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“Disappointing 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 #77 of 155 Restaurants in Galle
Cuisines: Sri Lankan
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
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“Disappointing food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We had very disappointing experience at Mama's. The view from the roof terrace was great. Our first order - jar of limeade was super. But when food arrived - completely disappointment. It seems the food was not fresh, almost overnight, and tasteless. All used spices did not open to enrich the taste. If you go for a drink - might be a nice place to have a break. If you go for dinner/lunch - i would not recommend.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place to wind down”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Get here early in the evening for dinner.. it tends to fill up quickly. Great roof top dining area with a view of the lighthouse. The food is decent. The ambience makes up for everything else that may be deficient.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Lousy service and stale food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

- 45 minutes to get the food, 20 minutes to get the bill.

- Food quality was horrible and moreover my bill had items which I never had !!

- The beer was warm

- Stained table cloth

Thank god we found Crepe-ology restaurant close by which was an amazing experience.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Toowoomba, Australia
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“Make sure it's the real Mama's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Confusingly there are now 2 places with the same name in Fort, Galle.
The first and original Mama has her restaurant and guesthouse at 67 Church St, Fort, Galle ( entrance off Little Cross St.)
However, her previous address was 76 Leyn Baan St<Fort, Galle and this is what appears in both Lonely Planet and Rough Guide.
More confusing, is the sign at 76 which still identifies it as Mama's. It appears the new owners are trying to cash in a Fort institution.
I had a cooking class this morning at the real Mama's and it was terrific.
We went first to the fish, green and super markets and then it was back with Mama and Dinesha, her daughter, to learn how to cook the fresh ingredients.
The instructions were clear and easy to follow and the resultant curries, a pickle and dahl, were very tasty.
We all shared a great lunch after and I left, confident that I had acquired some new but tested recipes.
Mama .also does a very generous lunch packet for just 250LRP - enough for two.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Below average food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Really disappointed with the food at mamas. Went as a large group and so had a good selection of the food on offer but we all found it average and overpriced. Throw in that beers are far more than nearby places I would not recommend eating here.

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