Daddy Cool: Father’s Day Celebrations at The Coconut Tree

May 10 2022

Pioneering Sri Lankan street food restaurant The Coconut Tree is raising a toast to say ‘Isthuthi’ (thank you) this Father’s Day.

From midday until 9pm on Father’s Day, dads (and carers) can enjoy an ice cold Sri Lankan Lion Beer on the house. The offer is valid on all advance bookings.

Operations Director, Rashinthe Rodrigo, said “We’re big on family at The Coconut Tree, and want to celebrate all that dads do for their families. This is something to say a little thank you, from us to them.”

The Coconut Tree delivers an authentic Sri Lankan experience through tapas-style small plates and sharers of vibrant street food, inventive ‘Cocotails’ and a warm atmosphere where all are welcome. The crowd-pleasing menu is full of options for meat-eaters, veggies and vegans alike.

The Coconut Tree recently introduced three new street food inspired dishes to the menu:

Isso Wade (GF) £4.95
Madly popular in Colombo, these crispy prawn fritters with warm spices and lentils pack a punch. Great for dipping into our Sri Lankan curries.

Kos Mallum (GF) (VG) £6.95
A vegan treat – tender Jackfruit is stir fried with fragrant chillies, garlic & onion.

Salmon, say whaaat? (GF) £9.95
The Coconut Tree specialises in authentic street food with the occasional seasonal twist – like this one; a take on the UK’s favourite fish, the salmon takes on coconut milk infused with garlic, onion, turmeric, curry leaves & chilli.

The new dishes are now on offer at the group’s nine restaurants, based in Cheltenham, Bristol, Oxford, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Reading, Bath and Birmingham.

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The Story So Far

The Coconut Tree is more than just a bar and restaurant. They are a family. Take a handful of Sri Lankan boys, a couple of others along the way – watch them invest everything back into the business as they ‘shape Sri Lankan eats in the UK’!


Don’t expect a napkin, it’s a roll of paper towels;
Do expect an explosion of flavours in our dishes and sweet and fiery cocktails;
Do expect candles in half coconuts;
Don’t expect a massive food bill, but do expect to spoil yourself with drinks;
Do expect warm Sri Lankan hospitality – and don’t expect the volume to stay down for too long!

Highlights & Awards

  • South West Tourism Awards, Best Casual Dining – Winner 2022
  • Bath Life Awards, Best Restaurant – Finalist 2022
  •  Cardiff Life Awards, Best Restaurant – Finalist 2022
  •  Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards – Winner – Best Casual Dining 2022
  •  Bristol Life Awards – Winner – Best Bar 2021
  •  VIP Caterers at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone & Henley Royal Regatta 2021
  •  Cardiff Life Awards – Finalist – Best Restaurant 2021
  •  Bristol Life Awards – Finalist – Best Restaurant 2021
  •  So Glos Awards – Winner – Best Restaurant 2020
  •  Bristol Life Awards – Finalist – Best Restaurant 2020
  • Ox in a Box Awards – Finalist – Best Veggie / Vegan Restaurant 2020
  •  The Vegetarian & Vegan Awards – Finalist – V Friendly Restaurant of the Year 2020
  • Cardiff Life Awards – Finalist – Best New Business 2020
  • Restaurant Magazine R200 Awards – Finalist – Best UK Operator 2020
  • MTM Awards – Finalist – Best Restaurant 2020
  • Gloucestershire Live – Winner – Best New Gloucestershire Business of the Year 2020
  • International Icon Awards – Finalist 2019
  • Bath & Bristol Crumbs Magazine Awards – Finalist 2019
  • Bristol Life Awards – Winner – ‘Best New Business’ & Finalist – ‘Best Bristol Business’ 2019
  • Bristol Life Awards – Winner – ‘Best New Business’ & Finalist – ‘Best Bristol Business’ 2019
  • OpenTable – Winner – Diner’s Choice Award 2018 (Oxford & Cheltenham)
  • Soglos Lifestyle Awards – Winner – Gloucestershire Restaurant of the Year 2018
  • Cotswold Life Magazine – Finalist – Customer Service Award 2018
  • Cheltenham Business Awards – Winner – Best Restaurant and Bar Sept 2018
  • Observer Food Monthly Awards – Runner Up – Best Cheap Eats in the South West 2017 / 2018
  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food & Farming Awards – Winner – The People’s Choice Award, Best Restaurant 2017/2018