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4/5

Carnival Ice Cream Parlour

263 Galle Road, Colombo 03

  • Open until 10:00 PM


Carnival is a Sri Lankan institution, serving not great but cheap ice cream in an accessible and interesting location.



Carnival is a Sri Lankan institution, serving not great but cheap ice cream in an accessible and interesting location. The Carnival building is somewhat colonial edifice which has been popular for what feels like generations. The ice creams are honestly not great but they're cheap and it's still a fun place to hang out.

Part of Carnival's appeal is that it's patronized by all sorts and classes. There is ample parking but, being just near the Colpetty Junction, there are more people just getting off the bus. For families and couples and tourists alike it's been serving passable ice cream forever.

For around Rs. 100 you can get a scoop and for over Rs. 200 you can get a range of sundaes and banana boats. The service is rather slow but not incompetent. Mostly it's worth visiting just to hang out in this little oasis off the Galle Road where time seems to have stood still.

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Address

263 Galle Road, Colombo 03

Directions

From the south, head up the Galle Road past the Hotel Juliana. Carnival is on the landside, just before Colpetty junction.

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Open until 10:00 PM

Price Range

Less than 200

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4
User Reviews
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walkingdead

Wonderful ice cream at good price. Got a double scoop in waffle cone for 370 LKR compared to the tiny 1 scoop for 350 LKR at il gelato at liberty plaza - biggest rip off ever. I'm sticking with carnival as much better value and staff more pleasant. Great location and atmosphere as well,

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walkingdead

Wonderful ice cream at good price. Got a double scoop in waffle cone for 370 LKR compared to the tiny 1 scoop for 350 LKR at il gelato at liberty plaza - biggest rip off ever. I'm sticking with carnival as much better value and staff more pleasant. Great location and atmosphere as well,

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