Restaurants

Top Choice International in Arugam Bay

Hideaway

A delightful environment for a meal, this classy hotel restaurant features a menu that changes daily and lots of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Staff are professional and welcoming. Many dishes feature Mediterr…
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 wildly popular with extended Tamil families. The South Indian food is exceptional with around 20 dosas (try the ghe…
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 Mu…
Top Choice International in Uppuveli

Crab

A wonderful setting for a meal, this casual hotel restaurant is perfect for a lazy lunch by the waves or a romantic evening meal. You'll find a wide selection of dishes, all competitively priced, with everything fro…
Top Choice International in Anuradhapura

The Sanctuary at Tissawewa

There are few better situations for an enjoyable meal or drink than the verandahs and dining room in this beautiful colonial hotel. Try the chilli-marinated grilled pork chops, a seafood platter or one of their sand…
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Hikkaduwa & Around

Home Grown Rice & Curry Restaurant

Half-buried under palm trees and flowering pants, 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, and…
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 Sri Lankan in Colombo

Yaal Restaurant

The unique spicy cuisine of Jaffna’s Tamils features at this simple yet very tidy restaurant across from the seashore. The speciality is the truly unique odiyal kool, a famous Jaffna dish consisting of vegetables an…
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Mirissa

No1 Dewmini Roti Shop

The original and still the best local rotti shop. It also produces kotthus (rotti chopped up and mixed with vegies) and delicious, more substantial rice and curry–style dishes – don't miss the pumpkin. The ever-smil…
Top Choice Cafe in Colombo

Bu Ba

With candlelit tables right on the sandy beach, this seafood pub is a hidden treat. In the heat of the day you can retreat under the grove of palm trees; at night let the sky open overhead and the starlight rain dow…