Thaththa’s roti shop (between pj’s boutique hotel and freedom cabanas) is one of the best place to get a quick and affordable srilankan lunch snack. Besides being the fishermen’s rendez-vous they make the best rotis in town and tasty vegetable triangles. Our favorite : their excellent roti with minute maid guacamole
    Seahorse Inn definitely offers the best pizzas in town and delicious dishes with new specials every day (sunny western recipes). Our favorite : the feta, olives and capers

    Leaf andVine,  in just 2 years time, established itself as one of the best restaurant in town, offering a nice vibe and quite a wide range of food options, all well executed and super tasty. Located accross the street from the 4 Buddha statues. Our favorite : Mango and coconut prawns or crab curry.
      Hideaway is the most acclaimed table in town, nested in a lushy garden with sophisticated dishes and excellent service. Our favorite : the risotto with coconut milk, lemon grass and jumbo prawns!
        Samanthi’s is just the best place to enjoy an authentic srilankan rice & curry but make sure to order at least 3 hours in advance. no secret about it, a good curry needs time (off and low season : better order before 12pm). Our favorite : the chicken rice & curry

        Hello Burger serves the best burgers on the main road in Arugam Bay. Our favorite : the magic mushrooms

        Secret Garden @Mataahari is the new comer in the bay that we have been the most impressed with : The restaurant is set on the front and you can have dinner on a fluffy grass with comfortable pillow to lay down and watch the sky. Everything we have had so far was excellent and came with a creative twist from the chef who has worked in many Michelin starred restaurants across the world. Our favorite : The grilled organic chicken with garlic utter potatoes and carrot-coco puree.

        Spice Trail and its french chef offer a wide range of food from all over the world. Our favorite : the beef filet with its gratin
          The Blue Cafe (@ Hideaway) prepares creative and subtle sandwiches to be enjoyed on the cafe‘s bench on the main road or under their shady garden along with surprising fresh juices. Our favorite : the broke the mouth
            Beach Hut is a very good pick for an affordable and tasty diner, friendly service, warm and laid back atmosphere. they have a diner formula every night and sometimes do beach barbecue. definitely the place to meet easy going people and backpackers. Our favorite : The fish & chips, a perfectly grilled slice of sear fish
              Stay Golden Such a great setting for a romantic diner on the beach! Rihan and his team serve good food in a very quiet and intimate atmosphere. Our favorite : The chicken devil
                Siam View on the main road (with a red public phone cabin in the front) serves really good thaï food. Our favorite : the panang curry and its tasty creamy peanut curry sauce

                Why Not? Back on the main road in front of Beach Hut road where he built a well deserved reputation, Gan cooks excellent and affordable seafood. Our favorite : Gan's pasta with prawns

                Karma Garden Right at the beach entrance behind Siripala Place, so just a 5 min walk from us, this new place is the first vegan restaurant in Arugam Bay. The food is super fresh and tasty and they have a big choice of smoothies. Our favorite : The waffles

                A few other names of places that we haven't personally tried yet but which we often hear good things about : Bambini's cafe, Spice trail which has a new chef, the roof top restaurant at Bay Vista