. Our Vision is to ensure Sri Lanka develops into one nation in a sensible manner reflecting the culture of all the people and ethnic groups and religions. We have saved many thousands of dogs and cats lives and Work in Partnership with Dogstar Foundation in sterilizing and vaccinating thousands of stray dogs and cats since 2010 and bring education to the Sri Lankan people on how to respect animals in a humane manner to live in harmony together.

Our Responsibility

We ensure we take Our Responsibility to train and develop Our Lords Team and create a working environment to help each individual to satisfy their dreams and achieve their target and goals in their lives. We offer a good salary and working conditions to enable them to help their families recover from the thirty year war conflict and become the Wonder of Asia. WE respect OUR suppliers and form good working partnerships to help the local community grow and flourish. We keep things clean and organized to ensure the safety of OUR customers.

Our Standard

We go to extreme measures to maintain a very high standard of Health and Hygiene throughout all departments in our company to ensure customer satisfaction and safety at all times.

Our Values

The target of the Owner of Lords is to impact the lives of others and make a difference. In 12 years we have not registered a profit as all profits go back to the Charity work and the development of our employees and local communities. We pride ourselves on taking great consideration into our Health & Safety and Hygiene Policy to ensure all customers and employees can visit Lords having peace of mind that their meal will be prepared in strict European High Standards.

Lords Restaurant Celebrates 14 years of operations in Negombo Sri Lanka . The previous Honorable President Mahinda Rajapaksha officially opened Lords Complex a Board of Investment and Tourist Board approved project on 30th May 2004. Martin Fullerton the Founder of The Hope Foundation said “As the owner of Lords Restaurant Complex in Negombo and traveling to Sri Lanka for over 25 years, as an animal lover it deeply saddened me every day to observe the desperate situations that face all street dogs and cats across the whole country of Sri Lanka. Lords Restaurant has for the last 14 years taken its Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously and funded ALL the work The Hope Foundation carried out and responsible for re-homing 100 ’ s of dogs and cats to the community and saving thousands of animals lives in Sri Lanka through an effective sterilization and education program. PROUD to be an Investor in People & Animals in Sri Lanka for over 13 years.

Our Mission Statement

To promote our Contemporary Uniqueness. To offer our Clients, employees, suppliers, and local communities something unique and different. To help this developing country grow in a manner that helps the Sri Lankan People and respects their culture. To promote sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka and be responsible on how our actions affect others. Put something back into the communities we work with to make a long term difference to the Sri Lankan People and Animals

Our History

Owner first arrives to Sri Lanka in 1990 and falls in love with the country and returns every year thereafter.

Arrives in Sri Lanka in 2002 to purchase the bare land for Lords but was spending every other month here and in UK.

Astral leisure Group (Pvt) Ltd incorporated in June 2003 and the Patent taken for the branding of
Lords name and logo.

The Hope Foundation was established in October 2003.

Our Investor in People and Animals Program was launched in March 2004 and we employed over
400 employees working at Lords in Negombo with over 5000 visitors each week

Lords Restaurant Complex officially opened by the Honorable President to Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksha
in May 2004

Disaster struck Sri Lanka in December 2004 with the Tsunami and we started a major downsizing of operations.

In November the Governments Cease Fire Agreement broke down and the 30 year war conflict started again
in Sri Lanka

The Bowlers Night Club and all Lords Restaurant Outlets were closed and all employees except
3 members were made redundant in January 2007

In 2008 total Tourist arrivals in one year reached the lowest figures of under 300,000 people
including travelling Expats and Sri Lankans visiting here from abroad

In May 2009 the war finished and victory was achieved against the Tamil Tigers, The rehabilitation
for the country and its people commenced

In October 2010 we acquired the Property Market Solutions Company

The Hope Foundation in Partnership with TAPA and the Tourist Board are the Organizers for the
neuter and vaccinations program launched in August 2011 which is responsible for savings many 1000s of
animals lives throughout the whole of Sri Lanka Tourist Zones

The Hope Foundation Neuters 1000 dogs and cats in Negombo region in a 12 month period during 2012

Astral leisure Group Launches its Responsible Tourism Campaign in January 2013

Astral leisure Group Launches its Keep It Simple Policy in April 2013 which is still in place today –
In every decision we make we always look for the most simple options which allows us to operate
OUR business in a more effective manner.

Property Market Solutions Company Sold in April 2016