Taco Bell was an instant hit when they first opened up in Colombo 07, and now they’ve made their way towards a new branch down Marine Drive.
Park Street Gourmet is the city's first gourmet grocer. They've got all sorts of fancy food fare for the culinary bon vivant.
The kitschy new bar in town
Royal Thai is a great celebratory option. With delicious food and impeccable service, it's definitely one of Colombo's reigning dining royalty.
The brand new Mövenpick Hotel Colombo's all-day dining restaurant.
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.
Established in 1957, Dindigul Thalappakatti Restaurant is a popular franchise restaurant comes all the way from Tamil Nadu, India.
Dilmah t-Lounge at the Arcade is pretty similar to their outlet in Chatham Street. The food is good, and the space is less crowded but the service isn't great.
Dwaraka is a new pure vegetarian Indian restaurant in Bambalapitiya. Although we ran into a few hiccups, we still walked away pleased with our meal.
Fortaleza is a nice modern addition to the Galle Fort. They have simple and tasty food, excellent service and a beautiful, hip location. We wish it was in Colombo.
Cafe 47 is one pretty restaurant in Thalawathugoda that serves up a variety of cuisines under the same roof.
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.
Colombo Fort Cafe is a Harpo's run restaurant located in the popular Dutch Hospital shopping complex, serving up delicious pizzas, pastas and burgers.
A great place for a quick lunch or dinner.
Easily the best French bakery in town. Their bread is fantastic!
Cafe Bagatalle is a good place to hang out and get some work done, while indulging in some good food.
Park Street Mews Restaurant is one of those select few that have managed to remain relevant and maintain high standards throughout the years. They haven't changed much at all, but we're fine with that…
Coffee Bean's prices are still atrocious, but somehow they've managed to stay consistent with the quality of their drinks. Strange, but true.
Culture Colombo is a Sri Lankan themed restaurant.They offer classic, Lankan favourites prepared with a gourmet approach to quality and execution.
Pho serves up simple and healthy Vietnamese food.
After an initial hiccup, Arabian Knights has bounced back well. The food is nearly back to their former glory, and coupled with the new venue, things are looking up again.
Chola is a new Indian Restaurant serving some of the best Indian we have tried.
A well-known Malaysian food franchise, PappaRich is now in Sri Lanka.
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.