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“Classy”
Review of The 1864

The 1864
Ranked #93 of 576 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: In 1864 four British investors formed a company with the sole purpose of developing the Galle Face Hotel, destined to be lauded as the "finest hotel east of the Suez" Since that auspicious beginning, one hundred and fifty years ago, we have catered to the exacting standards of Monarchs, World leaders and Celebrities. The 1864 Restaurant and Wine Cellar have always been at the forefront of serving perfectly prepared modern European cuisine to our guests. We continue with this legacy today, offering gracious service, perfectly crafted dishes paired with an extensive sommelier selected wide variety of old and new world wines.
Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“Classy”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

their buffet style that combines a sit down part is just fantastic. gives you a classy feeling. atmosphere and staff is awesome

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Business Lunch”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

This was the second time that we visited for the Business Lunch. The price has been increased a couple of times, and is now Rs. 1,850 (with tax) per person as at September 2012. This is about $14. A revolving menu is now available for the lunch, so that if you visit more than once a week, you get different choices. There are four mains to choose from, while the starters, 1 soup and desserts have to be served buffet style. If you have seven or more people, you can get the private room. There is an extensive wine cellar (underground) with Chilean, French and Australian wines. The prices are competitive, but by no means cheap (say compared to Tao's Epicurean wine list). The dinner menu is much more expensive, so the Business Lunch is reasonable value compared to 5-star hotels in the vicinity. The menu on Tuesday and Friday seems to be the best. The fish is fried to a crisp on Tuesday (like a wayside fish 'n' chip place in UK), not the expected soft baked seer.

  • Visited September 2012
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
“see food”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

very good see food, good service and fresh foods, and its esy to find, super foooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

Visited July 2012
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Thank MA S
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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“One of the top restaurants in Colombo”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Pricey but great place. The pianist adds a great touch very nice for special occasions. Good wine list

Visited September 2011
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Kuwait
Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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“An elegant restaurant in Colombo”
Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

The staff at this hotel are very efficient and pleasant. The food was excellent although my delicious ginger, chilli, coriander, coconut soup had a little too much garlic than I normally like. Otherwise, the food was very good. The atmosphere of the restaurant was quiet and elegant.

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