Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia (Sinhalese: දෙහිවල-ගල්කිස්ස Dehiwala-Galkissa, Tamil: தெஹிவளை-கல்கிசை), population 245,974 (2012) is the second largest Municipality in Sri Lanka, and covers an extent of 2109 hectares. It lies south of the Colombo Municipal Council area and separated from it by the Dehiwala canal which forms the northern boundary of DMMC. Its southern limits lie in Borupana Road and the eastern boundary is Weras Ganga with its canal system and including some areas to its east (Pepiliyana, Gangodawila and Kohuwala). This town has extensive population and rapid industrialization and urbanization in recent years. It is home to Sri Lanka's National Zoological Gardens, which remains one of Asia's largest. Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila and Colombo Airport, Ratmalana are some important landmark in this area. Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia and Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte being two large suburban centers of the city of Colombo function together as one large urban agglomeration in the Region (Western Province). The overspill from the City in residential and commercial uses of land have rapidly urbanised these suburban centers. Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia and Sri Jayawardenpaura along with Colombo Municipal Council form the most urbanized part of the core area of the Colombo Metropolitan Region. Dehiwala and Mount Lavinia lie along the Galle Road artery, which runs along the coast to the south of the country.
Things to do in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
4 based on 508 reviews
LOON TAO was rated the 3rd Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka for 2011 ! We are located right on Mount Lavinia Beach giving one of the best views of the Indian Ocean. The Restaurant is built over the Golden Sandy Beach of Mount Lavinia few meters away from the Ocean Waves ! This is an open plan eco friendly architecture with thatched roof deriving from Bali. Guests have a choice of indoors or outdoors Seating. Our aim is to make every Guest's visit a memorable experience !We serve catch of the day Seafood supplied to us all 7 days of the week. All our vegetables and Fruits are sourced daily and are Organic where possible. Our meat is non frozen and fresh sourced every other day for freshness and better taste. All our meat is HALAL. Our culinary Team is headed by a Master Chef from Mainland China. Most our ingredients are hand picked by the Master Chef and imported directly by us from China. This is our secret that makes our food better tasting bursting with authentic flavours. We dish out the best of Chinese Cuisine in Sri Lanka. We serve authentic Cantonese, Peking, Szechuan and Shanghai Cuisine. We entertain all our Guests with Live Acoustic Music Performances with some of Colombo's Best Loved Artists from 7.15 pm daily.Secured Parking. Kids play area. Come experience LOON TAO hospitality......We are passionate about what we do......!
This is a very big restaurant & was not busy on the night we arrived, however it took quite some time to get attention for drinks once we had been seated. The menu is extensive & you can choose between single or large portions which...MoreDear Guest, Thank you for the visit. We appreciate your review. Noted re drinks. Apologies for same. We look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards, Manager.
4.5 based on 252 reviews
We were a little surprised at the venue after Reading the reviews, it’s above a shop and essentially is the owners home.
Only about 8 - 10 tables, single toilet accessed alongside kitchen.
That being said, nothing wrong with the food, owner was very chatty, it was quick and satisfied our hunger.
Very informal and not much of a view.
4 based on 301 reviews
Located along the picturesque and trendy Mount Lavinia beach, Lá Voile Blánché is an all inclusive beach experience that is ever present. From its exceptional setting to its gourmet dining options and wide drinks menu, Lá Voile Blánché is a venue presented on the premise of sheer indulgence. As you dive into the Indian Ocean that laps up at your feet or ease back on a sun lounger under the basking Sunshine, it's time to indulge, welcome to Lá Voile Blánché, welcome to that perfect moment...Established on the 1st of November 2008 Lá Voile Blánché combines good food, tasty drinks and exceptional laidback music, sure to set the tone for whatever is in store.The food menu is diverse with its international fare painstakingly prepared using the freshest premium ingredients. The drinks menu covers everything from beer to a range of premium liqueurs, spirits, wine and divine cocktails.The ambience is accentuated by elegant tones of white and hues of blue setting the scene for a day or evening of hedonistic pleasure, as an eclectic mix of laid back and chilled out grooves, energize the background via Bose sound.
Nice staff if you can get their attention. Don't wash your feet in the foot bath unless you want to feel slimy algae in the unscrubbed concrete bath. Absolutely disguting....good to clean the water regularly but whats the point if the basic dirt and slime is not cleaned. Food was great, and presentation was great. Not happy that the waiter commented on how many bees I had - single female dining should not be told that she drinks so many beers (5) over 5 hours. Dirt behind the bar area was incredible, it was more like a waste tip for staff belongings.....dirty tissues lined the bar counter....complete disarray. Owner is apparently closing soon and doing a refurb, and therefore has let the standards of the place fall down badly. Lovely website but don't go if you think that's what you will see. In the recent 3 months I have been 3 times and will not return due to the dirt and unhealthy environment.
