A dedicated Negombo strip watering hole.
Latest seafood in Colombo, specializing in crab and peppery dishes!
Twister SL does some of the best Lavash we've had.
One of a best place for cakes & bakes in Dehiwala. Cheap & delicious.
Ginza Hohsen is back to life in an all-new location down Galadari Hotel.
Occupying the former Agra bar, Shimmer, the Manchester dons the mantle of the previously Indian themed space, changing pretty much nothing except its name.
Lakpahana is still a classic for traditional gifts (sarongs, demon masks, painted elephants). It's a central location and not too over-priced, especially if you dig.
This is a great beach if you’re looking for a secluded place to chill out and watch the sunset, etc. You can also bring your car right up to the sand at some points, so it makes for a great…
De Vos Cafe (aptly named) down De Vos Avenue is a resto adjoining the newest boutique hotel in town - Talo Urban.
A well-known restaurant and bakery in Maharagama.
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.
What is magic corn? We're not sure where the magic part comes in, but it's basically a little snack made from steamed kernels of sweetcorn mixed together with a variety of spices, salt, pepper,…
Sulthan Palace (formerly Rahumania) is a great spot at the Town Hall hub to get a delicious, cheap range of biriyanis, meats and even Sri Lankanized Chinese.
Bella's Kitchen is a breakfast and lunch delivery service that which we found pretty convenient.
A bar and restaurant in Kottawa serving cheap booze. Food isn't bad either.
Solid ol' Saiva Kade in Jtown.
Aththamma at Pelawatte is a nice place to grab some authentic Sri Lankan rice and curry for a cheap price. They're known for their super tasty Ambul Thiyal curry.
Fuel Restaurant is an option to grab some popular Lankan and Western-style snacks when you're in Wattala.
Amazing fast food joint that dishes out some good burgers at an affordable price tag.
Serving a wide range of cuisines, El Janah is a popular spot at Mount Lavinia. Their food isn't super authentic, but quite worth the affordable price tag.
So the Sri Lankan Air Force runs a salon in Borella. Yep, sounds cool and weird, but it's actually quite ordinary - they do haircuts, styling, facials, manicures, pedicures, massages and wedding stuff.…
As far as hotel lobbies go, Kafe Kai provides a great vibe for work meetings, for anything else it's a tad too impersonal for our taste
It pays not to overlook HoF - you often end up saving and well even if you came in looking for a pair of jeans and found only horrifying besequined specimens you might yet leave with the rs…