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“Very Up Market”
Review of The 1864

The 1864
Ranked #99 of 583 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
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.
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Amazing place for fine dining. The food is lovely and great for business dinners/lunches. A good location for romantic dinners as well.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We thought of having a great lunch at this beautiful Colonial Style Hotel which was a disappointment. We entered a bit late for lunch and besides us there was only a table of about 5 ladies. We were greeted and shown to our table. The restaurant was quite dark for lunch (dark walls) and the sharp sunlight bothered our sight. At one stage I had to put my sunglasses on in an indoor restaurant. The vegetables at the main dish were raw and cold and the mashed potatoe was cold as well. The overall taste was nothing special. During lunch nobody asked us how we experienced our food. Soon we were the only ones sitting in the restaurant and still nobody asked us how the food was. Even after lunch when we left there was no waiter to be seen to ask our experience nor to say goodbye. How to improve any service/food in a restaurant when no waiter/nor any manager asks about it?

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Thank 184Esther
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Very classy room inside the Galle Face Hotel. Open space, attentive service. Try one of the arak cocktails.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Been here a couple of times and the food is consistently has ben good. But the prices are shockingly high and It is not very good value for money. There are much better places in town.

Thank anura1961
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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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