By Mario Ng
Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is the gateway to the rest of the country. This could be the main reason why there is such a large variety of food available here. Besides the delicious local cuisine, it also has many eateries and restaurants catering to the different taste buds of tourists. Japanese fare seems to be a big thing here, with many Japanese restaurants scattered all over the city. Western fare is also good, with many places doing a mean brunch. With so many options available, you are unlikely to go hungry when in Colombo. Check out our list below for the places to head to for a good meal in Colombo!
By Mario Ng
Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is a beautiful city to visit. It also has much to offer. Many visitors to Sri Lanka actually use Colombo as a base, before travelling to other cities around the country. However, due to the short time spent in the capital, most visitors tend to miss out on the cultural and historical sites Colombo has to offer!
Walk along the streets of Colombo and you get to see the beauty of the city. Pettah Market is the place to go to see the real nature of the country. Take a look as locals do their marketing here, and watch numerous visitors snap photos of architectural elegance around the market.
The Galle Face Green Promenade is also the place to be in the city, especially for couples and families who enjoy a nice relaxing stroll around the city. Galle Face Hotel is a historic site in itself, where many famous individuals used to stay here. Think Roger Moore, Yuri Gagarin, Richard Nixon, and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, and you get an idea of how much history it holds. Remember to head to the in-house museum the hotel offers. It is free of charge! Simply ask the hotel staff where it is and take your time to admire the artefacts! Look out for Prince Phillip’s first car, located right in the hotel!
For those thinking about heading to Colombo for a proper visit, it is definitely recommended and you should surely look to spend at least 3 to 4 days if you want to embrace the local culture of Colombo. Remember to check out the Google Map all the way below for our full list of attractions and food places you should head to while in Colombo!