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Visiting Colombo, Sri Lanka

Kitzy Sep 15, 2010 12:29 PM

Heading off to Sri Lanka on Friday.
Would love some recommendations for lunch and dinner.

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    avahia RE: Kitzy Dec 28, 2010 06:57 PM


    Hope you had a good time in sri lanka. Ill be there around the end of january and was wondering if you had any recommendation in colombo and kandy.


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      intrepidgourmand RE: avahia Jan 13, 2011 10:08 AM

      You must have the evening seafood buffet at the Curry leaf restaurant in the Colombo Hilton. Extraordinary spread to look at and taste also.

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      h2o RE: Kitzy Feb 3, 2011 05:05 AM

      Some suggestions that were given to us by someone from Sri Lanka before a recent trip:

      Terrace at the Mt. Lavinia Hotel (service is a bit slow but the view of the sunset is breathtaking!) Also, there is a restaurant located on the hotel's private beach called Seafood Cove.
      A unique Sri Lankan restaurant called Nuga Gama located at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel on Galle Road in Colombo 3.
      A Sri-Lankan fusion restaurant called The Gallery Café and Bar located at 2 Alfred House Road , Colombo 3.
      Authentic/basic S/Lankan fare can also be found at a restaurant called Raja Bojun located directly opposite the Cinnamon Grand on the "sea side".
      If you want to check out the artsy crowd you can drop in at the Barefoot Café which serves light meals and has live jazz music on Sunday afternoons

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        Krissythecook RE: Kitzy Feb 24, 2011 01:09 PM

        Hope you had a great time. We just spent a year in Kandy & enjoyed the terrace at the Amaya Hills Hotel--spectacular view! Bar food is served on the terrace but their restaurant is first class, also with views but from behind windows. Second choice, for location more than menu, was inside the Queens Hotel--Chinese Sri Lankan food with a lovely view of the lake. Third choice was the Swiss Hotel on the east side of the lake It's very popular with locals and visitors, interesting old style decor, good buffet.

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