Lords Restaurant

Top choice fusion in Negombo

By far Negombo’s most creative eating experience, with dishes that are a hybrid of Western and Eastern flavours. Martin, the British owner, is a rare thing among expat restaurant owners in that he actually works on the floor and in the kitchen, making sure that everything is just spot on. It's the one place in town worth a splurge; credit cards are accepted.

The Thai and Sri Lankan curries are recommended, especially the prawn, coconut and arak curry, and it's also a great place for cocktails (try the mango and passionfruit mojito), with afternoon and evening happy hours. The lunch special (Rs 950 for two courses) is a deal. There's lots going on here – multiple dining spaces, live music, shisha pipes – so check out the website.