Panama Road, Arugam Bay
Hideaway is the best restaurant and probably the best hotel in Arugam Bay. It has excellent food and accommodation and thoughtful family management.
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…
Jetwing Kaduruketha, Aluth Para, Wellawaya
Whipping up some mouthwatering Sri Lankan and Western/ Fusion cuisine, Kaduruketha's restaurant is elegant and mouthwatering.
Mahavihara Road, Ahanagama Kanda, Ahangama
The stylish former Three by TPV property, on the Down South coast.
Cinnamon Grand, 77 Galle Rd, Colombo 3
A first class fine dining experience. Perfect for when you want to pull out all the stops and celebrate. Primarily a steakhouse.
8th Lane (off Galle Road), Colombo 3
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.
14, Deanstone Place, Colombo 03
Min Han (or Ming Han) is one of our favorite Chinese restaurants. It's cheap, super tasty and the waiter Wijapayala orders for you.
Jetwing Yala is a geat place to stay over at when you're visiting Sri Lanka's wildlife central - huge pool, great views and a unique luxury-outdoors concept.
Wellawaya Road, Ella
This is truly a chill spot with beanbags, good food, decent WiFi and really smart and friendly staff.
200, Union Place, Colombo 2
FLOW is a restaurant at the Hilton Residences that serves up a variety of international and local cuisines.
11 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 3
Colombo's fine dining Japanese restaurant Nihonbashi has recently turned their outdoor dining section into a 'Yakitori Garden' - a small, bamboo-framed nook serving skewered, charcoal-grilled entrails out in…
Cinnamon Lakeside, 115 Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2
Royal Thai is a great celebratory option. With delicious food and impeccable service, it's definitely one of Colombo's reigning dining royalty.
Jetwing Lighthouse, Dadella, Galle
The main restaurant at the luxe Jetwing Lighthouse Club in Galle, serving up special degustation menus and bespoke dishes.
704 Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka
Any tour of city's art-spaces must begin or end at the Barefoot Gallery. Under different names this space - a large, bright, high ceilinged room to the right of the rear entrance to the Barefoot…
The Fortress Resort & Spa, Koggala, Habaraduwa, Galle
A beautiful beach front luxury resort past Galle.
57, Hospital Street, 00100 Colombo, Sri Lanka
One of Colombo's newest bars, complete with an amazing WTC view and eclectic menu.
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.
149 Havelock Road, Colombo 5
FDOs is the new spot for older people to hang out. This offshoot of the immortal Rhythm And Blues is full of good live music and a pleasant crowd.
No 33, Queens Road, Colombo 03
The Boulevard, formerly a cafe/restuarant, has been completely revamped into what we'd consider one of the top Thai restaurants in Colombo. With chef Mama (former head chef at Royal Thai) at the fore, as well…
ODEL, 5 Alexandra Place, Colombo 7
Nihonbashi is one of our most famous restaurants - they serve the best sushi in the city, fact. This is the place for Japanese fine cuisine.
Cape Weligama, Abimanagama Road, Weligama
One of the island's top luxury getaways.
11 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 3
Not just the city's best Japanese restaurant, but one of the city's most seminal eateries, full stop.
Taj Samudra, 25 Galle Face Center Rd, Colombo 3
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…
12, Flower Road, Colombo 03
The old classic at a brand new spot.
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TGI Fridays does a decent breakfast depending on what you order.
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