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Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 233415
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (24 reviews)
“prawn pasta” (5 reviews)
“fish cakes” (5 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just had dinner here . Atmospheric lighting- partly covered dining in a courtyard close to the centrefold Galle . Nice shared mezze starter followed by tasty sesame crusted tuna . Together with two cocktails and coffee - about £32 - 8000 rupees . European style...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Good food, pleasant atmosphere, reasonable value. Not very Sri Lankan - more like a European restaurant.

Thank Devontravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can pay double for such good food. Do not hesitate to eat here. Surprisingly good fajitas. A welcome change in cuisine. The tuna appetizer was terrific.

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were staying at No 50Lighthouse Street we ate here the first night and were not disappointed. The mani mani fish was delicious as was the curry.

Thank Jane R
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review ! Warm regards Ethan

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We expexted much more from this restaurant, based on all the reviews on various guides. It was good but we did not "travel". Menu is a twisted UK pub menu with burger, fish &ships etc... Only very local suggestions. Ok place if you want a...More

Thank Sirik
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Hi thanks for your review. As our website, guide books and reviews state we serve a homely western style menu with an Asian influence. We only serve a Sri Lankan option at breakfast time. This is because there are many small local restaurants within the...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This is a romantic spot great for couples although there were several larger tables where families were dining. Vibe is South Beach cool with nice background music and a relatively good wine list selection. We shared the chili prawns, seared tuna and a third dish...More

Thank Lynda T
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Having seen this place recommended on a number of online blogs, we were excited to give it a go. Sadly the food served was what you would expect at an English pub e.g burgers, fish and chips, fish cakes etc. Although the atmosphere was lovely,...More

Thank Clara L
Ethan S, Manager at Fortaleza, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you for your thoughts and feedback, your personal views go a long way in supporting our development. I am sorry to hear you were not satisfied with the menu offering, however perhaps you were given the wrong idea. We are not a fine dining...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Food was great, but as the restaurant got a little busy the service wasn’t very good, it took us a while to get someone’s attention to get the bill. My husband ordered Pitts bread that never came.

Thank Jules D
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Great stay, staff very hospitable, great service. Only thing is the plug sockets are of a strange type not seen elsewhere on our Sri Lankan travels, and there is only 1 adapter in the room, but plenty of plug sockets. So please provide a few...More

Thank LovelyLesley
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Excellent menu basically Western style with a twist. Great cocktails and service to match. Also interesting table setup with different types of seating creating a welcoming ambience.

Thank Julles18
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Suzanne S
5 December 2016|
Response from Ethan S | Property representative |
Hi Suzanne Thank you for your inquiry. We will be offering our regular A La Carte menu plus a few Xmas specials on the board which are yet to be confirmed. Please get back to us next week via email to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Number 9 Church Cross Street | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 233415
  • E-mail
Fortaleza is a courtyard Restaurant with a Bar. We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Our menu is Western with an Asian influence. We have a specials board which changes almost every day.
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