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Hill Club Restaurant

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29 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
+94 52 2 222653
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Penistone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great cocktails and service from the sommelier, who even gave us a tour of the place. Large open fire was also very welcome. We regretted not staying for food. (As we arrived we were nervous that we weren't dressed smartly enough (trainers, crumpled shirt and no tie) but needn't have worried.)

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London
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I enjoyed lunch as temporary, one day, member of the Hill Club. The ambience is very much that of a colonial gentlemen's club. A huge dining room with an extensive selection of meals (a la carte and set lunch) plus a bewildering choice of wines, spirits and cocktails. Service was attentive and the rice and curry is... More 

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Hattem, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

It was an excellent choice to go to this restaurant. It had a really nostalgic ambiance and it is an inexpensive luxury restaurant.

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Thank sibbb
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The ambiance at the Hill Club is unique. JE old world charm of the main Restaurent is unique. Service is good and food is always good.

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Thank SheranFernando
Oxfordshire
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Having read about the Hill Club in our guidebook we wandered up the house to have a look. I'm so glad we did as it led to an unexpected and memorable evening. A visit to the Hill Club is like stepping back in time - it was founded in 1872 by British coffee planters for 'gentlemen of like-minded disposition'. In... More 

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Thank Samantha H
Singapore, Singapore
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587 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here. The food is really good especially the beef and the soup. The service is also excellent.

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Thank JustLoveToFly
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My Dad and I went for lunch! The location is very historical, but woth a visit! We enjoyed our time mainly because of the great hospitality! Our waiter was called Benedice (or something alike)! He showed us around the house and served amazingly well! Ask for him!

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Thank AleOel
Rome
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135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Hill Club for some reason seems to think that Sri Lanka is still a colony and one has to behave like a British planter and wear a jacket and tie to dinner. Even if you turn up in jeans and a t-shirt, they will insist you wear a tie and jacket which they will provide. Having said that, the food... More 

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Bangalore
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Its not just a restaurant - in fact if you have to eat here there is a formal dining option - good service but you got to wear a jacket and a tie. The hill club is also a great place to stay. Fairly well maintained.

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Beijing, China
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

If anyone were to ask me what is the British Empire, I will point to the Hill Club in the middle of a small Sri Lankan town with the exotic name of Nuwara Eliya, and say, "lo and behold, this, my friend, is the British Empire!" Nowhere in the world, not even the English countryside boast of as many English-influenced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Nuwara Eliya
  • Phone Number: +94 52 2 222653
  • This restaurant is at The Hill Club

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