Dambulla cuisine, like Sri Lankan cuisine, is basically influenced by a lot of factors. Firstl of all, the impact of the colonial powers which ruled the country have greatly affected the local cuisine. Second of all, the cuisine is also influenced by the lifestyles and traditions of the Southern part of the Indian subcontinent. Therefore the main components in Sri Lankan food are rice, spices and coconuts. Whilst Kottu, Lamprais, Kool and Pittu are well known snacks, Aluwa, Kalu Dodol, Kokis and Watalappam are pretty well known sweet food items. Having said that, the restaurants that will provide you will a mouthful are Dambulla Heritage Resthouse Cafe, BBH Restaurant and lastly Bentota Restaurant, which serves lovely rice and curry.