Curry Leaves is one of Colombo's oldest Indian restaurants, but remains mostly under the radar. Their strength lies in their biryani, but the rest of the dishes were pretty ordinary.
A popular streetside joint in Kollupitiya that does some decent food under a budget.
The Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre is beautiful on the outside but a bit cheap on the inside. Still worth a visit.
A Barista outlet at the bustling WTC.
Breeze Bar at Cinnamon Grand is one of Colombo's most popular poolside bars, and it's a great place to chill with some friends. The food is good, but the drinks are pricier than most other places.
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A cosy and peaceful cafe for some coffee and croissants.
Colombo Courtyard's design and style are brilliant, as we've mentioned before in the hotel review. It's chic, it's tasteful, and a lot of it is upcycled. The food, on the other hand, leaves a lot to…
Prego is an Italian restaurant in Negombo. Although the prices are high, the food is quite authentic and the ambience is chilled out.
One of the best place to eat delicious authentic Sri Lankan rice & curry.
Juiceez is pretty good. The staff are quite sweet and obliging, and their fruit is fresh and generally high quality. The menu when compared to Roots, however, is limited. They just do juices, straight…
A great place to get your booze on out there, with large space and all deciduous Machnag food
The K-9 is, I think, Colombo's only attempt at a comprehensive pet store. They sell a whole bunch of pet related products like cages, leashes, chew toys, and, strangely, adult diapers (?). You…
Dinemore in Wellawatte by the sea has got their signature oozing-mayo subs and burgers, with a relaxing view of the ocean.
Taco Bell was an instant hit when they first opened up in Colombo 07, and now they’ve made their way towards a new branch down Marine Drive.
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.
MoMo's has an extensive menu ranging from naans to lasagna to seafood and pastas. It has a nice, comfy interior, and is a vibrant space for families.
As far as beach bars go, Shore By O! is by far the most popular. Not all their drinks are excellent, but they do the best beer cocktails around and their bites aren’t too shabby either.
Dwaraka is a new pure vegetarian Indian restaurant in Bambalapitiya. Although we ran into a few hiccups, we still walked away pleased with our meal.
Taphouse is the replacement for the beloved Brewery By O! in Dutch Hospital. Everything is basically worse than it used to be but it's still a great location.
Wokbox.lk is a tiny fast food restaurateur down De Fonseka Road. They specialise in Asian fusion food and have a cool outdoor seating area.
As the name suggests, roast paan. Stuffed roastpaan.
Barefoot Cafe is the best place to hang out in Colombo. It's a chilled place to meet or make friends, see art, hear music, eat good food and drink affordable beer.
A good place to grab a quick bite at Wattala.