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Mama's Galle Fort Roof Cafe

$$ - $$$
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
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67 Church Street,Fort,Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 927 5736
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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513 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We particularly enjoyed the setting, sitting on the roof terrace overlooking the lighthouse. We both ordered Tamil pancakes which came with dhal and as we had requested our food spicy there was also a very good sambar with it. We enjoyed the food, lime sodas and setting.

Thank Warks
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place does not see much movement nowadays. Availability of food is low, so only some of the dishes are available. Most worrying is the food with mold that was served.

Thank joost_v_bellen
Melbourne, Australia
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220 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quirky little place, with a cooking school run by Mama as a sideline. The food we had for lunch (Mama's special curry) was tasty and well cooked. It is served with about 5 side dishes including a jack fruit curry , which tasted divine despite the incongruous combination of curry and fruit! We sat outside on small... More 

1 Thank Goldrichie
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Galle is not a cheap place to eat - but Mama's is much cheaper than most. We felt that the Sri Lankan curry was excellent value for money - and it tasted really good, too. Lots of little dishes - we particularly liked the fried onion. A pleasant ambience on the large rooftop terrace. Quick service - the food didn't... More 

Thank Rheinfarn69
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Nice rooftop cafe/restaurant with a view of the lighthouse and the mosque. Food is a bit pricey taking into account that this is Sri Lanka (the most expensive meal on my trip so far) and ok. No wow factor. Plenty of choices on the menu but mostly they are Western and Asian dishes and very few authentic Sri Lankan ones.... More 

Thank vanelic
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Come here for a lunchtime beer (they do serve beer, not on the menu - just ask) and loved the views so returned for dinner. Really good selection of curries (I think it was 1 chicked and 5 veg) for the 2 of us.

Thank davidlockwood01
Hove, UK
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283 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I have read some of the rave reviews about this place on here, but it was just 'okay' for us. We sat outside and had a typical curry and rice meal. Like most other places, it can take a while to get served and to get the food. They don't serve beer, alas. I'm not saying it was bad, but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Read the reviewed on Trip Advisor and decided that a trip to Galle Fort wasn't complete till visiting Mamas. Came for dinner and wish we had more nights in Galle to savour this food. Quick and easy, we just ordered the curry dishes with assorted vegetables. Out came a feast, with different flavours to try everywhere. Topped off with a... More 

Thank Sanjay H
Brno, Czech Republic
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

A friend of ours took us here. It is a made from the scrap family restaurant which is quite well hidden within the tiny streets of Galle. Their seating is on a beautiful rooftop and the do Rice & Curry made to order. Which means that you will wait a bit, but then indulge in the pleasure of fresh, juicy... More 

Thank Aradhel
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had a hard time locating this restaurant but once we got there it was well worth the search. Great food, wide variety, good veg options too & as a bonus, great view too. Would definitely recommend this place

Thank Joshimeera

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Church Street,Fort,Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 927 5736

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