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“An old favourite still going strong”

The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #62 of 708 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$30
Cuisines: German
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of Colombo, a true European Pub with great food, large portions and cheap beer and drinks
Reviewed 19 March 2012

I first visited the restaurant when it was known as "Alt Heidelberg". it has since changed its name, to simply "The German Restaurant", then the rather odd "Bavarian Barn" to the current The Bavarian, with a kind of subtitle "German Restaurant and Pub". It used to be the only place in Colombo where you could get Paulaner Beer, but now it serves a range of local beers. The car park is now a large open one, but it was full because of the large party taking place at the Galle Face Hotel's Grand Ballroom, opposite. So we parked on the very narrow adjacent lane. The service is very good, and the waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. The Mango Juice was thick and fresh, though it needed sugar syrup since it was not the Karutha Kolomban mangos which are the best ones. The Mixed Grill with lots and lots of meats is still generous and good value compared with most of the other breadcrumbed dishes, and has nice fat chips English-pub style. The meats are much better than what you usually get in Colombo, and the pepper sauce (the other option is barbecue sauce) is quite nice. The portions are huge: "German Restaurant" as it is still called is famous for the size of its dishes. The Lamb in most restaurants in Colombo is not up to par, it is tough and stringy. Only the Australian imported lamb at the top notch restaurants is acceptable.

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Reviewed 8 March 2012

We went to GR after a considerable period of time. As usual it was packed with customers. In fact I have never seen GR this busy. But the service, as usual, was very efficient.

We did not drink wine but beer and whisky. As expected nothing can go wrong with this type of drinks.

We ordered mostly pork and salmon based dinner and apple crumble for dessert. Main meal was full of tastes and big in quantity. Dessert was quite nice and satisfying.

Overall we had a very pleasant evening. Good food and good ambiance.

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

i visit this place regularly, i order beer and a mix grill for my self. just love the size of the potion i believe that if your charging a top dollar, food should be tasty and the size should be reasonable here you will get both.
price of the food is fair and the interior is nicely done. service is great.

as i said earlier try this place (if you love your meat and beer) cant go wrong

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Reviewed 28 February 2012

The correct name as per the tax invoice is "THE BAVARIAN GERMAN RESTAURANT & PUB" at 11 Galle face court, Colombo 3.

The ambience and décor is really nice and this has changed since my last visit a few years back. Draught beer on tap is popular and goes down well with a nice meal.
The Pork Knuckle is their speciality and at Rs 1,450 ( A$ 12) was a big meal but also well prepared and presented.

By 9 pm the restaurant was full with mainly tourists from nearby hotels. Some locals had also reserved tables which had at least 10 to a table.

Service was good and adequately staffed.

There is parking just by the side of the restaurant in an open car park and there is also security giving you peace of mind.

The total bill for 5 adults with drinks was Rs 10,000 ( A$ 82).

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Thank Cederz
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Good German food- some is not super "authentic German" but its pretty darn good for its location. On the main drag and close to lots of shopping, business, hotels, etc.

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