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The Poolside Bar and Terrace

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, International, Asian
2 Galle Road | Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 541010
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“club sandwich” (3 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, International, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2 Galle Road | Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the ocean crashing on to the beach, good service and delicious cocktails, will return.

Thank greenfields015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite spot for the best coffee in town with amazing views. Most relaxing place to come to. The service is excellent, the ladies room is always pristine clean.

Thank DrAlexandraA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar is cosy and the sounds of breaking waves soothing. The waiters didn't seem to know what a Gunner was and I had to order a ginger ale instead. They are, however, attentive and its easy to catch their eye. The bar is not...More

Thank Kalimullah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is amazing for the view, just like the hotel. You can go very close to the ocean and enjoy the splash. Food here is amazing especially the breakfast.Very few places to offer such a lavish spread.

Thank Giriraj P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

roaring sea at best Limited choice (food) plenty of drink iconic place where many great has visited best sun set

Thank m k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having a drink at sunset at the Galle Face Hotel's poolside terrace is a must. In this iconic hotel, the terrace give directly to the Arabian Sea. Great drinks are served and as the sun sets, a bagpiper comes out and the flag is ceremoniuously...More

Thank robert_bos53
Reviewed 12 September 2017

My husband & I enjoyed a few lovely hours here taking in the view & enjoying the fabulous cocktails & assortment of amazing food on offer. A great spot to ditch your jet lag! X

Thank Aussie_Pearl
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Lovely service and excellent ambience. The price of my Coke was the same as an alcoholic drink - but the environment made it well worth it.

Thank FHMKualaLumpur
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I had dinner poolside on Sunday and enjoyed watching two local weddings with local customs. Hotel is known for this.

Thank Vicparadise
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Simple bar type food with a flair was very nice washed down with a cold Lion. Well worth a visit as well as the food the sea breeze was beneficial.

Thank John S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Galle Road | Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 541010
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