Barefoot Cafe is the best place to hang out in Colombo. It's a chilled place to meet or make friends, see art, hear music, eat good food and drink affordable beer.
As far as safe bets go, Bayleaf is right up there. Good Italian fare at not too exorbitant prices, and a rather extensive menu to choose from.
Curve, at Park Street Mews, is a tapas bar that's been around for a couple of years. While the purple-white theme is looking a bit old now, their tapas and drinks are still pretty good.
Cafe Francais is the only and best French restaurant in Colombo. It's expensive but really high quality dining.
Expensive, but probably the most modernist Sri Lankan cuisine you can get.
41 Sugar might be pricier than other contemporary bars, but both its cocktails and food are honestly excellent. With an excellent rooftop setting to boot, the only thing they really need to fix is…
A first class fine dining experience. Perfect for when you want to pull out all the stops and celebrate. Primarily a steakhouse.
We liked Sugar Bistro in the past and three years down the line that still hasn't changed. Their food is tasty, they offer a great atmosphere for dining and the service is some of the best…
The Qbaa bar - not restaurant - is a pretty cool place to be. Walking in feels like stepping through the magic wardrobe - out of Colombo and into a vibrant city with a bubbling late night music scene.…
Not just the city's best Japanese restaurant, but one of the city's most seminal eateries, full stop.
The Loft Lounge and Cloud Cafe are Colombo Courtyard's two-in-one bar combo. The former is indoors while the latter is on the rooftop. As far as cocktails go, CC fares quite well, but the food leaves…
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.
YUMI is Taj Samudra's resident Japanese restaurant. What they lack in terms of variety they make up for with some delicious, specialized sushi in arguably the best setting for a Japanese restaurant…
Cloud Red is the newest and highest rooftop bar in Colomb. The view from the top is spectacular, their cocktails are good and so is the food. The drinks are a bit pricey but with the ambience we…
Dutch Pub serves as a reliable place to hang out and get your choice of booze while enjoying your time with a friend and good food.
A decent yet cheap bar at the basement of Grand Oriental Hotel
The first bar in Colombo that allows you to bid on your drinks through a neat mobile application.
King of The Mambo in Galle Face Hotel is where you can get the authentic South American food experience in Colombo. From boozy cocktails to carefully curated dishes, it's the new king in town.
Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant is a place in Bentota that's buzzing with both local and foreign customers, simply because they do fine Sri Lankan and Western fare for an affordable price tag.
Aromas Cafe & Pizzeria is a resto adjoining The Kings Bay Hotel in Negombo, that serves up some good pizza, seafood and steaks, among other things.
Tucked away from the crowded beaches of Balapitiya, Shinagawa Beach by Asia Leisure is a meticulously designed, gorgeous beach hotel that gives you the best of both worlds - the sea and the lagoon.
With its colonial elegance, comfortable accommodation, well trained staff, and the excellent food, The Bungalow - Galle Fort is a place that unites every bit of happiness that you're looking for in Galle.…
The bar and lounge of historic Hotel Nippon
Dynasty is a fine dine restaurant in the Grand Monarch Hotel.
The bar at the Kingsbury's luxury serviced apartments in Colombo 03. Available for short stays or long term rent.
Latest seafood in Colombo, specializing in crab and peppery dishes!
VU Restobar is a wonderful rooftop bar at the Best Western Hotel. They serve up some great food, their drinks aren't too shabby and the view is breathtaking.
An Italian restaurant on Negombo's popular hotel strip (Porutota Road).
The Sugar Bistro & Wine Bar has set up shop amongst the swanky cafes in the newly revamped ODEL foodcourt.
Cinnamon Grand's Tea Lounge promises 'an elevated tea experience unlike any other in Colombo.'
A local app that delivers alcohol, mixers, and more within an hour.
A large and full-service luxury beach resort on the idyllic Southern Coast.
The old classic at a brand new spot.
Cheap, yet not-so-dodgy place to sip a beer while staring at metro coastline of Moratuwa.
A beautiful beach front luxury resort past Galle.
The main restaurant at the luxe Jetwing Lighthouse Club in Galle, serving up special degustation menus and bespoke dishes.
A bar and restaurant that's great for its ambiance if you live in Nawala.
One of the island's oldest and grandest colonial properties.