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History Restaurant

27A Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
(081) 4470642
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Ranked #41 of 69 restaurants in Kandy
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Pavia (Italy)
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice location, clearly for tourists, but with good food and prices not too high. Service kind and efficient.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food was good and the beers were cold, but it is not worth going out of your way to get there. They don't serve alcohol from 2-5, like all places in Kandy (fyi).

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Hangzhou, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I chose this place cause the Lonely planet recommend, but it is a big disappointment! First entered the restaurant, yes, I thought wow it's really a beautiful place but no more. The service is ok, maybe because only three tables they were catering. When I asked which dishes were recommended, the waiter seemed not really interest in answering my question... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had a terrible experience at this place. We got the recommendation from our travel book but it was just awful! Place was full of tourists; not a good sign. Service was very slow. One waiter took the menu away without saying anything and brought it back 5 minutes later. We waited 1.5 hours for the food. The quality was... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Went here with girlfriend for a cup of tea. Ordered also some food, but it lasted about forty minutes to get it. Although, the chicken-corn soup was delicious, so was the tea, but wouldn't visit anymore.

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Leuven, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Downstairs there is a tea room. The restaurant is at the first floor. The decor is interesting due to the photos and old newspaper articles. Food is good, I had a curry dish for a very low price which tasted good. The chicken was hard to find so it was almost like a vegetarian dish :-). Good value for price.

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East Sussex
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

This place is quite interesting due to the photos and old newspaper articles but the service is really hopeless as others have said. The tables are inadequately laid to say the least. Lack of cutlery, side plates or napkins of any sort. We had to ask to order and again for drinks. We waited over an hour.........nobody else in the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Good value, while limited menu. Easy walk from hotel. Try bakery/pastries downstairs. Prices very reasonable for area

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The decor is interesting but they had no wine on the evening we came and they took almost an hour to serve us after we ordered, yet the restaurant was almost empty! We were just four sitting at our table. I had steak, it was ok. My mom ordered fettuccini but they served spaghetti and it wasn't good. Not really... More

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

After a week of eating pretty much curry three times a day, I was looking forward to eating Western food in Kandy. The decor was beautiful but it was downhill from there. Maybe it was the time we came (8PM on New Years Eve) but the wine selection was down to a single bottle priced about 3x too high. For... More

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