About us


After a long and successful managerial career in the IT sector and insurance industry, Brian and Clement Senaratne, Altera Esca d.o.o. founders and directors, decided to embrace a new challenge by entering the hospitality business and open their own company in Croatia.

Their objective since the very beginning has been to create and build unique restaurants and hostels concepts to serve specific markets and to provide its customers a top-quality service for a unforgettable experience.

2015


CURRY BOWL GRAND OPENNING!


We started operating in 2015 in the city of Zagreb with the opening of our first Curry Bowl restaurant offering our customers a healthy and delicious Asian food, served in a modern, trendy, and energetic premise.

2016


SECOND CURRY BOWL


After proving our concept in Zagreb, we opened our second Curry Bowl location on the Croatian island of Obonjan, a popular music festivals destination, where we operate seasonally to serve the high number of tourists visiting the Croatian coast during the summer times.

2017


WHOLE WIDE WORLD HOSTEL & BAR OPENING!


Diversifying our hospitality services, in 2017, we opened the Whole Wide World Hostel & Bar to provide backpackers and world travellers an affordable, comfortable, yet wild place to stay in Zagreb.

At the same time, our Curry Bowl restaurants started becoming a true success, getting recognized, and topping the lists of best restaurants in the city.

2018


IMPORTING SRI LANKAN LION BEER


In 2018, we started importing Lion Beer, the most popular Sri Lankan beer, now available in over 50 locations across Croatia, including our restaurant and hostel bar.

2019


AMONG THE VERY BEST!


Since the beginning of 2019, after receiving TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellent for the thrid year in a row, Curry Bowl became a top 5 gastronomic location in Zagreb for locals and turists, while at the same time, the Whole Wide World Hostel & Bar was ranked No. 1 Party Hostel in the city due to its easy access to Zagreb's major tourist and nighlife attractions and amazing in-house party events.

2020


TIME TO EXPAND


This year, our efforts are dedicated in openning our first Curry Bowl location outside Croatia as well as improve our Whole Wide World Hostel & Bar facilities and expand in Croatia with a second location.

FIVE YEARS FROM NOW... Our vision is to introduce our Curry Bowl concept throughout Europe and the Americas, establish our Whole Wide World Hostel & Bar and rank it among the best hostels in South-Eastern Europe, as well as consolidate our Lion Beer presence in the Croatian market as one of the most popular foreign alcoholic drinks.

Contact us

Every day we look for opportunities to grow our business and improve our team! If you want to be part of our journey and help us reach our goals, feel free to contact us.