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Hideaway Villas

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.

Bavarian German Restaurant

No. 11 Galle Face Court 2, Colombo 3

The Bavarian has been around for ages, and is still hugely popular. Change can be a good thing but sometimes when you're doing something right, you should stick to it, and that's exactly what…

Jetwing Kaduruketha

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.

W15 Escape (Ahangama)

Mahavihara Road, Ahanagama Kanda, Ahangama

The stylish former Three by TPV property, on the Down South coast.

Nordic House (Hikkaduwa)

339 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa

Really tasty burgers, but not cheap.

High Octane Fitness Gym

42, Dutugemunu Street, Pamankada

High Octane Fitness is found in Pamankada, pretty close to The Dutch Burger and Shiraz on Stratford Avenue. It is the best gym in Sri Lanka, need I say more?

The Tangerine (Calamansi Cove)

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…

Schakasz

56, Stratford Avenue, Colombo 6

Schakasz is a little cafe in Kirulapone exclusively for desserts. They've got everything from creme brulee to chocolate ganache cake, in large portions.

Jetwing Yala

Tissamaharama, Yala

Jetwing Yala is a geat place to stay over at when you're visiting Sri Lanka's wildlife central - huge pool, great views and a unique luxury-outdoors concept.

Poonie's Kitchen

63, Pedlars Street, Fort, Galle

Poonie's Kitchen is a wonderful hidden oasis in the Galle Fort. They serve high quality desserts and deliciously prepared dishes at surprisingly good prices.

Cafe Chill

Wellawaya Road, Ella

This is truly a chill spot with beanbags, good food, decent WiFi and really smart and friendly staff.

Yakitori Garden (Nihonbashi)

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…

Tsukiji Uoichi

Arcade Independence Square, Clock Tower 1st Floor, Independence Square, Colombo 7

Over a year since first opening its doors Tsukiji Uoichi is still going strong. They've got one of the most impressive Japanese menus in Colombo and they're execution is excellent. Their prices are on the higher…

Nihal's (Jetwing Lighthouse Club)

Jetwing Lighthouse, Dadella, Galle

The main restaurant at the luxe Jetwing Lighthouse Club in Galle, serving up special degustation menus and bespoke dishes.

Barefoot Gallery

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…

Hotel AV15

No 18 Alexandra Road, Colombo 6, Wellawatta.

A fully-furnished serviced apartment in Colombo 06, with beautiful design.

The Nail Anatomy

14 Reid Avenue, Colombo 7 (inside Lakpahana)

The Nail Anatomy is a nail salon on Reid Avenue, located inside Lakpahana, just opposite the Colombo Racecourse. They offer highly professional service nail and spa services.

Calorie Counter

61, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 05

Calorie Counter with its emphasis on healthy eating was one of the best new additions to Colombo's restaurant scene in 2015. Now they've gone a step further and introduced a pretty comprehensive…

Slightly Chilled

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.

The Boulevard

No 33, Queens Road, Colombo 03

The Boulevard, formerly a cafe/restuarant, has been completely revamped into what we'd consider one of the top Thai restaurants in Colombo. With chef Mama (former head chef at Royal Thai) at the fore, as well…

Santani (Kandy)

Aratenna Estate, Kandy, Sri Lanka

A luxury wellness retreat overlooking Knuckles.

Nihonbashi Honten

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.

YUMI (Taj Samudra)

Taj Samudra, 25 Galle Face Center Rd, Colombo 3

YUMI is Taj Samudra's resident Japanese restaurant. What they lack in terms of variety they make up for with some delicious, specialized sushi in arguably the best setting for a Japanese restaurant…

Thai Cuisine La Rambla

69 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia

La Rambla is a pleasant little restaurant tucked away down Hotel Road in Mount Lavinia. If you're looking for a quiet, private meal with good food and quick service, this is one we'd recommend. They…