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Greenlands Hotel

3A Shrubbery Gardens | Bambalapitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
(011) 258 1986
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Ranked #163 of 294 Restaurants in Colombo
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English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We have had excellent food at this hotels Restaurant from out student days. It was Colombo's best vegetarian Restaurant in the 60 s , 70 s and the eighties. Our families used to sit in their family rooms and enjoyed excellent food served those days.Still their food is okay but not excellent like in those days. I wish they come... More

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Greenland's Hotel has got fine dining restaurant for vegetarian food lovers exclusively. It has got Air conditioned non air conditioned area s to suit any customer. I recommend this place to any traveler as a good venue to have main meals . Even they have got tasty sweet items too. Desserts are delicious.

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Granada, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It's not exactly the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, strip lighting, formica tabletops, not the cleanest toilets in the world, but the food is beyond reproach. Wonderful dosa, fantastic puri's at rock bottom prices. A must visit if in Colombo.

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Used to be a great restaurant. Never missed a visit when in Colombo for the last 30 years.Now the place has really gone down. The food was cold and not appealing. Drinks were overpriced. Don't think we will visit again. It's high time they demolish this and build an apartment block.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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129 reviews 129 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

It was difficult to reserve a table at Greenlands in the 60' & 70'. The family rooms used to be packed to capacity with more people standing outside. I dropped in to have a quick snack but ended up buying a few Wadai,Thosai, & sweets. The place is neglected & not maintained. The toilets were filthy. I dared not visit... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Really tasty South Indian vegetarian food at rock bottom prices. It's an old colonial house that may have seen better days but it's also apparently a Colombo culinary institution and it's not hard to see why. More food than we could eat, with 4 soft drinks and a cost of 6 euro. The puri with potatoes was particularly stunning.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Simple high quality vegetarian fare that hasn't changed in decades. Very good value for money. A place still going strong even without any of the modern conveniences of other establishments. Very efficient and fast service. Try the warm milk infused with cardamon. Ideal for the budget traveler looking for good dasai, vadai and other South Indian food. One of the... More

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Surat, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It's just off Galle road, but difficult to find, even if you have directions. The restaurant has no board on the street. Look for Shrubbery Gardens, and go inside. It's a South Indian place, and for lunch, they only offer types of dosai and rice with curry. The place is clean, reasonably priced, and what they serve is good.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Grew up eating thosaid and sambar at this landmark place in colombo. now they have gotten a facelift and the menu is much improved. excellent value for money.

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Kotte, Sri Lanka
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

the place is run down, the service is very poor takes ages to get the food, lacks variety. This is used to be a sunday morning breakfast haunt for many sadly most guests dont bother going there anymore.

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