If you want to get away from the more crowded Nilaveli Beach Resort and have a decent, affordable meal, Pigeon Island Beach Resort is a good spot. It had a great owner (RIP) and continues to…
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.
SaBaBa's is basically the only place on Whiskey Point. It's run by Mambo's brother and is pretty chill. It's underground (no website/Facebook/etc), but if you show up they'll serve you.
If you're traveling in packs, Villa Red is a far better value than the package hotels in Bentota. You have full access to the river and watersports and have a really well-equipped villa to hang out in.…
Hideaway is the best restaurant and probably the best hotel in Arugam Bay. It has excellent food and accommodation and thoughtful family management.
Yue Chuan is a fine dining Chinese restaurant located at the Kingsbury hotel. The food is good, but not excellent.
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…
Pasco Food Blush is a new eatery that has recently come up on Pannipitiya road in Battaramulla. It’s only a few meters away from where Coco Citrine used to be (they’ve been replaced by La Trattoria…
Compared to newer entrants Delifrance is overpriced and underwhelming, but they still do reliably tasty sandwiches and baked goods.
Loon Tao, roughly meaning "Way of the Dragon" has lost its claim as a top contender in the Chinese restaurant racket.
Worth a visit for the location alone, but the menu is uninspiring.
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?
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.
KBQ in Rajagiriya does fried chicken and noodles, with a Korean twist.
Sizzle is an experience restaurant with a great selection of meats and even decent vegetarian. Everything is served sizzling, even the drinks.
Chatz is a newly opened little café in Horton place. They have a crazy range of things to eat - from lamb chops and grilled prawns to mutton kotthu and buriyani (asian) to nachos and fajitas…
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.
A charming little sandwich bar owned by the loveliest couple with delicious food.
California Grill is one of the city's older fine dining restaurants, located at the rooftop of the Galadari Hotel. They serve a selection of seafood, steak and grills as well as a variety of…
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.
Taprobane's dinner buffet is pretty awesome. For just Rs. 2200, the spread's large and the food's top quality. Highlights? Their egg hoppers and their chocolate fudge.