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Old Course Restaurant

Asian, International, Sri Lankan
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Jetwing St. Andrews, | 10 St Andrew's Dr, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
+94 52 2 223031
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We were staying nearby so went for dinner as there are not many options in Nuwara Eliya. The buffet was okay.. Not a great variety of dishes and very overpriced for what it was. We went to the Indian at the Grand Hotel the next night which was much nicer and much cheaper.

Thank Sara S
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This was a very disappointing experience given that the hotel is quite grand. The buffet food was average in quality and it was very messy. We arrived 1h30 into the buffet service and it looked like it had been open for hours. Look at other options in town for dinner.

1 Thank Philip M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Nice interior but the food was tasteless, uninspired and boring. The curries tasted less than any we had over the last days. The breakfast was also inferior.

1 Thank Are H
Perth WA
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124 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We stayed 1 night at the hotel and therefore decided to eat at the Old Course that was a mistake. It was a buffet night and the dishes are not well done at all, under cooked, over cooked, tasteless and desert was really just small slices of what seemed to be a below average Sara Lee facsimile. Go elsewhere otherwise... More 

1 Thank SpannerPerthWA
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The atmosphere of Christmas and the seven course meal, this restaurants is complete value for money. Taste is amazing, presentation even more better, the music and ambience makes it everlasting memory...thanks St Andrews... for serving us

Thank Kulharh
Dongguan, China
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103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

We didn't experience the indoor dining or bar, which looked a bit musty. Sitting outside, however, was a treat. The food was pricey but just fine, the service was very good and the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day while sitting in the garden area was outstanding.

Thank RoadWarrier99999
Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

So, the restaurant was recommended in the Rough Guide. It's not cheap so going there was meant to be a bit of a treat for us. The menu promised a good selection of wines, which had been a rarity so far on our trip around Sri Lanka, so we splashed out on the £50 (GBP) Mersault. It wasn't the Premier... More 

3 Thank R B
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We came here with high expectations having read a very favourable review in Lonely Planet. Unfortunately, the food is disappointingly average. While you will undoubtedly be tempted by the dazzling buffet, we do not recommend it. The individual dishes are not well executed, some overcooked, some bland, and the desserts taste like ready made products from a supermarket. The house... More 

1 Thank justsayrachel
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Whilst the setting of the hotel itself was lovely and a drink in the bar beforehand was very enjoyable, the meal itself was a bit of a let down. Service was slow and perfunctory and the food was some of the most disappointing food we had on our entire trip. Sadly not worth the money.

1 Thank ClarevilleTravellers
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

After wondering for the whole afternoon where to eat in Nuwara Eliya, we decided to skip the dinner offered at our guesthouse, (chicken curry with rice) to go to the St. Andrews, with big expectations after the fantastic 3 days we spent in the sister Jetwing Hotel Vil Udyana. Unfortunately the chefs of the Jetwing chain are not trained together.... More 

1 Thank Francesco R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, International, Sri Lankan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jetwing St. Andrews, | 10 St Andrew's Dr, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Nuwara Eliya
  • Phone Number: +94 52 2 223031

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