Weligama is a serene and tranquil beach retreat in Sri Lanka boasting stunning natural scenery, deserted beaches, fantastic surf breaks and amazing seafood restaurants. Check out this guide to best restaurants in Weligama and get ready for some mouth-watering food, stunning views and laid-back atmosphere.
W15 is a stylish seafront venue featuring Japanese-inspired decor, a modern setting and an ample selection of seating. The restaurant serves Asian fusion with the menu highlights including tuna tartare, chilli squids and crab cakes. W15 also provides a vast selection of fine wines to complete your sophisticated dining experience Sri Lanka.
2. Aloha Home and Kitchen
Located steps away from the beach, Aloha Home and Kitchen is a simple roadside eatery specialising in European favourites. Satisfy your craving for a juicy burger in this lovely dining venue, sip some ice cold beer or sample an amazing cappuccino, and, of course, leave some room for the delectable desserts.
3. Meewitha Cool Spot
For some genuine Sri Lankan cuisine, head to Meewitha Cool spot set on the main Matara road. The menu highlights include mixed fried rice, prawn rice and curry with traditional coconut sambal sauce served on the side, meaning you can monitor the level of spiciness yourself.
4. AVM Cream House
AVM Cream House is a haven of fresh juices which are squeezed right before your eyes from the seasonal fruit available. Cheap and simple, this tiny juicery also serves Asian snacks and light bites catering to those feeling a bit peckish. The must-try there is shawarma (a kind of Middle Eastern taco if you will) – a real delight.
5. Rotti Shop Weligama
Rotti Shop Weligama is a long-established eatery catering to both locals and travellers, serving a great selection of kottu rottis (a popular local street food) with your choice of chicken, seafood or vegetables. Featuring a couple of wooden tables and chairs placed right in the sand, this simple eatery is an excellent spot to savour delicious traditional Sri Lankan fare while watching the sunset.
6. Baba’s Roty Shop and Restaurant
Baba’s Roty Shop and Restaurant is a favourite hangout for locals and expats. Featuring hippie-style interior with Bob Marley’s photos hanging on the walls, reggae tunes blasting from speakers and genuine Sri Lankan food served in generous portions at bargain prices, it’s not surprising that Baba’s gets packed right after sunset.
7. Chef Akilla Kitchen
Chef Akilla Kitchen is a small restaurant perched on a clifftop overlooking the stunning Indian Ocean. Featuring plastic chairs and an unpretentious decor, this tiny local eatery compensates the simplicity of the design by serving flavoursome and mouth-watering Sri Lankan cuisine. The must-try is massaman curry, followed by chocolate pancakes for dessert.
8. Fish Point Weligama
Treat your taste buds to the fabulous fresh seafood served at Fish Point Weligama. Unlike many other restaurants in the village, this tiny seafront eatery charges seafood by weight, allowing customers to choose the fish of their liking from the counter by the entrance. After that, you may choose the way you’d like your catch to be cooked – steamed, fried or grilled. Fresh, delicious and flavoursome, the seafood served at Fish Point Weligama is really worth a bite!