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The Zaal

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10 Church Street | Amangalla, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 233388
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We were fortunate to stay at the Amangalla for 3 nights and eat here twice. A wonderfully appointed dining room that takes you back in time. The food was lovely.

Thank LozKnowles
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

My husband and I indulged in afternoon/high tea here this afternoon. I thought it was quite expensive (5500Rps) but we had a huge amount of food including scones (with the most delicious jam), sandwiches, mini samosa's & quiches, and 7 little mini cakes, all served on a 3 tier stand. And tea of course. I skipped lunch in preparation and... More 

Thank Lani_B85
Galle, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

This restaurant now have a new menu was surprise and the food is very good service really international all the hotel is five star compare to other restaurant in same area

1 Thank Massimo C
Paris, France
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

I certainly recommend a meal here or high tea. Just to soak up the atomosphere. The meals I had were very average. The tuna fish chunk with a bit of "gotukola leaves" was a real cheating excercise as far as the price was concerned (15 USD). For Sri Lankan prices this is an outrage. And you still feel hungry afterwards.... More 

1 Thank gitane_in_zim
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

We had looked forward to our visit to Zaal in Galle and it did not disappoint. We had cocktails in the colonial bar which cost 1000 LKR (4.50 GBP) which is expensive for Galle but not for a top hotel. While they had plenty of other things on the menu we opted for the curry and noted that each order... More 

Thank davido357
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

I don't understand all the positive reviews here...Yes, the restaurant is lovely and is located in the Aman, but for me, the positives ended right there. The menu offers a curry sampler plate and a choice of 3 Western appetizers and 3 Western entrees. I chose to order off of the Western menu and was very disappointed with the quality... More 

2 Thank bean1111
Hong Kong, China
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233 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

We actually stayed in the hotel and therefore ate a few times in the restaurant which served amazing dishes. My tuna with pomela salad was absolutely perfect. But if you would like to try the curries - they serve a curry of the day each lunch (the dahl was the best I ever had) and in the evening they serve... More 

Thank Mariken v
York, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2011

This is definitely the smartest and most formal location in Galle though they did not complain that i was wearing shorts for dinner. The setting was very colonial with open windows and ceiling fans and lots of white jacketed waiters. The food was really good and came in large quantities and the wine list was not at all over priced.... More 

Thank shoeman015
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2011

They have only a few items on the menu, but they do them well. The spaghetti with lobster was divine, so was my Sri Lankan curry meal. Service was excellent. A lovely balcony with a very colonial feel.

Thank AyeshaDubai
Wall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

We ate here twice the food was lovely & great value.The atmosphere & service were magical

Thank debbaz

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 10 Church Street | Amangalla, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 233388
  • This restaurant is at Amangalla

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