Indian Summer is a slightly expensive Indian restaurant, with a great ambience.
Candle Light Hut is a pretty popular, affordable place for Pakistani biriyani, paratha and meat curries.
Tasty home-cooked Jaffna style dishes - they do orders in bulk, so ideal for lunch or dinner parties.
Curry Leaves is one of Colombo's oldest Indian restaurants, but remains mostly under the radar. Their strength lies in their biryani, but the rest of the dishes were pretty ordinary.
Pizza Hut's stuff isn't half bad, and their desserts are actually quite great, but the portions don't justify the prices.
The Fab Cafe, the coffee lounge by The Fab is relatively unknown cafe down Castle street. They've got a chic space and some great Hot chocolate.
Mamas Guest House is a decent place to stop by for rice and curry and other meals in the Galle Fort. It's cosy and you can meet Mama herself.
Their coconut chutney lifts to high heavens an otherwise mediocre array of South Indian staples.
Rocket Burger is the Galle Fort's only burger specialist. The patties are well ground and they're usually very generous with stuffing - you're going to spend Rs. 900 minimum for a burger here though.…
If you're looking for a clean, charming and authentic meal in Jaffna, we highly recommend the vegetarian Malayalan Cafe.
China Town is a little restaurant on Marine Drive that serves big sloppy portions of spicy Sri Lankan-Chinese and even some Indian.
A little rooftop spot in the Fort serving up a variety of crepes.
Hotel J is a Jetwing budget hotel in Negombo - the rooms are comfy and the theme is pleasant.
CuppaCrème is a home baker who is amazing at choc biscuit pudding and red velvet cupcakes.
Frozen is a 'gourmet' ice cream place at Urban Kitchen. The prices are fine and they've got some interesting options on their menu.
Pink Sugar is a new home baker which remixes classic flavors like Oreo, Ferrero Rocher and Irish cream.
So among all the delivery joints thankfully cropping up in Colombo for the benefit of those of us who want to eat lazily at home, Choco Luv has made itself known as an unlikely contender in the…
Bilal Hotel is a little kade on Bamba's Galle Road that serves kottu, fried rice, biriyani and the likes. The prices are low and the kottu is super cheesey.
Cremalato is a local gelato manufacturer that actually delivers frozen confections. We tried a bunch of their new flavours and we think they're pretty awesome.
Ruuk Village is a cabana resort in Kalpitiya - it's a very outdoorsy holiday place ideal for people who like camping and spending time with nature. It's by the Puttalam lagoon, a Rs. 150 tuk ride…
Good Market isn't just once a week anymore. Besides at Diyatha Uyana (Thursdays) and Racecourse (Saturdays), you can now get Good Market's fresh, organic food straight from local vendors, on Lakpahana…
The Weras Ganga park is a cool outdoors food-court in Bellanwila, one of many affordable hangout spots popping up in Colombo lately. The food is good, the range is wide, and if the weather is cool the Weras…
The grandly named New Star Hotel is a little street kade on the Galle Road of Dehiwala that serves up a mean iced milo, biriyani and kottu. It's a good stop for a cheap, tasty lunch, if you don't…
Kandoori is an Indian restaurant that serves just biriyani and other Indian food.