So another day in our quest for a restaurant (not a hole in the wall/buth kadai) that serves a good rice and curry meal. We had a hot tip on The Angler a small restaurant down Hotel…
Mythi's is a small streetside restaurant down Station Road, Bambalapitiya, that serves up some killer rice and curry.
Hansa Coffee is a great place for original Hansa coffee and chocolate, and brownies. It's an affordable, cosy coffee lounge.
A good drink, bites and lively conversation all tucked away in Colombo 5 – this is really the club for Colombo’s gentlemen of class and distinction.
Paan Paan is an excellent bread shop off Duplication Road. They've got superb takes on European loaves and pastries.
Ministry of Crab is a high-end restaurant on Dutch Hospital premises that specializes in crab cuisine - the food is just plain mouth-watering and the service is good.
A whole grilled fish, a pile of garlic drenched prawns, some ice cold bottles of lion larger, the roar of the sea all to yourself on a weekday evening. This is what Haus Chandra/the Boat Haus Cafe offers.…
Heaven's Kitchen, which apparently used to be called Hell's Kitchen, is a small but obviously successful bath kade in Rajagiriya, just past the junction down the Borella-Rajagiriya road where…
Hazari's has managed to maintain their Middle-Eastern standard while moving to their new Marine Drive location.
Rio Ice Cream, a Jaffna franchise that's about forty years old (according to Raja at its Wellawatte branch), is idyllic and affordable for ice cream lovers - they're creative with flavours and mix it up…
The Gallery Cafe is one of those perpetually hip spots in Colombo. The ambience is one of a kind and the food is consistently good, but it will leave a dent in your wallet.
One of the best views anywhere in the city or the region, in an incredibly under-rated colonial property.
Nana's is the premier dining venue on Colombo’s premier public space, the Galle Face Green. This tented kade is a favourite for kottu and BBQed seafood.
Beach Wadiya is an old school beachside restaurant in Wellawatte. The service is fast and the food is good, but not excellent.
Siam House serves up reliable and tasty Thai-fare, and they're built for volume and deliveries.
One of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Colombo, Chinese Dragon does an okay job.
It’s June and rambutan-season is just kicking off – those of us who are fans can be seen flocking the pavement of Havelock Road near the BRC Grounds, asking the aiyyas to stuff plastic bags with…
Bombay Sweet Mahal is one of many shops selling Indian sweets and fruit juice in Wellawatte. What sets it apart are their special offerings, like the multi-layered fruit cocktail (Rs. 290) and…
Malay Restaurant in Dehiwala is hugely popular, and after trying our their stuff we can see why. The portions: massive, the flavours: excellent and the prices: reasonable.
Good ambience, decent food, over-rated chili paste. Okay value for groups.
Mathura is a decent Indian vegetarian restaurant that has been around Colombo for years, but now at a new location.