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“Not Bad” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The brewery by O - CLOSED

The brewery by O
Dutch hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Cuisines: Central European
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Cardiff
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Not Bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Bar well situated in the Old Dutch Hospital in the north west corner of Colombo.

Appeared to be a place to socialize after work for a drink and/or meal. Good mix of international and local drinks.
Food was average, nothing too exciting just typical bar food.

Overall a decent experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, nothing much to rave about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I've been here a few times now and being a non-alcoholic, it is a bit strange. But it is a good place to hang out with friends.

It's in central Colombo making it quite easy to access. The food is generally ok, but not that great. Service is average.

There is a wide choice of drinks as well as a reasonable choice of mocktails which is quite handy (being non-alcoholic, it is always a problem to go to a bar with friends; there is only so much of orange juice you can drink). Sometimes they also have a band playing outside which adds to the atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Doha, Qatar
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food , drinks & fantastic ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A must try - Roasted Cashews !
fairly priced, best place to catch up with friends for drinks n some quick bites.

Visited April 2013
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Hokandara North, null, Sri Lanka
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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Place to hang out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Its a cool place to hang out after a days work or when you want to relax but its more popular on work dara as its near officers. Prices ard reasonable and serves only their brand of beer. Small inside sitting and concrete sitting area outside. Service has to improve as it takes time to serve you between beer or food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Nice place to have a Lion at Dutch Hospital. And that's all.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

BbO's outdoor courtyard is obviously a trendy and pleasant place to hang, and the inside is cool and cavernous with lots of TVs. But where I come from if you call yourself a brewery you either brew your own beer or have a lot of beer on tap. The brewery by O has neither. Only Lion and Carlsberg on tap, big deal. Any of the other restaurants in the Dutch Hospital have outdoor seating, the same beer and much better food.
It's relatively cheap basic pub grub and sometimes bad, like the small, chewy burger. Service was amusingly bad both times I visited. Yes, you just had to laugh. After ordering a beer, waiters basically ignored (pointedly?) me for a 20 minutes before I sent up a flare to order some food. And it was not that busy. The second visit a band was playing, which seemed to distract the waiters. Again, a long wait between drinks and food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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