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Mama's Galle Fort Roof Cafe

££ - £££
Asian, Sri Lankan
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67 Church Street,Fort,Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 927 5736
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice rooftop cafe/restaurant with a view of the lighthouse and the mosque. Food is a bit pricey taking into account that this is Sri Lanka (the most expensive meal on my trip so far) and ok. No wow factor. Plenty of choices on the menu but mostly they are Western and Asian dishes and very few authentic Sri Lankan ones.... More 

Thank vanelic
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here for a lunchtime beer (they do serve beer, not on the menu - just ask) and loved the views so returned for dinner. Really good selection of curries (I think it was 1 chicked and 5 veg) for the 2 of us.

Thank davidlockwood01
Hove, UK
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277 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have read some of the rave reviews about this place on here, but it was just 'okay' for us. We sat outside and had a typical curry and rice meal. Like most other places, it can take a while to get served and to get the food. They don't serve beer, alas. I'm not saying it was bad, but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read the reviewed on Trip Advisor and decided that a trip to Galle Fort wasn't complete till visiting Mamas. Came for dinner and wish we had more nights in Galle to savour this food. Quick and easy, we just ordered the curry dishes with assorted vegetables. Out came a feast, with different flavours to try everywhere. Topped off with a... More 

Thank Sanjay H
Brno, Czech Republic
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend of ours took us here. It is a made from the scrap family restaurant which is quite well hidden within the tiny streets of Galle. Their seating is on a beautiful rooftop and the do Rice & Curry made to order. Which means that you will wait a bit, but then indulge in the pleasure of fresh, juicy... More 

Thank Aradhel
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a hard time locating this restaurant but once we got there it was well worth the search. Great food, wide variety, good veg options too & as a bonus, great view too. Would definitely recommend this place

Thank Joshimeera
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317 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Well we went for this one which is accessed from Small Cross Street at the South end of Church Street. We went for lunch but sadly most things were off. The curry and rice were available and I had read good things about it, but a large curry and rice meal was not what I really wanted for lunch of... More 

Thank jimmyt7
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 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.

Thank Sally S
Port Macquarie, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

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

Thank D616OSalanf
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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.

Thank 77bookworm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Sri Lankan
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
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?