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New Majestic Hotel

25 Galle Road, Bambalapitiya

The New Majestic Hotel is ironically one of the oldest hotels in Colpetty. How have they been doing since our last visit? Not bad, actually. Not good, but not bad.

Last week, fancying a break from my usual rice and curry, I went in search of something a bit different on my lunch break from work. Having been highly recommended the biryani at New Majestic Hotel (on that row of restaurants opposite Majestic City), I thought this would be a good a place as any to start.

Although the restaurant itself was clean, the food was cheap and staff were friendly; sadly my vegetarian biryani was disappointing. Maybe it was because it had been hyped up beforehand, but I was expecting something outstanding and what I got was a fairly average dish. The flavours were uninteresting and, I may well be wrong, but the spices tasted powdered rather than fresh. The New Majestic offers other standard dishes as well (such as Fried Rice, Devilled Meat & Fish and Kotthu Roti); though my lunch companion had the rice and curry and was similarly unimpressed.

Variety being the spice of life and all that, I won’t be letting one bad experience put me off finding new places to go for lunch in Colombo 4, but I shan’t be heading over to the New Majestic again in a hurry either that’s for sure.


They've got a Special Iced Milo that's really, REALLY good if you can spare like 1 hour because that's how long they take to make the stuff.
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