It's always a good time to dine out, but especially at Christmas. Colombo (and Sri Lankan) restaurants step their game up, friends are in town and there are, of course, the deals.
These are some of the best places and deals you can catch this season:
Flow is a great multi-cuisine buffet. Some special things to look out for - the fresh fish station, and their excellent sushi buffet. There's a range of cuisines here, from Chinese to Western and of course Sri Lankan.
This season they offer 25% savings for Nations Trust Bank American Express Cardmembers on dinner including Christmas Eve and Christmas & New Years Eve.
Galadari's California Grill has beautiful views across the ocean and of course tender steak. And their coffee house is centrally located. This season they're offering Nations Trust Bank American Express Cardmembers 15% savings during dinner (on food only) on Christmas Eve (the 24th).
The Grand Oriental is one of the oldest and most charming hotels in Colombo. They have perhaps the busiest view in the city from their Harbour Room, looking directly onto the ships coming and going from the main Colombo Port. It's worth a visit for the view alone.
It's also a charming place for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch or dinner, with 10% savings for Nations Trust Bank American Express Cardmembers.
Domino's is a classic international pizza chain with speedy delivery, and this season when you order a large pizza you get a regular one (same or lesser range) for free. With Nations Trust Bank American Express Cards of course.
YUMI serves up some of the freshest Japanese cuisines in Colombo, in a beautiful, recently refurbished corner of the Taj. Sushi is always a treat, and you can treat yourself to 20% savings on lunch and dinner if you're a Nations Trust Bank American Express Cardmember, until the 30th December (excluding the 24th and 25th).
There are of course more savings this Christmas. Many more, for the full list of what's available with Nations Trust Bank American Express Card, scroll down and be amazed:
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