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Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant

Café, Wine Bar, Asian fusion
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28 church street, Galle, Sri Lanka
+94912232870
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: cafe lunches & asian fusion set menu dinners on the verandah with a full...
cafe lunches & asian fusion set menu dinners on the verandah with a full bar open midday - 10pm, wine beer and cocktails.
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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good front balcony

The front balcony is a great place for an afternoon drink, light meal, or a late night cocktail. The food was very good and well priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
David O
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely building. Looked very appealing. Started off with drinks which waiter got wrong. Then decided to have dinner. Booked a table but were told fully booked. 7 empty tables! Odd. Incompetent staff. Don't bother going. You'll be disappointed. Needs new management to survive.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The front balcony is a great place for an afternoon drink, light meal, or a late night cocktail. The food was very good and well priced.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

To sit on the front veranda with a Singapore Sling in hand watching the world go by is one of the memorable moments of our 18-day holiday in Sri Lanka. All the cocktails are good (and they are inexpensive) and the service is impeccable. The cares of the world slip away, to be replaced by a feeling of peace and... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We looked to stay here and we're put off by some of the bad reviews so though lets at least go for dinner. Not being a resident we were not made to feel perhaps as welcome..... Perhaps was because they seemed to have some people who appeared important to then in so the attention was going elsewhere. Despite this for... More 

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Kaydn215
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have dined here a few times over the years since it opened. We didn't plan to go here for dinner but couldn't get red wine at the Fort Printers so ended up here because they had wine ! Not a great wine list but good enough for Sri Lanka. The menu has changed a bit - it used to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We found this place had changed at lot since we stayed three years ago, Very difficult to get served and were told not sure if we could have dinner as they were very busy! after giving us menus and drinks.

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Borobudur, Indonesia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

On one of the restored streets of Galle, 'The Galle Fort Hotel' celebrates louvres and whicker furniture on the deck of this great dining option. The restoration of this building (like the vast majority in Galle) is a novelty in itself. Galle is a renovators dream. It you’re not interested in Colonial Portuguese architecture, history or atmospheric and spectacular sunsets;... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I ate at the sun house the night before - amazing food, service. This had none of that charm - the waiters literally could not care less that we were there. We had to chase them around the restaurant to order. They were sold out of quite a few things on the menu. Only place in the whole of Sri... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stopped here because, of course, the place look so beautiful and stylish (and it is!). The seating areas either on the front or the back are very attractive and the service is very good but.. The wine was terrible!!! Pity because you will expect that a 5 star hotel that charges almost 1,000 rupees (that includes tax and service)... More 

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Pranburi, Thailand
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I've eaten here on several occasions. The ambiance is great: beautiful colonial hotel, nice vista over to the pool, extravagant cut flower arrangements. Why then can't they get the food right? As others have said, everything is tasteless, old, unimaginative. I hope the new management can reconfigure the kitchen team so that the restaurant can do this grand, old hotel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 church street, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94912232870

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café, Wine Bar, Asian fusion

Description

cafe lunches & asian fusion set menu dinners on the verandah with a full bar open midday - 10pm, wine beer and cocktails.

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