Governor's Restaurant

Governor's Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
6:30 - 23:00
Mon
6:30 - 22:30
Tue
6:30 - 22:30
Wed
6:30 - 22:30
Thu
6:30 - 22:30
Fri
6:30 - 22:30
Sat
6:30 - 22:30
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£13.00 – £15.00
CUISINES
International, Asian, Contemporary, Sri Lankan
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant specialise in Southwestern style food?
About
The premier restaurant of the hotel provides an ambiance of old world charm. Enjoy dining at this colonial era Ceylonese style restaurant, which serves a creative blend of regional and continental specialties. The Governor’s Restaurant can comfortably seat up to 200 people and features daily international lunch buffets and a world of themed nightly buffets that take you on a gastronomical journey. À la carte options are also available at this refined restaurant in Colombo from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm. Dress up and head to the Governor’s Restaurant for an evening of elegance and sophistication.
PRICE RANGE
£13.00 – £15.00
CUISINES
International, Asian, Contemporary, Sri Lankan
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles516 reviews
Excellent
271
Very good
144
Average
44
Poor
26
Terrible
31
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flo
Strasbourg4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
Best 2 weeks at Governor’s restaurant !!!! You made our vacation perfect and all the people are soooooo sweet and professional !! Special thanks to Aruni, chandrasiri & the outside team Gihan & Camilus & Rohana God bless ❤️🫶🏽
Written 21 February 2024
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daniel m
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
Thanks a lot for the very good food and spécial thanks to Gihan and Rohana and Camilus for the perfect service they made every days ❤️
Written 20 February 2024
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Marie Muller
Strasbourg11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
We would like to express our deep gratitude to Rohana and Gihan Lakshan and Camilus for their exceptional service during our stay at the hotel. Their attention to detail, kindness and professionalism greatly contributed to making our meals memorable. Their passion for their work shines through in every interaction, and we were impressed by their dedication to ensuring our comfort and satisfaction. Thanks to Gihan and Rohana & Camilus for transforming our meals into a truly enjoyable and memorable experience. ❤️ Bohoma istouti. Gob bless you!
Written 19 February 2024
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Kanch
14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
My recent visit to Governor's Restaurant for their much-hyped dinner buffet left me thoroughly underwhelmed and dissatisfied. Despite the restaurant's acclaimed reputation, my experience was marred by reservations issues, lacklustre customer service, and subpar food quality. Despite the attractive ambiance and view from the terrace, the reservations hassle, poor customer service, and the disappointing quality of the food overshadowed any positive aspects of my visit to Governor's Restaurant. In conclusion, my visit to Governor's Restaurant for their dinner buffet left much to be desired. The combination of reservations issues, lacklustre service, and substandard food quality culminated in a disappointing dining experience that fails to live up to the restaurant's reputation.
Written 7 January 2024
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Dream06926581337
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Very poor spread with very minimal selection. very poor selection for the main course and deserts were over sweet and very poor quality. Staff was fed up and really tired.
Written 28 December 2023
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Pink O
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Since my grandparents once stayed at Mount Lavinia Hotel 40 years ago, we wanted to visit it too. We went for breakfast which was delicious with a big variety of international and Sri Lankan cuisine. The atmosphere is historic and comfortable, with views on the sea. The service was exceptional thanks to Aruni and her team.
Written 2 December 2023
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RanilMountLavinia
195 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Very expensive buffets, but not a good spread at all when compared with places like Cinnamon Grand, Galadari and Taj to name a few. There are no starters with items like cold meat, cheese and eggs. No taste at all. It is simply over-rated. Worst part is they also ask you to pay for service charges, when it is a buffet. Come on Mount Lavinia Hotel - Get your act right
Written 24 August 2023
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Shyami
Colombo15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
If I am to describe the service, food and overall experience at this place, I would say “hopeless”. I went with my family to have dinner. The air conditioning wasn’t working so we decided to sit outside. Ordered hoppers and I was told they will be sent to my table. Waited for over 30 mins but no hoppers arrived. Asked for coffee and waited another 30 mins or so. As we couldn’t wait any longer, we decided to pay the bill and leave and then at the time we were getting ready to leave, the coffee finally arrived and even the coffee was hopeless. I don’t think I will ever go to this place again. I also noticed that the tourists were treated well. The steward who initially greeted us was very unprofessional. Other stewards were clueless to say the least. Horrible experience to say the least.
