On the corner of Dockyard's and St. Mary's (depending) Rizwan runs a good wade cart. He's got manioc chips, fried garlic, and those little wade balls. He's a nice guy, the food is fresh and…
Swyree is a little spot near Orr's Hill which serves a great Kottu and fried frice. East coast kottu is different and this place is worth a try.
Curve, at Park Street Mews, is a tapas bar that's been around for a couple of years. While the purple-white theme is looking a bit old now, their tapas and drinks are still pretty good.
SaBaBa's is basically the only place on Whiskey Point. It's run by Mambo's brother and is pretty chill. It's underground (no website/Facebook/etc), but if you show up they'll serve you.
If you're traveling in packs, Villa Red is a far better value than the package hotels in Bentota. You have full access to the river and watersports and have a really well-equipped villa to hang out in.…
Main Point is the most accessible surf spot in Arugam Bay and it has something for surfers, swimmers and loungers alike.
Hideaway is the best restaurant and probably the best hotel in Arugam Bay. It has excellent food and accommodation and thoughtful family management.
Whiskey Point is a quite surfable and moderately swimmable point about 12 km from Arugam Bay. It's a bit of a trek, but worth it for some great waves and the chill cafe/hotel SaBaBa's.
There's a lovely new aquarium at Diyatha Uyana, the site of the Good Market, near Water's Edge. Each tank is run by a different fish store. It's not Sea World, but it's still a worthwhile stroll in…
Saraii Village is a charming set of tree-houses and mud chalets near Hambantota. They also make an excellent rice and curry. Probably the best place to stay in the area.
Yue Chuan is a fine dining Chinese restaurant located at the Kingsbury hotel. The food is good, but not excellent.
Butter Boutique has moved now! They're officially setting up shop at Rosmead Place so we went to check them out.
Tsing Tao is a fine dinning Chinese restaurant that strikes a good a balance between authentic and Sri Lankanized Chinese, in a chic and elegant setting.
The Lagoon is a fine dining seafood restaurant located in Colombo's Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Freshly caught seafood is displayed upon a bed of ice and can be chosen with the preferred style of…
Pasco Food Blush is a new eatery that has recently come up on Pannipitiya road in Battaramulla. It’s only a few meters away from where Coco Citrine used to be (they’ve been replaced by La Trattoria…
The store’s fluorescent lighting, white walls, white shelves and white floor tiles render the space rather clinical and cold. I found it eerily reminiscent of Oregon State Hospital (The setting of ‘One Who…
Compared to newer entrants Delifrance is overpriced and underwhelming, but they still do reliably tasty sandwiches and baked goods.
We all know Mlesna, the go-to tea brand for gifting someone overseas or impressing a visitor. The sheer variety is also impressive - with over 100 kinds of tea, you are bound to enjoy at least one.
High Octane Fitness is found in Pamankada, pretty close to The Dutch Burger and Shiraz on Stratford Avenue. It is the best gym in Sri Lanka, need I say more?
Dilmah's charming tea lounge in the shadow of Dutch Hospital is still going strong, with a range of hot and cold teas and little and large bites.
EatRite, a part of Susiko Bakers, is working to promote (healthier) rice flour products - which includes local delicacies like milk toffees and kawung.
Waters Edge is a splash of paradise in Colombo’s Concrete Jungle - located in Battaramulla, it’s a rich oasis with much lush greenery and some breathtaking views of the Diyawanna Lake.
Taphouse is the replacement for the beloved Brewery By O! in Dutch Hospital. Everything is basically worse than it used to be but it's still a great location.
Red Fort Restaurant is a small North Indian Restaurant on a small side road just off Baseline Road. The restaurant looks like an old abandoned house with wild grass and a kid’s playground at the front. The…