The Kingsbury buffet is pretty good. It's the best in terms of salads and veg, highly competitive in seafood, and good for everything else. It's Rs. 3,500 all in. We think it's good value.
There is a Chariot in the World Trade Center and it serves sushi.
The Central Point is a completely refurbished building behind Dutch Hospital, run by the Central Bank. It's a beautiful space which now houses a money museum and a cafe.
It's always Friday in here.
Yue Chuan is a fine dining Chinese restaurant located at the Kingsbury hotel. The food is good, but not excellent.
Dilmah's charming tea lounge in the shadow of Dutch Hospital is still going strong, with a range of hot and cold teas and little and large bites.
Taphouse is the replacement for the beloved Brewery By O! in Dutch Hospital. Everything is basically worse than it used to be but it's still a great location.
California Grill is one of the city's older fine dining restaurants, located at the rooftop of the Galadari Hotel. They serve a selection of seafood, steak and grills as well as a variety of…
Colombo Fort Cafe is a Harpo's run restaurant located in the popular Dutch Hospital shopping complex, serving up delicious pizzas, pastas and burgers.
if youre one of those who've not ventured further into Fort than a night at Dutch-Hos, this is a good place to start.
Avirate is a Sri Lankan fashion chain that's the first to move into what we call Dutch Hospital 2, the refurbished set of buildings behind the now iconic Dutch Hospital.
Many Colomboars aren't aware this historical building exists, but it still stands.
The lighthouse provides stunning views of the Indian Ocean. From its raised base you can see all the way down the Galle Face Green to the Galle Face Hotel and right across to the very tip of the horizon.…
The Kingsbury hotel is a massive unmistakable building if you're driving by Galle Face - it's one of the grander ones in the city, with an old Victorian theme (at least with the interior).…
Even if you have nothing to to do with Anglicanism St Peters is fully worth visiting as one the city's oldest and most attractive buildings. An amazing and long-forgotten space that quite desperately needs…
This is somewhere my grandmother remembers buying bits and bobs from 50 years ago, I saw their sign and expected to find the place empty and derelict but amazingly it's alive and almost well.... sorta…
Pagoda Tea Rooms is basically the only place to chill out at on Chatham Street - it's in a lovely building from all the way back in 1884. They do a super lamprais, and fun fact: Duran Duran shot a…
Panorama is a bar cum restaurant that we don't love as a restaurant, though we have heard good things about the bar. Come here at sunset for the view and don't be too picky about anything else.
This tiny memorial to Sri Wickrama Rajasingha in the Ceylinco parking lot is a quirky destination.
The Heladiv Tea Club does a relatively affordable range of tasty waffles, sandwiches and teas at the Dutch Hospital. You can also get a decent bottle of wine here for just Rs. 2000.
The New Colonial Hotel is at the high end of dodgy bars. Downstairs is a high-ceilinged bar with bad food but decent drinks and a nice ambiance.
Ministry of Crab is a high-end restaurant on Dutch Hospital premises that specializes in crab cuisine - the food is just plain mouth-watering and the service is good.