Restaurants

Top Choice International in Galle

Church Street Social

A classy retreat from Galle's steamy streets, this refined air-conditioned hotel restaurant is the perfect setting for a great meal, with the formality of its colonial dining rooms offset with hip lighting to eclect…
Top Choice Cafe in Galle

Old Railway Cafe

Right across the small canal from the namesake station, this fashionable upstairs cafe has artfully mismatched furnishings and a boho vibe. You'll find an enticing menu of creative soups, salads and mains, with dish…
Top Choice Cafe in Galle

Royal Dutch Cafe

The sign says 'Relax Zone' and this is a fine place to sit back and enjoy the company of cafe owner Fazal Badurdeen, who has a million stories to tell. He also seems to have almost that many teas and coffees, from c…
Top Choice International in Galle

Fort Printers

The ideal venue for a memorable meal, this hotel restaurant offers a concise menu featuring fresh seafood and organic local produce. It's especially good for Mediterranean-inspired dishes (such as slow-roasted leg o…
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Galle

Spoon's Cafe

For authentic Galle-style rice and curry, this minuscule place (there are only four tables) can't be beat. Chef Shamil Roshan Careem hails from one of the Fort's oldest families and he prepares traditional family re…
Sri Lankan in Galle

Mamas Galle Fort Cafe

Malini Perera and her daughters have been cooking for curry-hunting travellers for decades, and their much-loved and dead-simple rice and curries still hit the spot, though prices have invariably risen. Breakfast (R…
International in Galle

Starbeans Ocean Restaurant & Cafe

This modern cafe-restaurant enjoys a privileged position on the upper deck of the Dutch Hospital, with comfortable seating facing the big blue offshore. There's lots of seafood on the menu (try the tempura prawns or…
International in Galle

A Minute by Tuk Tuk

This enjoyable cafe has bagged the best site in the Dutch Hospital, with sweeping bay views from its breezy terrace tables and a small air-con interior for extra-humid days. Menu-wise things are short and to the poi…
Seafood in Galle

Elita Restaurant

Thirteen years of work as a chef in Belgium gave Krishantha Suranjith myriad skills in preparing seafood. His restaurant has great views out to the lighthouse and harbour and is a fine place to sample the local salt…
Desserts in Galle

Dairy King

The King family have been whipping up Galle's best ice cream for many years from their window-front outlet. The crunchy cashew and passionfruit flavours are simply divine, and satisfyingly rich cakes are also sold.