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“Shockingly poor hygiene, dirty.”

Helga's Folly (Restaurant)
Ranked #33 of 220 Restaurants in Kandy
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Trades on its quirkiness and it's London connections but truly a disgrace and an embarrassment to any of us visiting Brits. Washroom (at rear of bar area) was filthy; sink looked as if it hadn't been touched for 2 weeks and stank to high heaven. Drink staff rude and inattentive. Artwork mostly nonsense, food mediocre, a generally grubby rather than the intended eclectic feel about the place. Whoever is making money out of this place should be ashamed of themselves... Hopefully they'll be found out before too long! Avoid like the plague!

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Perch3d on a steep hill above the city, Helga has created an amazing space in this colonial style house. Every surface is richly decorated with mirror mosaics,paintings, photographs, stags heads, festive decorations. External walls have frescoes and the garden is full of unusual sculptures. Extensive cocktail list.

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Blythspirit77, Public Relations Manager at Helga's Folly (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you so much sir, for visiting us and taking your vlauble time to write your lovely review..
ALL the VERY best from ALL the Folly family, and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great evening at Helga’s Folly - such an experience! Very cool place to go for a dinner, interior and atmosphere is very special, you can study the details in interior for the whole evening and discover something new all the time. The food was very good - served in a delicate way and very delicious. Service was also good. Prices are quite high but worth experience.

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Blythspirit77, Public Relations Manager at Helga's Folly (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Dear Madam and Sir.
Thank you for visiting us and thank you too for taking your valuable time to write your lovely review.
All the Folly family wish you all the very best and look forward to welcoming you all back.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing evening at this hotel. We arrived by Tuk Tuk and were shown into the bar for a pre dinner drink. The interior design is very quirky with beautiful antique furniture and huge amounts of wax dripping off candles. Artworks adorn inch of the walls and it would take hours to appreciate every one of them. The service in the bar is a little bit slow but once we finally had our drinks we were happy to spend time sitting there soaking in the atmosphere. Before too long we were shown upstairs to the dinning room. When making our reservation by email, I let the hotel know that we were on our honeymoon and the staff seated us in our own private dining room with a huge round table. The restaurant staff are more efficient and this really looks to be the main focus of this establishment. The food was fantastic and very spicy. After the meal we had the pleasure of meeting with Helga herself and her daughter Selina and this was great opportunity to talk about this amazing place. This hotel really is a must see for any visitors that enjoy art and good food. We had so much fun and it has been the highlight of our time in Kandy

Thank John N
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Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's Folly (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Dear Sir. Thank you for visiting us and thank you so much for your lovely review and great pictures. Gives us great joy to have the doors open for guests such as you who can understand and enjoy what our home has to offer.
Our home which it is not only to Mada, Helga andher husband and recued cat Toby, but to many of us who have been with the family for many, many years.

Thank you once again.
All the very best from all the Folly family, and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Visited last night for evening dinner with my wife. You will never find it, so get a tuk tuk, but well worth the effort if you like something different. It’s like eating in the haunted house at Disney, with al the atmosphere, but without the spooks. Once you check in, you are free to roam, make the most of it, make sure you seek out Johnny and Helena (mad hatter and queen of hearts, on first floor corridor).
Once you food is cooked, you are sort out and seated in an environment that constantly challenges your mind to explore what’s around you on the walls floor and ceilings.
We were not expecting great things from the food, but, were pleasantly surprised, and was good value for money, even without the unique atmosphere.
We also met like minded people, from our home town for a good chin wag after eating.
If you were ever a Goth, you would think you had died and gone to heaven.
Not to be missed.

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Blythspirit77, Guest Relations Manager at Helga's Folly (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Dear Forgreenies.
Thank you so much for visiting us and thank you too for taking your valuable time to write your lovely review and post your lovely picture, all much appreciated by us all.
We so appreciate having guests such as you who understand and can enjoy our home, which it is to so many of us who have been with the family for many, many years here.
Thank you again,
All the very best and look forward to welcoming you back.
From all the Folly family.

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