Written 24 August 2023
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ZinamonKveen
Colombo777 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
Had breakfast by the pool after a long time. The spread wasn't as ample as before but the food was tasty.
Written 14 July 2023
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Mal D
Singapore314 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Quality and selection of the food is poor compared to it's days of former glory. I started a couple of days at the hotel and tried several things at the restaurant, and was disa with every meal or dish (room service).. Definitely will not return nor recommend, given at the price I can get far better quality elsewhere.
Written 20 June 2023
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Amila Perera
Gampaha472 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
The High Tea Buffet is a rip off.... less than 10 savory items and few assorted sweets... Ice coffee tea or coffee is served on request only. That too only if you demand . Staff are poorly trained and lacks basic etiquettes. Charging 4500 is simply a day light robbery.
Written 7 March 2023
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busynights
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
We were welcomed by the ocean wave sounds at the Governor's Restaurant at Mount Lavinia Hotel we loved this place because of the breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean, pool and outdoor sitting at the Terrace is just wonderful in this historic hotel. The restaurant manager Hareendra was very helpful and courteous with his service to us. The table number 40 where we were sitting had a fantastic view of the Ocean and the city lights. We enjoyed the buffet spread specially the mutton balls and fish was delicious. We had a memorable Tuesday evening at the Governors Restaurant and look forward to visit again.
Written 7 February 2023
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e36m43
Colombo21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
I booked this restaurent as a last minute reservation due to all other Colombo hotel restaurants being fully booked for dinner due to December season. I took my family and my extended family and in-laws as it was my Birthday on this day and wanted to give them a good time. From the start it was just dissapointing as we were offered a table which is too far away from the buffet when we had old people and little infants who can barely walk that distance but since it was a last minute booking we did not complain. The buffet was an utter dissapointment. We went to the restaurent and started the buffet around 8.15pm but certain dishes were already empty with no one to refill. My wife and in-laws came and complained me this as I was with my little one waiting till others get themselves food. I went directly to the buffet then to find out certain dishes are empty, even the soup container is empty , no buns for starters, etc. I looked around and no one was aroud. Then I talked to a chef who was passing by and showed him that their is no food in these and we are here to eat not just to walk around. Then suddenly a manager came by and said we will refill but at the time they did most of us have finished eating and it was embarrassing for me as I took them here for a start hotel to give them a good meal ended up in this manner. Also the selections available were so limited it is not paying 6000 lkr per person for such limited buffet. The staff was lethargic and dont know what they need to do. Even we booked the table was not prepared and did so only when we arrived. The tables did not have enough cutlery as we had to ask each time for a spoon, knife, etc. and to find a waiter to ask for one is the hardest as they were no where to find. The desserts were very limited and when I went into get desserts their were no spoons, forks available and no one around and again I had to ask from a chef who went passing by to get some spoons and forks. So the arrangements are very unprofessional. Also after my complain that why some dishes are empty and not being refilled some waiters and some from kitchen department had an argument in the restaurent as the kitchen staff said they should be informed of what needs to be refilled from restaurent waiters else how they know what is required. So overall this was a very bad experience for me and the people who came with me and being an old star hotel which is very reputed for their service and food has now gone down to the bottom and i will not recommend anyone this buffet as it is not a buffet and not worth the price. After all this disappointment when we were leaving some gentleman by the name Lasantha if my memory is correct approched us and apolagised us about the incidents that took place. Then I informed it was my birthday and I took all these people all the way from Colombo to your hotel to have a good meal and quality time and ended up very badly. Then he regret and said his manager will call me and took my number and then said sorry for what happened and as a compliment we will send you a Birthday cake on behalf of the hotel. Now it is more than a month and I never got a call neither the cake which is I am not after but with all this drama they just apologise and then top it uo with a big fat lie such as that. So my conclusion is never even go to this restaurant for a buffet as they have very minimum selection, no refills, unprofessional staff service and a set of fat liers who burn the top chairs of the management.
Written 3 February 2023
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Thissa Ekanayake
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 family
We travelled down from the city centre for lunch Such a pity they can’t be bothered to tell their customers they are closed Angry and frustrated at this sheer incompetence!
Written 7 May 2022
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PhileasFogg54
Auckland194 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
No mention on either their website or on TripAdvisor of the fact they are closed for renovations. Poor and incompetent! Why should we dine where they can't even get the basics right?
Written 6 May 2022
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