Ministry of Crab is a high-end restaurant on Dutch Hospital premises that specializes in crab cuisine - the food is just plain mouth-watering and the service is good.
At Rs 260, the Ex-Serviceman's Institute Bar (open to all) is as cheap as beer gets. Its all male clientele is actually quite well-mannered.
The Gallery Cafe is one of those perpetually hip spots in Colombo. The ambience is one of a kind and the food is consistently good, but it will leave a dent in your wallet.
One of the best views anywhere in the city or the region, in an incredibly under-rated colonial property.
Nana's is the premier dining venue on Colombo’s premier public space, the Galle Face Green. This tented kade is a favourite for kottu and BBQed seafood.
Colombo Courtyard is a business hotel which also serves as one of the city's hippest new bars.
Beach Wadiya is an old school beachside restaurant in Wellawatte. The service is fast and the food is good, but not excellent.
Siam House serves up reliable and tasty Thai-fare, and they're built for volume and deliveries.