Fine Dining in Colombo – For foodies who crave for flavoursome twists

The bustling capital of Sri Lanka offers something special for everyone and food lovers the world over are known to commune in their numbers to try out the array of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine on offer.

Cuisines | Image Credit: By Scott Bauer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Cuisines | Image Credit: By Scott Bauer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

California Grill

Where better to begin your culinary trip in Colombo than with the local food scene? Head over to California Grill, an amazing rooftop restaurant in The Galadari Hotel to indulge in an exquisite dining experience. This spot is truly captivating with its eye-catching décor and panoramic views of the city. If you are staying at one of the many Colombo luxury apartments the likes of One Galle Face, the California Grill is just one minute away.

Steak and Grill House

Staying true to its name, this fascinating restaurant at Taj Samudra features a wide array of steak, seafood, salads, and many vegetarian options. It is an ideal place to spend intimate celebrations and family dinners. Once you step inside, you’ll feel as if you are taking in the sight and sounds of some of the most sought-after cultures the world has ever known.

The London Grill

If you are in Colombo and miss a grand dinner at The London Grill, you’ve made a huge mistake! With delectable steaks, specialty wines and an exquisite setting will take you on an unforgettable culinary journey. You’ll be spoilt for choice with its grilled meat, innovative starters, and tempting desserts.

Tintagel Restaurant

If you want a lively atmosphere and good food to go with, then head to Tintagel Restaurant which features everything from live music gigs and an appetizing menu that will definitely make your time here in Colombo all the more rewarding and memorable.

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Guide to Street Food in Sri Lanka – Spicy, Flavourful and Delicious!

Sri Lanka is home to a distinctive cuisine and the country’s streets are filled with stalls and restaurants that serve some of the most interesting and delicious comfort food.

Image by ALPHA of Plain roti – Rich Maha (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Egg Hoppers

Hoppers are an easy to eat Sri Lankan Staple that is basically a pancake bowl served with eggs and hot chilli sambal. A typical egg hopper has a crunchy exterior and the bottom is soft and gooey with the partially cooked egg.

Pol Roti

Pol Roti is the Sri Lankan version of flatbread that is made with scraped coconuts, flour, water and salt. This dish is also eaten with sambols or chutneys. You can find this dish at many restaurants scattered around Sri Lanka the likes of Rare at Residence which is a restaurant that lets you enjoy fine dining in Colombo.

Short Eats

The Term Short eats in Sri Lanka means an assortment of snacks that are eaten almost at any time of the day; you can have these savoury treats at almost all the hotels in the country. The variety of food served as short eats range from deep fried Chinese rolls along with many other fried goodies to perfectly baked buns with savoury potato and fish fillings.

Kottu Roti

It is very hard to end this list without mentioning Kottu Roti, It is by far the most loved street food of Sri Lankans. It is made from thinly cut strips of Gothamba Roti, finely chopped vegetables, egg and your choice of meat with a lot of spices and gravy.