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Grand Hotel Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka (Formerly Grand Hotel Coffee Shop)
+94 52 2 222881
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Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to have a good dine. The workers are very friendly and the prices are also reasonable for such a big hotel restaurant. As the name stands, it's really grand.

Thank Faraj F
Hong Kong, China
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227 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our original plan was to go to Grand Indian restaurant but it was all full. So, we went to Grand Hotel and checked if any other choices. We found this one. We checked the menu and found it offers many different kind of dishes. We order mushroom soup, Beef burger and Lamb burger. Our driver had chicken briyani. All of... More 

Thank Aska_883
Lelystad, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was nice and spicey (just enough of it) and the juices were delicious. Service could be a little less efficient. I downed my fork after the last bite and already the plate disappeared!!

Thank Dutch170
Hong Kong, China
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Magnolia is a restaurant at the Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya, a beautiful colonial building more than 100 years old and full of history. The setting and interior decoration is what you expect at such a grand location. One wouldn't be surprised to come across ladies in cocktail dresses and gentlemen in white dinner jackets. The choice of food is... More 

Thank ChristianHKG
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We ended up here after the local cuisine hit out stomachs hard and we needed something "familiar". Good European/Italian for a good price, we went on New Year's Eve and it was a nice atmosphere with attentive staff. It has much more charm than the Grand Thai downstairs.

Thank Aline1387
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The Magnolia room is the Grand Hotel's 7x24 dining room. We dined here on Christmas Eve and were pleased to get a table within 15 minutes. The menu here is more varied than the Grand Indian or Thai which have the obvious focus. Some of the most interesting Sri Lankan food that we saw was here, for example the blackened... More 

Thank HineNZ
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We went for some early dining with our little one. First restaurant in Sri Lanka to have a complete kids menu. The room feels like a living room inside the spacious Grand Hotel. If you enjoy good staff and dine whenever you want I recommend this one.

Thank Wouter v
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited the Magnolia restaurant and found the experience enjoyable. The food was fresh and good quality but the service was fantastic. Tharinru is very attentive and did everything to please us. Highly recommended

Thank BTaylor276
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Good choice of food , helpful staff, lovely food very pleasant evening in nice surroundings recommend the vege burger and curries

Thank Cristine S
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Magnolia Restaurant is open 24/7 at the Grand Hotel. It is quite small (just a dozen tables) and has pleasant décor. The staff were superb. We had half board dinner here one evening for which they provide a 4 course set menu with choices. We enjoyed everything we ate here. If it was meant to be hot it came... More 

Thank Linda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Hotel Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka (Formerly Grand Hotel Coffee Shop)
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Nuwara Eliya
  • Phone Number: +94 52 2 222881

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