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Deco on 44

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44 Light House St, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 225773
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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at this place some 3 years ago and we had the best Srilankan food and thus this time when we went to Unawatuna (3 Dec 2016), we wanted to at least have a meal at Deco for old times' sake. And guess what? We weren't disappointed at all! Best food and ambience as before! We pre-ordered king coconut,... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there last night. Hubby had the seafood platter and I had the vegetarian Sri Lankan curry option which both was great and be warned, huge! The veg curry consisted of 6 curries and a small papadum and Mango chutney. They serve some loveless warm bread rolls and papadums with mango chutney as amuse Bouche so don't eat too much... More 

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New Delhi, India
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

They make fresh breakfast of your choice and one has the option to eat in the veranda or indoors. There are no air conditioners but you get a fan. You get a choice of continental, american and local Lankan breakfast.

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We may have picked the wrong thing from the menu...the staff were lovely and the service great. Just don't have the chicken burger as my son did..it's vomit inducing! However the devilled prawns were 10/10.

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Thank Bernadine T
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Dinner with my wife was perfect! Real restaurant is Fort Galle! Nice location. Super dishes from chef Mendis. Available also good wines! No need other comment. To try.

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Sheffield
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is well located, in Galle Fort close to the ocean and near to restaurants and shops. The decor is both stylish and homely. The internet is fast and allows multiple devices - the best we found during out 2 week trip to Sri Lanka. The breakfast was delicious with fresh fruit and tasty eggs Benedict. The pool was... More 

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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad that their restaurant and hotel are listed separately so I can give two glowing reviews! We stayed at Deco on 56 their sister hotel just down the road which gave us access to their facilities. I will talk about the beautiful location and so forth in my hotel review but it is stunning. A gorgeous old hotel... More 

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Thank Alan D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I had braised fillet with rice as main and Sri Lankan cutlets as appetizer. Total bill was 1700Rs. Pretty decent price compared to some of the hotels in the vicinity. The cutlets were a little spicy and helps excites the palate (but not so much that a non-stick fan like me cannot handle!). Had the braised fillet because I wanted... More 

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Thank Zac C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This place was a safe bet given its ratings, but it left us disappointed. There was nothing special about it in terms of food, however much the setting is nice. Calamari a la plancha was ordinary and we had to ask for it to be heated up as it came somewhat cold. The king prawns (as pictured) were quite nice,... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The restaurant at deco is well known for its good food. There was a live band as well singing popular English classics. The menu is selective but very good- good choices of Sri Lankan food, continental food and American food. Try the deco special sandwich- it's quite a mouthful!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Light House St, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 225773
  • This restaurant is at Deco On 44
Description
Situated right in the heart of the Galle Fort, Deco on 44 provides a variety of cuisine to suite everyones tastebuds. Specialising on seafood, dishes include Lobsters, Crabs, Jumbo Prawn and Fish prepared in a manner to suit each individuals choice. Local Rice and curry is also a speciality. Burgers, Pastas, Salads and Sandwiches also are available. Desserts and an array of speciality coffee's are also available. The restaurant is open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Meals are prepared by a professional team of Chefs who have an abundance of experience worldwide.All the produce is local and and we try our best to source organic. Everything is prepared in-house including our array of breads. There is an option to eat on the garden and also at the beautiful balcony which is an ideal place to relax after a day of walking around the fort.

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