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The Poolside Bar and Terrace

) #74 of 457 Restaurants in Colombo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ International, European, Asian
2 Galle Road | Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 541010
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab burger” (2 reviews)
“egg hoppers” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2 Galle Road | Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The restaurant staff is very nice and they explained the ful dish they were providing. The buffet has many dishes from fish to beef and included pork.

Thank Lillo
Reviewed 22 February 2017

refreshing drinks venue with complimentary fresh sea breeze good service and choice of drinks and snacks

Thank svperera
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Amazing views at the pool bar along with great service. They have good cocktail deals and the staff are quite knowledgeable on their drinks. The pool bar has an amazing view of the ocean along side the pool (which is for guests only). The bar...More

Thank raysexperience
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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
  • E-mail