Blue Lagoon @ Jetwing Lagoon

Located at: Pamunugama Road, Thalahena, Negombo, Sri Lanka Visited on: 07 January, 2022 An impromptu decision to have a bit of crab led us to the beautiful Jetwing Lagoon hotel on the first Friday afternoon of the year. The drive there is a scenic one dotted with several colonial-era churches, quiet, spaced-out houses, and sporadic views…

The Dubai Diaries: Atisuto @ Al Ghurair Centre

Located at: Ground Floor, Al Ghurair Centre, Al Rigga Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 14 & 16 Oct, 2019 Atisuto is a cosy and casual Japanese restaurant that we enjoy visiting from time to time. The unique décor gives the place a rather welcoming yet street-vibe feel. This review is a combination of two…

The Dubai Diaries: Wagamama @ The Dubai Mall

Located at: Financial Center Road, Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 12 Oct, 2019 We’ve walked past this Asian and Japanese chain on the lower ground floor many times before, and decided to make a stop for lunch on this particular day. Perhaps partly owing to it being the weekend, it was packed, and we…

The Dubai Diaries: Shogun @ Al Ghurair Centre

Located at: 3rd Floor, Tower #2, Al Ghurair Centre, Al Rigga Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 10 Oct, 2019 Being hidden away on the third floor of one of Al Ghurair’s towers certainly hasn’t dampened the popularity of this place! We went on a weekend (Thursday night), and unless you have reserved ahead, there’s…

Capital Bar & Grill @ Shangri-La Colombo

Located at: 2, 1 Colombo, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka Visited on: 25 Sep, 2019 Capital Bar & Grill is located at the far end of Shangri-La Colombo’s ground floor and has an interesting set-up. Starting with a noisy and quirky bar area, through a well-lit short passage with a bit of seating, it opens up to…

Cheers @ Cinnamon Grand

Located at: 77 Galle Road, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka Visited on: 22 Jul, 2019 This classic sports bar is always abuzz when there’s any significant sporting event happening anywhere around the world. That aside, it’s also a pretty chilled out spot for a bit of lunch, evening snack or dinner. They dish out your typical…

Colombo Fort Café

Located at: Old Dutch Hospital Complex Echelon Square, Hospital St, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka Visited on: 19 Jul, 2019 This visit came quite a long time after the last one, and I was harbouring fond memories of a few tasty dishes I’d had here before. It was a pleasant afternoon, so we decided to dine al…

The Dubai Diaries: Seafood Market @ Le Méridien Dubai

Located at: Airport Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 21 Apr, 2019 Seafood Market started us off with an entrée of vegetable spring rolls and sesame prawn toast, both of which were quite good. Crisp, crunchy and warmly welcoming. We ordered two kinds of soup. The first was Crabmeat and Sweet Corn (AED 50)….

The Dubai Diaries: Red Lobster @ The Dubai Mall

Located at: Financial Center Road, Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 16 Nov, 2018 I remember having to queue to get a table for three at this very restaurant a couple of years ago. Alas, times have changed, economies have changed – Dubai has changed – and we were able to get a table for…