The Wallawwa is one of the nicest hotels near the airport. It's an elegant family house converted into an excellent boutique hotel. What sets it apart is the proactive staff and the fact that it's…
Bijou is a Swiss restaurant in Negombo located along Sea Street. They serve well priced, filling meals that are accompanied by excellent service and hospitality from both the staff and owners
Sweetberry is a small juice bar which specializes in berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc).
Swyree is a little spot near Orr's Hill which serves a great Kottu and fried frice. East coast kottu is different and this place is worth a try.
Curve, at Park Street Mews, is a tapas bar that's been around for a couple of years. While the purple-white theme is looking a bit old now, their tapas and drinks are still pretty good.
Hideaway is the best restaurant and probably the best hotel in Arugam Bay. It has excellent food and accommodation and thoughtful family management.
Gecko is a restaurant/hotel located on the highly popular main strip of Arugam Bay. They have a great seafront location with chilled out seating and good food, but the service is terrible.
The Lagoon is a fine dining seafood restaurant located in Colombo's Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Freshly caught seafood is displayed upon a bed of ice and can be chosen with the preferred style of…
Loon Tao, roughly meaning "Way of the Dragon" has lost its claim as a top contender in the Chinese restaurant racket.
Dilmah's charming tea lounge in the shadow of Dutch Hospital is still going strong, with a range of hot and cold teas and little and large bites.
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.
The Diyawanna Food Court, located in Alcatraz, is a recent development with some of the big names of the fast food culinary scene. The place is essentially just a big car park and probably the…
Ace Pub is a great rooftop bar located above the Steam Boat/Naniyori restaurant building in Nawala. It's got a lovely view of the city at night and they serve reasonably priced drinks, inoffensive…
Plant your feet in the sand and watch the waves roll in as the traffic of Mt Lavinia Beach frolic by. Apart from this initial attraction the rest of our experience was somewhat forgettable.
The Manhattan Fish Market has delicious seafood and ridiculously friendly stuff - it's an awesome place to dine at if you can handle the bill.
The Lion Pub has the best entrance of any bar in Colombo and really cheap beer and good food in large portions
Just opposite the Diyawanna Jogging Track car park is the newly built army kotthu shop. This is the closest place for joggers to come and have a bite after a light workout. They do a chicken…
Kingsbury's rooftop bar serves up a stunning view and pricey drinks.
Cheers at Cinnamon Grand has been a mainstay in Colombo's pub scene for a while now. The food sticks to the usual English Pub food, and they do a satisfying job with it though the service was pretty…
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.
Colombo Fort Cafe is a Harpo's run restaurant located in the popular Dutch Hospital shopping complex, serving up delicious pizzas, pastas and burgers.
Casadi is a beachfront outdoor restaurant located alongside Buba, serving excellent, affordable food - but sadly no booze
Nestled in a deserted corner of Trincomalee Harbor, The Dutch Bank Café, is the first luxury restaurant to be opened since the end of the troubles.
Inn On The Green is well known for it's British Pub-like atmosphere and Pub Quiz .