North Central Province Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in North Central Province

January 9, 2018 Augustus Redeker

Discover the best restaurant in North Central Province, Sri Lanka including Grand Indian, Hill Club Restaurant, Tea Factory Hotel Restaurant, Adma Agro fresh strawberry foods, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, Chaaya Village Habarana, Salmiya, Risara Restaurant, Priyamali Gedara, Sri Ambaal, Ariya Rest House
Things to do in North Central Province

1. Grand Indian

Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +94 52 2 222881
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Grand Indian

Reviewed By Hannah5983 - Oxford, United Kingdom

We have been here on two occasions between January and March of this year. Both times were outstanding. Delicious Indian food and great service, soft lighting and great authentic copper tableware. We are budget travellers but this was well worth a little extra. Watch out for the beers though as they are 750rs. Filtered drinking water is provided so no need for the plastic bottles which is great... Though they should definitely stop using/find an alternative to the plastic straws.
Would definitely recommend this place to any foodies visiting Nuwara Eliya.

2. Hill Club Restaurant

29 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking European, British, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +94 52 2 222653
Excellent
39%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 153 reviews

Hill Club Restaurant

Reviewed By kristyrebecca - Brisbane, Australia

we didn't stay here but came here for dinner. you have to pay a 100rs temporary joining fee. we ate in the formal dining room so my partner had to borrow a jacket tie which didn't come as an extra cost. he brought proper shoes but we saw other men just wearing sneakers. we arrived about an hour early to enjoy drinks in the lounge which has a fireplace. we then moved to the dining area for a five course set meal which is $25USD. we're both vegetarian so they catered for us which was no hassle at all. there was also a pianist playing next to us too. our waiter ravi was excellent and very attentive and friendly the entire time.

3. Tea Factory Hotel Restaurant

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +94 52 2 223600
Excellent
54%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Tea Factory Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By George R

Had two terrific buffet dinners. Shanmu the head chief was out in the dining room both nights to make sure every guest was well taken of. The buffet is excellent with many choices. Shanmu is very attentive to his guests in the restaurant.

4. Adma Agro fresh strawberry foods, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Lakeside Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Vegetarian Friendly Drinks +94 77 375 7787
Excellent
25%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
10%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 250 reviews

Adma Agro fresh strawberry foods, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

This is a lovely cafe that serves delicious ice creams, pancakes, shakes made with fresh organic strawberries. It is a place which is very popular among the local gentry.

Reviewed By Kate85105 - Jakarta, Indonesia

The "strawberry farm" was recommended by our driver and we were looking forward to being able to buy fresh strawberries to take away with us. Not the case. This is a sit down and eat place! The menu was limited and overall the taste was disappointing. Would give this place a skip!

5. Chaaya Village Habarana

Habarana, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available International, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks +94 11 2 306600
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Chaaya Village Habarana

Reviewed By mikemiddler1 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

This hotel is set in nice Gardens with a lake and plenty of birds about. You stay in semi-detached cottages in large garden area. Walk from reception/restaurant to rooms is across an area of slabs with spaces in between them and at night there is not a lot of lighting so could be a trip hazard. Cottage interior could be done with a fresh coat of paint and there were a couple of loose floor tiles, but the room and bedding was clean and the food was good and plenty of choice. The staff were excellent and friendly.

6. Salmiya

122 Badulla Rd, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka Delivery, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating Italian, Pizza, European Lunch, Dinner +94 77 913 5263
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 611 reviews

Salmiya

a simple place serving hot thin crust italian pizza with all fresh ingredients served hot ,all ingredients are 100%HALAL ,simple seated area , nice scenic veiw,friendly service and hospitality.

Reviewed By Josephine W

Our expectation were high after we‘ve read all those excited reviews but we were disappointed. Pizza is alright but not really good. You‘re not sitting in a comfy place, it‘s more like a shed. Service is really slow. Prices are high compared to other places. Not recommended.

7. Risara Restaurant

Bus Stand, Haputale 90160, Sri Lanka Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

Risara Restaurant

Reviewed By Lucie B

This restaurant is cheapest. For me and my boyfriend is restaurant average. Rice and curry with chicken was not tasty but chicken kottu was tasty.

8. Priyamali Gedara

1595 Bandiwewa | Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +94 71 721 6480
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 493 reviews

Priyamali Gedara

Our restaurant is a family owned business open all year round for lunch and dinner. Our business is mainly centered around lunch however we are more than happy to serve dinner to any customers that feel like coming to enjoy truly home sri lankan cooking. All we ask is for people to phone us in advance and let us know that they are coming so that we can start preparing food.

Reviewed By Philip J - West Sussex, United Kingdom

Fantastic friendly welcome and wonderful Sri Lankan food in a traditional rustic setting.
Particularly impressive as we turned up around 6.30pm when they were closed! As the only customers we were treated to dish after dish of great food some of which we didnt see again in Sri Lanka. Great value for money.
They are normally open lunchtime and afternoon, until people have left the Ruins which is where most of their customers are from. The Ruins are 5-7 minutes away by Tuk Tuk or 20 minute cycle.

9. Sri Ambaal

New Bazaar St, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Fast Food, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
42%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 185 reviews

Sri Ambaal

Reviewed By Mojoey - Sydney, Australia

We had lunch here after considering many of the uninspiring places in town. We took the stairs and were a little shell shocked but after observing the process (and being observed by the locals in return), we dried our plates and then tucked in to the vegetarian food. The waitress was helpful and the food tasty. We were nervous about 'eating where the locals eat' but no issues whatsoever. It was fun to try and eat with your hands!

10. Ariya Rest House

No:1617, Bendiwewa | Polonnaruwa to Jayanthipura main road, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +94 27 2 222727
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Ariya Rest House

Reviewed By RKHOOKER - Sydney, Australia

Our guide brought us to this place for lunch. Very plain looking canteen style buffet. The Sri Lankan food was nothing special, you could order sandwiches & fries if you’re all curried out. Beer was cold, service fast & price average. Much better places to enjoy a cheap Sri Lankan feed elsewhere if you have the opportunity.

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