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“Great service but lousy food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mama's Galle Fort Roof Cafe

Mama's Galle Fort Roof Cafe
67,Church Street,Fort,Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka
0779275736
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Ranked #85 of 135 Restaurants in Galle
Cuisines: Sri Lankan
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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“Great service but lousy food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

As the title suggests - the food in this place is not worth your money - but the scenic view on the roof and the old dutch antique interior might be. Orders were always incomplete or something else entirely and not well made. Snobbish and somewhat arrogant male staff.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good food and excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Really enjoyed the rice &curry served with good variety of Curry's. And waiter was friendly efficient and professional. Will visit again. Highly recommended for still Lankan food lovers.

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“Make sure you go to the real Mama's”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is not the real Mama's - the real Mama is on 67 Church street and it's just around the corner but located in a back/side alley... There you get the real Sri Lankan curries cooked by Mama and you can take cooking classes as well... On top of that, 550 rupies for rice & curry is absolutely nothing... Once again, don't be fooled and go to the real Mama's!

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“Great fun!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were advised to get to the restaurant just before 7.00 pm to get a table....we did and got the last table. As we waited about 30 minutes to be served people were arriving, some decided to wait others left. It was quite a lot of fun watching the decisions being made! The terrace is a great space, the service was incredibly slow but the food was pretty good. Just be patient if you visit this restaurant!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Sri Lankas best Fried Bananas! !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We went here for dinner one night in Galle. The place was busy, it was hot and we had to wait 30 min before a table was ready. Waiters were busy. Our table was nice and so was the food and view. How ever the main reason for giving this place top was due to their fantastic fritter bananas with ice cream! I have now been over most of Sri Lanka and ordered this dish whereever they served it ( quite a lot of places) but NONE of them could make them so delisious as here. Great caramel fried. I love them. Want to go back just for that! :)

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