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Best Dining Restaurants in Colombo, Sri Lanka

With more restaurants than any other location in the isle, Colombo is the dining hub of Sri Lanka. From 5 star gourmet restaurants to eclectic local eateries here are the city's finest dining venues.

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Royal Thai

Royal Thai

Often regarded among the best Thai restaurant in the city by seasoned diners Royal Thai at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is a premier Thai restaurant Colombo counts among its finest. Serving regional favorites with attention to detail Royal Thai is also one of the authentic Thai eateries in the city of Colombo with Thai chefs at the helm. Ideal for private dinner parties the lunch and dinner menu of this terrace restaurant leave little to the imagination.

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Paradise Road Gallery Cafe

Paradise Road Gallery Cafe

Having once served as the office of Sri Lankan architectural guru Geoffrey Bawa the colonial style bungalow now housing the Paradise Road Gallery Cafe is one of the finest dining venues in the Sri Lankan capital. Refurbished to create an intimate and cozy dinning space the venue not only serves up delectable dishes but also displays seasonal art exhibits from the country's leading artists and cutting edge novices on its walls.

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Chutneys

Chutneys

Those hankering for South Indian cuisine when touring Colombo should look no further than Chutneys for the best South Indian fare in town. Housed within the Cinnamon Grand this stylish but understated Indian restaurant boasts an extensive menu littered with regional favorites from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are also available at the venue which is famed for its all you can eat buffer each Tuesday.

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Chesa Swiss

Chesa Swiss

If it's classic continental fare and European favorites one's hankering for, then Colombo's Chesa Swiss is the venue to beat. Serving everything from seafood dishes to classic roasts this up-scale eatery with a chic ambience is the preferred dining hub of expats looking for the taste of home. Prepared to perfection the traditional way the European menu at Chesa Swiss is as enticing as its plush and luxurious interiors.

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Flavoured

Flavoured

Regarded among the city's more casual dining hubs Flavoured at Cinnamon Red Colombo offers classic snacks and mains that not only satisfies the taste buds but also whets the appetite. Serving everything from juicy burgers to Sri Lankan favorites the health conscious desserts at this cozy diner are also some of the best in town.

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Bars Cafe

Bars Cafe

The preferred haunt of Colombo's young execs and families alike Bars Cafe down Deal Place offers diners a menu full of local and international staples in a charming atmosphere. Boasting an all-encompassing menu that includes local dishes such as string hoppers, hoppers and roti to Italian pies, pastas and classic club sandwiches the dessert menu of this eclectic diner is no less impressive.

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AVP Restaurant

AVP Restaurant

Housed within the plush confines of a colonial style structure the AVP Restaurant is one of the largest Asian restaurants in the Sri Lankan capital. With large windows illuminating the interiors diners can enjoy the best of Asian fare at the triangular shaped dining room of the venue.

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Yaal Restaurant

Yaal Restaurant

Occupying a strategic location just across the street from the breathtaking seashores of Colombo Yaal Restaurant brings the best of the country's northern territory's cuisine to diners in the city. With an eclectic menu full of regional favorite hailing from Jaffna the spicy and utterly unique curries served in this cozy restaurant leaves one begging for more.