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“Best restaurant in Galle”
Review of The Fort Printers

The Fort Printers
Ranked #13 of 155 Restaurants in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Fort Printers offers a fresh and vibrant menu that uses predominantly fresh seafood and organic local produce. The chiefs plan the menu for the day based on guests’ preferences, and lovingly create soups, mezzes, and mains comprising grilled fresh seafood, Mediterranean inspired specialties, and traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry (which includes several vegetable dishes and at least one fish or meat curry). As seafood and particularly yellow fin tuna is abundant in the area, you can expect to find dishes with sashimi, grilled or seared tuna, lobster, prawns and several kinds of fish. The meals are served in the frangipani courtyard overlooking the thin lap pool or in the grand dining room and at times to suit the whims of the guests.
Reviewed January 10, 2013

There is a lot of glowing press for the restaurant at the Galle Fort Hotel. While it is generally well-deserved, we found Fort Printers to be more consistent at the same price point (plus you can choose from a menu while Galle Fort is a set menu each night). There are the usual Sri Lankan standbys (plus lobster curry, which we didn't see elsewhere), but the real winners are the North African-inspired dishes. The chef has worked all over the world, and has learned how to handle the fabulous spices of Morocco with the freshest ingredients of Sri Lanka. The barramundi was particularly good. The mezze were also outstanding. Courtyard seating is very pleasant in the evening. The wine list is decent and the prices fair. Waitstaff were efficient, courteous, and knowledgable. Hats off all around.

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Thank Ben W
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Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

A rainy day in Galle led us to a leisurely lunch at The Fort Printers and boy we were not disappointed! Opting for lobster curry and a vegetable curry to share the flavours and accompaniments were all amazing.

A wonderful setting as we sat outside near the pool under the eaves while it rained, quite romantic and certainly didn't dampen our day.

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Thank DeeEmmGee
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very nice setting and good lobster, Rohan, the assistant manager was very personable and made a real effort. Would recommend.

Thank LongwayfromYork
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

This has a very central location in the old fort and is adjacent to an art gallery with some very interesting presenations. The restaurant is in a nice garden with some shelter and the food is excellent with great Sri kankan lobster curry and a surprising pavolva for dessert. We found the staff very helpful and were welcomed back as they were closing a couple of days later for dessert only. One issue was the wine list where many of the listed options were not available

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Thank paulb1055
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Excellent place, superb service and food.
A nice surprise as most restaurant in Sri Lanka have been disappointing

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Thank Jerome1002
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