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Galle Restaurant Guide

Galle Restaurant Guide

Sum up

The Galle Coast is one of the most visited regions in Sri Lanka, and as a result this area now features a wide range of cafés, bars and restaurants serving varied cuisine that will please every palette. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Galle Fort offers artistic cafés tucked away down quiet side streets and heritage hotels offering charming courtyard settings and fine dining options. A few miles along the coast, Unawatuna and the neighbouring towns boast a selection of characterful beach bars and restaurants serving delicious fresh seafood and cool drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Best Time: Year-round

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Cafés in Galle Fort
  • Poonie’s Kitchen- delicious food, in particular the desserts, in a tranquil courtyard setting (63 Pedlars Street, 0912 226 349)
  • Pedlar’s Inn Café– for coffee, milkshakes and sandwiches, and an informal atmosphere (92 Peddler Street, 0773 141 477)
Restaurants in Galle Fort
  • Church Street Social – Middle Eastern décor and a buzzy atmosphere, the restaurant serves delicious gourmet food (Fort Bazaar, Church Street, 0772 423 442)
  • Lucky Fort– delicious rice and curry (7 Prarawa Street, 0912 242 922)
  • Amangalla – delicious food, a wonderful atmosphere and great for afternoon high tea. They can also
  • Fort Printers – a great setting for dinner – the prawn curry is a must (39 Peddler Street, 0912 247 976)
  • Elita – warehouse-turned-restaurant overlooking the lighthouse in Galle Fort that does great fusion dining and boasts the best tuna steaks in Sri Lanka (34 Middle Street, 0772 423 442)
  • Galle Fort Hotel – a romantic veranda dining setting and intimate bar area, ideal for celebration drinks and dinner. Local and western options available, all of a high quality (28 Church Street, 0912 232 870)
  • Aqua Forte – authentic Italian fine dining experience (62 Leyn Baan Street, 0914 549 650)
  • The Tuna & The Crab – mainly a Japanese restaurant run by Sri Lanka’s top chef Dharshan Munidasa in the Galle Fort (Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Hospital Street, 0912 242 405)
  • A Minute by Tuk Tuk – a fun and quirky side of Sri Lankan culture, food & hospitality (Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Hospital Street, 0914 945 000)
Restaurants in Unawatuna
  • Wijaya Beach – The restaurant-bar serves a wide variety of Asian and European cuisine with an emphasis on seafood – they also do great pizzas and cocktails (Dalawella Beach, 0777 903 431)
  • Kingfisher – for great food and cocktails on the beach (Devala Road, 0773 408 404)
  • Lucky Tuna – simple fresh seafood dishes on the beach (Devala Road, 0914 380 346)
  • One Love – an informal, relaxed setting, great for Sri Lankan rice and curry (Yaddehimula Road, 0771 020 668)
  • Sugar Beach – this slow-paced, high-class beach bar serves delicious food, a wide range of beverages and has the added bonus of a swimming pool overlooking the ocean (1048 Matara Road, Thalpe, 0773 874 283)


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