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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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not up to scratch

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Ecbwim
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London
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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London
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226 reviews 226 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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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Pran Buri, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Pran Buri, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Ate here several times and the food is less than mediocre. Hopefully the new management will revamp the kitchen team to give this place what it desperately needs: food befitting of such a historic and beautiful setting.

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london
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Lovely Srilankan buffet after being entertained by local traditional dancers. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening here.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I had tuna starter, seafood curry and Thai chicken and all three were average at best. Food was nicely presented but flavours were bland and uninspiring. The service was also a bit lacklustre and not what you'd expect from a high end hotel. At these prices this must be some of the poorest value food in the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The setting of this wonderful old Dutch merchant's mansion is exquisite. I've had drinks and dined here before, and always happy to return. The service team was spot on and the manager a gracious fellow checking in to see all was to my satisfaction. Jumbo prawns on the grill and a right fine G&T before-hand. Personally I recommend having drinks... More 

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UK
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Delightful hotel where we just stopped for a drink. Very reasonably priced. Appeared more characterful than the more expensive Amangalla hotel. Would have been lovely to have spent a night here.

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Lier, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The food quality was good but the view was better. There was a nice atmosphere in the evening. Service was ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stumbled in for lunch & were delighted with the ambience & beauty of this place. Tapas lunch was delicious & one of my favorite meals in Galle.

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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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