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5/5

Bavarian German Restaurant

No. 11 Galle Face Court 2, Colombo 3


The Bavarian has been around for ages, and is still hugely popular. Change can be a good thing but sometimes when you're doing something right, you should stick to it, and that's exactly what the German Restaurant has done.



When we went to the German Restaurant it was packed, which is rare in Colombo. Most place don't require reservations at all, so this made us even more excited to go. After we waited for half an hour at Inn On The Green across the street, we got a booth table and ordered.

The food at German Restaurant is big, flavorful, heavy and doesn't disappoint. We tried the steak stack (Rs. 1,350), a spinach stuffed beef (forget, about the same) and wiener schnitzel (Rs. 1,250). It was all very filling and very good.

What stands out at German Restaurant is the richness and flavor of the food. Western food, to the Sri Lankan palate, can be bland but the Bavarian makes up for it with strong seasoning, what seems like a fair amount of butter and salt. They also use big chunks of meat at the center of their meals, be it beef, pork or chicken. That plus buttery beans, thick fries and potatoes makes for a hearty meal.

In terms of location and ambiance, the German Restaurant is an institution across from the Galle Face Hotel. It attracts a fair amount of tourists walking in off the street and locals coming in after years of experience. There's a good selection of imported beers and cozy booth seating, but at the end of the day it's about the food, which is expensive but good.

It's a good hearty meal near the Galle Face Green. For special occasions and carnivorous cravings, we recommend.

TIP

If you're looking for a more budget friendly option, then be sure to ask for that lunch menu of theirs.

Address

No. 11 Galle Face Court 2, Colombo 3

Directions

On Galle Road, just before the Galle Face roundabout, opposite In On The Green

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Open 12.00 PM - 3.00 PM and 6.00 PM - 12.00 AM

Cuisine

German Pub Food

Price Range

Between Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500

Dish Types

Steak Pork Beer

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
5
Quality Rating
5
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4
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User Reviews
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5/5

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LAL

after eleven years in Deutschland i had the invitation for lunch at this place.I ordered Gulash,Red Cabbage and Noodles.The last two made me no more hungry.THE GOULASH WAS GREAT……JUST A SOUP WITH about five gram pieces and about five such pieces.AUF WIEDERSEHEN

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Niluksha D. Bastiansz

Great service. Food is also amazing. Be mindful the portions are very big. So if you're not too hungry… share. Got annoyed when they brought the main dish half way through enjoying the starter. So do mention if it looks like a very busy night…

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5/5

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LAL

after eleven years in Deutschland i had the invitation for lunch at this place.I ordered Gulash,Red Cabbage and Noodles.The last two made me no more hungry.THE GOULASH WAS GREAT……JUST A SOUP WITH about five gram pieces and about five such pieces.AUF WIEDERSEHEN

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4/5

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Niluksha D. Bastiansz

Great service. Food is also amazing. Be mindful the portions are very big. So if you're not too hungry… share. Got annoyed when they brought the main dish half way through enjoying the starter. So do mention if it looks like a very busy night…

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3/5

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Bhav

Pork ribs were too salty. Camenbert used in starter was not up to standard. Service was average- dishes remained on the table for longer than was comfortable.

Overall a very average experience, rather disappointing considering the charges.

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imajeed

Food was on point.

Called and made a reservation first and the service was accomodating as we arrived.

It wasn't too busy a night. Perhaps, that's why.

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Malinthe YAMU STAFF

Always a solid place when it comes to food and drinks. Pricey but worth it. Huge portions.

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3/5

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LahiruT

Went there yesterday. Not going again.
Steak was OK but had enough with the poor service.

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