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Ceylon Inn

#688 of 3,386 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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190 Oxford Street | Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
3399 9880
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very "run of the mill" food which has been over-Westernized. Disappointing. No booking required. Wait staff were very good but this did not make up for the boring food. Decide what cuisine you are doing and stick to that one style!

Thank Linda H
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant for 11 years now and the Chef here is Fantastic!! and cooks my beef vindaloo to perfection. This place has had a few ups and downs in the past with staff but after visiting it recently we had very good service by a stand-in"Manager" by the name of Jess who... More 

Thank carlowe1
Level Contributor
116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely surrounds, felt like I truly had been transported to exotic Ceylon, pretty flowing sheer curtains, mounted on high rods dividing off sections of tables, great seating, however the table a little too high and the seats could be a little higher. I sorted that with a few comfy cushions. Roomy tables, well spaced away from other diners, The carpet... More 

Thank malbertster
Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had dinner here for 6 people and ordered a number of dishes for us to all try. The waitress was very helpful as one of our table can't have any dairy. They immediately went to the Chief and found out what was dairy free for them to eat from the menu. The mixed entrees came quickly and all together.... More 

Thank Kevin A
Canberra, Australia
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Ate there recently on a visit to Brisbane. We had eaten here 8 years ago and remembered the food was great. We went on a Tuseday and found the setting still to be relaxed and inviting the staff friendly and the food fabulous. We ate Samosas for entree which were huge and very tasty, shared steamed rice Tikka Masala and... More 

Thank Janelle M
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Entrees were Chicken Tika, Cheese and Garlic Naan Bread and Coconut Prawn Cutlets The Chicken Tika was beautifully cooked and moist, the Masala had soaked into the chicken making it very tasty indeed, The prawn Cutlets were also cooked well and tasty. The Naan bread was extremely oily and far too thin almost like Roti. It had no flavour at... More 

Thank Darren H
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Don't choose this restaurant if you are looking for a quiet intimate dinner with your loved one. Bulimba is now so busy that every restaurant along Oxford Street is full and I'm wondering whether this has to do with the level of service slipping here in Ceylon Inn. This used to be a fav of mine, and whilst the food... More 

Thank Kim V
Brisbane, Australia
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I used to love this restaurant, the service was always great and attentive. Tonight the customers had to get up to go and ask for water, the staff stood behind the bar pretending they didn't see us when we came in to get a table and they were looking around for someone else to come serve us even though the... More 

Thank nicolekizia
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Lunch specials at $14 Had the signature dish - lamb Just the right level of spice And good serving size not too small or large Plenty of sauce Papadum handmade, freshly made Lunch time wasn't crowded But even if it was, the deco helps with illusion of privacy. Worth a visit!!!

Thank Auw M
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We have been here before and really enjoyed the food and service but this time the food was not up to standard, it tasted like it had been microwaved instead of being freshly cooked, service was still good but we were not overly happy with the experience and hope that this was a one off night.

Thank Bernie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Oxford Street | Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: 3399 9880

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?