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“Fine lobsters in tranquil setting”
Review of The Fort Printers

The Fort Printers
Ranked #10 of 137 Restaurants in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Leuven, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fine lobsters in tranquil setting”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stylish place with outdoor courtyard poolside dining. Staff is friendly and accommodating. We had lobster here (lots) and a tuna steak: both excellent cooked and prepared, with the right amount of spices. Also try the calamari with capsicum sauce. Good choice of wines. To be recommended if you have something to celebrate in Galle.

  • Visited July 2014
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Beijing, China
1 review
“has the best chocolate cake!”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stay here for just one night.
really enjoyed the dinner!
one of the best restaurant in our 14 days trip in Sri Lanka.
And had the best nonfloured chocolate cake ever! worth to try! really want to pack up to China!
Nice and pretty staff :)professional and friendly service.
Strongly recommending~~

在这里住了一个晚上,特别喜欢这里古典的建筑和现代的餐点和服务。
正统法式?晚餐,羊肩和龙虾都很好吃,是我们在兰卡吃过的最美味的一餐。
尤其推荐甜点里的无淀粉巧克力蛋糕,大人会喜欢的味道,甜度恰到好吃、口感绵密、巧克力醇香!真想打包带走的好吃程度!

  • Visited July 2014
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nottingham
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ambience excellent-food mediocre”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful restaurant set in the cool swimming pool courtyard in the centre of the hotel. Prices rather expensive but would have been worth it if the food was as good as the setting. Unfortunately not so. About 25% of the menu items were "unavailable" (at 6.30 PM) including, incredibly for costal Sri Lanka, the fresh fish dish. The Lamb Tagine with cous cous was flavoursome but half the pieces of lamb were so tough to be inedible. A chicken dish was OK but nothing special.
We heard other diners complaining about the poor choice, which was only mentioned after drinks etc. had been ordered. I suggest the restaurant hires a professional chef to ensure the food quality and availability of choice matches the prices.
Could I advise diners to check that their choices are available before ordering drinks and getting too comfortable.

  • Visited July 2014
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Chico, California
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Divine, superb, exquisite”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Fort Printers is probably in the top 3-5 restaurants I have EVER had the pleasure to dine at. I went there twice, as the food was beyond excellent. Seafood is perfectly cooked and seasoned, The first night I ordered ceviche and lobster curry (both to die for) with a bottle of Lion Beer (38$ bill including taxes and service charge). The second night I ordered tuna tartar, jumbo prawns, flowerless chocolate cake, a glass of white wine and two bottles of soda water (bill was 44$, again all inclusive). The atmosphere is exquisite, candle-lit dinner by a nice pool and lovely trees and perfect jazzy music. The service is attentive. A true gem in Galle and an explosion of pleasure in your moth. Do yourselves a favor and eat there!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank chiarawh
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Bangkok
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious Dinner!”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

Lovely atmosphere and really excellent food. We treated ourselves to lobster, which was very affordable. Such friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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