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.
Barefoot Cafe is the best place to hang out in Colombo. It's a chilled place to meet or make friends, see art, hear music, eat good food and drink affordable beer.
Mango Tree is a hugely popular Indian restaurant on Dharmapala Mawatha, serving mainly North Indian cuisine. The food is very rich, and quite good.
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…
The Royal College Gym is found in the Royal College Sports Complex, home to Royal ruggerites and sportsmen alike. The complex comprises of the famous rugby field (this is where the Bradby takes…
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 original Rio Ice Cream parlour is old and sweet- it's persisted through decades of war and strife as an integral part of the local community. It's worth a diabetic shock or two to experience that.
Indian Summer is a slightly expensive Indian restaurant, with a great ambience.
Taste of Asia is a very affordable favourite on Galle Road for hoppers and Jaffna food.
Aside from their buffet, OZO actually has a pretty good a-la carte menu with an interesting range of dishes from burgers to steak.
Shandong is a Chinese restaurant in Rajagiriya, spearheaded by a few Industry veterans. They're one of the better choices when it comes to Sri Lankan Chinese delivery, though certain areas have plenty…
This rarely open museum has an interesting collection of stuff seized by the customs department, from leopard skin to ivory to bugs.
Sandwich Factory does a filling take on western diner favorites.
Nelum Kole is a rice-and-curry kade in Boralesgamuwa that provides a convenient and cost-effective lunch spread.
Thalis has kept to themselves over the years, so they're easy to miss if you're around Park road. They serve up some wonderful North and South Indian food fare, and are well worth a visit.
පානදුර පැත්තෙ ගියපු වෙලාවක රසම රස කෑම ටිකක් හිතේ හැටියට තෝරගෙන බඩ…
සීතල ගතිය ගන්න අයිස් කැට ටිකක් දානව විතරයිනෙ. ඒ නිසා ජූස් එක හරිම ඝනයි.
Little Adam's Peak in Ella offers splendid views and a not-too-hard trek. There's a secondary peak a little way off which is even better.
හොඳට ඉඩ කඩ තියෙන භෝජනාගාරයක ඉඳගෙන යාළුවෙක් එක්ක හරි පවුලේ උදවිය එක්ක හරි රසම රස…
හීනි වැහි පොදයක්, මිහිදුමක් හැරෙන්න මුළු මනින්ම හිරු කිරණින් දිස්න දෙන…
It's all about that char-grilled goodness.
Hondahitha is name synonymous with great curd around the Colombo suburbs. This is their little cafe in Kohuwala which has some great waffles for cheap.
Colombo Seven's main restaurant featuring mouthwatering fusion cuisine.
A food truck serving quality kottus using locally sourced ingredients and Lankan inspired flavours.