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“Great Food and Great View”
Review of Rampart Restaurant

Rampart Restaurant
Ranked #106 of 136 Restaurants in Galle
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Mixed Western and Sri Lankan cuisine, with excellent seafood
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great View”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

This is a great place for lunch 9r dinner, overlooking the fort wall and the sea. The food is great (we heard many similar comments from people around us), but be warned that it can be busy and the wait staff is run off their feet, but consistently maintain a smile. If you want to be in a more relaxed setting, wait for a two o'clock lunch when things slow down. Really recommend the curry with rice which comes with assorted dishes of the day. We share it since it is a lot of food and get a devilled fish on its own to supplement. Sri Lanka is carb central, so try and avoid ordering two dishes with rice unless you invest in rice futures. The building itself is worth a walk through with some great pictures of Galle in the past. Creaky wooden stairways and floors are marvellous and as of Jan 2013 some renovations to the downstairs area are underway, but these will not interfere with your meal. The price is very affordable, coming in at about twenty dollars for two if us including beer. We ate about five meals here and the consistency in quality was great.

  • Visited January 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious meal with a more than pleasant view!”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Amazing location, quiet and overall a perfect place to relax with friends and family while having some amazing seafood. I visited Galle this summer to find the best lobster to be found anywhere in Sri Lanka! My friend had devilled prawns with fried rice and house wine.. Pretty much a must go place if you're down south!

  • Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worst meal we had in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

Nice view, nice location. Terrible service, only place we went in Sri Lanka where they didn't care, awful food with no care taken, disgusting toilets.

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Thank James W
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This place has the best lobster with wine ever.”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

This restaurant has great views over looking the fort on the 1st floor. Quick service and hospitable staff.
The mouth watering lobster and some wine made my day.
Prices are reasonable.
A must go place in Galle. Great for the Sunset views too.
Must go place in Galle.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Anderson B
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Australia
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very disappointing.”
Reviewed April 26, 2012

Good position.That.s about the only positive.Dirty tablecloth,unfriendly service.ordinary food.
The prawns were reasonable,the fish tasteless.There are plenty of other places to dine in Galle.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Burglar
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