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“Views to Buddha and beyond” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Slightly Chilled Lounge Bar (Bamboo Garden)

Slightly Chilled Lounge Bar (Bamboo Garden)
No 29a,Anagarika | Dharmapala,Mawatha, Kandy 101010, Sri Lanka (Formerly Slightly Chilled Lounge (Bamboo Garden))
0812238267
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Ranked #1 of 83 Restaurants in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese, European, Szechuan
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ease on into the laidack vibes of Slightly Chilled Lounge.We have the best sunsets in Kandy town and offer, happy hour on beer between 5pm and 6pm, free wifi,live premiership and other live sporting events on a large screen, pool table, great food and friendly service.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Views to Buddha and beyond”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I loved this place. We had to find an escape from the hustle and bustle of Kandy and this was perfect. Get there by 5 and try to secure a position on the balcony and watch the sunset roll in with great food and very cold beer. The service was incredibly efficient and friendly and the owner, Michael, is up for a chat and a beer (only after 6pm) and will happily share some amusing stories about owning the place.

A must visit in Kandy.

  • Visited January 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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“A Bit out of the way”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Just a little too far out of town to be a central meeting place but the views from the balcony were nice and the food of good quality

Visited January 2013
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10-06-08, Owner at Slightly Chilled Lounge Bar (Bamboo Garden), responded to this review, January 18, 2013
In response to your review about it being too far to be a meeting point I would have to disagree with you on that one. I would say that we are out of the central downtown area but this is what people like about it as downtown Kandy is very noisy and polluted and you don't get to see great sunsets in town. I actually walk into town everyday and it takes me 10 mins( I am a fast walker) to get to Queen's Hotel.
1.First of all we are number 1 on tripadvisor for restaurants in kandy. I would like to thank all that have come, enjoyed and taken the time to give us a positive review including you as you have also said good things about our food and view.. We have only take over the restaurant for a year and have already established ourselves as the place to go in Kandy for tourists, volunteers and good locals.
2. There are many guesthose areas that are nearer to my restaurant than downtown so we are in fact more central for guesthouses and also we are right next door toThilanka Hotel. Many guesthouses recommend our place.
3. The most popular Kandy dance place is actually a lot nearer to my place (10 min walk). A lot of people come straight from there to my place
4. There is not much nightlife in Kandy and we have plugged that gap with a western style atmosphere that a lot of people are looking for. .
5. We are the only bar that has a pool table.
6. We play a wide selection of music and play requests for our customers which most places do not.
7. We offer free wifi which I am sure other restaurants will follow to compete with us.
As you can now see there are many reasons why we have become the central meeting point for travelers.
I apoligise for sounding arrogant but I am very proud to what we have achieved in the last year.
Regards
Michael
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“Great respite from the traffic kaos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We went based on the reviews and were not disappointed. Good food, great view, chilled atmosphere and cold beer. Was a nice break from all the local food we have had recently although a little more expensive than somewhere local, still reasonable though. Can definitely recommend, we will go back before we leave.

Visited January 2013
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“Great view, cool vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Yummy food, magnificent view. Cold beer, chilled vibe. All in all this is the place to be in Kandy for sunset and beyond!

Visited July 2012
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“Awful food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

After having read all the good reviews here we were very surprised of our experience. The food was really horrible (springrolls served with ketchup and the meat we had for main course was not delicious at all). I can imagine that it is a nice place for a beer and to party, as the atmosphere is very party-like (loud house music). But do not expect a tasteful meal or good cocktails (the cocktail-card only had old school cocktails and nothing like a caipirinha, mojito or even a daiquiry). And another minus is that it is allowed to smoke in the restaurant and the ventilation was bad. Very dissapointing place!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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