Hideaway is the best restaurant and probably the best hotel in Arugam Bay. It has excellent food and accommodation and thoughtful family management.
Seafood Cove is Mt. Lavinia Hotel's seafood restaurant. It has a great location on their private beach front, fast service and reasonably priced, fresh seafood.
The new House Of Fashions is kind of amazing, though the goods (mainly clothing) they sell remains generally mediocre.
Laksala is one of Colombo’s high end tourist shops. The spacious 2 storey establishment is home to some beautiful paintings, wooden carvings, brass and silver sculptures, gems & jewellery and some beautiful handloom clothing. This…
Chinese Juchunyuan in Colpetty is one of the few places in town to try out Chinese hotpot. The catch, however, is that if you don't add the right ingredients to the hotpot you'll basically end up…
Anilana is one of Pasikuda's big beachside hotels. They've got killer ambience late in the evening, and they do a very good Jaffna crab curry.
One of the better eateries in Jaffna, with a wide variety of Northern Sri Lankan food
Amaya is one of the big hotels on Pasikuda bay. It's huge, and though looks-wise is a little old school, is still incredibly efficient and ideal for some holiday pampering.
Sugar Bistro Galle Fort is a smaller rendition of Sugar Bistro and Wine Bar in Colombo, serving the same great food and drank at a stylish new address at the Galle Dutch Hospital.
Bliss lounge is a Mediterranean sheesha lounge which serves Italian and burgers, among other things.
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.
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.
BreadTalk has been doing well since its inception despite all the "its-expensive!" cries, but anything for a posh pastry, right?
The Hammock Cafe in the Galle Dutch Hospital has a great location and cool seating, but the food is pretty expensive and mediocre.
The Pettah Floating Market opened on the 25th of August to a lot of hype, and it's worth it. The place is another part of Colombo's fancy urban development plan along with Arcade…
The new and refurbished movie theatres by Scope Cinemas.
Namaste is a new Indian restaurant in Nugegoda serving mainly North Indian cuisine. While the staff are lovely and the place is nice, we can't really say the same about the food.
Shanghai Terrace is a Chinese Restaurant that recently opened up in Ethul Kotte. They serve up some good looking Chinese food at a reasonable price. There is a charming little terrace on the roof…
Good ambience, decent food, over-rated chili paste. Okay value for groups.
Almonds is the mysterious new restaurant on Galle Road. We stopped by to see what all the hullabaloo was.
The longstanding 88 Chinese Restaurant has opened up a branch in Dehiwela, serving most items except for all pork dishes.
One of Colombo's most popular coffee shops has opened up in Nawala.
There isn't that much to say about the Racecourse McDonald's except that it's open and it's a McDonald's. It's the same as any other McDonald's except it's in the newly refurbished Colombo…
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…