TM Dilshan's bar has a great selection of imported liquors, some creative cocktails and good bar food.
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.
Buddhi Batiks takes the tradition of the batik industry and revamps them to create designer fashion.
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.
House of Lonali is an ethical local brand owned by Lonali Rodrigo. They feature some unique and fresh designs.
Cafe Francais is the only and best French restaurant in Colombo. It's expensive but really high quality dining.
Mondy is a popular shop for quality Women's office wear. They also do a pretty decent collection of shoes and accessories.
Peking Palace in Nawala serves up some decent Sri Lankanized Chinese cuisine at an accessible location.
Aussie Swim Store is a pretty cool place to drop by if you are into designer-made beachwear. Be it resort wear, sun hats and beach bags they have it all.
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.
Mithuro Cafe does good rice and curry for cheap, and we especially love their 'chicken pieces' rotti.
The Bellanwila Raja Maha Vihara is a popular temple just outside of Colombo (Boralesgamuwa). The bodhi-tree on the temple premises is one of the thirty-two saplings from the sacred bodhi tree in…
China Town is a little restaurant on Marine Drive that serves big sloppy portions of spicy Sri Lankan-Chinese and even some Indian.
We dropped in at the Java Lounge in Bambalapitiya the other day, and it's actually pretty good. They've got an accessible location, good coffee and some awesome desserts.
Hotel J is a Jetwing budget hotel in Negombo - the rooms are comfy and the theme is pleasant.
Frozen is a 'gourmet' ice cream place at Urban Kitchen. The prices are fine and they've got some interesting options on their menu.
Tea Avenue is a very cosy stop on Barnes Place to have a good cup of flavoured tea and some bready goods. The prices are good and the ambience is suited for all kinds of meetups.
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…
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