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“Nice place to unwind after work”

The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #21 of 564 Restaurants in Colombo
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Located in the heart of Colombo, a true European Pub with great food, large portions and cheap beer and drinks
New Delhi, India
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134 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Nice place to unwind after work”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I went to this place twice and the last time was all alone!

It is a small but nice pub right on Galle Face road. I still remember the Irish coffee I had, after looking at the bar man preparing it for other guests. The prepration in itself was so appealing that instead of finishing my local Lion dark beer, I ordered for it.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank SanilAnand
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
San Diego, CA
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103 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Spendy alternative to my hotel restaurant”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

So-so hearty fare. Big portions. Couldn't finish my dinner. Authentic looking Bavarian space, save for the Sri Lankan servers. Maybe have them wear Lederhosen? What threw me was the plus-plus -- 10% service, then 14% taxes -- a deceptive billing scheme that is the exception. I only came here because it was across the street from my five-star hotel (Galle Face Hotel) and I was looking for a cheaper dining alternative, but it cost more in the end. Give it a miss unless you are absolutely jonzing for pedestrian schnitzel.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Mikxe
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chavan m, Owner at The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Hi sir
Thank you for the feedback on tripadvisor, The billing system we have states the exact breakdown of taxes, it is government policy that all restaurants, hotels etc to impose these taxes. Sorry but we are not trying to be deceptive with our billing at all, in fact even on the menu at the bottom it states all prices will be subject to 10% service charge, 12% Vat and 2% govt taxes. sorry for your mediocre experience hope when your back next time it would be better.

Thanking you
Director
Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub
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Doha, Qatar
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455 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
“Good for a food change”
Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Atmosphere was very quiet at 7pm on a Thursday night, perhaps 3 tables? Maybe it revs up later. Service was fine, surprisingly not many german beers on the menu, but quite a few internationals. No german steins of beers on offer :( Food was quick to come out, perhaps 5mins. Crispy pork knuckle was tasty (dont forget to ask for mustards) and so was the ribs. Good to go for a change in scene.

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Thank SumoDoha
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Los Angeles
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

I've been here a few times. It was nice. Food was OK. Ambiance was good. I don't have anything negative or memorable to say about this. So it was just an OK place.

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Thank questionsc
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“No alcohol between 2pm & 6pm? Whaaaaat??”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We walked to this the Bavarian BEER bar to grab a bite to eat and have a refreshing beer after a long journey. On arrival it was very busy but were seated & handed a drinks menu.....only to be told when we went to order that they weren;'t serving alcohol until 6pm?! Random...menu had a wide selection and the food was quick to come out to you. HUGE portions....We recommend the Pork Knuckle.
The staff however are grumpy.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank Siobhan E
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