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3/5

The Paddington

44/1, Horton Place, Colombo 07


The new address they relocated to is easily accessible and there is plenty of parking. From a food POV, it may not impress everyone but the place sure is somewhere we can all relax at.



If only their food was as good as their ambience, The Paddington would be my go-to spot in town.

This coffee-shop (which just moved) has an ideal location in the heart of Colombo and a spacious interior for groups but the food and drinks are nothing special.

The Food

The Chili Seafood Crepes (Rs. 1100) were an intriguing take on the traditional crepe with a creamy seafood filling loaded with stubby chunks of prawns. I expected a richer and spicier flavour from the seafood than just bland, melted cheese.Speaking of cheese, they'd haphazardly placed half melted cheese on top of the two crepes which created quite an eyesore. Nonetheless, the crepe was thin and not too doughy so at least it was enjoyable to an extent.

Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Burger (Rs.795) was too basic for me; from the presentation to the burger itself. If I was to ever have time to quickly throw together a burger at home, this is probably what I'd produce.

The chicken was juicy and fulfilling but the outter layer was not charred enough to be a perfectly grilled chicken breast. And the fries were not crispy enough. I'd not pay this much for a burger that looks (and tastes) like this again.

McDonald's, here I come for a better burger...

The Drinks

Though the Cozy Hot Chocolate (Rs. 695) didn't amaze me, at least they had an acceptable one which was not too sweet unlike some places.I sure was looking for a richer taste of chocolate but the milky flavour overpowered the entire cup (extra chocolate never hurt nobody). Overall, the best part of the drink was merely sipping on the foam. 

Ambiance & Service

We loved the different settings they offer: from a laid back garden with swing chairs to a more intimate setting inside with leather seats, warm yellow lighting and a lot of brown wooden structures surrounding the place. 

The interior gave the place a vintage vibe with the windows, door frames and monochrome pictures on the walls.

Moreover, service at the Paddington was something I liked. The staff members were really friendly and checked with me occasionally if I was enjoying the food (although some may find this annoying).

Overall...

We recommend this place ONLY if you are really (really) hungry or thirsty. However if you're looking for a place to chill with your friends while you kick back with no shoes on, then go here.


TIP

They have a private room near the front.

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Address

44/1, Horton Place, Colombo 07

Directions

The Paddington is on Barnes Place between the Town Hall road and Wijerama Mawatha. It's near Musaeus so watch out for school time.

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Open until 12:00 AM

Cuisine

Western

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Dish Types

Coffee Iced Coffee

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
3
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Nisal Karangoda

The worst restaurant I’ve ever been to… That was the first time I went there, and thanks Pandington for arranging me the place opened to the common wash room to eat with my kids and friends!

It is so awful to see the common washroom is opened in front of you when u r ready to eat. And also the people r crossing in front of you to the wash room and returning, yet, the washroom door is opened to you!

Even after I informed the restaurant guys, they promised me to direct people to the upstairs, but still they failed to manage that. In fact, even the place is not well maintained as you can see the broken windows etc… Not recommended at all, and it is worth to inform the PHI!

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mickie

This place is such a farce. Bad food and worst still very rude customer care. A complaint will result in the management calling the customer a slut and a beggar!!!! If this is how they publicly treat their customers can only imagine what they do to the food before serving. I will never ever go there.

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Mikebrandson

This place is just terrible. From the ambiance to the food. Basically a run down house which they have tried to convert to a restaurant. Food is no better. Do not advise anyone to go there

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Nisal Karangoda

The worst restaurant I’ve ever been to… That was the first time I went there, and thanks Pandington for arranging me the place opened to the common wash room to eat with my kids and friends!

It is so awful to see the common washroom is opened in front of you when u r ready to eat. And also the people r crossing in front of you to the wash room and returning, yet, the washroom door is opened to you!

Even after I informed the restaurant guys, they promised me to direct people to the upstairs, but still they failed to manage that. In fact, even the place is not well maintained as you can see the broken windows etc… Not recommended at all, and it is worth to inform the PHI!

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1/5

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mickie

This place is such a farce. Bad food and worst still very rude customer care. A complaint will result in the management calling the customer a slut and a beggar!!!! If this is how they publicly treat their customers can only imagine what they do to the food before serving. I will never ever go there.

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Mikebrandson

This place is just terrible. From the ambiance to the food. Basically a run down house which they have tried to convert to a restaurant. Food is no better. Do not advise anyone to go there

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Xameer

Well, just been there once for coffee and never going in there for the same, the menu has so many names on it apparently even the staff couldn't differentiate between them, I liked the fact that he was honest and said "Its the same thing Sit but different names" LOL…. but I might come back to try out the food as i see so many people saying good stuff… Staff yes friendly but this guy had a time to switch the damn fan off :D

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Maria&Sarith

I have been to paddington many times now with most of my friends and they all love the place it's great nice and cozy, the food is mouth-watering the bake crab and garlic rice is a five star meal. The ginger
lemonade is truly refreshing!!! All in all the food is great the staff are very kind with outgoing personalities. Kudos to Nazeem great job!!!

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madriw

Went there twice and would definitely go back. The juices come in nice tall glasses and the Toasted Almond Shake was amazing. The chili cheese fries comes in quite a big portion and has a lot of chicken in it as well. Tried the baked crab with garlic and was worth every penny. There is plenty of crab meat, well cooked with a layer of cheese on top. The prices although relatively on the high side in comparison with restaurants of the same nature, are average. The staff are super friendly and helpful and definitely a good place to chill out. I will give Paddington a 5 star review.

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