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Grand Hotel Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka (Formerly Grand Hotel Coffee Shop)
+94 52 2 222881
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To dine in Grand Hotel, which is a relic of the past, is an experience. Magnolia is an economical option, and an added plus is that it's open till late, while other restaurants in Nuwara Eliya are closed by 9ish. Food was decent, decor is wooden, very British. Service was great.

Thank Sahilbanga
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I didn't like their food. Recommend to change the menu since it has not many options and the taste of the food was not that much good.

Thank amna_ismail
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great selection, friendly service and delicious food. Especially recommend the burgers. Reasonably priced also.

Thank jegallag
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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163 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We ordered Sri Lankan food and was very pleased with the spicy, tasty meal. The desserts were also very good. Service was courteous and nice and the dining room was lovely. Prices are high, but it is worth it.

Thank Eva J
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were the only "browns" today in a room full of "white" guests. It was disappointing to see how preferential the wait staff was. 5 of them, hovering around the other tables, serving them or simply chatting. We didn't even get a bread basket served! I'm guessing the foreigners tip the wait staff more than locals do, but such a... More 

Thank Meira_GS
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

LOCATION: The restaurant is located within the Grand Hotel. VENUE: The overall size of the restaurant is small. Seating is adequate and you are able to view the chef's preparing the dishes in the kitchen. Furniture and decor was in good shape and had an antique or Victorian feel to it. SERVICE: Service was a little slow, but otherwise satisfactory.... More 

Thank Prezzman
Kansas City
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813 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

After almost 3 weeks in Sri Lanka we were ready for a more western dinner. We had a very nice dinner at Magnolia. My husband had rack of lamb and I had beef filet. They had good flavor and were large servings but were not quite as tender as expected. The fresh vegetables served on the side were amazing. We... More 

Thank dixiepeach
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is difficult to review as we found the lunch menu to be good and the service acceptable. However for a hotel of this standard the staff should be very well trained and turned out and this was not really the case with some staff standing about chatting among themselves. The main disappointment was the lack of a traditional English... More 

Thank Totnesdiners
Sri Lanka
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Had nasigoreng and chicken buriyani.both were delicious. That atmosphere was super. Pin drop silence with a very very light music. The arrangement of restaurant calms down our minds.

Thank vijeyprasanna
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We dined here for lunch and dinner during our 1 night stay at this hotel. The service was excellent and the food very good.

Thank Denise C

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Restaurant Details

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International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Hotel Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka (Formerly Grand Hotel Coffee Shop)
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Nuwara Eliya
  • Phone Number: +94 52 2 222881

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