Restaurants

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 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 Cafe in Galle

Old Railway Cafe

Right across the small canal from the namesake station, this fashionable upstairs cafe has artfully mismatched furnishings and a boho vibe. You'll find an enticing menu of creative soups, salads and mains, with dish…
Top Choice Cafe in Galle

Royal Dutch Cafe

The sign says 'Relax Zone' and this is a fine place to sit back and enjoy the company of cafe owner Fazal Badurdeen, who has a million stories to tell. He also seems to have almost that many teas and coffees, from c…
Top Choice International in Galle

Fort Printers

The ideal venue for a memorable meal, this hotel restaurant offers a concise menu featuring fresh seafood and organic local produce. It's especially good for Mediterranean-inspired dishes (such as slow-roasted leg o…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Unawatuna

Jinas Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

This mighty fine place offers a wide array of Indian food (thalis and masala dosas) as well as great falafel, wholesome soups and Mexican-style dishes such as huevos rancheros (eggs in a spicy tomato sauce). Cold-pr…
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Mirissa

No1 Dewmini Roti Shop

The original and still the best local rotti shop. It also makes kotthu (rotti chopped up and mixed with vegies) and delicious, more substantial rice-and-curry-style dishes. The ever-smiling chef and owner also offer…
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Tangalla & Around

Mango Shade

Down a lane, 300m inland from the beach, this is the place for home cooking, Sri Lankan style, with richly spiced sauces, fresh seafood and very moderate prices for the area (rice and curry with fish is Rs 350). It'…
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Galle

Spoon's Cafe

For authentic Galle-style rice and curry, this minuscule place (there are only four tables) can't be beat. Chef Shamil Roshan Careem hails from one of the Fort's oldest families and he prepares traditional family re…
Top Choice Sri Lankan in Tissamaharama

Royal Restaurant

A good bet for cheap and tasty curries or Chinese-ish-style dishes (try the seafood fried rice). Always busy with lots of local families and a sprinkling of travellers. Although in the centre, it is off the road, so…