Papou’s Restaurant.

If you're ever in Negombo, and craving for some good food, Lewis Lane is one of the places you should go. From different meats, pizza, burgers to seafood, booze and ice cream, this street is packed with all your favorite kinds of food. 

While scoping out some interesting restaurants in this beautiful fishing town, we came across this place called Papou's Restaurant. Located down Lewis Lane, it's a well-known spot where you can grab a fancy meal without leaving a dent in your wallet. 

Food 

Serving up a range of burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, meat and seafood-centered specialties, the menu at Papou's Restaurant is pretty wide. They also serve beer and bites, if you're not looking for a heavy meal. 

Featured here is the Grilled Medium Prawns (Rs. 950). You can choose the side and the sauce you want with it, and we went with french fries and garlic butter sauce. 

Fleshy, chewy, and succulent, the prawns were grilled to perfection with a slightly charred flavor to boot. There were 11 prawns in this dish, along with a massive side of deliciously crispy, adequately salty french fries. Being the perfect compliment, the garlic butter sauce did a really good job enhancing the overall flavor of the meal. 

The combination of perfect grilling and the good sauce is what all we need in a good pork chop, and Papou's Restaurant delivered it. At Rs. 950, it came with two sizeable pork chops, a sauce and a side of your choice – we opted for the red wine sauce and rosemary potato wedges. 

The meat wasn't exactly flowing with juice, but we didn't mind as the red wine sauce made up for it. Adding a bit of tartness and leaving a fruity note on the palate, it was the true winner of this dish. The potato wedges were chunky, with a slightly crispy exterior and a soft middle, and had the ideal amount of seasoning.

As per the recommendation of our waitress, we tried a portion of Hot Butter Cuttlefish (Rs. 650) as well. It was both wet and crispy at the same time and boasted a rich spicy flavor. We really appreciated the fact that it was freshly made, and not re-fried. There were plenty of well-seasoned onions, capsicum, green and red chilies to go around, making it a great tapa to go with your beer. 

Service & Ambience

The service was prompt, friendly and accommodating. They seem to know their way around the menu so well. 

The place itself is fairly spacious, and they've kept the ambience very simple. It's more of a semi-indoor arrangement of wooden chairs and tables, enough to hold around 30 – 40 customers at a time. They've got a few giant fans, so you shouldn't be worried about the whole non-airconditioned environ here. 

Conclusion

Freshly made delicious food, good portions that fill you up, and easy on the wallet – Papou's Restaurant does it right. We recommend!

*Photographs courtesy of: @raveen.re
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Highlights.

Latest.

KAMU.

The Fusion Kottu at Eastern Wok

By Hiruni Herath Hot Butter Kottu - that’s not something you hear everyday but at

Highlights Kamu

More than Coffee – Kaffi Colombo

By Hiruni Herath Ambience and Service The Nordic Bakery and Coffee House located at Crescat

Highlights Kamu

7 Restaurants to dine in July 2022

By Shamrina Carim July hits a beautiful urge to try out different foods, events and

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

Hot Chook – all about that Chicken

By Hiruni Herath Service and Ambience The head chef at Hot Chook was very helpful

Highlights Kamu

A glistening night out at Colombo’s finest local bar!

By Shamrina Carim A Sri Lankan experiencing the magical inspiration of Sri Lanka in the

Kamu

Ceylon Curry Club – Sri Lankan Cuisine With a Twist

By Janani Vithanage Ceylon Curry Club, located in the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, is a

Kamu

Trending.

Types of People at the Cinema

By Rahma Rifkhan Think of your most noteworthy cinema experience: Loud and exciting with just

Highlights Trending

From the Garden to your Skin 

By Menaka Indrakumar  Iris Garden is a brand which started five years ago, with Fuller’s

Trending

Bullet Train – movie review

Bullet train is as the name suggest is a fast-paced action movie. Directed by David

Trending

Stay healthy & refreshed With KiCO

By Janani Vithanage Boasting over 100 years of trusted excellence, the journey of Silvermill Group

Highlights Trending

5 Reasons why you need to check out Wild Culture Yala

If you are that Wildlife lover who loves being in the wild and looking to

Highlights Trending

Waves Bologoda

SINGHE's Wave Bolgoda, which launched in January 2021, The venue was initially established by lecturer

Trending

Yamu Guide.

8 Hotels That Offer Transport – 2022

Sometimes arranging for transport when you’re on vacation is the last thing that you want

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Instagrammable restaurants to dine in August 2022

By Hiruni Herath We’re always looking for the perfect spot that is a mix of

Highlights Yamu Guide

5 Places to get Gift Hampers – 2022

By RR Gift hampers have been around for quite a bit but they’ve suddenly become

Highlights Yamu Guide

8 FAQ’s on fuel QR Code system

Sri Lanka introduced the Fuel Pass QR code system in full force from today (1st

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Tips to Ensure Safe Cycling

Cycling on roads full of traffic due to petrol queues can be scary. Here are

Highlights Yamu Guide

6 Cycling Accessories You Need

By Janani Vithanage With the fuel crisis still wreaking havoc in everyone’s lives, a new

Highlights Yamu Guide