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Cheers Pub

Cheers Pub (Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Shri Uttarananda Road, Colombo) – this is an English-style Sports bar that caters to local and international sports fans (followers of football, cricket and other sports). Cheers also has an excellent pool table and a full-size snooker table, with the option of testing one’s skills at that classic pub game […]

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Wijaya Beach Restaurant

Wijaya Beach Restaurant (Matara Road, Dalawella) — this casual beach restaurant on Dalawella’s idyllic beach, 8 km east of Galle, is a hot favorite amongst the region’s expats. Families and groups of friends converge here to dine on very reasonably priced seafood, pasta, salads, curries and excellent wood-fired pizzas, all served up in an open-sided […]

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VOC Café

VOC Café – Dutch Burgher Union (114 Reid Avenue, Colombo) — located at the Dutch Burgher Union building, the VOC cafe serves a wide range of actual hamburgers together with Burgher specialties such as Lamprais (the yellow rice and the black pork curry.) and ice coffee. The lamprais is accompanied with sweet brinjal which is […]

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Tranquil Ultra Lounge

Tranquil Ultra Lounge (85B Dharampala Mawatha, Colombo) – this trendy-looking restaurant offers salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, seafood dishes and a few Sri Lankan dishes (like the steam or saffron rice that come with the Jaffna prawn curry, onion salad and papadom).   Because this is a major tea-producing country, this restaurant also offers tea blends, […]

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The London Grill

The London Grill (77 Galle Road, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo) — a grand Colombo night is incomplete without having dined at The London Grill. Fine western dining restaurants in Colombo don’t make a grand experience of things like this one does, adding to it out-of-this-world steaks, specialty wines and exquisite, and old-world setting.   The London […]

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The Gallery Café

The Gallery Café (2 Alfred House Road, Colombo) — Paradise Road Galleries – The Gallery Café opened in 1998 in a structure which was the former offices of world renowned Sri Lankan architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa. Bawa personally approved Fernando taking over his beloved property and converting it into a restaurant and art gallery […]

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Ministry of Crab

Ministry of Crab (Old Dutch Hospital, Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo) — friends and fellow foodies – retired cricket stars Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Dharshan Munidase decided to create “Ministry of Crab” as a celebration of Sri Lanka’s seafood, particularly of her wonderfully sweet and succulent crabs. With classic dishes such as Chilli Crab […]

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Mango Tree

Mango Tree (82 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo) – this is an Indian restobar designed to blend classic styles with contemporary. True to its name, this elegant diner brings you the essence of Northern Indian cuisine in an uncluttered, international ambience — fresher and better. Items served there range from the chicken shorba to dum aloo Punjabi, […]

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Loon Tao

Loon Tao (College Avenue, Colombo) — In early 2008 history was created when a cozy canting by the sea became Colombo’s popular restaurant. The authentic, genuine and nutritious Chinese cuisines at Loon Tao gained customer loyalty locally and internationally, which was our main ingredient for our success and made us the winner of excellence on […]

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Lagoon

Lagoon (Cinnamon Grand 77, Galle Road, Colombo) – this seafood restaurant, on the pricey side for locals, serves a variety of worthy dishes, such as the 12-piece sushi platter, hot butter cuttlefish, Singapore chilli-style crab meat, white curry prawns, steamed garupa, smoked seer, and prawn spring rolls. Lagoon also gets points for its interior décor.