About Us.


Ella by Minoli is the result of decades of obsession with food, flavour, and great hospitality. At Ella, it’s not just about the food – it’s an experience. When you walk through the doors, you become family… so step into our home, activate all your senses and get ready for a journey through the flavours of Sri Lanka through the eyes of Minoli.

The Kitchen.

At Ella by Minoli, we nurture curiosity, have no fear in the kitchen, and love pushing the culinary boundary.

We use seasonal local produce, modern cooking techniques, and the deep and rich flavours of Minoli’s Sri Lankan heritage, to bring you flavour packed Sri Lankan food like you’ve never tasted before. Minoli’s insatiable need for travel has enriched her food knowledge and she has no boundaries when it comes to flavour.

Sri Lankan food has Ayuverdic properties and origins, and this perfectly balanced menu will leave you more enriched than when you walked in, guaranteed to keep you wanting more, long after you leave. From your first bite to your last, your tastebuds will come alive, and we welcome you to take this culinary journey through the flavours of Sri Lanka.

The bar.

The drinks at Ella are crafted to enhance your dining experience. Carefully balanced cocktails compliment a well thought out wine list, along with the familiar refreshing favourites.

The Space.

A hidden haven in Darwin city, Ella is tucked away in a quieter, unassuming, and welcoming pocket of the CBD. Designed by Scott Bagnell, the space will transport you to Ella, a hidden jungle town in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka. With a flair of Tropical Modernism, the space is designed to step you into the home of Minoli, where nothing is an afterthought. We welcome you with our warm hospitality, where you will become family the moment you step through the door.