Here is a list of restaurants we tried (and some of them many times) not far from Villa Golden. But there are lots of other places for you to discover.
LIGHTHOUSE HOTEL in Galle: Spectacular setting right at the ocean. Sri Lankan and Western food. Buffet twice a week, and once a week with Kandy dancers show. (ask our staff to make a phone call to know when the dancers perform).
RED LOBSTER in Hikkaduwa: Casual and noisy but really nice. The best jumbo prawns! Also other seafood ands lots of other dishes, Sri Lankan and Western.
WIJAYA in Unawatuna: A meeting place for expats. Great pizza’s. Fusion cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Right at the beach.
AMANGALLA in Galle Fort: Splendid, old hotel, classy and luxurious. A must see. Sri Lankan dishes with a contemporary twist. Also nice just to have a cocktail, a beer or tea/coffee.
FORTALEZA in Galle Fort: Trendy and stylish. Fine Italian cuisine. (ask our staff to make a reservation, as it’s full house most of the evenings)
PASTA & CO in Hikkaduwa: Lovely, easy going Italian restaurant, food is really good. Pizza’s are very tasty.
KINGFISHER in Unawatuna: Our favourite! Excellent cocktails and music at the bar, on the beach. And then: dining with your feet in the sand. Fusion cuisine, heavenly tuna steak. Laid back atmosphere. Everything is great.
INDIAN HUT in Galle Fort: Traditional Indian dishes, casual style. No alcoholic beverages as the owner is muslim. Also take out. (ask our staff to make a phone call)
LADY ON THE HILL in Galle: Food is quite good, and the restaurant is set in a small tower. Not at the beach, but lovely. Go there before sunset, or maybe for lunch, so you can enjoy the view.
THE SUN HOUSE in Galle (very close to Lady On The Hill): Perfect if you like the lush atmosphere of British colonial times. Fancy, tastefully decorated place with a spacious courtyard. Great for an afternoon tea. For dinner, you need to make a reservation. (ask our staff) Or you can go for cocktails, and then just cross the road to have dinner at Lady On The Hill’s.
PEDDLAR’S INN in Galle Fort: Very cosy, quaint and authentic place. Really worth a visit. No alcoholic beverages. Ideal for lunch or just tea or coffee. Or ask for their refreshing lemon drink: delicious.
REFRESH in Hikkaduwa: You can have a table street side or ocean side. This is more of a tourist restaurant, but good food . Try one of their surprising ‘sizzling’ dishes.