Anuradhapura restaurants

Top Choice Sri Lankan in Anuradhapura

Hotel Shalini

With its airy, upper-storey pavilion and dripping eaves, this haveli (town house)-style building has a charming setting, but it's the food that really stands out. The menu changes daily, but the family recipes norma…
Top Choice International in Anuradhapura

Sanctuary at Tissawewa

There is no more atmospheric place for a leisurely meal or drink than the veranda or dining room of this beautiful colonial hotel. Try the chilli-marinated grilled pork chops, a club sandwich or the four-course set …
Indian in Anuradhapura

Mango Mango

The location in the southern outskirts of town is not the most convenient, but this bright and hip restaurant is worth the trip if you are in the mood for an Indian curry (dinner only). The tikka and tandoori dishes…
Sri Lankan in Anuradhapura

Lulu's Feeding Point

This self-service corner-shop joint is perfect for shoestringers staying at one of the many nearby budget guesthouses. The rice and curry, string hoppers, kotthu and some Chinese dishes are all good, plus there's ai…
Sri Lankan in Anuradhapura


Just east of the 'elephant' roundabout this modern cafe-restaurant-store is a popular spot for egg, curry and noodle dishes, including freshly squeezed orange juice. There's a side terrace for dining and staff are f…
Supermarket in Anuradhapura

Family Super

Anuradhapura’s best supermarket has imported foods, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and a separate bakery area, with a cheap rice and curry buffet upstairs (11am to 9pm). There's a second, larger branch next to the Ne…
Chinese in Anuradhapura


It's nothing that special, but if you're in urgent need of some air-con and non-local food this large 2nd-floor restaurant has lots of vaguely Chinese and East Asian dishes (try the rendang chicken or nasi goreng).