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4/5

Cheers (Cinnamon Grand)

Cinnamon Grand, Shri Uttarananda Road, Colombo 3


Cheers at Cinnamon Grand has been a mainstay in Colombo's pub scene for a while now. The food sticks to the usual English Pub food, and they do a satisfying job with it though the service was pretty darn slow in our case.



Cheers is a British style pub located at the basement of the Cinnamon Grand serving great food and expensive drinks.

Secreted away in the basement of the Cinnamon Grand, Cheers Pub exists in a twilight dimension: almost a bar, nearly a restaurant, not yet a 'pub'. The atmosphere has been constructed from the half memories of a 19th century gentleman's club (replete with the Emeralite lamp fittings but missing the leather Chesterfields), a carpeted billiard hall, and a wood panelled drawing room. You may be thinking 'The Reform Club' but you should probably be thinking 'Manchester United Football Club', at least then you would understand why most of the tables remain empty on a Saturday night: 'supporters' bemusingly reserve most of the tables then show up 10 minutes before full time to cheer on 'their' team, leaving all the other guests with a sore bum and a cramped table. I say the words 'secreted away' and 'atmosphere' quite wrongly, but I do also say the word 'constructed' quite correctly, for here is a place that has been built in which to eat, drink and watch some football, without the ambiance associated with either eating, drinking, or watching football.

The food is generally good. Unsurprisingly, Cheers serves a wide range of British gastropub fare - steak and kidney pie, bangers and mash, sunday roast, the works. Prices range from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 for mains ( reasonable minus taxes) and drinks follow standard hotel prices, ie. exorbitant: Rs. 430 for a tall Lion, Rs. 490 for 25ml of Smirnoff, Rs. 400 for a 50 of Old Reserve (!). Still, the food is good and the staff are unfailingly courteous.

TIP

You can smoke indoors, ie. in the AC, while you eat. There's also a play area for children. And a pool table.

Address

Cinnamon Grand, Shri Uttarananda Road, Colombo 3

Contacts

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Cuisine

British Pub Food

Price Range

Between Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500

Dish Types

Burgers Beer Bites

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4
User Reviews
J
2

4/5

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joelfrancis

Order the pork ribs and a pint…. nothing more. You could opt for a gin and tonic

J
2

4/5

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joelfrancis

Order the pork ribs and a pint…. nothing more. You could opt for a gin and tonic

B
6

5/5

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BaileyDar

Loved their club sandwich which was pretty filling and it come along with fat fries. hot chocolate brownie with ice cream is yummy too. definitely gonna visit this place more often.

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