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“Nice villa, but poor food and service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Cricket Club

The Cricket Club
34 Queens Rd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 of 6 Nightlife in Colombo
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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colombo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice villa, but poor food and service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

People will keep coming to Cricket Club because you can sit out and have a beer in a garden beside a lovely colonial villa. And there is nowhere else in the centre of Colmobo you can do this.

But you do this at a price. The food and drinks are hugely expensive by local standards. The food is mediocre at best. The service is often painfully slow and surly.

If you are visiting Colombo, don't go out of your way to come here.

Visited September 2012
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“Great for a few beers and old fashioned pub atmosphere/cricket memorabilia but mostly average food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011 via mobile

Great place for a few beers with old fashioned pub atmosphere surrounded by lots of cricket memorabilia. Also good to catch sports events on screen over beers but screen sizes are a bit small (32") and the sound could be better. Food menu looks interesting but is largely of average quality, though the pot pies are pretty good. Easily accessible but a bit steap by Sri Lankan price standards. The place is popular among expats.

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“Local hang out. Good for watching the cricket. Mediocre meal.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011 via mobile

Old fashioned club style decore with loads of cricket memorabilia on the Walls. Very reasonably priced. With a meal for 4 with drinks around Rs 6500. Not the place for great food but pleasant atmosphere.

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Colombo
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“not much competition”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

The food isn't bad but is by no means good nor worth the price. You can eat in 5* hotels in Colombo for less and get better food. You can also pay less for a beer in the West End in London - it's easy to forget just how much you are actually spending with holiday money. It's almost all brewed locally beer.

That said, where else are you going to go in Colombo if you want to avoid hotels? The staff are pleasant enough and the place is child friendly.

Visited March 2011
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“poor foood, worse service.......”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

you dont have a huge choice of bars in colombo unless youre a fan of hotels. the cricket has taken a market to an extreme. its more expensive than the best hotels, with sub standard food and iffy service. staff also seem keen to pad your bill, never a good sign of a place. give it a miss, makes me sad to say, standards have gone over the last few years.

Visited March 2011
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