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Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant

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28 Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 232870
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing setting by the pool, and incredible prawns and Sri Lankan curry, the best we have had in Sri Lanka! Great friendly staff.

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Thank James T
David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear James T, Thank you for reviewing your dining experience with us and its wonderful to know our curries are up there with the best of them. The prawn curry is delicious and our chefs work hard on taste and texture to make it a great dish. Bon Appetit, David E More 

South Australia, Australia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a seriously good restaurant and offers the best range of first class food in the Fort. I met someone who dined here just after the 1939- 1945 war who still has wonderful memories about the food and the hotel itself. It is reassuring to know that at the top end of dining, international standards can have been kept... More 

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Thank Liveandlearn2017
David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Liveandlearn2017, Thank you so much for your review and I am very pleased you enjoyed our cuisine and that you had such a memorable night out with us. Bon Appetit, David E More 

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here the first night - the food was nice but there is a lot of competition in the neighbourhood. The wine list was pretty good by Sri Lankan standards.

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Thank Mouse061
David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mouse61, Indeed there is a fantastic choice of restaurants on offer in the Fort and makes discovering and experiencing them such a pleasure. I am pleased you had a meal with us and had an opportunity to select from our set menu or a la carte menu. Our Exec Chef is passionate about Sri Lankan cuisine and to his... More 

london
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378 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Stumbled on the Galle Fort Hotel by chance.. glad we did . Had a super three course dinner .. choices of all .. started with a dhal soup followed by chicken curry and huge gathering of sides followed by ginger cake and ice cream.. Superb.Service at all times was terrific without being overbearing. The other great feature is the hotel... More 

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Thank LondonLockwood
David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LondonLockwood, Thank you for reviewing your dining experiences with us and and I am pleased you enjoyed your three course meal and found the service terrific without being overbearing. Good to know you thought your night out was worth every penny. Bon Appetit! Kind regards, David E More 

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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

What a huge disappointment we had been for a drink here last year and returned with a friend saying he must join us. We again had a drink in the lovely bar and then nipped into their Galle about the rotti, the name is the only fun thing about this new addition to the fort hotel. The service was terrible... More 

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2 Thank Nayajazz
David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nayajazz, Great shame you experienced a disappointing evening in our newly opened Galle Things Roti restaurant. Notwithstanding all of your points, we appreciate there is plenty to improve on going forward and it is regrettable we fell well short of your expectations . High Tea is also a new entity to our service, and your feedback will help us... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Stumbled on this lovely hotel and restaurant on our first visit to Galle. The tables in the front of the hotel were empty as it was early, so we wandered inside and found the courtyard restaurant being set up. The courtyard has a romantic feel and although it became busy, still felt intimate. Waiters we're welcoming and friendly and the... More 

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Thank Tinymole
David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tinymole, Thank you so much for recommending our restaurant and I am pleased you found the menu enticing, lots of choice and the Sri Lankan meals delicious. Bon Appetit, David E More 

sussex
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

we had a great dinner sitting outside watching the world go by, although there is also an inside restaurant. Food excellent and not expensive

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Thank oaklees
David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear oaklees, Thank you so much for your review and the Cafe Bar is a great place from which to watch the world go and I am delighted you had an excellent dinner which you say was not expensive. Bon appetit David E More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Dropped in after Dinner at tried the Sorbet which was very nice. Liked the Atmosphere and Service ..

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Thank Eran76
David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Eran76, It was great to receive your review and thank you so much for endorsing our sorbet atmosphere and service. Bon appetit, David E More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

the hotel has a new-roti-place. we waited there 20 minutes to order (the table was dirty, with empty glasses and platzes), after another 35 we didnt even get our drinks, and when we asked the waiter, he was just grumpy and rude, so we left. normally, we don't care, if we have to wait a while -but in a highclass-restaurant... More 

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1 Thank Anna T
David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Anna T, There are no excuses for poor service or grumpy rude staff so I do apologise that this was your most unfortunate experience at the hands of my staff. Our Roti Restaurant has only just opened and with that comes a few teething issues but I am most grateful for the feedback. Your comments will help us improve... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Sure, it's a lovely place to sit and have a drink, either on the veranda or back in the courtyard. And the staff are charming. But neither the atmosphere nor the smiles make up for a 40 minute wait for an utterly shagged out salade nicoise and two microwaved lamprais. Just go for a drink.

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1 Thank Rupert B
David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rupert B, Thank you for your post and its disappointing to read you had to wait so long for your meal. That's definitely too long and I do apologise but by the same token appreciate you letting us know. Thank you. We will try our best to speed up. Kind Regards, David E More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 232870
  • This restaurant is at Galle Fort Hotel
Description
cafe lunches & asian fusion set menu dinners on the verandah with a full bar open midday - 10pm, wine beer and cocktails.

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