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Panino

Diyatha Uyana, Battaramulla

Panino makes excellent sandwiches. Filled with tasty ingredients, grilled, prepared with love. If you visit the Good Market each Thursday they're well worth a try. Otherwise they're a good choice…

Hideaway Villas

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.

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…

Jetwing Kaduruketha

Jetwing Kaduruketha, Wellawaya.

Jetwing K. is one of the latest hotels by the popular chain, with a stellar line up of food, and a very rural, agricultural set-up.

Jetwing Kaduruketha (Restaurant)

Jetwing Kaduruketha, Aluth Para, Wellawaya

Whipping up some mouthwatering Sri Lankan and Western/ Fusion cuisine, Kaduruketha's restaurant is elegant and mouthwatering.

The Barefoot Cafe

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.

The Tangerine (Calamansi Cove)

Wijerama Temple Rd, Balapitiya, Sri Lanka

The Tangerine is a gem of restaurant hidden away in Balapitiya at Calamansi Cove by Jetwing. As far hotel restaurants go, this is one of the best we've tried in recent times. Delicious…

Jetwing Yala

Tissamaharama, Yala

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.

Poonie's Kitchen

63, Pedlars Street, Fort, Galle

Poonie's Kitchen is a wonderful hidden oasis in the Galle Fort. They serve high quality desserts and deliciously prepared dishes at surprisingly good prices.

Church Street Social (The Fort Bazaar)

26, Church Street, Galle Fort

The Galle Fort's charming new boutique property

Galle Dutch Hospital

Old Hospital Building, Galle Fort

The Galle Dutch Hospital is small but super nice. It's a beautifully restored colonial building with a great and growing selection of places to eat, drink and shop.

Simply Strawberries By Jagro

131, Vijaya Kumaratunge Mawatha, Colombo 5

Simply Strawberries by Jagro is a great place for sugary, strawberry-centric desserts that are huge in portion size and high in quality.

Isso

No. 02 Sulaiman Terrace, Colombo 05

Isso deals with isso. Curried isso, tossed isso, isso with roast paan, and isso with bathala chips. Yes.

Noodles (Cinnamon Grand)

Cinnamon Grand Colombo, 77, Galle Road, Colombo 3

Noodles at Cinnamon Grand offers one the most complete dining experiences around the city at a surprisingly affordable price point, while maintaining a high level service.

Good Market (Galle)

Court Square, Galle Fort

The Good Market's foray into the historic Galle Fort.

Yakitori Garden (Nihonbashi)

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…

Barefoot Gallery

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…

Jetwing Warwick Gardens

Ambewela, Sri Lanka

Warwick Gardens is a beautifully renovated Edwardian style bungalow nestled in the hills in Ambewela which encapsulates a perfect vacation in the hill country.

English Cake Company

Diyatha Uyana, Battaramulla

The English Cake Company makes some amazing sweets and savories. It's run by a home baker and her family and they make really tasty sweets like brownies, lemon and blueberry cake, passion…

Bit Bake Bar (Arugam Bay)

Panama Road, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay

A seasonal little cafe in Pottuvil's popular strip.

The Fortress Resort & Spa

The Fortress Resort & Spa, Koggala, Habaraduwa, Galle

A beautiful beach front luxury resort past Galle.

Calorie Counter

61, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 05

Calorie Counter with its emphasis on healthy eating was one of the best new additions to Colombo's restaurant scene in 2015. Now they've gone a step further and introduced a pretty comprehensive…

The Boulevard

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…

Good Market (Racecourse)

Race Course Ground, Reid Avenue, Colombo 7

A curated and ethical Saturday market focusing on local and sustainable products and produce