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Eat out in Sri Lanka - our picks

· Sri Lanka,Travel Tipps

You love food. You love to eat the typical food of the country you are travelling in. Here is our list of top restaurants or food picks in Sri Lanka


Imagine Villas, Kamburugamuwa, Mirissa - This is a beautiful hotel located just outside of Mirissa. The Dinner in this hotel is just world class. The menu is normally a three coarse meal with a fantastic fusion between Sri Lankan and European kitchen. One of the owners is the chef and he has been working in Europe for quite some years.

Saman Villas, Induruwa

This is our pick when we want to celebrate something. This luxury resort is situated with a breathtaking view of the Induruwa beach. The food has a very high international standard. The restaurant offers a good variation of Sri Lanka dishes as well as some international ones.

Aman Galle, Galle Fort

This colonial building in the middle of the Galle Fort is a must see even if you do not want to eat or drink. Just come in and enjoy feeling. You can come here and eat a nice lunch or you enjoy the traditional afternoon tea. You come here after 15pm and order a tea with scones. If you want to top that you can ad an etagere with biscuits and petit beurres and or a glass of champagne. Luxury pure! Restaurants


Diya Sisila Restaurant, Bentota River

This is a family owned restaurant located at the river of Bentota very close to the Lunugaga Estate. You have the chance to go on a small rowing boat with a straw roof and enjoy the sunset on the river. After that you can enjoy a fantastically homemade dinner. You can choose from Lobster the Sri Lanka Way, chilli prawns or Chicken Schnitzel. Hmmm!!

BoBo's Bed & Breakfast Ahungalla

You come to this family owned restaurant to enjoy a state of the art Italian coffee or a perfectly brewed Sri Lankan Tea. The menu is small, but very delicious options with Sri Lankan Ayurvedic Rice and Curry or grilled Sea food platter.

Osteria Romana, Induruwa

Enjoy this Italian restaurant situation at the beach of Induruwa. Here you will find a good wood Owen pizza, a great seafood platter as well as a Spagetti arrabiata with a good glass of wine. The service gives you good attention and the restaurant is very well decorated. osteria romana restaurant induruwa italien

At the Beach

Chill Pill, Ambalangoda

This is a hip place for rather young bohemian people. You can move the table to the sea front and enjoy a local nasi goreng or some grilled prawns or have chicken on a hot plate. All to a reasonable price, though the food might take some time to be served. This is a place where you come in your shorts and flip flops. Enjoy the sunset eating out!

Kingfisher, Unwatuna

We normally go here, when we want to have a holiday. Enjoy the sunbeds at the beach of Unawatuna. This is very close to what they call a beach club. They have a wide variety of sandwiches, seafood, local food and salads. Enjoy the view over the beautiful bay of Unawatuna.

Wijaya Beach

You swim here almost all around the year. It's a very buzzy restaurant mostly with an international crowd. You get the best seafood pizza in the whole island here. Often it is a party like feeling. Enjoy it!


Golden Grill, Bentota

This place offers local Sri Lankan food and very well made Indian food in combination with a white table cloth and a very good service. The waiters have all been working here for many many years. It's a very friendly place to go, if you want to take out your family for a sunday dinner.

Lasitha's in Ahungalle

This is the best local place in the area. You get anything from roti, to string hoppers, to egg hoppers to kottu roti to buriyani. If Lasitha is closed, people tend to stay hungry.