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“Has realy stepped up... fantastic”
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Steak and Grill
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Description: New Restaurent that is fine dining and part of the Taj Samudra group. Colombo, Sri Lanka. Very nice upmarket restaurant.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Has realy stepped up... fantastic”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

an excellent evening which exceeded expectations at every turn....

The service was spectacular... the waiters were not only knowledgeable, they were flexible and extremely attentive but not intrusive.

food was excellent.. Fondue was top quality, the steaks were divine, risotto dis ordered was also highly recommended. there was also a small starter and a sorbet on the house... a trivial matter but the sorbet was easily one of the best tasted n this part of the world.

Had an indifferent experience a few years ago so had my reservations... but I was proved totally wrong....

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Not the same as before”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

This used to be a very pretty, small and intimate Fine Dining Restaurant called Rendezvous with beautiful paintings, elaborate chandeliers, a live pianist, and class-leading service, in the original Taj Samudra Hotel. It was renamed as "Steak and Grill House" a few years ago, and even since then, the decor has changed somewhat. It seats only about 26 covers. The dishes were not brought under cloches, and the brilliant plating is no more. The food (especially the pork) still has good flavour, and we were offered an appetiser of decent quality with compliments from the chef when the mains were delayed. The lamb shank is quite large, but is not as good as it once was. The famous Rack of Lamb from the original restaurant is still on the menu, but has got much smaller. The wine list is impressive, both in range and price. The fine art in the wood panelling overhead has been removed, probably for renovation, and the walls were flaking near our table. The ambiance and romance of the place has suffered with its semi-detached nature with the Navratna restaurant next door. The bill came to around $40 per head with mocktails. Not recommended, until it improves.

  • Visited July 2012
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Quality at a Price”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

I had dinner with my parents at the Steak and Grill while holidaying in Sri Lanka. This is a fine dining restaurant and the service was excellent. Very attentive staff and quality service.

The prices of all the menu items were ( in Sri Lanka standard) expensive but you expect that when you visit a restaurant such as this. In US$ about $28 to $35 for a main meal.

Meal presentation was excellent, quality was good and also decent sized portions.

The atmosphere was very nice and tables not too close which gives you privacy.

We got 33% discount as we used an Amex Card that was issued by a Sri Lankan Bank as that was a promotion at the time i visited. Our bill for 3 diners was about Rs 15,000 which is about US$ 135 ( before our discount).

  • Visited February 2012
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