As far as beach bars go, Shore By O! is by far the most popular. Not all their drinks are excellent, but they do the best beer cocktails around and their bites aren’t too shabby either.
The brand new Mövenpick Hotel Colombo's all-day dining restaurant.
There is a coastal road from Colombo to Negombo which, while not especially fast, is really quite scenic and worth a drive. It begins as you take the bridge out of Mattakuliya and proceed along the…
Ace Pub is a great rooftop bar located above the Steam Boat/Naniyori restaurant building in Nawala. It's got a lovely view of the city at night and they serve reasonably priced drinks, inoffensive…
Quick Thai serves up pretty good, filling Thai dishes at affordable prices.
OZO is a big, modern hotel in the Kandy city center. The restaurant and the roof bar are worth checking out.
The kitschy new bar in town
Quirky name, location with a near-aerial view of the city, and great food, more people need to know about Slightly Chilled.
King of The Mambo in Galle Face Hotel is where you can get the authentic South American food experience in Colombo. From boozy cocktails to carefully curated dishes, it's the new king in town.
With a restaurant, members lounge and the highest rooftop bar in the city, Elevate is the most happening place right now.
Rocco's newest outlet down Gregory's Road.
The newest branch of Tea Lounge by Dilmah that lies inside the Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Awesome exterior & interior, service also. But main meals are? Even bakes & juices are good!
A fancy sports lounge in Colombo 07.
Your instant getaway from all the chatter and noise that is city life.
The Black Cat Café serves up amazing sandwiches, coffee, and fresh fruit juices. They're also a B+B.
A new place in Malabe for fine dining with an amazing rooftop view.
The old classic at a brand new spot.
A cozy bistro serving excellent coffee and multi-cuisine comfort food.
A cozy cafe serving breakfast all day.
Dilmah's charming tea lounge in the shadow of Dutch Hospital is still going strong, with a range of hot and cold teas and little and large bites.
Golden Dragon is the completely redone Taj take on Chinese cuisine. It has a stellar ambience and good food.
China Manor is a new hotel in Maradana with an authentic Chinese restaurant. Their crispy chicken is amazing.
Lounge 171 is the coffee house of the popular One Seven One Restaurant at Maharagama. They've got great food, good coffee and the nicest ambience.