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“Uniquie Place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cricket Club

The Cricket Club
Ranked #3 of 13 Nightlife in Colombo
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Uniquie Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

If your a cricket fan, then it would be a disaster not to go here. They have some cricket memorabilia that will amaze you. Lovely food too. Each item is named after some famous players. Superb service, location and amazing food

Visited June 2012
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colombo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice villa, but poor food and service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

People will keep coming to Cricket Club because you can sit out and have a beer in a garden beside a lovely colonial villa. And there is nowhere else in the centre of Colmobo you can do this.

But you do this at a price. The food and drinks are hugely expensive by local standards. The food is mediocre at best. The service is often painfully slow and surly.

If you are visiting Colombo, don't go out of your way to come here.

Visited September 2012
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“Great for a few beers and old fashioned pub atmosphere/cricket memorabilia but mostly average food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2011

Great place for a few beers with old fashioned pub atmosphere surrounded by lots of cricket memorabilia. Also good to catch sports events on screen over beers but screen sizes are a bit small (32") and the sound could be better. Food menu looks interesting but is largely of average quality, though the pot pies are pretty good. Easily accessible but a bit steap by Sri Lankan price standards. The place is popular among expats.

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“Local hang out. Good for watching the cricket. Mediocre meal.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

Old fashioned club style decore with loads of cricket memorabilia on the Walls. Very reasonably priced. With a meal for 4 with drinks around Rs 6500. Not the place for great food but pleasant atmosphere.

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Colombo
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“not much competition”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2011

The food isn't bad but is by no means good nor worth the price. You can eat in 5* hotels in Colombo for less and get better food. You can also pay less for a beer in the West End in London - it's easy to forget just how much you are actually spending with holiday money. It's almost all brewed locally beer.

That said, where else are you going to go in Colombo if you want to avoid hotels? The staff are pleasant enough and the place is child friendly.

Visited March 2011
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