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Porutota Rd | Ethukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
031.2274710
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Really enjoyed the Fondue

Had a very good fondue . However it took a long time after ordering to get it ( close to an hour, but maybe that's normal for Fondue. Also enjoyed the Vege Cheese Pasta ( some Swiss/German name for it that I can't remember)

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Eran76
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had a very good fondue . However it took a long time after ordering to get it ( close to an hour, but maybe that's normal for Fondue. Also enjoyed the Vege Cheese Pasta ( some Swiss/German name for it that I can't remember)

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A good place to go. It can get busy so perhaps best to go early. Otherwise just enjoy the owner Dolly as she goes round the tables socialising with her guests. The food is good as is the service.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We walked in here and had to wait for a short while for someone to come over and greet us but it was busy. There seemed to be two people serving but one of them didn't appear able to take orders so that slowed things down. After ordering the owner came over and introduced herself which was a nice touch... More 

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Tremelo, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

and it was the biggest I've ever seen ! Plus chips and a wonderful salade... Let's start with the beginning : before entering the restaurant, something caught my eyes : " A Grade accorded by Sri Lanka Tourist Board". Credit cards accepted. You can make a reservation; tel. nr.: 031/227 4710. There are 2 tables outside and the rest are... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I'd been told that things had improved greatly since my last visit earlier this year, so I was quite happy to give the Swiss a try. Warm greeting, drink order taken and drink produced with menu. Spent some 5 - 10 minutes making up my mind, opting for Prawn cocktail starter & Beef goulash main. When ordering, was advised none... More 

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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Of the three nights we had in Negombo, we came here twice and ordered the fondue both times. I've had fondue in Switzerland and in France and this was the best I've ever had. The staff is terrific also.

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Negombo
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

With friends for their last evening in Sri Lanka. We were alone for most of the evening until a family arrived. I asked for a glass of medium white wine only to be presented with the remains of demijon, the wine tasted stale so I returned it for a G&T, the waiter assured me the demijon had only been opened... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Nearly ten years ago under madam Dolly's ownership and management this was the place, possibly the only place, to get decent food and service in Ettukala, even if the bill of fare, with only three or four token Lankan dishes, smacked a little of Alpine arrogance. I ate here in February 2014 and again recently on September 19 and 29... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had there seafood platter, a whole lobster, crab, fillet of fish, prawns Callamere , and beautiful salad and chips, was excellent, taste service and value, went back several times. Dolly the owner made you very welcome

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Can recommend seafood platter. Enormous meal with lobster, crab, king prawns,calamari and mullet together with salad and chips.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Porutota Rd | Ethukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: 031.2274710

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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