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The Commons

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Italian, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Hamburgers, Asian
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39A, Flower Road, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
0094112694435
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 13
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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
Hot curries and a welcome reprieve from the Heat outdoors.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
TravellingMegan
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Hobart, Australia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

My friends took me there with my fiancé the atmosphere was good we went for dinner but the food was terrible the food was not hot as well as it's not tasty ad the chocolate milkshake was not good it's a good place to hangout but not to have lunch or dinner

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

The Commons is the cozy hangout spot where we ate a lot of ice cream! We got the fruit sundae and added a crumbled cookie to the top. Drinks were also inventive and delicious! We are talking about being (USA) thanksgiving pie full, here, so good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Commons is my favorite place to spend my spare time with my boyfriend. The place is clean and cozy, it makes you feel so comfortable to spend your time there with your friends with the variant of tasty food. My favorite one is chili prawn pasta, it's so creamy and spicy but really tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We made a prior reservation because we had 8 people for dinner. There is a private room that can accommodate around 15people. from the time we walked in we got very good service. My Aunt who is a vegetarian was thrilled of the choice. We ordered Baked Crab, chillie prawn pasta cottage pie and also hoppers and string-hopper kottu. Every... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have positive and negative comments during a single visit. Jumbo burger with amazing taste. But Oily Mongolian rice. Unable to eat at all.

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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: 0094112694435

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Hamburgers, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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