Shangri-La's signature restaurant, serving a range of traditional Chinese cuisine.
KIKU is now a cult favourite cafe, well loved for their tightly curated ambience.
Bowl'd is a hip, healthy fast-food joint with a fantastic ambience and even better poke bowls.
Bubbly stuff and paninis and desserts.
Chapters has a decent range of books, mostly fantasy and illustration, but what we really love about this bookshop is it's so much more than a store.
Uyana is a little shop of Lauries Road which is somewhat randomly open. You can't buy any of the cool stuff (CDs, pipes, fake Rolex watches) but they do sell a good selection of rolling papers and…
Not just the city's best Japanese restaurant, but one of the city's most seminal eateries, full stop.
Buba Restaurant and Beach Club is one of Colombo's older beach hangouts. They've got pretty secluded part of Mt.Lavinia beach to themselves, seafood is decent plus its mostly BYOB ;).
Ridi Vihara means silver temple. It was built by King Dutugemunu on the site of a great silver ore deposit. That silver was used for the Ruwanwelisaya stupa in Anuradhapura, but the temple here is…
Saraii Village is a charming set of tree-houses and mud chalets near Hambantota. They also make an excellent rice and curry. Probably the best place to stay in the area.
The Nail Anatomy is a nail salon on Reid Avenue, located inside Lakpahana, just opposite the Colombo Racecourse. They offer highly professional service nail and spa services.
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.
Empire Cafe is a little restaurant-cum-cafe housed inside the Olde Empire Hotel, a 200 year old building, right next to the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. It's a popular tourist hangout, is surprisingly affordable,…
Helga's Folly is a hotel on a hilly road in Kandy that can only be described as one very trippy experience. It used to be a family home in the 1930s and today attracts visitors who come…
A Minute By Tuk is a little eatery in the Galle Dutch Hospital. The ambience is cool since it's up on a deck, but the food is pricey and just okay.
August By Mama Aida’s is the newest addition to Colombo’s Middle Eastern restaurant repertoire. With authentic dishes, exceptional service and a chic, relaxing setting, August looks like it’s here…
Licensed to Grill used to be just another food stall to get your grilled meat fix in Kandy, but they've come a long way since then.
Jetwing K. is one of the latest hotels by the popular chain, with a stellar line up of food, and a very rural, agricultural set-up.
A charming little bubble tea spot in the Fort.
An excellent seafood restaurant in a rather out-of-the-way location, paired with great service.
A beautiful beach front luxury resort past Galle.
A curated and ethical Saturday market focusing on local and sustainable products and produce
A chic little seasonal Surf Cafe on Hikkaduwa's busy beach strip.