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“Good Coffee”

White House Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 145 Restaurants in Kandy
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Italian, Sri Lankan
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: White House is a unique, concept restaurant in the heart of Kandy, a beautiful heritage city in the hills of the Central region of Sri Lanka. White House is a Bakery, Café and Restaurant all in one. The café is modern & trendy compared to the laid back, cosy, wooden themed first floor restaurant. White House serves up a multi cuisine menu including some of the best steaks in town. We also have a real Tandoor to delight all those who love their meats char grilled. What’s more, the fresh bakery & pastry products are a real treat to those who crave for indulgence.
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good Coffee”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

White House has a downstairs cafe section and an upstairs restaurant section. Downstairs serves great coffee, milkshakes, pastries and short eats. Upstairs is a restaurant where we ate good Indian curries.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank annaabelle
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

They have good food and good value for money. Their restaurant is located no the first floor. The Indian dishes are exceptionally amazing! We fell in love with their aloo jeera!

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Thank Aneera S
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London, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Don't go”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Not impressed with this place at all. The place looked like it had potential but did not live up to it. The plates, tea cups and cutlery we got were all dirty and greasy with finger marks on them. The food was also greasy and some actually inedible. Definately dont order meat as it is tough and fish was very fishy. Think this was one of the worst meals we had during 2 weeks in Sri lanka.

Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not sure what the fuss was”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Having spent a couple of weeks travelling in SL really grew to love the local food...rice and curry etc...felt that this place was trying very hard to be a western restaraunt - would have loved to see more SL dishes on the menu as this is better than any western food! However, if this is what you're looking for, nice spot, nice interior and friendly staff

Visited July 2012
Thank iJK
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Up sell up sell up sell”
Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Customer service is awefull people forget to bring you your food and when it arrives it's like it's been sat there for days.
The staff never tell you the cheaper options for drinks, and always try to sell you expensive coffee that tastes like they have used the coffee more than you should. I asked twice for a new cup and it was worse than the last.
The cakes I ate were dry and pretty nasty.
The only good thing at this place is the free wifi and they seem to get annoyed when you buy food and drinks and ask for the password!
This was the only reason I went back and got the instant CHEAP Nescafe coffee that is 4 times cheaper than the other coffee that is made by a machine.

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Thank Hecticlee
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