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“Amazing food and live band”
Review of Deco on 44

Deco on 44
Ranked #17 of 139 Restaurants in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Situated right in the heart of the Galle Fort, Deco on 44 provides a variety of cuisine to suite everyones tastebuds. Specialising on seafood, dishes include Lobsters, Crabs, Jumbo Prawn and Fish prepared in a manner to suit each individuals choice. Local Rice and curry is also a speciality. Burgers, Pastas, Salads and Sandwiches also are available. Desserts and an array of speciality coffee's are also available. The restaurant is open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Meals are prepared by a professional team of Chefs who have an abundance of experience worldwide.All the produce is local and and we try our best to source organic. Everything is prepared in-house including our array of breads. There is an option to eat on the garden and also at the beautiful balcony which is an ideal place to relax after a day of walking around the fort.
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Amazing food and live band”
Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

So Fri-Sun these guys have a two man band play live which is fantastic. For food I had the seafood platter which I can highly recommend and we stayed in Galle for two days and this was by far the best food and entertainment we had.

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Tokyo, Japan
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Very, very good indeed”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

The place was recommended to us by the owner of Crêpe-ology. So we went there on a wet, quiet evening in the second half of March. We shared a Spicy Asian Calamari Salad and a Cream of Gotukola (a leafy green, also known as Asian Pennywort) Soup. My wife continued with Penne with Pesto Sauce (not a great choice) and I had the Grilled Supreme Yellow Fin Tuna Steak with Crushed Pepper (served with Cumin Rice & Grilled Vegetables). The latter was outstanding, every bit tasted exactly as nuanced as the lengthy description. We also had two bottles of water. The bill was (considering the quality of the food) a reasonable $ 30. Service was excellent. We sat on the terrace in this beautiful Deco-Building and enjoyed the live music. Thanks for the recommendation, Murray!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank boardshorts48
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Brough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Architecturally interesting & good dinner spot”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Beautifully maintained art deco style architecture - for dinner outside front terrace area very pleasant (roof terrace more suitable for daytime eating).
Very good food & service

Visited March 2014
Thank Liz R
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Buffalo, New York
Level 6 Contributor
50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great service and ambiance!”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

This restaurant is set in an amazing colonial building within Galle Fort. It was a truly memorable evening. Food was very good and well presented. I am writing this review to compliment Mr. Iflal, whose outstanding customer service should be commended. We dined at Deco on 44 one evening and were wowed by one meal and although the second dinner was very good, we were disappointed with the value for the money. When we were leaving, Mr. Iflal met us and asked how we enjoyed our dinner. We let him know that we were disappointed in one of the meals and he said he would talk to the manager and get in touch with us at our guesthouse the next day. And he did!

On his day off, Mr. Iflal followed through as promised. He called our hotel and when he did not get us, he stopped by later in the day! All of this on his day off! He offered us a complementary Sri Lanka curry for two. This kind of service is rare and quite special. We will never forgot the kindness of Mr. Iflal and our lovely experience at Deco on 44. If we go back to Galle, we will definitely dine there again. Our second visit was perfect and the food was delicious. This is a quality restaurant with exemplary food and service. Don't miss it!

  • Visited March 2014
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Lovely curry!”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Had several meals here on our recent trip to Sri Lanka. Try the Kalupol Black Chicken curry, extra spicy. Good ambience and live entertainment. Friendly staff.

  • Visited February 2014
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