4.5 based on 296 reviews
La Rambla was formerly in Colombo 8. It has now reopened at this Mount Lavinia location since December 2010.
A lovely restaurant, having an old world charm from the outside and a nice warm place when you enter the eatery. a helpful and hospitable staff who knows its menu well. the menu is well curated and food is awesome, authentic Thai food with the authentic aroma, and flavors. loved the tangy soup and the prawn dish, and the flat noodles and our mint ice tea. actually we loved each dish we ordered.
by far the best thai food we had on our trip to Colombo
4 based on 376 reviews
The food wasn’t anything to write home about, service either. However the view of the ocean and of Colombo in the distance is simply espectacular. I had a Margarita pizza which was ok, but reminded of college takeaway pizza in taste, consistency and appearance, not very nice! I had lunch here while I was waiting for my room to be ready for check in and it was nice to spend time in this magnificent Terrace with the ocean expanding in every direction. The staff is very courteous and old world, which is charming. I noticed there was a huge buffet as well during lunch and even if you are not staying here, you can buy lunch and use the pool which looked quite nice. From the Terrace one can see also the goings and comings of the trains to and from Galle. The amount Lavinia in general needs no recommendation, it is luxury and taste incarnate so my comments here are mostly in terms of the lunch experience and my choice of food... the couple on the next table ordered salad and it looked fantastic!
4.5 based on 260 reviews
Great ambiance with live music. Excellent service and highly attentive staff.
But....food is not what I expected. Have been twice, as I loved the atmosphere but didn't see any improvements.
Starters are fine. Bread is nice- they serve Gluten Free bread too- rare for Colombo.
Steaks- overcooked for medium rare, and the texture was hard like rubber.
They also had about 30% fat which was not edible.
4 based on 208 reviews
Nestled on the picturesque shores of Dehiwela, The Station Seafood Restaurant and Bar offers discerning customers a delightful fusion of delectable cuisine, star class service and a soothing ambience. Our extensive menu, consisting of both Eastern and Western food are sure to tantalize your taste buds along with our signature seafood dishes prepared by culinary experts using the freshest ingredients. We offer our patrons a choice of entertainment with a Calypso band playing from Monday to Thursday and Sunday along with a Live Band on Fridays and Saturdays. Our restaurant includes an AC bar, an open verandah and a large enclosed deck that is perfect for taking in a breathtaking sunset while sipping on a drink or a delicious cocktail from our well stocked bar. So why not have your next birthday, anniversary, wedding or corporate event at The Station Seafood Restaurant and Bar and experience a combination of true Sri Lankan hospitality, an array of culinary delights and a range of drinks and cocktails amidst a tropical setting?
Well familiar with star rated restaurants and wish to chill out with friends, family overseas visitors and of course any chill-out music you wish? A must try venue. Really wow!
Outstanding, even after travelling world wide. Very very nice staff. Describe precisely what and how you wish arrangements to be? and you get just what you ordered. Nice.
3.5 based on 100 reviews
Been travelling Sri Lanka for a long time now, and this is the first place I got a decent cappuccino! Nice and smiling staff, trendy interior and nice smoking area. It is expensive compared to Sri Lanka prices, but definitely worth it, if you need a great cup of coffee.
4.5 based on 131 reviews
Our coffee, made from high quality, locally grown, Arabica beans, is brewed to tantalize your taste buds, to add that spark to your day! Our courteous and friendly staff is the reason that we are known as the cafe that serves coffee with love, and also why we've been awarded TripAdvisor's 'Certificate of Excellence' for three consecutive years!
Straight outta Dalston, the minimalist hipster chic is matched with Western pricing and a full range of modern caffeinated beverages. Considering it wasn’t that long ago that you couldn’t get a latte in Colombo for love nor money, I’m not complaining that much, but it does hurt handing over hugely disproportionate wads of cash knowing what the markup must be!
4.5 based on 61 reviews
Upon winding your way through the trendy Highway road side of Nugegoda, you will find our cozy little LeeSH Sandwich Bar, where We Make for your Choice of Fast, Healthy food ; prepared right in front of the customer - using a Unique style of natural ingredients, freshly baked bread and buns on Burgers or Sandwiches , high quality Fresh vegetables on Salads with mouth full of Happiness! This is the Ultimate dining for you!
Wow that’s a great place. ☺ small place but 5 star service and taste. cool place. Friendly service. I ordered a grilled chicken burger meal. Actually it's really worth and the taste is so good too. We could choose any beverage for our meal and it’s great. I’m not happy about the parking area. I’m recommending that place for anyone. Thanks
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