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“Excellent dinner buffet on Sundays”
Review of Harbour Room

Harbour Room
Ranked #190 of 576 Restaurants in Colombo
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner buffet on Sundays”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

As the other reviewers have mentioned, its a restaurant in the Grand Oriental Hotel overlooking the Harbor. Apart from the excellent view, the food is also fabulous. Beautiful and extensive spread of both Sri Lankan and continental food, very delicious. And, oh the dessert spread. Will send any dessert lover into an overdrive- again a good mix of both local and european desserts.Not all of them were spot on, but they were pretty good. Service is also good, except for the haughty main attendant of the restaurant who thought he was doing us a great favor by giving us a table when we landed there even after calling and being told that tables were available.
Oh and I forgot to mention performance by Sam, very entertaining!!!
A very memorable night out for us!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Wattala, Sri Lanka
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely night view and the best Mixed Grill in town”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

The harbour room is the main dinner restaurant at the colonial and historical Grand oriental Hotel. It is a lovely ambiance at night as the citys hustle and bustle dies down for the night.The restaurant overlooks the Colombo Harbour and you could see the harbour lights and the dark blue water as you dine.The restaurant encourages you to go for the choice of your daily buffets.However the best dish is the magnificient mixed grill which takes some time after the order to be delivered.But as they say the best things in life are worth the wait and so is the mixed Grill.The mnue is elaborate but i cannot say how much of the given selection is worth trying.Dessrts are average and entrees and soups are nothing to die for.I would still go to this restaurant if only for the view, the old age charm it possesses and ...the mixed Grill.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Dilantutu
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely place to dine out...”
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Had a lovely dinner at the Harbour Room at GOH. The tables over looking the harbour are the best so make sure you pre-book this. The service was excellent, quick and very friendly. They made a few small mistakes but nothing to get stressed about. The food is very good value for money and the prices given on the menu include most of the taxes so you don’t get double the bill you thought you where going to pay like most other restaurants. Food was very good, good presentation and tasty. Its not 5 star level but good value for money. Margarita was very good too and alcohol is very well priced.

They arranged a lovely cake and candles with music for our special celebration. I would go back here again.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Ayanthi S
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 2 Contributor
1 review
“Habour Room”
Reviewed 7 February 2013

The best view ever I had on Harbour so close and none of other restuarants have this close view.The food was good and service was good.

Visited July 2012
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Thank SBWijeratne1966
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Simple place, but Great service n amazing view!”
Reviewed 1 February 2013

its a nice place with good food at reasonable prices... the bestest part of it, is the amazing view of the harbour... the bit of balcony space they have is actually even better than the inside, however they dont serve food there, which is a shame...

this place would be better if its modified, which appears to be overdue... we walked in here around 11 PM starved... although we walked in just before closing time, the guys who served our table was so nice and friendly and very attentive... this made this an even more pleasurable experience for us! :)

Visited January 2013
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