Yet another gloomy weekend is here. Skim through our list of weekend recommendations to make it a good one!
Colombo's first and only rugby-themed cafe is here. Located down Ward Place, the Blackout Restaurant & Cafe features a collection of rugby t-shirts, rugby balls and everything else that are rugby related, alongside the superb food and drinks. Their Mutton Burger is a must-try, the Fish & Chips is one of the best in Colombo, and this place is also a safe spot in town for a coffee lover.
If you live around Dehiwala, and are looking for a family dinner out this weekend, House Vandervort is your best pick. It's a colonial house flipped into a restaurant, so the ambience is truly a highlight here. Their speciality is Asian fusion (mainly), and aside from that, they also offer cafe food, and booze under the same roof.
This is our recommendation for a drinking spot this weekend. Situated amidst the busy city of Colombo, The Hawker Park is Trillium Hotel Colombo's very own bar. They do some good food – the Peri Peri Chicken and Crackling Pork Belly had us drooling. With a range of cocktails, this is one affordable spot for your boozy fix this weekend.
One of the oldest cafes in town, The Barnesbury revamped their menu a while ago, so you might want to check it out again. We recently dined in here, and we particularly enjoyed their Shrimp Po Boy, a sandwich stuffed with crispy batter-fried prawns, lettuce, tomato and pickles. A tangy, seafood-y treat!
Craving for Nasi Lemak/Lamprais this weekend? Try Mad Curry Skills by Chari. This is a home cook that whips up these rice-centred goodies and delivers to your doorstep. Their Prawn Nasi Lemak is what we loved most.