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“excellent food and lovely ambience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Deco on 44

Deco on 44
44 Light House St, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94912225773
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Ranked #14 of 155 Restaurants in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated right in the heart of the Galle Fort, Deco on 44 provides a variety of cuisine to suite everyones tastebuds. Specialising on seafood, dishes include Lobsters, Crabs, Jumbo Prawn and Fish prepared in a manner to suit each individuals choice. Local Rice and curry is also a speciality. Burgers, Pastas, Salads and Sandwiches also are available. Desserts and an array of speciality coffee's are also available. The restaurant is open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Meals are prepared by a professional team of Chefs who have an abundance of experience worldwide.All the produce is local and and we try our best to source organic. Everything is prepared in-house including our array of breads. There is an option to eat on the garden and also at the beautiful balcony which is an ideal place to relax after a day of walking around the fort.
London, United Kingdom
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“excellent food and lovely ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Deco 44 lifted our spirits after days of rubbish food along the sri lankan coast. Recommend the tuna and gotukola salad, crab in chili sauce (not on the menu, just ask) and the spicy prawns. Delicious. Dinner for 2 with beer cost 5650 rps

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent lunch at this small hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We had an excellent lunch at this hotel (5 of us) with quality food and presentation, and a highly attentioned service.

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London, United Kingdom
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“A Deco Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We didn't stay here but booked a table on the verranda for lunch.
The design of the building is wonderful and it has been furnished and decorated in the same sytle so, if you like deco you'll love Deco on 44!
Now to lunch - yes please!
We started with 'only just seared' tuna with a micro leaves salad which was the best we've ever had - unfortunately we'd decided to share this course!. The Lobster Curry that followed was stupendous as was the Chicken Satay with Nasang Gorang.
We finished (sharing again) with a Ginger Panacotta - the perfect end to a perfect lunch.
Do try this place when in Galle Fort.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“Best 'grown-up' meal in Galle Fort.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Best place for date night yet.

Prices for food throughout the Fort are skewed at best, and when you arrive here you think you will be paying through the nose- NOT SO! Eat here and score some of the bed value seafood in the Fort.

We chose the venue because it looks posh and special- what we wanted for our date night- but we were pleasantly surprised. We sat out on the tables on the grass and ate under the stars.

The food was magnificent, my super fussy with fisherman 'I-didn't-catch-it-I-wont-eat-it' husband was even won over.

The prize dish was a fresh tuna on greens that was listed in the salad section. I would go back there for it! But in very close second is the JUMBO prawns- they were bigger than lobsters that I have been served in the Country and again a BARGAIN at 2000rp for the dish.

So treat yourself (and maybe someone special) to a meal here before they realise they are underpriced!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Live guitar music was fun, food was good, grand old property”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This restaurant is directly across Church Street from our favorite restaurant in Sri Lanka, Fortaleza. I hoped it would be as good and we were disappointed that it wasn't. However, the pumpkin lemongrass soup was amazing! The fish and chips were good. The fresh crab and fish were good, though the fish was overcooked and a little dry. The curry was quite a spread, though my son didn't take advantage of much besides the rice and chicken curry parts. I did like people watching on the veranda too. The live guitar music was a great bonus to the evening.

  • Visited February 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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