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Lyon Cafe

$$ - $$$
Chinese, Asian, Sri Lankan
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27 Peradeniya Rd, Kandy, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 223073
08:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 22:30
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in search of a pub, and we found that and so much more! Be sure to go to the back of the store and go upstairs! The food is amazing, and the price is perfect!

Thank Sarahrie
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn't look like much from the street, but go upstairs to the darkish AC restaurant for a very good meal, then to the adjacent pub for drinks. You'll pay half what 'The Pub' charges. There's no wifi or outdoor deck, but there are plenty of open windows and fans and smoking is permitted.

Thank malbecvancouver
Sri Lanka
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very Tasty !!! + worth the money + very friendly staff !!!! Can recommend for any one Thanxxxx !! :-)

Thank Charitha W
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143 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great fast food, well prepared and sort of like what you would get in a Greggs Bakery in the UK. Sausage rolls, fish rolls and donuts and coffee. All very cheap, not very healthy but filling and good to eat. This is the perfect place to top up in a relaxed atmosphere with good fuel/food.

Thank TangramUK
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We went for a family dinner. The food was not fresh and specially the stuff was not polite at all. They were in a rush to finish their shift. When we left the place, we heard their disgusting conversation about the customers because all they wanted was to finish their work. We called the management about this and they apologised,... More 

Thank nish489
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

It was not plan our lunch at Lyon'Cafe thought to go Peradeniya Rest House. Suddenly I remember the Lyon'Cafe special dish and plan to have lunch at Lyon'Cafe. Thank you very much to the management that they didn't change their special dish "Lion's Special " it's really tasty. We every one's happy with the dish. Services is very good it's... More 

Thank Cityrest F
Agde, France
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138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We had dinner in this place (don't be fooled by the cafe on the street - walk through and go up the stairs to the much nicer restaurant) and it was among the best food we found in Kandy. The desserts weren't up to much but the mains were good and there was a good selection, not just the usual... More 

Thank Simon B
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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184 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Located in the Peradeniya road in Kandy, Lyon cafe is one of the very old and reputed restaurant in Kandy.

Thank AnuradhaUdu
Fremantle, Australia
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288 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

We went to Lyon Cafe for lunch on the recommendation of our driver, who knew we wanted a good cheap rice and curry meal. We followed some locals upstairs to the first floor. We found the dining area was clean, airy (they had the windows open) and not that dark. Unfortunately the lamprais was only available on the weekends, so... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

I visited the Lyon's on 4th January, 2016. It was my 5th visit to the place. The food was good as the last time i visited there. But the service was a little bit slow. But it was alright.

Thank Yohan O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Sri Lankan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Peradeniya Rd, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 223073

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?