Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Negombo

Lords Restaurant

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 …
Top Choice International in Unawatuna

Bedspace Kitchen

One of the most progressive, enjoyable restaurants in the country, Bedspace Kitchen has it all right. Around 95% of their ingredients are sourced in Sri Lanka, most are organic and local, and the menu is concise and…
Top Choice International in Nuwara Eliya

Hill Club

Dinner at the Hill Club is an event in itself. The menu focuses on traditional English dishes such as roast beef with all the trimmings and rich puddings – in cuisine terms it's far from sophisticated but will be fa…
Top Choice Seafood in Colombo

Ministry of Crab

Crabs are a major income earner for Sri Lanka’s fishing industry, but most are exported. This high-profile restaurant (two owners are former captains of the Sri Lanka cricket team plus there's famous chef Dharshan M…
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Dambulla

Traditional Foods Sales Centre

This government-run stand exists to preserve local traditional foods, but for travellers it's an excellent chance to do some culinary exploration. Try a portion of pittu (steamed rice flower patty with savoury sauce…
Top Choice International in Ella

Cafe Chill

Run by an engaging local team, this huge, stylish roadside cafe-bar-restaurant goes from strength to strength. Its latest addition is an upper deck scattered with cushions and tables that's graced with a sculpted, w…
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 Sri Lankan in Anuradhapura

Hotel Shalini

With its airy, upper-storey pavilion and dripping eaves, this haveli-style building has a charming setting, but it's the food that really stands out. The menu changes daily, but the family recipes normally include t…
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 Sri Lankan in Hikkaduwa & Around

Home Grown Rice & Curry Restaurant

Half-buried under palm trees and flowering plants, this is a sweet little garden-terrace restaurant on a quiet (at least compared to the main road) side street. The family who run it are as lovely as the setting, an…