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“Glad that they keep to the standard” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub

The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #24 of 550 Restaurants in Colombo
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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148 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Glad that they keep to the standard”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

Since my friends and I visited this place last year, I have returned at least 3 more times.
My family love the sausages plate and lamb.
Was informed that the German owner has left years ago and the local partner/owner continues to run the business and he is doing a good job in keeping the standard.
The tree design seating good for family and group.

We like the atmosphere as it is always pack with tourists and locals -
but it can take up to 40 minutes to get your food serve.
So please visit this place no later than 8pm during weekend.

Few of the staffs there are really diligent and provide good customer service.
Love to visit again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Adam L
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English first
Shanghai, China
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“good pub style grub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Nice little restaurant, with good menu and reliable food. Even the steak was good! Fish and Chips is highly recommended. Good beer and drinks menu and overall good value for money. Valet parking makes a door drop off very welcome on the busy Galle Road. A favourite haunt of the Chinese (and Americans) from the embassies and the local hotels.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DCCG1
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“satisfies the carnivore in me”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Gr8 German food.

The meat dishes are excellent, so is the seafood. One of the best restaurants that serve the cultural food they claim to serve.

The atmosphere is more suited to family /special occasion dining.

All in all a great experience that will keep you coming back on a regular basis. Mine is long over due!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank PereraArjuna
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Melbourne
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Authentic German food, cold Lager and a great atmosphere ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Looking for a cold beer and a great meal after a hot day of exploring Colombo city in a great atmosphere? This is your place to be. Spoil your tastebuds with some of the delicious asian style starters (I loved the spicy calamari rings) while the cooks start preparing the main dish you ordered from the extensive menu (all meals are freshly cooked). A wide variety of traditional German dishes is available. I opted for a local beef dish with a delicious mushroom sauce and one of the best mashes I ever ate, topped off with fried onion and melted cheese. Absolutely delicious! Combine it with a cold locally brewed Carlsberg or the local Lion draft as I did. My partner had a great red wine from Chile and apparently the rest of their wine cellar is worth exploring too. Staff was very friendly and we spoke to Chavan, the owner, a charming friendly guy who has his heart in his business. I would absolutely recommend this place as one of the restaurants in Colombo you should visit!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank GertDL
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New Delhi, India
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good German food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

I was a little surprised to find a German restaurant in Colombo during a recent visit, but needing a break from South Asian food and thirsty for a beer I stopped by and wasn't disappointed. The food really was well done (I had the schnitzel) and the place does indeed have a pub atmosphere. My only complaint is that they need better draft beers.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank DelhiBaby
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