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“Poor food - very quiet” 2 of 5 stars
Review of History Restaurant

History Restaurant
27A Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
(081) 4470642
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Ranked #54 of 83 Restaurants in Kandy
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Timperley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Poor food - very quiet”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We visited here following reading the lonely planet - however unfortunately the food was poor and the restaurant was so quiet, there were no other dinners. Better to look for somewhere with locals eating.

Visited September 2012
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“so wished this would plug the gap.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Kandy is crying out for a proper non buffet non hotel based restaurant and I was hoping this would be it ...... but no. Nice location and nice people but food disappointing. There is NO WHERE in Kandy for decent non hotel non buffet grub. Restaurant entrepreneurs take note!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

...but average food. We loved the slide show and the photos and decorations. Sadly there seems to be a majority of western foods that is never very good. Wish there were more Sri Lankan dishes.

Visited September 2012
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Coimbatore, India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Resonable prices, but nothing great otherwise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The restaurant promises a glimpse into Kandy's history. They have hung up old photographs on the wall and a poorly done slide show runs in a loop - that's about the history you can find. Food was very reasonably priced and tasty though the variety is very little. The place screams of modernity while the theme is history. A good attempt, but sadly falls short of expectations if you are a history buff.

Visited August 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very good theme restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Fun of visiting this restaurant is to watch all those old pics and newspaper cuttings displaying history of Kandy. Food quality used to be very good back in 2007-08. I didn't check that this time. I only visited for a quick lime juice and revisiting my memories at this location.

Visited July 2012
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