Mirissa is one of the best places in Sri Lanka for surfers, beach goers and foodies. There are so many things to do in Mirissa but where to eat in Mirissa is a question high on everyone that visits lips. Restaurants line the long picturesque beach but some of the best places to eat in Mirissa are a little more hidden away. Read on to find out 5 of the best places to eat in Mirissa.
1. The No.1 Roti Shop
No.1 Roti Shop is tucked away on a backstreet is for sure one of the best Rotis you will ever eat! The family that run the shop used to have a small stall on the main street until demand grew so big they couldn’t keep up. So came the idea of turning their humble home into a restaurant that is now one of the best loved eateries in Mirissa!
Nothing can beat sitting on the beach with a cold beer or cocktail in hand staring out across the ocean. A day can easily be whiled away at Salt eating bacon for breakfast, a trendy salad for lunch and a steak dinner. There are even resident dogs, spoiled by tourists, who keep you company while you eat breakfast. Why go anywhere else!
3. The Original Rocket Burger
A small franchise with just a few select burgers on the menu and maybe a couple soft drinks if you’re lucky. Grab a beer from next door and indulge in one of the best burgers you’ll ever taste! The menu may be small but every burger on the menu, from BBQ chicken to prime rib beef, is total perfection.
4. O Mirissa Cafe and Bistro
If the heat, bugs and general delights of Asia get too much, escape to a little slice of Italy. Upstairs in O Mirissa Cafe and Bistro you will find an air conditioned oasis with delightfully Italian décor and dishes. Try the pork or authentic al dente pesto fusilli pasta for a true taste of Mama Italia.
5. Central Beach Restaurant and Inn
Strolling down the beach of Mirissa you can’t miss the abundant fresh seafood on offer that’s been caught the same day. Wooden boards or surf boards with the best catch of the day laying on top entice you in. One of the best places to try this is Central Beach. Grab a wooden chair in the sand and pick your fish and how you want it cooked. You can’t get fresher!
Just 5 of the best places to eat in Mirissa, Sri Lanka. Have any to add? Drop a comment below. And don’t forget to check out these other posts on Sri Lanka.
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