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Royal Bar & Hotel Restaurant

) #15 of 137 Restaurants in Kandy $$ - $$$ , ,
No. 44 King's Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 224449
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
No. 44 King's Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm a little bit in love with this place. Colonial, authentic, charming, cheap beer, what more could you want?! We also ate here and sat in a window watching Kandy and its hustle and bustle going by below. The food was okay, I wish they...More

Thank la_ura25052013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked this place a lot. I really disliked Kandy as a city, so I sought out the most imperial looking place I could find, and ended up here. It's not extortionately priced, and the service was great. After a failed effort to find somewhere...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for cocktails. Lovely bar area. Great service and nice atmosphere. One of the best places we have been in Kandy.

Thank RachelP1991
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Good food and service, and not least colonial athmosphere. And most important; contrary to many nearby restaurants, they serve beer and wine.

Thank Bengt_Sivert
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Came across the place after rave reviews from a close friend and it certainly lived up to it... beautifully restored to its former glory this is truly a place to sit and dine with time to spare !!! Loved the ambience and the decor... Food...More

Thank Vidusha N
Reviewed 26 April 2017

It's a nice place for a drink or two but you can find far better quality and value for money food elsewhere. The restaurant itself is lovely but the service was painfully slow (even by SL standards).

1  Thank loubeattie
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We liked it so much here we went twice to sit on the balcony and soak up the atmosphere with good food, very friendly staff and beautiful surroundings in this lovely old building

1  Thank goldfish007
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Finding a restaurant that serves alcohol with food can be challenging in Kandy, so we opted for the Royal. A really vibrant and enjoyable pub like atmosphere in both the down stairs bar or the first storey balcony were the main impressions experienced during our...More

1  Thank Allan W
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Can't comment on the food as we only went in for a drink. Great colonial place to sit and have a drink, it maybe more expensive than other places but so what your on holiday. Real feel of the past. Beautiful building with a courtyard...More

1  Thank cheryl100360
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Royal Bar is an excellent venue for food and drinks reminding me of Raffles in Singapore .. nice colonial building with courtyard to boot. The food was very good service was a little mixed but fine eventually. I imagine this to be at the...More

1  Thank LondonLockwood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 44 King's Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy District  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 224449
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