New Restaurant Entrants in 2022.

By RR

1. Virticle by Jetwing

Jetwing’s newest venture has the city in love.

A breathtaking thirty floors above ground level, with an unmatched view of Colombo’s skyline against the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Virticle by Jetwing now soars as Colombo’s highest and hottest dining spot.  

An Ode to the island’s abundance, Virticle’s menu entirely comprises ingredients sourced from within the nation, from their very own organic farms around Sri Lanka as well as local suppliers. The menu features a mouth-watering range of both local and international delicacies that you can browse through here.  

The open-air bar has more to offer than just its breathtaking views. It also features live music sessions on selected days, a variety of exotic beverages to choose from but most importantly, a giant 9′ 10″ screen to watch every climactic cricket match from!

Visit them on Instagram for more info!

Contact No: 070 735 5355

Address: 30th floor, Access Towers, 278 Union Pl, Colombo

Approximate Price per head: LKR 6,000-6,500

2. 1864 Limited Edition by Galle Face Hotel

1864 Limited Edition is Galle Face Hotel’s newest addition, which is a sophisticated fusion of a restaurant, a bar, a wine cellar and an art gallery. Boldly modern, yet gracefully timeless, the gastro-chic retaurant houses a contemporary European cuisine. It pays homage to our roots through the beautiful artistry of renowned Sri Lankan artists like Anoli Perera and Pradeep Chandrasiri, that graces its walls. 

You can browse through their menu here, for authentic European dishes beautifully assembled by the Chef Bjorn van der Horst. In addition, there is also an interesting range of their signature cocktails to choose from. 

Visit them on Instagram for more info!

Contact No: 0742601641

Address: 2 Galle Rd, Colombo 2

Approximate Price per head: LKR 17,000- 17,500

3.The Sanctuarii

The Sanctuarii is a welcome change from all our usual spots. A restaurant themed after the wilderness,it creates a relaxing and serene space, a sanctuary, for people to feel at home. 

The interior is a beautiful ode to its location, the surrounding bird sanctuary on Diyawanna lake, on which the restaurant is perched.

An aesthetically calming spot with green foliage hanging from the ceilings and floral bursts covering the spaces, together with the unique artwork adorning their walls,it’s truly every Instagrammer’s dream. 

Their menu features an interesting range of food and beverages, mainly international cuisines,which you can check out here.  

Visit them on Instagram for more info!

Contact No: 0112 888 686

Address: 475/C Sri Jayawardenapura Road, Rajagiriya

Approximate Price per head:  LKR 4,000-4,500

4. Minori by Granbell 

Minori by Granbell is an elegant Japanese restaurant that offers a panoramic view of the cityscape and the waters of the Indian Ocean.

The graceful interior of Minori is a nod towards the architectural techniques of Japan with its minimalistic design, simplicity and clean lines.

Their menu features all the signature Japanese dishes including sushi, rice bowls and chicken teriyaki that you can check out here.

Visit them on Instagram for more info!

Contact No: 0112 397 397

Address: 282/5, Kollupitiya Road, Marine Drive, Colombo 3

Approximate Price per head: LKR 4,500-5,000

5. Kaapi Colombo

Kaapi Colombo, which opened its doors recently in Marine Drive,is a blast of vibrancy and culture. 

Their interior is so full of life, with explosions of colour throughout, making it a perfect spot for pictures. The Cafe is extremely cosy, good for catching up with friends or just relaxing by yourself.

The menu mainly explores Sri Lankan and Indian Cuisines but they also have other options like pastas. Their specialty, however, is their filtered coffee and masala tea which is authentically Indian to the last dreg. Check out their menu here.

Visit them on Instagram for more info!

Contact No: 077 153 3443

Address: 29, Schofield Place, Marine Drive, Colombo 3

Approximate Price per head: LKR 3,000-3,500

6. Totally hooked

Totally hooked is everything seafood. 

A fusion of American and Singaporean dishes made with ingredients freshly off the boat. Their menu features a variety of crowd favourites like battered cuttlefish, chilli crabs and tuna steaks as well as a refreshing assortment of drinks and desserts. Check out their menu here.

The interior is just as pleasing as the food. Completed in pastel shades and sea murals covering the walls, it’s a light and airy space which is charming and chic in equal parts.

Visit them on Instagram for more info!

Contact No: 0112 362 037 

Address: 173, W.A. Silva Mawatha, Colombo 6

Approximate Price per head: LKR 3,500-4,000

7. Burley’s

Burley’s, a signature  fast food joint, kicked off with an incredible pace even though it opened its doors just recently, mainly thanks to their quality of the food, location and interior.

Their menu, that you check out here, boasts every fast food item there is, including a range of burgers, submarines, pastas, gelato as well as a refreshing selection of drinks. They also have coffee options as well as a unique “Make your own frappelato” option which features a variety of gelato bases and toppings .

The space itself has a tasteful interior and charming decor in alternating shades of brown, beige and yellow. 

Visit them on Instagram for more info!

Contact No: 011 4 670 670

Address: 32, Galle Road, Colombo 4

Approximate Price per head: LKR 3,500-4,000

Before we wrap up our list, here are two honourable mentions. Ceylon Curry Club by Citrus and Colombar. While these spots were not launched in 2022 per se, they did undergo some major revamping and so is definitely worth checking out. 

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