Curry Leaves is one of Colombo's oldest Indian restaurants, but remains mostly under the radar. Their strength lies in their biryani, but the rest of the dishes were pretty ordinary.
Life Food is a low key health food stall that manages to keep things healthy and fresh while not compromising on flavour.
The Coffee Bar by the Grand Hotel is probably the best coffee shop in Nuwara Eliya. They've got a chic little space and an accessible location to go along with some good food and great coffee.
The Cake Factory has opened a small cafe on 5th Lane that offers a slightly limited range of their cakes and desserts. The cakes were so-so, but their cheesecake was the real winner.
Open from the crack of dawn till midnight, this is a great, clean rice-and- curry stop with quail on the menu.
Flamingo Restaurant (which has been around forever) serves up an interesting mix of cuisines ranging from Arabic, Western, Italian and Sri Lankan.
Chop Chop Kottu at ODEL premises does tasty, generous kottu all day.
A cute cafe down Pamankada Road that dishes out some delicious rotis in many interesting ways.
Taco Bell was an instant hit when they first opened up in Colombo 07, and now they’ve made their way towards a new branch down Marine Drive.
Chambers is Park Street Mews's newest restaurateur. They're a quiet, classy, unassuming spot that serves up the best Tagines in all of Colombo.
The Manhattan Fish Market has delicious seafood and ridiculously friendly stuff - it's an awesome place to dine at if you can handle the bill.
MoMo's has an extensive menu ranging from naans to lasagna to seafood and pastas. It has a nice, comfy interior, and is a vibrant space for families.
Dilmah t-Lounge at the Arcade is pretty similar to their outlet in Chatham Street. The food is good, and the space is less crowded but the service isn't great.
Wokbox.lk is a tiny fast food restaurateur down De Fonseka Road. They specialise in Asian fusion food and have a cool outdoor seating area.
After an initial hiccup, Arabian Knights has bounced back well. The food is nearly back to their former glory, and coupled with the new venue, things are looking up again.
If you're having people over and don't want to cook or just having a family meal, we highly recommend Pot Biriyani for takeaway or delivery. It's run by a friendly family and they make…
Paan Paan makes great bread which turns into great sandwiches, melts. etc. It's not cheap but you're getting good, healthy value for money.
Maharaja Palace is one of the few fine dining Indian restaurants in Colombo. The prices are high but the portions are actually quite large now. Their food was always pretty good and it…
Cafe Asiana is an established affordable restaurant down Hill Street that, as the name suggests, serves Sri Lankanized Asian food - their portions are huge and their seafood is spicy and delicious.
The grandly named New Star Hotel is a little street kade on the Galle Road of Dehiwala that serves up a mean iced milo, biriyani and kottu. It's a good stop for a cheap, tasty lunch, if you don't…
Burger Hut; the popular family restaurant chain at Kandy has opened their newest outlet to the suburbs of Dehiwala.
The Biriyani Restaurant is all the way in Armour Street, but worth a visit because their biriyani is amazing!
A good place to grab a quick bite at Wattala.
It's all about that char-grilled goodness.