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Private Date Spots in Colombo

2019 Jul 3

Grabbing a drink might be the ideal idea for a first date, but might not be ideal for a fourth or fifth and call for something special for your boo. Fret not, we’ve listed down some of the best date spots in Colombo so you can wine and dine your special someone. In addition to their high quality of food and service, they’re also pretty private, putting you far away from prying eyes.






The heartthrob in the area! Other than being the master of fine dining, ultra-romantic ambience (dinner here is recommended) and the attention to detail of this place; I personally vouch for their quality quick service and cordiality. But be ready to shell out some cash, although, SUPER WORTH IT!


Address: 65B, Gregory Road, Colombo 07

Open hours: 6.30 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. | Weekends: 11.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. – 11.00 p.m

Estimated value for two: Rs 5000 upwards


August by Mama Aida’s


Hailing from Lebanon, in 1946 Aida Suby arrived to Sri Lanka as a young bride and bringing with her – precious authentic Middle Eastern cuisine recipes! With over 25 years’ experience in the art of cooking the Mama Aida’s catering offers up a wide range of traditional family recipes from signature mezze to one of a kind mains and your favourite Middle–Eastern desserts, food is best eaten at a table with those you love. This is one of our top recommendations, both food and ambience wise. Please visit!

Address: 61 Dudley Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 08

Open hours: Call for reservations due to different timing for lunch and catering

Estimated value for two: Rs 3500 upwards


The Havelock Place Bungalow


The Havelock Place Bungalow is a secluded yet charming little boutique hotel in the heart of  Havelock Town and holds an equally harming petite al fresco restaurant away from the bustle of the city and surrounded by relaxing foliage.  Here is your next secret date spot. You are welcome. Imagine dimly lit magical corners, bubbly champagne, rich wine and flickering candles.

Address: 6-8 Havelock Pl, Colombo 00500

Open hours: Call for reservations                                                                             

Estimated value for two: Rs 3500 upwards


The Sooriya Village

Sooriya Village – Reviewed


This is the perfect spot for a casual candlelit meal. Definitely more romantic in the night with its charming fairly lights on the surrounding foliage. You can choose to sit indoors or outdoors and the service is definitely fast. This is a personal favourite away from busy Havelock and you CANNOT go wrong if you order the creamy mushroom pasta with bacon (and tons of cheese! ).  Don’t worry too much, the menu is great!

Address: 49 Skelton Rd, Colombo 05

Open hours: Until 12 am

Estimated value for two: Rs 2500 upwards


ZEN Japanese Restaurant

Zen (Zylan Rooftop Restaurant)

Zylan is a beautiful boutique hotel down Rosmead Place that has the prettiest rooftop restaurant. This stunning luxury villa has actually been out of everyone’s radars (and it shouldn’t be!). The building structure and its interior is art in itself. It’s super private for a cosy date and not to mention, it’s BYOB!

Address: 115, Rosmead Place, Colombo 7

Open hours: Until 11.30pm

Estimated value for two: Rs 2500 upwards


Robata Grill and Lounge at Mövenpick Hotel

Robata Grill and Lounge at Mövenpick Hotel

With 7 types of Asian Cuisine in one place, super affordable prices for a five-star hotel, stellar service and an incredible, cosy ambience, we can’t rave enough about Robata. Dim lighting and private booths give couples enough and more privacy and the food is absolutely delicious!

Address: 2nd Floor, 24, Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 03

Open hours: 12 pm – 3 pm | 7 pm – 10:30 pm (last order)

Estimated value for two: Rs 2500 upwards


Tintagel Colombo


This place is exclusive, private and mind-bogglingly pretty – another great spot for a candlelit date! Watch out for the mosquitoes because it is out in the open, and also the price tag .

Address:  65 Rosmead Pl, Colombo 07

Open hours: 9 am onwards

Estimated value for two: Rs 8000


Seven Degrees North – Cinnamon Lakeside


This is the perfect spot for a great date! With a beautiful view of the lake (besides gazing into your date’s eyes of course), seating by the pool and cuisine varying from Indian, Mediterranean and International, it’s an ideal spot for a date at night.

Address: 117 Colombo – Batticaloa Hwy, Colombo

Open hours: After 5 pm

Estimated value for two: Rs 3500 upwards


Nihonbashi ( Yakitori Garden and Honten)

Besides being one of the best Japanese restaurants serving fine Japanese cuisine here in Sri Lanka, you can choose between the painstakingly elegant Yakitori Garden and Nihonbashi Honten, both recommended.  Yakitori Garden offers a menu serving a plethora of chicken variants while having an offer of 50 % discount on weekdays for dine-in customers (between 6 and 8 pm).  Honten, on the other hand, is the epitome of serenity with its minimalist bamboo atrium housing the sushi bar to the Zen rock gardens.

Address: 11 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 03

Open hours: 12 pm to 2.30 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm

Estimated value for two: Rs 6000 upwards


London Grill – Cinnamon Grand


Another great spot for fine dining and a romantic fancy dinner date! This is perfect for when you want to celebrate – typically your anniversary day. While maintaining a constant great name for its steak, you definitely can’t go wrong with the class here. Seafood is great, especially the lobster bisque prepared by your tableside. This high-end steakhouse also has a wonderful vintage feel to it with its bricked wall interior and decorated crests and lamps.  Great ambience, great food and great company. We are sold!

Address: 77 Galle road, Cinnamon Grand

Open hours: 7 pm to 11 pm

Estimated value for two: Rs 6000 upwards


CE LA VI – The Kingsbury Colombo

CÉ LA VI Colombo


Located on the rooftop on the Kingsbury Hotel, the views are amazing at night. The ambience itself has a daring yet romantic feel to it and the modern Asian cuisine served here is great! Chill at the lounge with some music and a premium cocktail by their master mixologists and then head to dinner with your boo on their rooftop. AH, ROMANCE!

Address: 10th Floor,Colombo 01, 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 00100

Open hours: 5.30 pm to 4 am

Estimated price for two: Rs 3000 upwards


Baywatch Tower – Mount Lavinia Hotel

Situated at the Mount Lavinia Hotel, Baywatch Tower is the perfect setting for a romantic private dinner. Distantly elevated and thus secluded, it provides the ideal cosy ambience and is the preferred choice of couples for a first date, proposal or an anniversary dinner.

Address: Baywatch Tower, Mount Lavinia Hotel. 100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia

Open hours: lunch – 7 pm to 11 pm

Estimated value for two: Rs 11,000 upwards


On14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge – OZO


Another one of our favorite spots for a super chilled out and casual date with its glorious view of the city and ocean, sea breeze – all while enjoying some tapas, delicious snacks and great drinks! It is a bit overpriced (A long island ice tea is priced at Rs 2000 but happy hour is much more reasonable) but definitely worth its view.

Address: 36, OZO, 38 Clifford Pl, Colombo 00400

Open hours: 11 am to 1 am

Estimated price for two: Rs 5000 upwards


The Embazzy

The Embazzy


One of the most affordable, cosy and classy interiors making everyone turn heads on flower road. Personally vouching for the food, the portions are enormous and masterfully done so you won’t have to second guess the quality of food when taking your boo out here. The service is fast but we recommend sitting inside during the afternoon (you don’t want to swat insects away now do you? ) and outdoors in the evening under the foliage. Go upstairs for some privacy. Recommended for a casual date.

Address: 76/1 Flower Rd, Colombo 00700

Open hours: 7 am to 12 am

Estimated value for two: Rs 4500


We end our list here – be prepared with chic outfits for these dates because your date knows where to take you out now! Hope this guide helped a lot. Happy dining!   


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