Colombo has always been a hotspot for dining in Sri Lanka. In recent times the dining trends and options offered in Colombo have changed drastically. This change of trend has resulted in Colombo being a place where both locals and international travellers get the opportunity to savour a wide and diverse range of cuisine. It has also increased competition and quality of food amongst the many dining venues.
Some of Colombo’s renowned dining venues include The Gallery Café, Koluu’s, The Cricket Club Café, Chinese Dragon Cafe, Mango Tree, Shanti Vihar and Raja Bojun just to name a few. Serving fusion food and adjacent to an art gallery, The Gallery Café is an interesting place to dine. Koluu’s serves spicy Asian and fusion food with lots fun. It is a relaxing restaurant that lies next to a stylish bar. The Cricket Club Café is also a fascinating dining venue that compliments the country’s most loved sport ‘Cricket’. Apart from the delightful Sri Lankan and Western Cuisine, The cafe features cricketing memorabilia, newspaper cuttings and photographs of past cricketers in action. Raja Bojun is a superb place to indulge some fine Sri Lankan delights.
Some of the city’s luxury hotels also feature world class restaurants and cafes that satisfy the taste buds of even the most discriminating traveller. Ginza Hohsen, Emperor's Wok, Spices, Il Ponte, Curry Leaf, Spoons are all housed at Hilton Colombo. Travellers can also savour a delectable range of cuisine at restaurants such as TAO and the Lagoon located at Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo.
Apart from the exciting, upscale dining options, Colombo also offers some great food courts that feature food from Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese, Thai and Italian delights all in one place at affordable prices.
Meanwhile the street-side joints offer an extremely different experience. Visitors to Colombo can enjoy some of the most mouth watering food at these outdoor food centres.