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10 Church Street | Amangalla, Galle, Sri Lanka
(94) 91 223 3388
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely high tea

My husband and I indulged in afternoon/high tea here this afternoon. I thought it was quite expensive (5500Rps) but we had a huge amount of food including scones (with the most delicious jam), sandwiches, mini samosa's & quiches, and 7 little mini cakes, all served on a 3 tier stand. And tea of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
Lani_B85
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I indulged in afternoon/high tea here this afternoon. I thought it was quite expensive (5500Rps) but we had a huge amount of food including scones (with the most delicious jam), sandwiches, mini samosa's & quiches, and 7 little mini cakes, all served on a 3 tier stand. And tea of course. I skipped lunch in preparation and... More 

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Thank Lani_B85
Galle, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant now have a new menu was surprise and the food is very good service really international all the hotel is five star compare to other restaurant in same area

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I certainly recommend a meal here or high tea. Just to soak up the atomosphere. The meals I had were very average. The tuna fish chunk with a bit of "gotukola leaves" was a real cheating excercise as far as the price was concerned (15 USD). For Sri Lankan prices this is an outrage. And you still feel hungry afterwards.... More 

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Thank gitane_in_zim
Zurich, Switzerland
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We had looked forward to our visit to Zaal in Galle and it did not disappoint. We had cocktails in the colonial bar which cost 1000 LKR (4.50 GBP) which is expensive for Galle but not for a top hotel. While they had plenty of other things on the menu we opted for the curry and noted that each order... More 

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Thank davido357
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

I don't understand all the positive reviews here...Yes, the restaurant is lovely and is located in the Aman, but for me, the positives ended right there. The menu offers a curry sampler plate and a choice of 3 Western appetizers and 3 Western entrees. I chose to order off of the Western menu and was very disappointed with the quality... More 

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1 Thank bean1111
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We actually stayed in the hotel and therefore ate a few times in the restaurant which served amazing dishes. My tuna with pomela salad was absolutely perfect. But if you would like to try the curries - they serve a curry of the day each lunch (the dahl was the best I ever had) and in the evening they serve... More 

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Thank Mariken v
York, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

This is definitely the smartest and most formal location in Galle though they did not complain that i was wearing shorts for dinner. The setting was very colonial with open windows and ceiling fans and lots of white jacketed waiters. The food was really good and came in large quantities and the wine list was not at all over priced.... More 

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Thank shoeman015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

They have only a few items on the menu, but they do them well. The spaghetti with lobster was divine, so was my Sri Lankan curry meal. Service was excellent. A lovely balcony with a very colonial feel.

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Thank AyeshaDubai
Wall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

We ate here twice the food was lovely & great value.The atmosphere & service were magical

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Thank debbaz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Lovely setting on the verandah of an old Dutch House. Silver service with all white settings, whirling fans and sarong clad staff made us feel like we were thrown back 200 years or so ! Menu was varied but went for the Sri Lankan curry and rice option which I highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Church Street | Amangalla, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: (94) 91 223 3388

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  • Cuisine: Asian

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