The Palmyrah House is one of the few proper hotels in Mannar. The management has embraced the island's flora and fauna, creating an eco-friendly boutique hotel that offers a memorable experience.
The Dining Room specializes in international buffets at Cinnamon Lakeside.
MoMo's has an extensive menu ranging from naans to lasagna to seafood and pastas. It has a nice, comfy interior, and is a vibrant space for families.
Chop Chop does tasty, generous kottu all day, via drive through or delivery. Win.
Red Snapper is a seafood restaurant at the Dutch Hospital that does a range of crab and lobster preparations. It's a formal dining place that plays a lot of '90s saxophone music and serves OK food.
Sea Fish is a restaurant that's been around since the '70s, and its dining space still features music and lights from that era. Their seafood is however good, and they also do seafood BBQs in their…
Lantern is a well-equipped boutique hotel in Mirissa.
&Co is a new pub and restaurant tucked in the Steuart Hotel behind Dutch Hospital. They serve up good, hefty pub fare in a spacious setting.
FLOW is a restaurant at the Hilton Residences that serves up a variety of international and local cuisines.
Indramalee is a little buth kade on Union Place that does good rice and curry and fruit juices. It's not much for ambience but the fare is reliable.
The Gardenia is Hotel Ramada's main restaurant, and they do a wide range of cuisines, from Italian to Jaffna, that are good value for money.
The Sawadee , a part of Mount Breeze Hotel offers reliable food and service at reasonable prices.
Curry Leaf is the Hilton's Sri Lankan restaurant, and their spread of local cuisine and fresh seafood is top notch. If you can afford the taxes, this is a must try.
Pilawoos, the biggest players on Colombo's kottu scene, have set up a bigger, more family friendly restaurant on Marine Drive. The kottu and iced milo are still stellar.
Praneetha is a small eatery that serves up a great rice and curry with the option of every kind of meat, from prawns to pork.
The Colombo Café is a new competitor in Colombo’s café square off. While the prices of sandwiches and shakes can put your wallet on the endangered list, their Sri Lankan Buffet deal is the…
Amaya is one of the big hotels on Pasikuda bay. It's huge, and though looks-wise is a little old school, is still incredibly efficient and ideal for some holiday pampering.
Anilana is one of Pasikuda's big beachside hotels. They've got killer ambience late in the evening, and they do a very good Jaffna crab curry.
Jetwing Lagoon is a very cool luxury hotel in Negombo. What's unique about it how environmentally friendly they are, also their 100 meter long infinity pool.
Hotel de Majestic is one of the oldest kottu-and-biriyani stops on the Bamba Galle Road stretch. It's a popular and easily accessible stopover for biriyani and a quick cold drink.
OZO is a big, modern hotel in the Kandy city center. The restaurant and the roof bar are worth checking out.
Ashik was once a popular choice amongst the YAMU staff for their rice and curry. Our latest visit left a negative impact on us though, and here's why.
This basic buth kade serves a good rice and curry and sorta specializes in baabath (tripe - ie cow stomach).
Ammi's Meaty Delights is a home cook that delivers Sri Lankan style meat dishes. We tried their beef, chicken and pork dishes and they all turned out be very satisfying.