A pure vegetarian North & South Indian restaurant, cafe and bakery, Mangos is one of those famous Jaffna joints that warrants a visit and a mention.
Perched on top of the OZO Colombo is the equally swanky ON14 Rooftop Lounge & Bar. Pool bar by day and lounge bar by night, ON14 is one of the highest spots for a drink in the city.
Fits' Margosa in Chunnakam, Jaffna is an elegant refurbished 19th Century mansion about 9km away from the main town, and possibly one of the only upscale hotels at the very North.
Apart from its pool, Otter's strikes this delightful yet confusing mix between being simultaneously family-friendly and being a good place for chaps after work to put a manly arrack session.
If you have a penchant for birds, nature and general chilling on a canoe, this is the place to be.
The new Mama's remains a good spot for a beer or lime soda, but for rice and curry it's below average.
Foody Goody, one of Good Market's favourites, sells totally natural, preservative/additive-free ice-cream made at home.
Yet another of the Good Market's fabulous finds, the Ceylan Crêperie is a superb nomadic little stall that started up few years ago. The French owner Noémi is effervescent and passionate about her product.…
A lovely boutique hotel, impeccably furnished and right on Kosgoda beach.
Started by Cherine Amarasinghe and her husband Karu, Cherine’s Quench caters bottles of delicious icy beverages – ice coffee, naarang juice, and gingerbeer. Using all natural ingredients and bottled daily,…
The Kingsbury buffet is pretty good. It's the best in terms of salads and veg, highly competitive in seafood, and good for everything else. It's Rs. 3,500 all in. We think it's good value.
One of Colombo’s prettier urban escapes, Colombo Courtyard is a boutique hotel in the heart of Colpetty. As it avoids the usual business hotel tag, the vibe is entirely different.
Lighthouse is one place that we actually felt bad leaving. The hotel is really connected to its location so you feel quite comfortably wrapped in the sunset and beach. Truly an iconic hotel.
Salad Guru is a fun little new enterprise trying its wings at the Good Market. Run by a trained nutritionist, the stall has a whole range of stuff that’s good for you. They range from salads, pastas…
The Verandah Bistro is a lesser known hotel restaurant on the third floor of the Hilton Residences. It does average hotel food with a nice poolside view.
Healthy and tasty juices for Rs. 200.
The new address they relocated to is easily accessible and there is plenty of parking. From a food POV, it may not impress everyone but the place sure is somewhere we can all relax at.
A worthy and chocolate heavy addition to our reviews of Colombo home bakers. Very tasty and indulgent sweets, mainly brownies.
The Brick Lane Cookie Company serves fresh cookies between the escalators of the Crescat Mall. It's a quick and tasty bite you can grab on your way up or down.
One of Sri Lanka's original South Coast boutique luxury hotels.
If you're staying in Batticaloa town itself, this is the spot (as long as you don't mind basic accommodation). It's cheap, the staff are insanely nice, and the lawn and location can't be beat.
Délicieux is a vegan home baker based roughly out of Nugegoda. Despite not using milk or eggs, she makes some tasty sweets.
YUMI is Taj Samudra's resident Japanese restaurant. What they lack in terms of variety they make up for with some delicious, specialized sushi in arguably the best setting for a Japanese restaurant…
We had a great time here. It's a friendly spot on the beach, very near Colombo, with good Chinese food. Doesn't get much better.