Panama Road, Arugam Bay
Hideaway is the best restaurant and probably the best hotel in Arugam Bay. It has excellent food and accommodation and thoughtful family management.
Jetwing Kaduruketha, Wellawaya.
Jetwing K. is one of the latest hotels by the popular chain, with a stellar line up of food, and a very rural, agricultural set-up.
Jetwing Kaduruketha, Aluth Para, Wellawaya
Whipping up some mouthwatering Sri Lankan and Western/ Fusion cuisine, Kaduruketha's restaurant is elegant and mouthwatering.
No 8, Frankfurt Place, Colombo 04
A 100% veg restaurant serving North and South Indian food.
8th Lane (off Galle Road), Colombo 3
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.
Wijerama Temple Rd, Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
The Tangerine is a gem of restaurant hidden away in Balapitiya at Calamansi Cove by Jetwing. As far hotel restaurants go, this is one of the best we've tried in recent times. Delicious…
26, Church Street, Galle Fort
The Galle Fort's charming new boutique property
Cinnamon Grand Colombo, 77, Galle Road, Colombo 3
Noodles at Cinnamon Grand offers one the most complete dining experiences around the city at a surprisingly affordable price point, while maintaining a high level service.
11 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 3
Colombo's fine dining Japanese restaurant Nihonbashi has recently turned their outdoor dining section into a 'Yakitori Garden' - a small, bamboo-framed nook serving skewered, charcoal-grilled entrails out in…
704 Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka
Any tour of city's art-spaces must begin or end at the Barefoot Gallery. Under different names this space - a large, bright, high ceilinged room to the right of the rear entrance to the Barefoot…
The Fortress Resort & Spa, Koggala, Habaraduwa, Galle
A beautiful beach front luxury resort past Galle.
29A, Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy.
Quirky name, location with a near-aerial view of the city, and great food, more people need to know about Slightly Chilled.
149 Havelock Road, Colombo 5
FDOs is the new spot for older people to hang out. This offshoot of the immortal Rhythm And Blues is full of good live music and a pleasant crowd.
Cape Weligama, Abimanagama Road, Weligama
One of the island's top luxury getaways.
11 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 3
Not just the city's best Japanese restaurant, but one of the city's most seminal eateries, full stop.
506, New Galle Road, Weligama
A funky little boutique hotel on the beautiful Weligama beach strip.
42/18 Vihara Road, Mount Lavinia (Off Samudrasanna Road)
Casadi is a beachfront outdoor restaurant located alongside Buba, serving excellent, affordable food - but sadly no booze
35, Poruthota Road, Negombo
A dedicated Negombo strip watering hole.
1/41 Wasala Road, Dehiwala
When it comes to value for money, The Station is pretty difficult to beat. They tick all the right boxes with their ambience, service and food.
Colombo Courtyard, 32 Alfred House Avenue, Colombo 3
Colombo Courtyard is one of the city's newer boutique hotels. They offer around 32 rooms if you're staying and a couple and bars and a restaurant if you're dropping by for some food and drink.
28, Church Street, Galle
One of the Fort's quintessential spots for accommodation and breakfast.
103, Pasikudah road, Kalkudah
The warm reception we received on arriving at Earl's was an early indication of how good a time we were going to have there. Only a short walk away from Passikudah beach, this friendly and…
51/1 Si Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2
80, Poruthota Road, Negombo
One of Negombo's long term dining institutions.