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Deco on 44

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44 Light House St, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 225773
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

As the name suggests it's Art Deco...sitting in their u would feel part of the sets of a gatspy movie. We had lunch there one late afternoon and it was good. The vegetarian options are limited...we could not judge the service as we were the only people in the place and we did not demand much. Simple lunch in and... More 

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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a superb lunch of snapper in banana leaf and blackened chicken. Ornate decoration and attentive service made for a lovely meal.

3 Thank IDM_MMD
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

5 of us from London had a fantastic meal here last night and for once we got really good service. Most of us had Sri Lankan curries which were very tasty, they also sell good wine which made a nice change too! Salgadu was our waiter and he was excellent, very friendly and helpful and everything came to our table... More 

1 Thank Adam P
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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

I ordered scallops, what arrived the smallest rubberest scallops to ever grace a restaurant plate and they wanted US$26 for them I sent them back. My wife ordered turmeric chicken, what arrived was really just chicken and chips. The chicken was not cooked through we send back and asked for the bill. I paid $70 for a bottle of wine... More 

Thank jimboblywonder
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016

We had a very pleasant evening at the Deco on 44. The prices were reasonable, food tasty and live entertainment was an added bonus. Will most certainly return on our next visit.

Thank Nicholroar
Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2016

We stayed at this place some 3 years ago and we had the best Srilankan food and thus this time when we went to Unawatuna (3 Dec 2016), we wanted to at least have a meal at Deco for old times' sake. And guess what? We weren't disappointed at all! Best food and ambience as before! We pre-ordered king coconut,... More 

1 Thank Lakshmy B
Basel, Switzerland
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Went there last night. Hubby had the seafood platter and I had the vegetarian Sri Lankan curry option which both was great and be warned, huge! The veg curry consisted of 6 curries and a small papadum and Mango chutney. They serve some loveless warm bread rolls and papadums with mango chutney as amuse Bouche so don't eat too much... More 

2 Thank Alexandra B
New Delhi, India
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

They make fresh breakfast of your choice and one has the option to eat in the veranda or indoors. There are no air conditioners but you get a fan. You get a choice of continental, american and local Lankan breakfast.

1 Thank indusman248
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8 reviews
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

We may have picked the wrong thing from the menu...the staff were lovely and the service great. Just don't have the chicken burger as my son did..it's vomit inducing! However the devilled prawns were 10/10.

Thank Bernadine T
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Dinner with my wife was perfect! Real restaurant is Fort Galle! Nice location. Super dishes from chef Mendis. Available also good wines! No need other comment. To try.

1 Thank gianni1010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Light House St, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 225773
  • This restaurant is at Deco On 44
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.

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