If you are travelling with your younger ones in tow, finding a family-friendly spot for dining may present quite a challenge – but fret not1 With these twelve restaurants, you will know where to head to when your family is hungry for a bite during your vacation in Sri Lanka:
The Original Rocket Burger
When your little ones are hankering for Western flavours after days of feasting on Sri Lankan staples, The Original Rocket Burger is the place to bring them to. The setting of the eatery may be casual, but the restaurant makes up for its fuss-free ambience with its menu, which offers a good selection of hearty burgers, starters, mains, desserts and kids’ meals. The tasty burgers are sure to win over all diners, young and old. Non-meat eaters will be pleased to note that vegetarian options are available here.
The cosy interiors of Crepe-ology are sure to be a hit with diners seeking a family-friendly spot. The interiors, bedecked with wooden furniture, are enlivened with ornaments coloured in an array of vibrant, eye-catching hues. Crepe-ology’s menu offers a good selection of crowd-pleasers, ranging from savoury brunch crepes and mouthwatering pita wraps, to starters, salads and kids’ meals.
Pedlar’s Inn Cafe
Situated along a quaint little street, Pedlar’s Inn Cafe captivates its diners with offerings of tasty food, friendly service and charming setting. You will find a wide selection of dishes available here, ranging from salads, sandwiches and Western main courses, to local delicacies and desserts.
Dairy King Ice Cream
Round off a hearty family meal with an array of sweet treats. It will be a challenge to resist ordering a dessert, for Dairy King Ice Cream offers an ample selection of goodies, ranging from refreshing ice creams, to decadent cakes and hot chocolate beverages.
Dewmini Roti Shop
Tucked away from the bustling streets of Mirissa, Dewmini Roti Shop will satisfy travellers in search of authentic Sri Lankan flavours. The eatery offers a wide array of local fare such as traditional breakfast dishes, roti, kottus, dhal, curries and devilled chicken. Be sure to try well-loved decadent treats, such as the chocolate and banana roti, as well as the chocolate and peanut butter roti.
Number ONE Mirissa
Located within a boutique hotel, Number ONE Mirissa sits at a perfect spot along the cliff, and overlooks the sweeping Mirissa bay. Perfect for an enjoyable family dinner outdoors, diners can expect nothing less than delicious food, well-made cocktails and excellent service.
Be sure to stop by the restaurant at Cafe Weligama after a day of family fun outdoors. Diners are left in good hands, for the owners provide friendly and attentive service, and dish up an array of tasty fare served in generous portions. In addition, the eatery overlooks the ocean, offering diners with a sweeping view of the coast as they tuck into their meals with relish.
Buckingham Place Restaurant
Buckingham Place Restaurant boasts a lovely ambience, beautiful food presentations, tasty dishes and an extensive wine and cocktail list.
Special mention has been made of the fish and chips and Sri Lankan fare served here. In addition to feasting on delicious fare, a meal at Buckingham Place promises to be an enjoyable experience, for the friendly owner and his team provide impeccable service.
Little Pumpkin Cabanas
Little Pumpkin Cabanas sits in a lovely spot along Marakolliya Beach, and overlooks a vast expanse of sparkling waters and gorgeous coastline. The friendly service, generous portions, delicious seafood dishes and stunning sea views makes dining at this eatery a delightful experience.
The well-appointed interiors of Jasmine Song makes it a popular spot for family meals, group celebrations and business lunches. Serving a wide selection of Chinese dishes, the restaurant’s offerings will please vacation makers seeking a change from traditional Sri Lankan fare. Diners will not go wrong with sampling restaurant favourites, such as the crab and sweet corn soup, cuttlefish in hot butter sauce, seafood fried rice and chili chicken with cashew nuts.
Honeypot Restaurant welcomes diners with friendly service and a wide variety of cuisines, ranging from Sri Lankan and South Asian food, to Western mains. The spacious and comfortable setting of the restaurant makes it a great spot for families to enjoy a cosy meal together. Diners arriving at the restaurant in the evening should take a seat outdoors, for they can enjoy stunning views of the river and refreshing breezes while they dine.
The Empire Café
After a day of visiting renowned cultural attractions such as the Temple of the Tooth, take a well-deserved break in the cool interiors of The Empire Café. Exuding warm and inviting vibes, the eatery serves as a great stop for families and travellers to take a quick rest in between visiting the nearby tourist sites. Diners young and old may take their pick from a selection of Sri Lankan and Western fare available on the menu.
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