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The Heritage Cafe

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53 Light House Street, | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 697 3218
08:30 - 21:00
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Found this place one evening whilst walking around the town. Good service and fine food. Quite a varied menu something for all tastes.

Thank Louis M
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We had a lunch with kids and emphasized that we need non spicy food several times. Result: food could not be spicier. Asked for cooled fresh juice, got warm with huge pieces of fruit that you can't actually drunk it but it as a soup with the spoon.

Thank Barbara F
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

After a couple of bars and some shopping, we stumbled across this little gem. Four fantastic meals. Fish curry, chicken curry, mahi mahi and s chicken dish, all four fantastic. Lovely staff and beautiful setting. All for the ludicrous sum of £25 (for 4). Best meal of the holidays. And we have had some good ones... Top marks

Thank Steve M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Very cute small arabic restaurant that serves great Moroccan dishes, salads and even perfect pasta dishes. The staff must be the nicest, most helpful I have yet experienced. The place is a joy simple and sweet.

Thank blovesd2013
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We popped in on our first night in Sri Lanka. Nice airy atmosphere. A good menu, with a wide selection, good service and tasty food (but no alcohol licence!).

Thank CambridgeJames
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Happened across this restaurant and was presently surprised. Good balanced menu are very good prices. No extravagant prices for water and soft drinks and fair for meals. All food was fresh cooked and really good to eat. Huge portions also.Had a desert also and it was huge and delish..... No problem in recommending this place - which was the original... More 

Thank Larry C
Singapore, Singapore
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561 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We ate lunch at Heritage Cafe on our day tour of Galle and left quite satisfied. We split a tomato soup which was good. For mains we had a penne arabiata and a nasi goreng. The pasta portion was huge and flavourful. The nasi goreng too was nice and adequately sized. Worth a try.

Thank Traveleator
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Wonderful use of the space and tastefully renovated. The service and food are simple yet elegant . Try the local dishes, they are expertly cooked and presented.

Thank Billtell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

we were 12 of us . we ordered milkshakes and mix juices. service was very good as the shakes. prices are reasonable with the area route.

Thank ailam g
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Ambience was nice in the courtyard. Ordered the seafood platter - the fish was nice and fresh and cooked well

Thank Azma O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 9
Cafe, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Light House Street, | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 697 3218
The Heritage Cafe centraly located in the historical Fort, Galle; is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The cafe is a family restaurant with a wide range of soups, salads, main courses and fresh juices at a very reasonable price. the food is prepared by professional chefs. The cafe is open from 9am to 9pm.

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