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Mama's Galle Fort Roof Cafe

££ - £££
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
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67 Church Street,Fort,Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 927 5736
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here because we'd heard the food was good and it definately didn't disappoint! My husband ordered the set meal with 6 different curries and it was great, perfect introduction to Sri Lankan curry. The service was a little slow and environment not as nice as others but the food made it well worth it. Good price too.

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Thank Sally S
Port Macquarie, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great vego and non vego food, especially the traditional sri lanken fare and of course the fresh fruit smoothies and king coconut water

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Bolivia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this place. The food was fantastic and plentiful. We had a great seat outside on the roof with views of the city. I would recommend finding this place.

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Thank 77bookworm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant and the curries were amazing! We decided to do the cookery course the following day which was excellent. Really great experience and learnt lots of new recipes. Definitely try if you're in Galle! Thanks mama and family

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I went to this place for lunch. It was a hot afternoon and it was quite a shaded place for relaxation. We ordered veg and non-veg combo meals. The food was great for veg. However the fish served as part of Non-veg curry was stale.

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Thank Nhbansal
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We visited this restaurant as had seen it mentioned in Lonely Planet. We were given a table but then waited and waited to have our order taken. Was on the point of leaving and a guy came over. Sadly there was another long wait for the meal to arrive. We saw another family came in sit down but eventually left... More 

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Thank Arch S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Came across this place and remembered reviewed favourably by LP. Four of us had rice and curry for lunch, very unimpressive both in terms of food and service. Avoid.

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Thank Jamesthescot71
Wynyard, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I dined here both nights that i stayed in Galle and was not disappointed. This restaurant is run by the original Mama and her family. Even her baby grandson made an appearance! I had delicious rice and curry one night with an assortment of curries including cuttlefish. I followed this with curds and honey which was delicious. The special fish... More 

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Thank Sue R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We were the only guests, the service was good and we only waited for 10 min for our curry to be served. We deliberately chose the small curry to share, because this is what 'Mama's' do best and we didn't want to risk ordering something non Sri Lankan. It wasn't the best curry we had in Sri Lanka, but it... More 

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Thank Oliviasky
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This place was a great find. Delicious curry, generous portions and staff very friendly. Met the chef who was very chatty and very welcoming! Location is great and looking out over the roof tops over dinner was a highlight of the day! Very reasonable in price and would highly recommend for authentic tasty Sri Lankan cuisine! If I visit Galle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Church Street,Fort,Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 927 5736

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