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105 Chatham St | Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
0773786147
Today
7:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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  • 6
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    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretty good.

My wife and I had lunch here with our tuk tuk driver Saman. The best in Colombo, call him on 0722833682. The food was good, the service did leave a bit to be desired. If you want to try something different, they have marshmallow pudding. It is pretty sweet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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225 reviews 225 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I had lunch here with our tuk tuk driver Saman. The best in Colombo, call him on 0722833682. The food was good, the service did leave a bit to be desired. If you want to try something different, they have marshmallow pudding. It is pretty sweet.

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Newcastle, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice little tea room. Food and service were excellent. Obviously we came here because it was a landmark in 80's music culture. Its a shame its not promoted as such, because it still retains much of the charm from that period of time.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

I visited the Pagoda Tea Room recently when I went to Fort . Appearance of the place looks very pleasant as I can remember 40 years ago. This place took me back in time as I have very fond memories of this place.When I was a child,I remembering coming here to have tea & pastries with my grand mother. I'am... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

For a quiet and affordable pit stop whilst walking the streets of colombo this is the place, I sat outside and watched the people pass by, the food was scrumptous and the lime juice was the best I have had anywhere. Try it out!

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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Just thinking about this place makes me hungry like the wolf - HA! Tea's great and so are the pastries so don't be too picky - just get 3 of everything. I will miss you Pagoda Tea room.

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Sydney
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was a good lunch time venue close to the Dutch Hospital. The veg plate was excellent value at 180 rps, was well presented and tasty if a little salty. If you are true veg note it came with small dried fish eg anchovy like. Service was prompt and the restaurant was frequented by SL business people, a good sign.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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116 reviews 116 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Just a little walked across from the expensive Dutch Hospital and into this old and love place. Local dishes, cakes and pastries. All are value for money. The only disappointment is that it can be very humid/hot during the afternoon as there is no A/C. Will visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Put this one on the list for a tea stop after checking out the unbelievable, though now rather untended colonial architecture of the fort area. After wandering around in the hot sun looking at these rather beautiful relics we retreated to the Pagoda Tea Room - another rather beautiful relic - FULL of ambience and a perfect end to a... More 

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Tir Eoghain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

If you are an eighties music person, it's the best reason to go here. It is where Duran Duran filmed part of their 'Hungry Like the Wolf' video and it is still identifiable. If you have already visited the beautiful tea shop on the other side of the road, then you will be disappointed. This is a worn-out old dame... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Nice place to had a cake and tea in the evening, comfortable wooden furniture, colonial ambiance, try their Chocolate Cakes..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Chatham St | Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: 0773786147
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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