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“very good sales pitch but”
Review of The Angler

The Angler
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: European, Chinese, International, Sri Lankan
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 6, 2013

walking past one evening we scanned the menu and the owner was tere He covinced us it was fabulous home cooked foodwe wre taken in His sales pitch was good i ordered a sri lankan chicken curry with rice The chicken two or three peices if that was an old bird and where is the spicy curry sauce srilankans are so famous forvery bland and uninspiring my husband had fish it was very mediocre we have been to srilanka seven times surely a restuarant near the famous mt lavinia hotel could serve up some proper sri lankan cuisine

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

My partner and I had a lovely meal here in August. It is run by a lovely couple who kept the restaurant open late for us as we’d had a late flight into Colombo. The fish in local spices was delicious and I would recommend this to anyone staying in the Mount Lavinia area.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Arriving in Columbo and walking down the strip of restaurants in the afternoon, there were many to scout out and consider for our first night. At The Angler, a very friendly man came out, announcing himself as the owner, with his wife, the chef and co owner. The menu seemed good and well priced so we returned that evening, and what a great decision! We were warned that the food was freshly prepared and would take a little time, but this was still only twenty or so minutes. And the food was cooked incredibly well, the seafood platter was easily enough for two people and had a whole small lobster, tuna, shark, prawns among others and was extremely tasty, and cost about £15 sterling. This is only an example and I promise, the rest of the food held up just as well under cost and taste inspection. The restaurant was all very clean and the owner came out to chat with us for a little while too.
All in all, without,a doubt, a must recommend for anyone wanting excellent seafood in a warm, friendly environment.

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Thank Christine P
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great meal and good wine, we eat at this restaraunt twice and both times were very good within walking distacce from Mount Lavinia Hotel

Thank Chris J
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

During the week we stayed in Mount Lavinia we passed The Angler many times but never crossed the threshold. On our second last night my friend and I decided to give it a try. There are more attractive and appealing restaurants around but what a pleasant surprise we got at The Angler. The food was delicious. It was obviously freshly made on the premises because we waited 10 to 15 minutes per course but the waiting was rewarded with first class food of generous portions and high quality.
What more can I say? We are going back tomorrow. There can be no better recommendation and taking another friend.

B. Milne

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Thank BM9992013
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