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“Wonderful Asian cuisine all under one roof”

Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 143 Restaurants in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cafe Lunches & Asian Fusion Set Menu Dinners On The Verandah With A Full Bar Open Midday - 10pm, Wine Beer And Cocktails.
Reviewed August 21, 2011

Coming from Penang where the favorite pass time has to be eating, and why not since it is "South East Asia's liveliest street food scenes" as reported in the New York Times. So you can rest assured that it takes good food to put a smile on our faces and only great food to assure our recommendation.

My trip to Galle was made even more memorable with wonderful dining experiences at Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant, from breakfast to lunch and dinner. Imagine waking up to a bowl of exotic tropical fruits, Sri Lankan omelet served with thick dalcha gravy, toasts and a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Indeed, it was a happy way to start the day.

The restaurant also serves authentic Asian delights that were innovative and scrumptious. The carefully selected set dinner includes an entrée, main course and dessert plus coffee or tea for LKR 3000/++. My favorite items from the kitchen includes Vietnamese rice paper rolls, Thai crab cakes, crispy prawn wontons, Ayam Percik, sugar cane prawns on green mango salad with jasmine rice, fresh fruit sorbet and chocolate mud cake with homemade vanilla bean ice cream. I had the opportunity to sample such a diverse selection of Asian cuisines all under one roof during my stay at Galle.

The ambiance in the fully-restored old merchant’s house overlooking the pool was beautiful and very relaxing. Add quality service to this outstanding atmosphere and coupled with fantastic food makes a full and rich dining experience.

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5  Thank AdrianCheah
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

Well, I didn't have the best experience at the Galle Fort Restaurant as while the set dinner was average but far overpriced for the quality, we were traveling with a child. The set dinner is four courses so clearly too big for a child and all they could offer was a sickly carbonara but she couldn't take cheese so they said they could give her some tomato 'sauce' instead. So that was all fine however when it arrived the poor girl tasted it and dicovered they had mixed tomato ketchup with water! We tasted and agreed it was definitely ketchup but she didn't want to complain again so she ate it and that night she was sick! If i ever go back it will be too soon!

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3  Thank traveler-zee
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

Enjoying the innovative three course fixed meal on the courtyard terrace at the Galle Forte Hotel brings innovative menues, quality service and an outstanding atmosphere together for a full and rich dining experience. If you are looking for the cheapest meal in Galle, then I am sure that there are other options, but in my books if I can get an excellent dining experience that fills a whole evening for less that $30 CDN in a unique setting that is excellent value. With different options every night we dined twice and enjoyed the chef's suggestions, however if you are looking for an extensive menu or the traditional buffet style dining then other locations would be better. We hoped for memorable and got it!

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1  Thank DagnyA
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Reviewed July 8, 2011

Did not find the food very interesting. Better Thai food can be obtained at a 50 Bhat street stall in Bangkok. Also, little on offer if you are vegetarian.

Suggest trying Amangalla's beautiful restaurant up the road. Cheaper, tastier, a more elaborate dinner with full silver service.

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1  Thank bihariboy
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Reviewed May 1, 2011

Very good restaurant in wonderful atmosphere. Each night is a new menu based on an Asian theme.

Look at the menu first to decide, as there is only one fixed menu per night. So Malay, Vietnamese by example. We live in Singapore and familiar with many of these cuisines. The Malay and Vietnamese were both excellent with freshly wrapped spring rolls as an example of the ingredient quality and level of style.

The atmosphere is beautiful and very relaxing.

Wine selection is limited, but regarding the location, I was fine with that. Come early and have a pre-dinner cocktail on the veranda.

Dress attire; smart casual.. no good checkbox below.

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2  Thank lahlahlo
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