Sri Lanka is not just known for its azure waters and luscious green, it has gained quite a name for some delectable, flavoursome, luscious, mouthwatering and succulent food! Restaurants in Colombo are able to whip up a wide array of dishes; From street-food to luxury restaurants. The speciality restaurants in Colombo at Cinnamon Grand Colombo and Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo have got a wide array of food options ready to take your tastebuds on a journey of a lifetime! Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts together with Cinnamon Care have put in place stringent health and safety measures to ensure that all our guests and visitors are free to enjoy our yummy food safely without any fear or worries.
Here is a list of the best restaurants in Colombo, you must visit;
1. An Italian feast with Echo
From your favourite pasta to pizza, we’ve got it all covered at the Echo situated at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo. Come and have yourself a truly Italian feast with our exceptional chefs and staff that will go out of their way to ensure you’re having a memorable experience.
2. Go all Asian at the Noodles
Asian food is a local favourite and has always been so. Noodles at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo has always been a crowd-pleaser with its signature dishes such as the Pad Thai, Singaporean fried rice and Laksa. Visit Noodles for an Asian culinary journey!
3. Some flavouful Indian at Chutneys
India is known for its flavoursome foods and at the Chutneys Restaurant is guaranteed to take your taste buds on a journey of its own and along with the scrumptious and tantalizing Indian dishes. Visit the Chutneys Restaurant at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo for an Indian meal you will never regret!
4. A taste of Sri Lanka at Nugagama
Nuga Gama is a themed Sri Lankan Restaurant, set around a 200-year-old banyan tree situated right at the heart of Colombo at Cinnamon Grand Colombo. The perfect village experience awaits you and we are sure you will keep coming back for more!
Enjoy a uniquely Sri Lankan dining experience with the perfect village atmosphere and a selection of delectable local dishes such as the famous hoppers, a selection of Sri Lankan street food including kottu roti, and not to disappoint the sweet-tooths; pani pol, milk hoppers and other sweets.
5. Tao; the Japanese specialist
Who doesn’t love some yummy sushi with that little dash of wasabi? Visit Tao at Cinnamon Grand Colombo for Japanese made with utmost love and care! You cannot go wrong with a visit to Tao given our special chefs and great atmosphere.
6. A seafood paradise at The Lagoon
Pick the seafood, then pick how you want it cooked! Is that a dream or what? Make your seafood dreams come alive at the Lagoon at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo where you can pick the seafood you prefer, the quantity as well as the style of preparation (and we have over 150 ways of preparing the seafood and 30 different sauces to choose from)! It’s a unique home-like experience, we ensure!
7. Long Feng; a truly Chinese experience
The Long Feng at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is famous for the authentic Chinese food they have on offer! Start from a homely cup of green tea and take your taste buds on a journey with the luscious and succulent Chinese dishes and delicacies on offer! The ambience and atmosphere only add to the taste of the food here at the Long Feng!
8. Some tangy Thai at the Royal Thai
The tangy and spicy flavours of Thai food have found a home at the Royal Thai situated at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo. It is one of Colombo’s most favourite restaurants for Thai cuisine and is a must-visit for all Thai-food lovers out there!
9. Colombar; a Sri Lankan fusion you don’t want to miss
Celebrate the spirit of Colombo, it’s diversity and spirit at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s destination Bar and restaurant; the “ColomBar”. Grab yourself a locally inspired drink and some authentic Sri Lankan fusion at the ColomBar. They offer a range of local alcohols, mouthwateringly succulent local dishes and a completely local atmosphere and ambience.
10. Your go-to all-day dining spot; the Dining room
Are you looking for a quick brunch spot? Or even a late lunch or an early dinner? The Dining Room is the place for you! Enjoy all-day dining with many continental dishes right at the comfort of one restaurant! We’re sure you will not be disappointed!
When it comes to restaurants in Colombo, you will never be disappointed; tangy and spicy local specialities and delectable and succulent dishes from all over the world are just a quick ride away! However, if you prefer to enjoy your food at the comfort of your own home; Cinnamon has now taken the Colombo food delivery scene by storm too. We bring five-star meals right to your doorstep! Cinnamon Delivery will deliver your yummy food right to your doorstep, handled only by professionals and trained staff. We will ensure that your meal is delivered with all the personal touches you require!
Author – Shenella Fonseka