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“Came for a quick drink - very nice!”

Mama's Galle Fort Roof Cafe
Ranked #37 of 137 Restaurants in Galle
Cuisines: Asian, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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“Came for a quick drink - very nice!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful views. Only stopped by for a quick drink before lunch but the views from the roof terrace are beautiful. Drinks are reasonably priced - around the 200 rupee mark - everything clean including restrooms. Good times.

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
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English first
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“Solid, decent curries but not the best ever”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

I genuinely enjoyed the food we had. We had one rice and curry and one mixed seafood fried rice, both of which were tasty, good portions and well cooked. The only reason I haven't put excellent is because I expected more, partly because of the excellent reviews on TA.

At the end of the meal we chatted with Mamma and we bought a pot of 'curry spices' to try and recreate some of the curries at home.

I definitely recommend this place, as long as you make sure you go to the original one, so should be a really small place with only 4 tables upstairs.

Visited July 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Good point Brit G - which Mama's are we talking about?”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Mama's rooftop cafe we went to was not on a rooftop as described but on a secluded side street. They offer cookery courses and serve food upstairs in the rafters. It is uncomplicated stuff, the service is a bit spasmodic and drinks are limited. So is the menu but it is very good food. Our Sri Lankan guide accompanied us and he rated it pretty authentic stuff. The choices were chicken, prawns or cuttlefish with a lot of accompanying vegetable curry dishes. Very tasty at a very reasonable price.

  • Visited July 2014
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Paris, France
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“How many mamas in fort Galle?”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had dinner in a place called Mamas top roof cafe , which has just nothing to do with the pictures under this name on TA. That was a very small family run place, where they also run cooking courses. Small room , no view, no charm, nice curries for a good price, loose service. Anyway, better check which mamas you re looking for .

  • Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Good food, good service, good views!”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

After quite a few steps to the rooftop, you are greeted with a great view over Galle and the lighthouse. This restaurant is literally a minute away from the lighthouse, you cant miss it!

The staff were friendly and the service was good. Comfortable environment, good local food with great portions at a decent price. Try the curry!

Highly recommended for an uncomplicated meal with a great view!

  • Visited July 2014
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