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“A must for lunch or dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tintagel - Colombo/Paradise Road

Tintagel - Colombo/Paradise Road
65 ROSMEAD PLACE | Colombo 07, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #15 of 284 restaurants in Colombo
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: This restaurant is part of the Paradise Road/Tintagel Hotel. The restaurant is open to the public
Estepa, Spain
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“A must for lunch or dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

It's not far from Odel's in one of the smarter areas of central Colombo, a wonderful old mansion with a ton of history, done up (and branded) by the Paradise Road people. It verges on the over-designed, but really who's complaining. Food and drinks served by elegant waiters in the PR signature navy blue and black and an enticing international-style menu. When we were there, we were the only guests, so had the beautiful courtyard to ourselves. We had lobster salads and some wine, before leaving the tranquility and venturing out again into the hurly burly of the city. Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Not Worth the Premium”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

A beautiful boutique hotel of historical significance, spoilt by extremely slow service and blatant over - charging which overall, left a very poor taste in our mouths.

To give some examples : 1) we requested toilet paper and had to call twice and wait 15 minutes for it to arrive at 9 am in the morning; 2) we booked a bed and breakfast package, but were slugged extra when we wanted a Sri Lankan breakfast; 3) the bottled water was more than 5x the recommended retail price; 4) the toast at the breakfast table seems to always arrive cold!

This is just a few examples of the negatives we encountered and would not expect in what is meant to be one of Sri Lanka's finest hotels.

Very disappointed .

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good food, but high fat & expensive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Lovely location but the meal we had was too rich. The service and presentation were great, however, the price tag was not justifiable.

Visited August 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“worth checking out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Sometimes one goes to a restaurant of architectural beauty and find the food wanting but this certainly isn't the case at Tintagel. Had dinner there on a couple of occasions and tried different things from the menu and was never disappointed. The service is good and the ambience great for a special occasion. When i celebrated my birthday there, they gave me a lovely little cake on the house, with nicely piped letterings too. I would highly recommend this to family and friends visiting Colombo.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“YOU HAVE TO BE MAD TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

TINTAGEL is perhaps over the top as a name but considering it was the house of the Prime Minister of Ceylon and was the place of an assassination, the home of his widow, and who incidentally was not without political clout, I will allow it.

I wonder about this review because is is a secret that we should keep to ourselves. People who would not consider it privilege to be housed there, please keep out. I mean it!! Try to get the ground floor suite if your can but all are magnificent.

The black curry is to 'die for.' I have to get back there before I die - just once, twice or maybe it is the place to spend the decade or so before I depart this life. I know there is a bigger/better/one in central Colombo and it is worth a visit if not a stay. However if there was such a thing as a jewel, this is it.

Alston Unwin

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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