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The Commons

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Mongolian, Dessert, Hamburgers, Asian
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39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 694435
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chill with a good meal...

The Commons is one of me and my wife's regular places in Colombo. The quality of food is great and its worth the cost. The atmosphere is so relaxing and you can take your own time to enjoy your meal... I have experienced a slow service couple of times but in both instances, the staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Vachintha
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went for a dinner , It was our 5th visit to commons , My favorite dish was cheese Kottu Service superb from the staff , Nicely garnished food platter . Quality food . Cozy Hangout

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Commons is one of me and my wife's regular places in Colombo. The quality of food is great and its worth the cost. The atmosphere is so relaxing and you can take your own time to enjoy your meal... I have experienced a slow service couple of times but in both instances, the staff apologized me for taking too... More 

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Kandy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My Girlfriend had organized a surprise birthday party for me at the Commons cafe. My friends had also joined that event and we had an awesome time! The service, the food and the environment was all very good!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Hey the lime minte frappe was amazing along with chicken in the basket was very yummy. Service was quick..

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Good food, value for money, chill out place to kill time, lots of choices on the menu and reasonable prices. Has a little open area where you could have a fag if you want

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Hobart, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My partner and I ate here recently on our trip to Sri Lanka and we enjoyed it immensely. They were very accommodating when my partner asked for a deviation from the menu as well. I had string hoppers with a proper hot curry and a deliciously refreshing sambol. This place is a trendy escape from the chaotic streets of Colombo... More 

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Colombo
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I've reviewed Commons before as well but I thought I should write again especially about their sumptuous desserts! I usually keep away from desserts due to health reasons but wanted to try out the tempting Chocolate Biscuit Pudding which looked so fresh and was recommended by the duty manager. It came out as displayed - fresh and the best CBP... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The honey dijon chicken and the chili steak were amazing. The problem was their side dishes were great but just give a grean bean, two slices of pumpkin and a couple of carrots along with a reaspoon of slaw is not good business. This was a delivery which took over an hour but was understandable considering this was coming to... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

One of the best and longest lasting chill out spots in Colombo! Has a great range of food items starting from the infamous rotti karaththa to Mongolian! The portions are very generous and highly value for money! Desserts are great too along with the great variety of drinks! Perfect place to catch up with friends!

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Madrid, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great experience with attentive staff, very nice food with big choice of local food and others. Nice areas to seat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 694435

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Mongolian, Dessert, Hamburgers, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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