Restaurants

Top Choice South Indian in Jaffna

Mangos

With an open kitchen, lots of space and outdoor seating, Mangos is an atmospheric place to dine and is wildly popular with extended Tamil families and Westerners. The South Indian food is exceptional with around 20 …
Top Choice Ice Cream in Jaffna

Rio Ice Cream

For a typical Jaffna treat, head to this popular ice-cream parlour near the landmark Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil. Rio is a local favourite; join the crowds enjoying sweets inside or pout on the nice covered terrace. It …
Indian in Jaffna

Jaffna Heritage Hotel

For a refined ambience, the small open-air restaurant at the Jaffna Heritage Hotel is perfect. It offers excellent vegetarian Indian and Sri Lankan food, including wonderful coconut rotti and delicately spiced upsca…
Sri Lankan in Jaffna

Green Grass

The restaurant at this hotel, with tables under a mango tree and around the pool, is a good spot for a meal, and also for an evening beer. Try the Tamil, Indian (crab curry, yum) and Chinese dishes. Avoid the stodgy…
Bakery in Jaffna

Rolex Bake Mart

No you won't hear some knucklehead here bragging about his new US$4200 watch; rather, you can set your time to the excellent sweet and savoury treats that regularly emerge from the ovens. It's all takeaway.
Sri Lankan in Jaffna

Hotel Rolex

In the heart of the bustling centre, this local eatery is always busy and has friendly management, a good range of food options and ‘nuts ice cream’.
Supermarket in Jaffna

Cargills Food City

Modern supermarket for international and local foods. The best choice for stocking up in the region.
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Fort Hammenhiel Resort

The historic fort is part of a navy-run resort. There's a restaurant right on the waterfront with great views of the fort. It's a big place with a big menu and is a good stop for lunch. It's open to the public and i…
Sri Lankan in Jaffna

Malayan Café

Highly authentic and atmospheric old-school eatery in the market district with marble-topped tables, wooden cabinets, swirling fans and photos of holy men illuminated by bright fluorescent bulbs shining down on dine…
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Royal Garden Restaurant

This large restaurant looks impersonal from the street (thanks to its huge wedding hall), but enter and you'll find a rear dining area that's unexpectedly intimate, with tables set in alcoves around a little garden.…