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“Extraordinary atmosphere, ordinary food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Governor's Restaurant

Governor's Restaurant
Mount Lavinia Hotel | 100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Alpharetta
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60 restaurant reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Extraordinary atmosphere, ordinary food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Stunning, elegant atmosphere that brings one back to the British Colonial Era. I expect I will stay here in a future trip to just experience the hotel. As for the restaurant, the food was...okay. Nice place to relax in an elegant atmosphere, enjoy and extended dining experience and people watch. and take in the beautiful view of the waves crashing on the shoreline.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The best as always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Went with my family and friends for the Sunday buffet,The buffet was one of the best I have seen in a long time, the salad bar was supper. . .

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New Delhi, India
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“Variety of options to choose”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

One can choose from variety of options and dishes - continental to sri lankan. Too many desserts. Need to watch out for the weight. Sri Lankan curries were wonderful and the salads were good

Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“best buffet - loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Mount Lavinia's buffets are incredibly well-priced, divinely presented, and great food. Have been 5 times and it always one of my highlights in Sri Lanka. Book out by the terrace- under the stars- Saturday night has beautiful live music and it feels like you are on a movie set!

Visited July 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Tasty dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Saturday lunch buffet with family and parents. Good variety of dishes, and on this occasion mainly local and south Indian. A small selection of made to order pasta (Macaroni, Spaghetti, Linguine in Marinara and Cream Sauces). A fresh salad bar and a reasonable amount of desserts, all quite delicious. it looks like the menu is varied quite a bit, since the last time we were here, The selection of dishes were quite different. Nevertheless, A delicious and a satisfying meal. Cost was around Rs 2,000 per head (US$15) without Alcohol or beverages. Courteous staff, Clean bright environment, scenic views of the beach and ocean. Will always come back for family occasions.

Visited November 2013
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