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White House Restaurant

21 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2232765
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Ranked #9 of 69 restaurants in Kandy
Price range: $5 - $10
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: White House is a unique, concept restaurant in the heart of Kandy, a beautiful heritage city in the hills of the Central region of Sri Lanka. White House is a Bakery, Café and Restaurant all in one. The café is modern & trendy compared to the laid back, cosy, wooden themed first floor restaurant. White House serves up a multi cuisine menu including some of the best steaks in town. We also have a real Tandoor to delight all those who love their meats char grilled. What’s more, the fresh bakery & pastry products are a real treat to those who crave for indulgence.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: White House is a unique, concept restaurant in the heart of Kandy, a beautiful heritage city in the hills of the Central region of Sri Lanka. White House is a Bakery, Café and Restaurant all in one. The café is modern & trendy compared to the laid back, cosy, wooden themed first floor restaurant. White House serves up a multi cuisine menu including some of the best steaks in town. We also have a real Tandoor to delight all those who love their meats char grilled. What’s more, the fresh bakery & pastry products are a real treat to those who crave for indulgence.
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Calicut, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went to this restaurant looking for some Indian food but were really disappointed. They did not have many of the items on the menu. Vegetarian options were even more limited. We finally ordered a butter chicken and a Chicken Tikka with a butter naan, Cheese and Garlic naan and a missi Roti. The Butter chicken tasted like chicken in... More

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Ella
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Tonight we ate in the restaurant because it was recommended by a friend but I was very disappointed with the service, don't get me wrong the food was very nice but the service was the worst since I've been to Sri Lanka, the restaurant was quiet but we were left waiting awhile for someone to take our order, I eventually... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful coffee&cake at The White House.Very clean and modern.Huge array of cakes,pastries,sandwiches&salads.Free wifi.Centrally located.

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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I had dinner at the White House based on a recommendation from the owner of my guest house. I was a bit perturbed that they had none of what I wished to order from the menu, but the waiter recommended a vegetable curry and parathas which were delicious!

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Son en Breugel, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We came by at 5pm, and we were told that they only could serve Chinese food. This is not whqt I expected of such a good looking restaurant. The service was okay. The waiter asked if I would write a comment in their guestbook. I said I didn't want it, he asked again until I closed the book and pushed... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The beef samosas were amazing. The place has great cool drinks and short eats, but in particular, the beef samosas - fantastic

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a 2 storey building and a 2 story review : 1. Indian food - excellent. Very authentic northern Indian cuisine. Aromatic, flavourful and well priced. The chicken tikka masala was a stand out. 2. Western food - less good. Large portions, but bland. We ordered the Kandyan chicken, which from its name and description suggests it's going to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very disappointing. Had much better cooking in family run guesthouses along our travels.we ordered the White House special. Neither myself nor my friend who shred the giant dish could eat much of eat. The sausages were cheap frankfurter meat, the pork was fatty, but the dish was really ruined by the cheap tasting brown sauce used to flavour the dish.... More

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WH K, Director Operations at White House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We take this opportunity to thank you for dining with us and for the time taken in sharing your valuable feedback with us. We regret to note that we did not meet your expectations and sincerely apologize for any inconveniences caused. However, we would like to clarify the matter with regards to "pork being fatty in your... More

Leiden, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had lunch at the White House, sat downstairs next to the bakery. We had a chicken roti (100rs), very nice and lots of filling, but very spicy! Would recommend to go there. Good food for a good price and waiter was friendly.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

They serve halal food. Downstairs is for coffee and pastries, upstairs for dining. Good menu selection I must say. Nice staffs.

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