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The Poolside Bar and Terrace

2 Galle Road | Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 541010
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“club sandwich” (3 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
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Bar, International, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2 Galle Road | Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the locations is marvelous. having alcohol with cold breezes from sea have a different feeling all together. very relaxing and have some of the best cocktails.

Thank anubhav73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bar sits right on the sea front so perfect for sun set! The staff were very attentive and provided some snacks with our drinks whilst we waited for mains. The waves crashed against the shore as we enjoyed our food - salmon, prawn Caesar...More

Thank Claire8176
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An informal area, next to the "beach": the ocean crashing onto the very small beach - not for swimming - but the pool is five yards away so hey no issues, Service is efficient, service with a smile - a lovely place to relax and...More

Thank Mike020255
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Great view of the ocean crashing on to the beach, good service and delicious cocktails, will return.

Thank greenfields015
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

My favourite spot for the best coffee in town with amazing views. Most relaxing place to come to. The service is excellent, the ladies room is always pristine clean.

Thank DrAlexandraA
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The bar is cosy and the sounds of breaking waves soothing. The waiters didn't seem to know what a Gunner was and I had to order a ginger ale instead. They are, however, attentive and its easy to catch their eye. The bar is not...More

Thank Kalimullah
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The place is amazing for the view, just like the hotel. You can go very close to the ocean and enjoy the splash. Food here is amazing especially the breakfast.Very few places to offer such a lavish spread.

Thank Giriraj P
Reviewed 21 September 2017

roaring sea at best Limited choice (food) plenty of drink iconic place where many great has visited best sun set

Thank m k
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Having a drink at sunset at the Galle Face Hotel's poolside terrace is a must. In this iconic hotel, the terrace give directly to the Arabian Sea. Great drinks are served and as the sun sets, a bagpiper comes out and the flag is ceremoniuously...More

Thank robert_bos53
Reviewed 11 September 2017

My husband & I enjoyed a few lovely hours here taking in the view & enjoying the fabulous cocktails & assortment of amazing food on offer. A great spot to ditch your jet lag! X

Thank Aussie_Pearl
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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