Top Choice Indian in Nuwara Eliya

Grand Indian

Far and away the town's favourite restaurant, so much so that in the evenings you often have to wait for a table. The food here is the rich, delicious fare of northern India. The service is fast and efficient, and t…
Top Choice South Indian in Jaffna


With an open kitchen, lots of space and outdoor seating, Mangos is an atmospheric place to dine and wildly popular with extended Tamil families. The South Indian food is exceptional with around 20 dosas (try the ghe…
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Matale

A&C Restaurant

For a step up in class from your standard-issue rice and curry, this atmospheric place offers delicious Sri Lankan meals that are varied and flavourful with lots of choice. It’s on the same turnoff as the Matale Her…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Unawatuna

Jinas Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

Set back from the road, this enjoyable garden restaurant offers a wide array of classic Indian dishes such as thalis and masala dosas as well as European vegetarian dishes, including vegie burgers. You'll find nirva…
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Batticaloa

RN Buffet & Take Away

A wonderful find, this hyper-busy little eatery run by a delightful, industrious couple has an excellent takeaway section (vegie/meat meals Rs 120/200) popular with office workers. Upstairs is a buffet restaurant; t…
Top Choice North Indian in Jaffna

Cosy Restaurant

Cosy now has two locations. This (non-vegie) branch has a lovely open courtyard seating and subdued lighting. The big attraction here is the tandoori oven, which fires up at 6pm daily and pumps out delicious naan br…
Top Choice Desserts in Galle

Dairy King

If no one is around at this window-front outlet attached to a house, ring a bell and soon one of the King's family will appear to offer you a choice of Galle's best ice cream. The passion fruit is simply divine.
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Galle

Spoon's Cafe

Shamil Roshan Careem hails from one of the Fort's oldest families and he loves to cook. Lucky us! In his new and tiny cafe he serves up some superb curries; his takes on old family recipes. Save room for dessert as …
Top Choice Seafood in Galle

Elita Restaurant

Thirteen years of work as a chef in Belgium gave Krishantha Suranjith myriad skills in preparing seafood. His new two-level restaurant has great views out to the lighthouse and harbour and is a great place to sample…
Top Choice Cafe in Galle

Royal Dutch Cafe

Owner Fazal Badurdeen puts 'storyteller' right on his business card and he has a million of them. He also seems to have almost that many teas and coffees, from cinnamon to cardamom to ginger. There's a small menu of…