The Hotel Francis Restaurant and Bar is along the main road in Hikkaduwa and serves tasty food in clean surroundings at reasonable prices.
It's speciality is seafood and it has several specials on offer daily - just see the board by the entrance.
I had a fish dish and my husband ordered chicken and both were tasty enough. Service was a little on the slow side, but this is just the norm in Sr Lanka!
Favorite Dish: Freshly caught fish.
Refresh Restaurant is quite expensive by Hikkaduwa standards, but is worth the extra money in my opinion as the food is good and the beach location is nice too.
The restaurant has several sections which are modernly decorated and the speciality is seafood. Staff are friendly and service is quite quick by Sri Lankan standards.
I had the Chicken Sizzler and my husband had the Chilli Pork, both of which were very tasty. We also had a few beers and soft drinks and the bill was around Rs. 3,000, which was the most we paid for a meal on our trip.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Sizzler.
Managed by a Sri Lankan family, this beach shack has amazing sea side views. They incurred considerable damage to their property due to the Tsunami, but have rebuilt it again. The also rent surfboards and snorkelling equipment. On the other side of the restro that opens up on the main road, they also have an antiques, and jems and jewellery store.
Other internationally managed hotels and restros have managed to survive the Tsunami onslaught, but its the locals who are having a tough time. So I request visitors to catch up on this place, and hey...u get gr8 food and fabulous deals at the store aswell, all at a very cheap price.
Poseidon Diving Station has a restaurant open for all. The restaurant serves a variety of food, from breakfast and beach snacks to European and Sri Lankan meals.
I did my the late breakfast and lazy lunches here, and the food and service was A1.
The best Italian food I've ever tasted (although I've not been to Italy yet!). Lasagne and pizzas come very highly recommended.
The place is very busy all the time, because it was included in the latest edition of Lonely Planet. However, they don't seem to have adjusted staffing levels to meet the extra demand. If you want to be served quickly, or get a table straight away, you need to be there around 7pm.
Favorite Dish: Lasagne - simply the best I've ever had (other than my mothers!)