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Hammock Cafe & Pub (Galle Dutch Hospital)

Old Dutch Hospital, Galle Fort, Galle


The Hammock Cafe in the Galle Dutch Hospital has a great location and cool seating, but the food is pretty expensive and mediocre.



The Hammock Cafe in the Galle Dutch Hospital has a great location and cool seating, but the food is pretty expensive and mediocre.

The Ambience

View Of The Dining Area

We don't usually lead with ambience, but this place is called Hammock. True to the name, all the seating is in hammocks, but not the reclining kind. These are hammock chairs, which are actually quite comfortable. They're attached to the lofted roof and you can swing in them a little bit, the tables are relatively fixed and you knock your knees pretty fast. We do think the hammock seating was pretty cool.

Lofted Upstairs At Hammock

They also have bongos and a lofted space upstairs. It's in the Galle Dutch Hospital so the location is generally nice. There are front and back balconies as well, both with seating.

It's a nice location and theme.

The Food

The devilled chicken. Mostly tomatoes The devilled chicken. Mostly tomatoes


The food, however, was a let down. They take Sri Lankan classics like devilled chicken and fried rice and... make them worse. And much more expensive. Our devilled chicken (Rs. 800), well, you can see in the picture. You can't really spot any chicken. In the end we found about eight pieces total in there. At about Rs. 100 per piece of overcooked chicken, it made us very sad. The dish just looked stingy, more tomatoes and capsicum than actual devilled chicken. The chicken itself also wasn't very good, just like ketchup and chili and salt.

Seafood fried rice Seafood fried rice


We tried a seafood fried rice (Rs. 900) and, again, it was just overpriced and unimpressive. Rs. 900 is a lot of rice, and this didn't even have hefty bits of seafood to make up for it.

Amaretto Rose Centered

The drinks we had were nice. This Amaretto Rose (Rs. 800) was tasty, though not cheap.

Overall we can't recommend the food here, though we hope it changes. It's classic Sri Lankan bites, but done badly and costing more.

The Service

Bongos At The Hammock Cafe

The people here are nice, though the entire staff did disappear around cheque time.

Conclusion

Playing Bongos

Great location and interesting concept, but just too expensive for mediocre food. All right place for drinks.

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Address

Old Dutch Hospital, Galle Fort, Galle

Directions

At the first roundabout inside the fort, turn left, pass the Dutch Church and turn left on Queens St. Keep going till that road curves past the Magistrate's Square and turns into Hospital Street. Park there and walk forward to the Old Dutch Hospital.

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Open 10:00AM to 12:00AM

Price Range

More than Rs.1500

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
3
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sanjaya_ariyawansa

Ordered a plain and simple egg fried rice and a chicken soup. Food was too expensive (egg fried rice costing more than 900 rupees and the chicken soup cost 590) and the quantity is very low (not enough for one)The taste is not good as I felt their was a lack of salt in the food. The service was not quite good. They took almost an hour to bring the food. However the ambience is fantastic.

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sanjaya_ariyawansa

Ordered a plain and simple egg fried rice and a chicken soup. Food was too expensive (egg fried rice costing more than 900 rupees and the chicken soup cost 590) and the quantity is very low (not enough for one)The taste is not good as I felt their was a lack of salt in the food. The service was not quite good. They took almost an hour to bring the food. However the ambience is fantastic.

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