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The Fort Printers

££££Seafood, Asian,
39 Pedlar Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 247977
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster curry” (48 reviews)
“pavlova” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 15:00All hours
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
39 Pedlar Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were really excited to eat at the Fort Printers but it has unfortunately closed for renovation (the restaurant) until further notice. From the building work we saw happening I would guess that it might be closed for weeks rather than days (we visited Saturday...More

Thank Todd1507
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on our first night I Galle and sat in the courtyard which was lovely. The food and service were very good. My husband had a curry and I had wonderful prawns. They even ran after us when mu husband left his credit...More

Thank lmm10_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty food, great menu with a range of Western, Asian and Sri Lankan options, really relaxing atmosphere in a lovely setting, very professional and attentive service and a good selection of wines. We tried a few of the starters - the roasted cauliflower was...More

Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed it. We had my birthday celebration here by the pool. They don’t serve alcohol but they are okay with you taking it. Very quiet peaceful restaurant with lovely decor and good service and food.More

Thank kiwijokers
TijanaBrdar, Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and thank you for choosing our restaurant for your special occasion. We believe that our courtyard area with the lap pool, large frangipani trees, and candled lights is one of the most...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in an old 18th century building and nice renovated. The food is excellent, we went for lunch and had the beetroot gazpacho (very nice), seared yellow fin tuna salad (yummy) and the Sri Lankan lobster curry (great). They have many other...More

Thank HermMiDo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Fort Printers is a lovely old Dutch building set in Galle Fort. We came here for dinner one evening and were very impressed. We sat in the beautiful intimate courtyard and enjoyed the Lobster curry and Lamb tagine. The food was superb and not...More

Thank Lyndonmarch17
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was one of my best meals in Sri Lanka even though I wasn't hungry I couldn't go past the lobster curry. They were generous with the lobster and it tasted delicious but not only that it came with 3 vegetable curries also which were...More

Thank kiwi_LisaL
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Visited with my partner and had a very underwhelming experience. Starters were nicely presented but tasted poor (chewy squid, dry mince in the mutton samosa) and the mains weren't much better. Similar story of nice presentation but so-so taste. We didn't bother with dessert. Wine...More

Thank K P
TijanaBrdar, Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We appreciate that you found our hotel elegant with the nice atmosphere, and are disheartened to hear that you have not thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience with us. We would like to reply on your comments on which we respectfully disagree. Our restaurant...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

My husband and myself and a friend of ours had such a great dinner at the Fort Printers we went back again before we left Galle. The food was amazing (we tried almost everything on the menu. LOL). The service is 5 star. They can...More

Thank Eva Z
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Great location in the old fort and a superb meal here. Good service,food was fantastic.I had mutton samosa to start which were excellant and my wife veggie ones equally as good. We both had the lamb main and then pavlova with passion fruit.

Thank Bryan g
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Pedlar Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 247977
  • E-mail
The Fort Printers offers a fresh and vibrant menu that uses predominantly fresh seafood and organic local produce. The chiefs plan the menu for the day based on guests’ preferences, and lovingly create soups, mezzes, and mains comprising grilled fresh seafood, Mediterranean inspired specialties, and traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry (which includes several vegetable dishes and at least one fish or meat curry). As seafood and particularly yellow fin tuna is abundant in the area, you can expect to find dishes with sashimi, grilled or seared tuna, lobster, prawns and several kinds of fish. The meals are served in the frangipani courtyard overlooking the thin lap pool or in the grand dining room and at times to suit the whims of the guests.
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