Eating in kandy

The town centre has a few basic eating places but nothing that could be called remotely fancy. Not surprisingly, most people end up eating in their guesthouse at night. Particularly good are Sharon Inn, with a buffet at 7.30pm, Palm Garden Guest House (buffets Rs 900) and St Bridget’s Country Bungalow.

Nonguests are welcome, but you need to book by mid-afternoon.If you’re staying on Saranankara Rd and don’t feel like trudging into town, there are simple restaurants serving Sri Lankan standards for around Rs 150.

Devon Restaurant in Dalada Vidiya. Constantly popular modern restaurant with a good selection of Sri Lankan food, including hoppers at breakfast, plus burianis, lamprais and devilled dishes, with most mains under Rs.300. Portions are large, though the food can be excessively hot. There are also separate sections with Chinese and North Indian menus, plus a big cake shop in the entrance.Closes at 8pm.

Paiva’s Restaurant  (No 37 ,  Yatinuwara Vidiya; mains Rs 300-400) The lunchtime rice and curry is a handy intro to Sri Lankan cuisine, with three different rices and a multi-plate array of curried add-ons. In the evening choose between Chinese or North Indian à la carte menus. Both are good, and the friendly waiters will respect your any request

Bamboo Garden (Slightly-Chilled ) in Anagarika Dharmapala Mw. , this lively restaurant-cum-bar has a big menu of Sri Lankan-style Chinese food, with almost 150 dishes covering all the meat, veg and seafood Cantonese

Flower Song Kotugodelle Vidiya. Neat modern Chinese restaurant, with a long list of Cantonese standards and other Sri Lankan-style
Chinese dishes. The cooking can be decidedly hit and miss, however. Most mains around Rs.600.

Sri Ram resturant in  Bennet Soysa Vidiya . Colourful, batik-filled little restaurant with a big, inexpensive menu of well-prepared South
Indian standards including thalis, dosas and idlis, as well as more unusual Chettinad (Tamil Nadu-style) veg and meat curries. Mains
from around Rs.200.

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