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“Wow I fabulous restaurent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Fort Grill - CLOSED

The Fort Grill
50A Lighthouse Street | Galle Fort, Galle 000, Sri Lanka
94 91 2245148
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Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Barbecue, Hamburgers, Mediterranean, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
1 review
“Wow I fabulous restaurent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

What a nice restaurant it is. We had nice meal , very good service and wow place, it is nice and friendly staff

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Aluthgama, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“a meal at the "grill"”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

traveled to galle from aluthgama to have a meal at the grill, the restaurant is wonderfull however trying to read the menu is a nightmare and very embarrasing it was so hard to read finally after help from the waiter we were able to order the only thing that was grilled was the steak or lamb no chicken breast on the menue and had to settle for a pork sandwich, however two of us had steak one ordered medium and one rare .they both came blue and were a big dissapointment ,we couldnt have the decent wine "by the glass" only the cheap one ,was a very expensive night out for very little and we did say to the waiter we wont be going again was a big dissapointment

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beautifully decorated and atmospheric building, morally questionable staff and food VERY average.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

We ordered the burger, steak, jumbo prawns and pulled pork. All very over priced (ie over 20 us a burger and 30 us for steak).

The burger was poor quality, don't order it! It was a poor quality mince meat and had no flavouring. The chips were store bought, unseasoned and uninspired. The pulled pork sandwhich was basic and could be made at home for 1% of the cost. The jumbos prawns were acceptable but over cooked and the steak was decent. However all dishes were under seasonsed.

Salad came with all dishes but was basically a piece of limp lettuce with some vinnagarette over it!

The sevice was OK not too bad, the reason the score is so low is they tried to add an extra beer to our bill (800/beer!) and to our dinner companions. On top of that they also added, to both bills, 650rup 'misc', which when questioned they hastily removed! Seemed like a real, consistent attempt to swindle customers. Another thing, they had already added 10% s/c but they reduced the final price by the 'mistAkes' so we paid 10% for each of their 'misc mistakes'. Leaves a rather sour taste tbh!

Ambience - a fortune has been spent I. The restaurant and wow it looks good. The seats near the entrance provide the best atmosphere. Dimly lit and in the heart of the buildings decor.

Overall - 2 stars. It looks like a too end restaurant, the prices make you think to a op end restaurant but the food is decidedly average if not below. Plus I felt the staff made a concerted effort to swindle us and our companions numerous times.

You've been warned!

Ps should you go DON'T GET THE BURGER, it's rubbish.


    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Simply the most exotic restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This must have been the single most exotic experience I had in my entire trip in Sri Lanka. And usually Sri Lanka doesnt stop to waow. But the fort grill located in the restaurant stretch of the fort have offered us a memorable moment.
We went there with a couple of friends and were greeted by the charming local staff that were ready to please us as we were the few lucky one to have a table as this was the last one they had.
Food is basic as usual Grill places have to offer. We had the Fort Grill platter that served the 4 of us and is was an explosion of colors and genuine mediterranean flavours. The platter samples a touch of everything they have on the menu. Great value too as it fed 4 people.

Everything in this place was simply magical, the atmosphere, the music and the general feel of all clients put us very much at easy.

This is the place i will dream to come back!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shenzhen, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“charming place, great food, a great evening...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Galle is an exceptional place but I still had to find a restaurant matching the charm of the location, with a food level consistent with international restaurants. I have finally found a charming, warm and lovely place nestled on light house street, the Fort Grill. I thoroughly enjoyed dining there with my girlfriend. We both loved the place, the food and the service. Its unique, genuine style really made us feel in a special place. I recommend the Fort Grill to all looking to spend a magical moment in Galle.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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