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White House Restaurant

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21 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 232765
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: White House is a unique, concept restaurant in the heart of Kandy, a...
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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  • 37
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good tasty food

Sufficient tables and waiting staff. Great variety at very reasonable prices. Spicy food as well as cakes and sweets for the whole family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
KushFern
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

A single dinner portion needed to be reduced from the 8 portions ordered because I had to leave for an emergency. The staff would not reduced the quantity ordered just because they entered the order into the system. Where the order was given less than 10 minutes ago. They could have told that they had already started cooking on the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at the second floor. The service was bad. Maybe it's a little late (8pm) they are likely to rest or something that we can't get any help sitting and have to walk to the counter to ask them to come to our table. The food is restaurant level price but taco stand level taste. The drink is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Sufficient tables and waiting staff. Great variety at very reasonable prices. Spicy food as well as cakes and sweets for the whole family.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Out of desperation, because the restaurant we've planned to go to ran out of curry, and because it was recommended in some 'best restaurants in Kandy"-list. Staff was very friendly and professional. Unfortunately we ordered a dish we had no clue about what it really might be - just because it was declared as chicken breast. 'Moroccan chicken' for 950... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place s located near the bus station as well as the railway station... Place looks decent on a worked old colonial building... Parotta was so authentically Indian... Curry wasn't great though.. Had a lot of cumin and hence made it taste not so good.. Good service though... OK to stop by sometime..

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ate upstairs for dinner - service was fine - the food was above average with aIndian influence. This makes a change from sri lankian rice and curry

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a good place to get some food. The atmosphere is nice. We almost did not go in, because the ground floor looks quite white, bright and sterile, but the first floor, where the restaurant is located has a nice colonial-style feel to it. Some background music would have been nice. The food was ok, but not great to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Poor food quality and service in a very expensive price. Don't know how to treat the customers. Bought two chicken biriyani. One is yellow and one is brown. How come? That's the worse biriyani I ever had. Road side shops have better food and service than this. They charged even after I returned the food. Terrible. They want the money... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Staff too few, so the service is not good. As for food, the WH fried rice (with so many seafoods) was so so, though many ingrediants. I want to say more of the Sri lankan salad, made from coconut milk - this one was my favorite of that meal, cool, unlike other salads, it was unique. The Indian Naan was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I would thoroughly recommend this place! We arrived 7:40pm and there were 8 other diners but by the time we left it was almost full. Ordered drinks which arrived promptly (no alcohol). Menu covers Chinese, Indian and a limited western selection. We (2 of us) ordered chicken kadai, palak aloo and a daal makhani dish together with a portion of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 232765

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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