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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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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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My son backpacking recommended last year (2014), advising that the restaurant upstairs served first class food (over the years we've shared same opinions). Perhaps it was the rain in March that put a cloud over our visit, the service downstairs was good but I felt as though we were in a "Whimpy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Menu looked excellent and I really fancied the caesar salad after 10 days of curries! Ordered the caesar salad with a nan bread. Nan bread not available because it takes too long to make and after placing order they then came back and said caesar salad was not available..... my wife and children's dinners were cold and of poor quality... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My son backpacking recommended last year (2014), advising that the restaurant upstairs served first class food (over the years we've shared same opinions). Perhaps it was the rain in March that put a cloud over our visit, the service downstairs was good but I felt as though we were in a "Whimpy Bar". Suggest that you try the restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went for lunch upstairs to have Indian ordered a chicken masala, dhal soup and naan but was told no naan today strange for a Indian restaurant and it was not busy lucky they had rice! The chicken dish was good, service was ok a bit on the pricey side for the food.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I and my wife visited often White house in Kandy. Most of the time for snacks, short eats especially Cakes which are good enough comparing to other places in Kandy. The service is always terrible and they never respond quickly and very rude. They don't have any kind of customer service. Last time I was there for purchase bread. The... More 

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Lendava, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

everybody was very polite and the special milk shake was really good! We didnt had a time to try another thing, however the restaurant was full and is in good location.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited based in a recommendation but we're very disappointed. The food was mediocre but more expensive than many other restaurants nearby. The service was terrible; it was very slow and the waiters were all sullen. We had to wait for quite some time to get menus and then to order, we then had to ask for plates to eat... More 

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Unfortunately our visit to the White House was disappointing. This was our first meal out in Kandy and we were excited at the prospect of trying local cuisine. Although The White House does have a good range of dishes on the menu, we found ourselves waiting at least 50minutes for our food and while waiting noticed that there was no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We ate there for breakfast, was delicious and good price! The location is perfect near the railway station in kandy and its the cleanest restaurant in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A curious mix of excellent Indian food and shambolic service. If you plan to go, make sure you are not too hungry as it took us an hour from arrival to getting even our drinks. ...despite us being one of only 3 tables. The food is just about worth the wait - beef vindaloo and the dhal are highly recommended!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The worst restaurant ever because of manager in second floor who is absolutely bad manner and racist. He put all asian guests on the corner with 2 seats table even if they have 70-80 available seats and all window seats are empty. The asian guests are not rude, they were all in good manner and quiet. If they ask him... 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, Asian, 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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