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The Poolside Bar and Terrace

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2 Galle Road | Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 541010
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

amazing view and bar.. bird hunters will keep safe while you'll have your coctails near Indian Ocean

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Thank Azat C
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered a burger (which was supposed to be served with salad and french fries) but didn't get the salad. The burger was ranked no 4 by me, behind Jetwing Blue (1st), Cinnamon Red (2nd) and Sugar (3rd)

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Thank nagaf2015
Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best business happy hours are offered at the Pool Bar. Spectacular sunsets by the sea, listening to the sound of the waves

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Thank mdangel2017
Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing colonial setting with a lovely poor on the side facing to the sea. Definitely you will feel like a time travel to the old good days by sitting here like to the 1900s. Great spot for sunset.

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Thank Tropicalkenny
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131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An open air bar with surrounding Terrace and several round tables and shading umbrellas. Delight to the thunder of the ocean breakers and people watch which enjoying the cheeky crows trying to take garnish of pineapple slices from the edge of your glass and the little squirrels who are less adept but equally cheeky. A delightful place to relax.

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Thank Keith F
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat in the sun with a cold drink, staring at the sea what could be better. Even a simple Club sandwich was a delight to look at, and a delight to eat. Good selection of drinks and a food menu with many choices.

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Thank John M
Lisse, The Netherlands
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352 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We felt we need to close our holiday with a buffet diner in Galle Face Hotel. The buffet is super, make sure you book a table in advance!. Before the buffet, we wanted a drink at the poolside bar/terrace, well, that was a super bad experience as it took ages before the one waiter came up to us. it took... More 

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Thank Harry C
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174 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a great hotel, and the view and comfort of the poolside bar and terrace is nice. For a better view of the sunset, rather go 200m north to the Travelers bar within the same hotel though :)

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Thank JorgenBLY
Dubai
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The restaurant staff is very nice and they explained the ful dish they were providing. The buffet has many dishes from fish to beef and included pork.

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Thank Lillo
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

refreshing drinks venue with complimentary fresh sea breeze good service and choice of drinks and snacks

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Thank svperera

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
International, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Galle Road | Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 541010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?