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Ceylon Tea Factory Restaurant

$$ - $$$Asian, Fusion,
No 4 Passara Road, Ella, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
+94 57 4 933945
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prawn curry” (14 reviews)
“yellow rice” (3 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
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Asian, Fusion, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
No 4 Passara Road, Ella, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant, located in a charming building in one of the side roads in Ella, has a wonderful ambience. They serve wonderful curries. We had beef and also mutton curry and enjoyed both. The crab curry looked amazing too. This is one of the more...More

Thank CharleenJoburg
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped twice at The Halpe Tea Factory in Ella during our stay there. Once for tea and Snacks and once for dinner. We were very impressed with the set up, nice clean and modern. The menu is very good and varied with a great...More

Thank Parripu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we stayed in Ella for a few days, and this restaurant was by far our favorite. we went during happy hour and ordered two non alcoholic drinks, crab dip, a mozzarella sandwich, chicken fried noodles, a chocolate mousse, and lime cake. all of this was...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was really good and the decor was very nice but the drinks and curries were very average and westernized flavours for locals. The crab curry just tasted like salty watered down curry and there was no crab meat essentially just a crab shell...More

Thank Elisabeth V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Ceylon Tea Factory Restaurant whenever we can as we love the food and atmosphere. Have always enjoyed all that we've ordered. Excellent dishes, well presented Tea Factory Restaurant - I also heard that it is the first of its kind in the world....More

Thank Rasika_Gunarathna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More than the food, this place offers the best hospitality in ella. The staff was very friendly and welcomed us with Sri Lankan hospitality. The food was nicely presentable and Halpe`tea cocktails was one of the best things to try out at the restaurant.

Thank malinthe d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best places to dine-in for a perfect food gateway in ella. We really enjoyed the Sri Lankan food cuisine with mouth watering deserts with the combination on tea infusion. The place is highly recommended for high quality food with the open kitchen...More

Thank Buddhi G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Ella, we had dinner in this marvellous restaurant. Frank (waiter) adviced us to eat the rice and curry. Thnx to his adviseur we ate the best rice and curry ever!

Thank friekimpe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good curry dishes. Also enough choice of western food. The kids loved their pasta pesto . Great desserts as well.

Thank bas127
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location with a very friendly service. The food was really good. I had the Sri Lankan Curry with yellow rice. It was until now the best curry I ever had. This place is great for people who would like to try, local food. The...More

Thank TAMEMBER_08132018
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magma t
17 June 2018|
Response from Hans A | Reviewed this property |
Curry is in the range of 900 to 1200 Rupi depending if you have prawns or vegaterian Version. Prices are sligthly above average but quality of food and service are good.
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Jack S
26 April 2018|
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Response from Pete2306 | Reviewed this property |
Can’t remember exactly but the whole meal and drinks was about £30 UK. And it was a decent meal too and great service. You will find it cheaper - and if you are more used to Asia than we were, could do better! But you... More
4 December 2017|
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Response from 100792NS | Reviewed this property |
I think so. We ordered beers so they definitely have a license to sell alcoholic drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 4 Passara Road, Ella, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Uva Province  >  Ella
  • Phone Number: +94 57 4 933945
  • E-mail
Halpe' Tea presents the World's first Tea Factory Restaurant with fusion, Sri Lankan and international cuisine, snacks, factory fresh tea mocktails, tea bar and tea boutique architecturally mastered to perfection. A variety of dishes to choose from. This is the Only food safety certified restaurant in Ella
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