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Old Dutch Hospital Complex, 04 Hospital St, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka

Seafood lovers and cricket fans flock to this restaurant in the Old Dutch Hospital. Two of its trio of owners, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, are former stars of the Sri Lankan cricket team. As the restaurant's name suggests, the star of...

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2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka

Short of scoring a dinner invitation from a local, one of the best ways to sample authentic Sri Lankan dishes in a refined setting is at the nightly buffet at this restaurant at the Hilton Colombo. On offer is a wide array of...

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Park St, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Set in a 19th-century mansion-turned-boutique-hotel, Rare at Residence looks out over a peaceful garden and swimming pool. Well-heeled locals enjoy the contemporary spin on old favorites here, like Anglo-Indian mulligatawny soup and beef...

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2 Alfred House Rd, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka

Housed in the former offices of renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa and with an adjoining art gallery, this hotspot is a must-visit for both foodies and design buffs alike. At night flickering candles add a particularly...

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2 Galle Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka

For a nostalgic slice of colonial-era Colombo, there are few better places than the Galle Face Hotel, which has been at the center of the city’s social whirl for more than 150 years. Sit under the shady loggia of the Verandah Bar,...