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Pagoda Tea Room

105 Chatham Street, Fort, Colombo. Sri Lanka. | Fort, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 323086
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (8 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
“curry” (2 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PMAll hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
105 Chatham Street, Fort, Colombo. Sri Lanka. | Fort, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read about this in the New York Times, 36 hours in Colombo. Very underwhelming. The food was okay with not a lot of flavor. It was also cold. The waiter was very friendly.

Thank Aashna25
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This quaint tea shop is located in the fort area of Colombo. The whole atmosphere is cultured and very touristy in this part of town, especially close to the old Dutch Hospital. The fare is simple, tasty and very reasonably priced. The sweets are delectable...More

Thank Christofbert
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This was my first day at Colombo office and my colleague recommended this place for lunch. I found it difficult as I had doubt about their ability to serve Vegetarian food. Once I entered the place I like the way they kept the classic look...More

Thank Bangalore_Bird
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great tea, service and atmosphere. Cool and spacious. Mongolian rice is very tasty and way better than it sounds. No tourists, locals going about their business. Nice cakes and pastries- some sponges look like they are right out of the cook books of the British...More

1  Thank Persephone121
Reviewed 1 June 2017

After a stroll through The Dutch Hospital and a peek into Black Pepper, which is rumoured to be as good as their famed neighbour Ministry of Crabs, we chanced upon Pagoda Tea Room which is said to have opened in 1884. Quaint and ancient looking...More

Thank ponnapa2016
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch today at the Pagoda. Historic old building with great food. Really good iced coffee, had some delicious short eats (prawn rolls and stuffed chillies were really good) then we both had the chicken lamprai. It was delicious and had a nice...More

1  Thank johnboy3bw
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Best ice coffee I've had so far in the city. Friendly staff. Spacious and clean building. Didn't have time to enjoy the rice and curry. Had some shorteats. A bit oily, but not disappointing.

Thank ari088
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch. Their very sweet and quite small iced coffees were nice, their eclair was tasty, however the waiter talked us out of what we were going to order and brought over two fairly bland and expensive fried rice dishes. Go for...More

Thank traveltime59
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This iconic restaurant and tea room in the Fort has been a well known Colombo institution for decades. It used to be the place of choice for "lunch" in the city. It serves superb simple rice and curry at lunchtime and has a selection of...More

Thank hdias
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We dropped in for a light evening meal of their various pastries, and they were really nice and at very good prices. I think we had 7 savouries plus some cold drinks for 780 rupees. The iced coffee was very nice, service was excellent. Definitely...More

Thank Stephen B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Chatham Street, Fort, Colombo. Sri Lanka. | Fort, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 323086
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