Hangover Hostels have expanded: and are now just a hop and skip away from the airport!
N'Eliya is one of the best vacation destinations to get away from the city and relax, and taking a walk through the Victoria Park is one of the best ways to do just that.
The sushi bar at the Cinnamon Lakeside lobby is actually a great place for an authentic Japanese meal for very affordable prices.
A wellness based restaurant in Sama Mawatha which really lives up to the title ' Wellness based.' In a good way.
Red Orchids is like the new Flower Drum, with the same staff and waiters, and again they do tasty classic Sri Lankanized Chinese food at affordable rates.
Sky 348 is the rooftop bar and restaurant at Anarva Siddhalepa in Mount Lavinia.
If you're staying in Batticaloa town itself, this is the spot (as long as you don't mind basic accommodation). It's cheap, the staff are insanely nice, and the lawn and location can't be beat.
A popular rice and curry buffet spot in Ratnapura, that does some excellent rice and curry for a decent fare.
Siam House serves up reliable and tasty Thai-fare, and they're built for volume and deliveries.
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.
Bliss lounge is a Mediterranean sheesha lounge which serves Italian and burgers, among other things.
Cotton Collection has got a really fun, colourful selection of good quality clothes. It's more youthful stuff though, and the variety is enjoyable if you're into colour and patterns. It's one of those places where…
As far as beach bars go, Shore By O! is by far the most popular. Not all their drinks are excellent, but they do the best beer cocktails around and their bites aren’t too shabby either.
The Kingsbury buffet is pretty good. It's the best in terms of salads and veg, highly competitive in seafood, and good for everything else. It's Rs. 3,500 all in. We think it's good value.
Ah, Fab. It's been around longer than we can remember - since 1979 to be precise - and has consistently been keeping Colombo happy with their short eats, cakes and sweets.
A good place to booze with delicious food, pool games and calm chat.
Flower Gate is a new and very welcome addition to the Sri Lankan Chinese food scene. They may be relatively unknown, but theirs was some of the best Chinese we've had in a while.
හීනියට ලියල බැදපු කුකුල් මස් කෑලි, සොසේජස් කෑලි, තම්බපු ඉස්සො, බැදපු තෝර මාළු…
A new little salon in Bambalapitiya
The Kingsbury hotel is a massive unmistakable building if you're driving by Galle Face - it's one of the grander ones in the city, with an old Victorian theme (at least with the interior).…
The Gardenia is Hotel Ramada's main restaurant, and they do a wide range of cuisines, from Italian to Jaffna, that are good value for money.
Berlin Sky Lounge is a rooftop bar located on the 7th floor of The Goldblock. They do a promising job in delivering German pub food, and some fine cocktails.
The Brown Bean Coffee has opened their 3rd permanent outlet down Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, right in front of Colombo Public Library.
The Boardwalk is our favourite new place for a drink. It's located in a beautiful open area by the Diyawanna Lake, in Battaramulla, You drink under the stars while watching cute little ducks chase each other…