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Food and restaurants in Western Province

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Asian Restaurant
“The National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala – more commonly called Colombo Zoo – has a long history. In the early years of the 20th century, John Hagenbeck, brother of the famous animal trainer, Carl Hagenbeck had established the Ceylon Zoological Gardens as a company at Dehiwala. The 11-acre plot of land was used by the Hagenbecks as a collecting depot for captured wild animals destined for the Zoos of Europe. However, the company was bankrupt in 1936 and was purchased by the Government. Initially the Zoo came under the purview of the Government Agent of Colombo and was headed by a Superintendent. When it was made an autonomous department in 1946, the main aim was to satisfy people’s curiosity and thus the Zoo was more focused on entertainment rather than conservation.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The nicest beach you can find in Colombo. Offers a host of lovely bars and restaurants along the beach as well.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Geoffrey Bawa, a Sri Lankan architect, was one of the most influential Asian architects of the last century. His office has been tastefully converted into a hip restaurant and cafe. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Negombo's busiest bar. It's not to my taste, but a number of our guests enjoy it.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Definitely, a recommendation if you want to try out an Authentic Sri Lankan Restaraunt!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Giovanni's is a little Italian pizza place run by a chef who uses his own recipes, and serves fresh from a clay oven.”
  • 10 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Geoffrey Bawa, a Sri Lankan architect, was one of the most influential Asian architects of the last century. His office has been tastefully converted into a hip restaurant and cafe. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“Nice and cozy setup. They offer a wide range of food and beverages in their menu. Staff is friendly and helpful.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“The global chain, and Sri Lanka's most famous café. Definitely worth a visit to grab a quick sip of coffee. Definitely a fan of the Pure Vanilla Ice Blend and Ice Teas.”
  • 4 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“This coffee shop/Bakery is situated in the adjoining lane n they serve breakfast n lunch n lovely selection of coffee. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Hansa, is a Sri Lankan coffee brand. If you need to a coffee or a piece of chocolate walk over this cosy little place.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“it's close, it is airconditioned and has wifi Food is good, slightly more expensive than the average place I ALWAYS have a fresh papaya juice.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Has really good Sri Lankan shorteats, and hoppers, stringhoppers and other Sri Lankan food in the night.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“You can walk to Paan Paan in less than a minute. Local grill, short-eats & breads”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Good for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Western or Sri Lankan). only 15 mins walking.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“They have a great variety of cake on offer, but you can also enjoy lunch or dinner there. Upstairs is a small play room for children.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“You need to bread, pastries, breakfast, lunch, dinner or a coffee, then try this place. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great local food. A restaurant that has stood there for decades. Try their hoppers for dinner and lamp-rice for lunch. Just a short walk from us. ”
  • 5 locals recommend