Suki's Wok is one of the oldies when it comes to Chinese eateries in Colombo. Nowadays they're mostly into delivery, so we tried it, and they're okay.
I often really want to go to Roots. Because it's hot, and occasionally they give you a really good smoothie. But more often you just get a warm drink and crappy service.
Sen Saal is another one of Colombo's quick eat places. LikeFab, they serve short eats, cakes, dessert and lamprais. Sen Saal is also a good example of the Sri Lankan love of making things more…
Sits has been our favourite cake baker for a while. Her chocolate and red velvet cupcakes are some of the best in town.
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.
‘The Takeaway’ is a good alternative to the nearby Sen Saal as their short-eats are almost half the price. They're great: packed with different flavours and about as fresh as they get.
Indi and Shru have been making an effort to convince me of the merits of Mc Rice. I’ve responded with stubborn scepticism. I don’t eat McDonalds (it’s not food snobbery, or maybe it is)…
Sweet Wishes by Vish is a veteran among Colombo homebakers. Her bakes have survived the test of time and her new stuff and savouries taste delicious.
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.
Commons is one of Colombo's most popular hangout spots. They've got a great location on flower road and a relaxed atmosphere. Its expansive menu means your spoilt for choice but quality varies depending…
The New Majestic Hotel is ironically one of the oldest hotels in Colpetty. How have they been doing since our last visit? Not bad, actually. Not good, but not bad.
Tiny little cafe with excellent froyo and plenty sandwiches, juices, smoothies, coffee and tea. Roast paan is on point.
Dinemore's never struck me as an exceptional place. I've always enjoyed the food and found it tasty, but it's not the kind of place I'd actively choose to go to – it was more of an oh it's just round…
A good drink, bites and lively conversation all tucked away in Colombo 5 – this is really the club for Colombo’s gentlemen of class and distinction.
Siam House serves up reliable and tasty Thai-fare, and they're built for volume and deliveries.
One of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Colombo, Chinese Dragon does an okay job.
Bombay Sweet Mahal is one of many shops selling Indian sweets and fruit juice in Wellawatte. What sets it apart are their special offerings, like the multi-layered fruit cocktail (Rs. 290) and…
Malay Restaurant in Dehiwala is hugely popular, and after trying our their stuff we can see why. The portions: massive, the flavours: excellent and the prices: reasonable.
Good ambience, decent food, over-rated chili paste. Okay value for groups.