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“Rare culinary expertise in both fish and meats” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The London Grill

The London Grill
Ranked #43 of 549 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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163 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Rare culinary expertise in both fish and meats”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The pick of the dishes are the combination platters. The appetisers are a tad on the expensive side, even compared to other fine dining restaurants in Sri Lanka. The lobster bisque is well worth it. The breads are warm, and are served with a nice selection of butters. The flambe service is very impressive with a suitably wood trolley cart modified. Meats and ingredients are brought in front of your table with a bit of flair, complete with a flame shooting into the air when they pour the brandy or red wine. The Grand marnier laced crepes are also very good, and with a starter or soup, main and dessert this is right up there with Chesa Swiss in delivering that gastronomic night out.

Sometimes the taste can be a little bland, in which case you have to unfortunately reach for the salt and pepper shakers. The wine list is impressive but has risen in price steadily over the past 3 years, possibly due to heavy taxation by the government.

The tables at the far end are the best, as get privacy more than the centre. The sofa chairs on the sides are comfortable and soft. Some people even come here in T-shirt, so it does not have the formality one would expect.

Recommended, with only the caveat above.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Steak in Sri Lanka!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Amazing fine dining experience in Sri Lanka. The food and service by far was excellent. The made-before-your-eyes caesar salad is really good. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The restaurant atmosphere is refined and comfortable. The waiters are attentive and knowledgeable about the items on the menu. He made suggestions which were useful in helping us make our decisions, which by far enhanced our overall dining experience. Definitely a cut above the rest when comparing restaurants in Colombo!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best steaks in Sri Lanka”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

London Grill is a Colombo classic. They serve imported meats (mostly Australian) and take their restaurant business very seriously. Everything from the beginning till the end; your meal will be special. And before you leave, have an Irish Coffee- it doesn't get much better than this!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellet steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

I had a wonderful dinner with my cilent in London Grill. It is a very English steak resturant. If you want to show generous to your business partner in Colombo. I recommend you bring them to London Grill. Because it is not as expensive as you expected, but food is first class.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hartford, CT
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Elegance and good steaks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

I went for a steak dinner here, and enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and excellent service. The waiters could not have been more efficient. The atmosphere was quite luxurious, with a live piano player. I was provided with a complimentary appetizer. The steak was done as requested, and was tender and juicy. Couldn't ask for more.

Visited April 2014
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