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The Poolside Bar and Terrace

) #77 of 477 Restaurants in Colombo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , International, Asian
2 Galle Road | Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 541010
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab burger” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (2 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 177 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hope I have the right place within the Galle Face hotel but I had afternoon tea on the terrace with my girlfriend at about 4pm. I had not been too keen on the idea and we only got one platter if that is what...More

Thank Conor H
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Stunning setting next to the ocean but....I had tempura prawns, with dipping sauce .. all batter, sickly sauce and I'd finished by the time they brought another sauce ( or they would have been cold )

Thank SylviaScaglia
Reviewed 23 May 2017

amazing view and bar.. bird hunters will keep safe while you'll have your coctails near Indian Ocean

Thank Azat C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I ordered a burger (which was supposed to be served with salad and french fries) but didn't get the salad. The burger was ranked no 4 by me, behind Jetwing Blue (1st), Cinnamon Red (2nd) and Sugar (3rd)

Thank nagaf2015
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The best business happy hours are offered at the Pool Bar. Spectacular sunsets by the sea, listening to the sound of the waves

Thank mdangel2017
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Amazing colonial setting with a lovely poor on the side facing to the sea. Definitely you will feel like a time travel to the old good days by sitting here like to the 1900s. Great spot for sunset.

Thank Tropicalkenny
Reviewed 3 May 2017

An open air bar with surrounding Terrace and several round tables and shading umbrellas. Delight to the thunder of the ocean breakers and people watch which enjoying the cheeky crows trying to take garnish of pineapple slices from the edge of your glass and the...More

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Sat in the sun with a cold drink, staring at the sea what could be better. Even a simple Club sandwich was a delight to look at, and a delight to eat. Good selection of drinks and a food menu with many choices.

Thank John M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We felt we need to close our holiday with a buffet diner in Galle Face Hotel. The buffet is super, make sure you book a table in advance!. Before the buffet, we wanted a drink at the poolside bar/terrace, well, that was a super bad...More

Thank Harry C
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a great hotel, and the view and comfort of the poolside bar and terrace is nice. For a better view of the sunset, rather go 200m north to the Travelers bar within the same hotel though :)

Thank JorgenBLY
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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