7 Restaurants to dine in July 2022.

By Shamrina Carim

July hits a beautiful urge to try out different foods, events and other special occasions in the mid of so-much-going-on-right-now!

There are 7 recommended restaurants that you could try for an affordable range, and deliciously fresh preparations of signature foods from these spots located around Colombo.

1. Totally Hooked

If you have that kid within you or if you have kids yourself, this is an ideal colorful dine in spot located along W A de Silva Mawatha, Wellawatte.  This startup has vibrantly lit up the space to experience typical American-Singaporean Cuisine.

The style of consuming the food is a fully fledged foreign experience, prepared with fresh catch seafood items on their delectable menu. Their specialties are enjoyed with Aprons and gloves to enjoy a messy day the right way. Head over for yourself and get a glimpse of this spot from Tuesday to Sunday!

Location – 173 W.A.Silva MawatteColombo 06

Price Range – Approx LKR 2500 – LKR 5000 Per Person

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday (5 pm to 12 am)

(Closed on Monday)

Visit them on Instagram @totallyhookedcmb and Facebook Totally Hooked CMB or check out their website for more information.

For reservations call 077 650 0008.

2. Culture Colombo

This is one of those  “Walawwa” concepts that you could indulge in our locally infused cuisines with the feels of a proud Sri Lankan. 

Colombo culture is a mimic of the historical rich in Colombo, having served exquisite meals of Sri Lankan Spice and Cuisine. Their signature Bamboo biriyani is the catch of the eye feasting beautiful flavors on slow cooked fire, absorbing the unique taste of the bamboo. Get your friends and family a treat at this cozy location down Kensington gardens for an eclectic local dining experience.

Location – 25, Kensington Gardens, Colombo 04

Price Range – Approx LKR 1500 – LKR 3000 Per Person

See the whole menu here

Opening hours: 12 pm – 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Visit them on Instagram : @culturecolombosl and Facebook : Culture Colombo

For reservations call 077 442 2448.

3. Cafe Ivy

A definitive spot to enjoy “anything and everything”. A fusion restaurant that serves quality color, flavor and taste to remember from their range of Cafe, Restaurant and bar menu.

In the developing parts of the area, Cafe Ivy has caught the attention of many, placing the spot as a house full restaurant destination. They have chefs who have mastered the flavors of Italian, American and Sri Lankan cuisine at its best. Their wood fired pizzas, perfect shots of coffee, devoured desserts and an epic bar experience on the first floor with music on specific days keeps Cafe Ivy on the top cafe spaces.

Location: 210 Averiwatta – Hunupitiya – Wattala Junk Rd, Wattala 11300

Price Range: Approx LKR 2000 – LKR 5000 Per Person

See the whole menu here

Opening hours – Weekdays (11 am – 10 pm) and Weekends (8.30 am – 10 pm)

Visit them on Instagram @cafe_ivy.lk and Facebook Cafe Ivy

For Reservations – 0112 941 281

4. The Bavarian German Restaurant

The peculiar German restaurant established in 1983 opposite Galle Face hotel produces a touch of class and richness. This European restaurant is a wood workmanship that has preserved the outlook of the German period since its inception.

This is a go to spot if you want a high meaty and liquor experience for luxury. The scope of dining at The Bavarian marks the preference for top class European cuisine ranging from Burgers, German delicacies, Steaks, Coffee and three other meals. Wines are their top signature condiment to remember the brand. This is a family friendly space arranged for both walk in and reservations. 

Location – 11 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 00300

Price Range: Approx LKR 4500 – LKR 9500 Per Person

Opening hours – Weekdays (10 am – 12 am) and open 24 hours on Weekends

Visit them on Instagram : @thebavarian_sl and Facebook The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub for more information.

For reservations call 0112 421 577

5. Amigos Grill & Chill

A spot to actually chill, settle in your own comfort street food experience bubble and they serve a generous portion of cheese and spice on your food (where required), for your hungry tummy!

A secluded spot located along the Battaramulla – Pannipitiya road serves their Smokey and aromatic BBQ range of meat, Kottu, Rice range and burgers. They’re reasonably affordable, comfort food at its finest and have never compromised the quantity. Try their Iced milo which fits as the beverage for all the items on the menu. Do drop by at this cozy spot with your own Booze if you prefer with your buddies.

 Location – 206A Pannipitiya Rd, Pannipitiya 10100

Price Range: Approx LKR 3500 – LKR 7000 Per Person

Opening hours: Weekdays (10 am – 12 am) but closed on Mondays.

Visit them on Instagram : @amigos.grillandchill and Facebook : Amigos Grill & Chill for more information.

For reservations call 077 221 1221

6. Viatorino- Ristorante Via Torino

You will find this authentic Italian spot in the heart of Colombo, located down Dudley Senenanayake Mawatha. The romantic setting invites a warm and welcoming gesture for romantic couples and intimate family gathering. You could shoot one of those vintage or aesthetic pictures of their food and ambiance while absorbing the perfect aromatic Italian atmosphere.

As a fully-fledged pure Italian cuisines based restaurant, Viatorino proudly presents fresh ingredients encumbered into their dishes perfectly. Their brand is emphasized heavily only on Italian menu items that includes Salads, Breads, Pizzas and Pastas. You could enjoy an attractive cocktail range if you please. They also present exotic Italian desserts made with a blend of elements like coffee and cheese!

Location: 61 Dudley Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 00800

Price Range: Approx LKR 3500 – LKR 7000 Per Person

Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday (5.30 pm – 10.30 pm) and Friday & Saturday (5.30 pm – 11 pm)

Visit them on Instagram : @viatorinolk and Facebook : Ristorante Via Torino

For reservations call 076 133 6675

7. Isso – Prawn Crazy

We all know the quality preserving seafood spot in Colombo – The Isso Restaurant. They have clearly identified that their customers go Prawn Crazy with their incredible seafood menu!

Of course you can try out simple prawn dishes like the “Isso Wade” from Galle face, but you need to also indulge in a healthy and hygienic comfort diet. Isso is the place to dine, take pictures of Prawn fusion and it is also an aesthetically pleasing brunch spot. They are specialized is combining Sri Lankan flavors with American, Italian and the unforgettable northern part of Sri Lanka, which you should try upon a signature menu grab when you visit this hot spot in the heart of Colombo!

Location: 53 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 00300

Price Range: Approx LKR 2000 – LKR 3500 Per Person

Opening hours: (11 am – 10 pm) everyday

Visit them on Instagram : @prawncrazy and Facebook Isso for more information.

See the whole menu here

For reservations call 0117 770 300

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