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Gajaba Hotel Dining Room

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Lake Rd, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
+94 27 2 222394
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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519 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

Realise it is a silly thing to assess a restaurant on, but we had the most wonderful pancakes here and you should know.

Thank PeteLucy434
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

We had a meal here and can safely say it was the worst in all of Sri Lanka. Firstly they only had Anchor beer (which tastes a bit like soap - avoid it and stick with Lion or Three Coins) Secondly the service was agonisingly slow (this is often the case in Sri Lanka, but we were were the only... More 

1 Thank Alex A
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

One of our party of 4 noticed this restaurant and suggested that we stop here rather than heading 20 km back toward Harabana in the interests of getting a quick meal. Big mistake--nothing is quick. Orders which they could not fill were accepted; staff took their time about informing us that they didn't have the ingredients. I ordered Chicken Fried... More 

1 Thank Travlgems
Brighton, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

only went here because we wanted to spread our money around and as an alternative to the rest house up the road. Also the sign outside read "beer garden" which in Sri Lanka usually means a rather caged-in plain affair. but not here. The garden was beautiful however and we were shown through a long corridor, past all the cell-like... More 

2 Thank raystonia
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

We stayed at the hotel and had dinner here on arrival. As far as the hotel goes, the room was dark and gloomy. The ceilings are low so there is a strong sense of the room being a confined and closed space. The bathroom was dark and dingy and the toilet cover was partially broken. There was a dank, damp... More 

1 Thank Ish113
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

Good food, both Eastern and Western style dishes. We were 2 of 3 guests in the hotel and they still went ahead and made exactly what we ordered. The breakfast was sparce, but the supper was good, made with clearly fresh delicious veggies and fruit juice. Yum.

1 Thank N V

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: Lake Rd, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Polonnaruwa
  • Phone Number: +94 27 2 222394

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?