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.
This Japanese stopover is a wonderful addition to Negombo's popular stretch of restaurants. The food and service are great and they've got a sushi conveyor belt in the evenings.
Flavoured at Cinnamon Red, with their lean luxury theme, offers a curated menu with good variations at reasonable prices. They've got a good view of Colombo, tasty mains and excellent desserts,…
Expensive, but probably the most modernist Sri Lankan cuisine you can get.
If you make it to the north side, Flag And Whistle is a well-appointed space with a view of the port. They do hearty but expensive German fare.
Seafood Cove is Mt. Lavinia Hotel's seafood restaurant. It has a great location on their private beach front, fast service and reasonably priced, fresh seafood.
Golden Dragon is the completely redone Taj take on Chinese cuisine. It has a stellar ambience and good food.
Zephyr is a very exciting new restaurant and bar on the Mirissa beach stretch. The food is good, and they've got a great ambience that sticks out from the rest.
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.
Sri Siam on W.A. Silva Mawatha is yet another new Thai restaurant. We had high hopes since it's run by Thai management, but the food just wasn't up to par.
This rather busy bar has good food and drinks, but is quite expensive.
TM Dilshan's bar has a great selection of imported liquors, some creative cocktails and good bar food.
Cannon is a bar in the Galle Dutch Hospital. Great location, OK food and drink.
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.
The Living Room is a cool place to have a drink in the Galle Fort.
Cafe Francais is the only and best French restaurant in Colombo. It's expensive but really high quality dining.
Anzu's restaurant on Marine Drive (Colpetty) is a new and authentic Chinese eating house. While it may not suit everyone, it's a good option for those looking to experience Chinese home cooking.
Peking Palace in Nawala serves up some decent Sri Lankanized Chinese cuisine at an accessible location.
A Minute By Tuk is a little eatery in the Galle Dutch Hospital. The ambience is cool since it's up on a deck, but the food is pricey and just okay.
The Hammock Cafe in the Galle Dutch Hospital has a great location and cool seating, but the food is pretty expensive and mediocre.
House Of Wines is a new place down Flower Road which focuses only on wine and champagne. They have a thoughtful and well-curated selection of wines with a good amount of affordable ones in the mix.
Arthur's pizza is now a pub, too. They do their own take on localised pizza.
Three years after opening Asylum has upped its food and service game