Family Baker is arguably the best mainstream bakery in Mount Lavinia. They've got a great selection of both savories and sweets, which have been consistently tasty time and time again.
The Sawadee , a part of Mount Breeze Hotel offers reliable food and service at reasonable prices.
Seafood Cove is Mt. Lavinia Hotel's seafood restaurant. It has a great location on their private beach front, fast service and reasonably priced, fresh seafood.
The Sri Lanka Magic Circle is a state recognized institute of magicians that has been around since the 1920s. We learnt more about the history of magic in Sri Lanka from magician Ronald de Alwis.
Saffron and Vanilla is a home baker with international experience - she makes some amazing date cookies, and runs cookery classes.
Little Star is a not-so-little bakery in Mount Lavinia with a reputation for their Sri Lankan sweets
Cakes & Things by Windya is a home baker in Mount Lavinia. Her specialty is theme cakes, but her cupcakes and brownies are pretty great as well.
Arthur's pizza is now a pub, too. They do their own take on localised pizza.
Consider yourself a bona fide carnivore? Well then Backyard BBQ is just what you're looking for. They're a barbecue specialist in Mt.Lavinia that does delivery and take-out. They've got a great selection…
The Governor's Restaurant at Mt.Lavinia Hotel offers one of the better buffets in the city. We found that mostly everything tasted good, with an exceptional salad bar and arguably the best selection…
Rasa Malaysia is a relatively new restaurant down the Mount Lavinia beach stretch, alongside common beach food names like Steam Boat and Loon Tao. The ambience by the beach is obviously awesome, and the food…
The Mount Head Shop is a tiny place past Templars Road with a good selection of rolling papers, pipes, bongs and other smoking accessories.
To quote the Notorious BIG, it looks like Softlogic is representing BK to the fullest. The Whopper tastes authentic, the service is competent and the location is well equipped and smart. The restaurant doesn't…
As far as beach bars go, Shore By O! is by far the most popular. Not all their drinks are excellent, but they do the best beer cocktails around and their bites aren’t too shabby either.
Big Bite in Mount Lavinia is one of the few places where you can get yourself a proper Pakistani biriyani. It's spicier than most, but it's still damn good, specially coupled with their barbequed…
Palm Beach Hotel is located in Mount Lavinia, it has the feel of a modern Sri Lankan hotel with rooms starting from about Rs. 7200.
Ivory Inn is a mid sized bed and breakfast, located in Mount Lavinia. They have clean and comfortable rooms starting at around Rs. 3500.
Loon Tao, roughly meaning "Way of the Dragon" has lost its claim as a top contender in the Chinese restaurant racket.
Plant your feet in the sand and watch the waves roll in as the traffic of Mt Lavinia Beach frolic by. Apart from this initial attraction the rest of our experience was somewhat forgettable.
The Lion Pub has the best entrance of any bar in Colombo and really cheap beer and good food in large portions
Casadi is a beachfront outdoor restaurant located alongside Buba, serving excellent, affordable food - but sadly no booze
Buba Restaurant and Beach Club is one of Colombo's older beach hangouts. They've got pretty secluded part of Mt.Lavinia beach to themselves, seafood is decent plus its mostly BYOB ;).
Steam Boat provides a lovely spot for sunset and wave watching. With an elevated cement and canopy dining area as well as shaded chairs and tables on the sand, venue wise they've got it spot on. Food,…
Mount Lavinia Beach is Sri Lanka's main sea-bathing spot. Here, depending on season, the waves can be swimmable and it's host to some amazing sunsets. Note, however, that this is not a bay like Unawatuna.…