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Bavarian German Restaurant

No. 11 Galle Face Court 2, Colombo 3

The Bavarian has been around for ages, and is still hugely popular. Change can be a good thing but sometimes when you're doing something right, you should stick to it, and that's exactly what…

Nihal's (Jetwing Lighthouse Club)

Jetwing Lighthouse, Dadella, Galle

The main restaurant at the luxe Jetwing Lighthouse Club in Galle, serving up special degustation menus and bespoke dishes.


57, Hospital Street, 00100 Colombo, Sri Lanka

One of Colombo's newest bars, complete with an amazing WTC view and eclectic menu.

Slightly Chilled

29A, Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy.

Quirky name, location with a near-aerial view of the city, and great food, more people need to know about Slightly Chilled.

The Cricket Club Cafe

12, Flower Road, Colombo 03

The old classic at a brand new spot.

The Station

1/41 Wasala Road, Dehiwala

When it comes to value for money, The Station is pretty difficult to beat. They tick all the right boxes with their ambience, service and food.

Earl’s Passikudah

103, Pasikudah road, Kalkudah

The warm reception we received on arriving at Earl's was an early indication of how good a time we were going to have there. Only a short walk away from Passikudah beach, this friendly and…

Machang (Pasikuda)

103, Passikudah, Kalkudah, Batticaloa

Machang is a great place to get your booze on out there on the Pasikudah strip, with large space and a single strip of concrete tables on the side that was open to the sky.

Mintage Restaurant & Pub

154, Kynsey Road, Colombo 08.

A chilled out place in the heart of Colombo for a nibble and drink after work with friends, which doesn't require you to dress up or shell out serious dough.

Flower Drum (Battaramulla)

418. Pannipitiya Road, Pelawatte, Battaramulla

The Flower Drum in Pelawatte sits on top of HSBC Bank and Perera and Sons; a small and convenient restaurant for the occasional dinners with friends or family, although probably not the most ideal place to…

Down Town Rotti Hut (Ella)

Ella Village Inn, Down Town Rotti Hut, Ella

රසම රස උදේ කෑම, දවල් කෑම, රෑ කෑම වේලක් කන්න හරි හොඳ තේකක් නැත්නම්…

Zip Sip Delivery App

A local app that delivers alcohol, mixers, and more within an hour.

Lion Pub

220 Galle Road, Mount Lavinia

The Lion Pub has the best entrance of any bar in Colombo and really cheap beer and good food in large portions

Steam Boat (Moratuwa)

No. 34, New Galle road, Idama, Moratuwa.

හැබැයි මම නම් කියන්නෙ සති අන්තයෙ දවසක පවුලේ උදවියත් එක්ක මොරටුවෙ ස්ටීම් බෝට්…

Pelican Restaurant (Kalutara)

No. 71/1/1, Main Street, Kalutara South.

හොඳට වායු සමනය කරල තියෙන භෝජනාගාරයේ ඇතුලෙන් බාර් එකේ පිවිසුම තියෙන එක නම්…

Flower Gate

2, Victoria Place, Elivitiala Mawatha (Baseline Rd), Colombo 8

Flower Gate is a new and very welcome addition to the Sri Lankan Chinese food scene. They may be relatively unknown, but theirs was some of the best Chinese we've had in a while.

Sanekvin Restaurant & Bar

No. 13, Galle Road, Ambalangoda.

හීනියට ලියල බැදපු කුකුල් මස් කෑලි, සොසේජස් කෑලි, තම්බපු ඉස්සො, බැදපු තෝර මාළු…

Awanhala Restaurant (Bentota)

Warahena Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka.

වෙරළට ළං වෙන්න හදල තියෙන බාර් එකයි ඒක වටේට තියෙන පොල් අතු හට්…

Cheers (Cinnamon Grand)

Cinnamon Grand, Shri Uttarananda Road, Colombo 3

Cheers at Cinnamon Grand has been a mainstay in Colombo's pub scene for a while now. The food sticks to the usual English Pub food, and they do a satisfying job with it though the service was pretty…

The Living Room By TPV

50A Lighthouse Street, Galle Fort, Galle

The Living Room is a cool place to have a drink in the Galle Fort.

The Tuna & The Crab

Galle Dutch Hospital, Hospital Street, Galle Fort, Galle

The Tuna & The Crab is a mainly Japanese restaurant run by Sri Lanka's top chef Dharshan Munidasa in the Galle Fort. The quality is reliable but not game-changing, and the prices are high.

Machang (Bentota)

11, Pitaramba, Bentota

Uncomplicated, tasty food and fresh icy Lion beer in a sleepy coastal town.

Sherry Land Restaurant & Pub

No. 74, Beach Rd, Eththukala, Negombo

Sherry Land is a restaurant and pub in Negombo that offers one of the best cocktail menus we've come across in recent times, with some good food to boot.

Machang (Rella Moratuwa)

No 16, Lady De Soyza Road, Uyana, Moratuwa.

Cheap, yet not-so-dodgy place to sip a beer while staring at metro coastline of Moratuwa.