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“Large no-frills eatery with huge choice, perfectly acceptable food and good value for money”
Review of Rampart Restaurant

Rampart Restaurant
Ranked #111 of 143 Restaurants in Galle
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Mixed Western and Sri Lankan cuisine, with excellent seafood
Reviewed 6 April 2014

If you are looking for fine dining (surprisingly hard to come by in Galle Fort, it seems) and/or an intimate atmosphere you would not choose the Rampart, where the upstairs (covered) terrace is big enough to accommodate day-tripping groups for lunch.

But definitely worth considering when you just want a straightforward, good-value dinner, especially as they offer a wide choice, including seafood.

We went on a hot, sticky evening after the day-trippers had gone and Galle Fort was relatively empty again and found the Rampart fairly quiet - about 6 other tables taken. I asked the waiter to bring over a big electric fan I noticed standing unused (another was already running on the other side of the terrace) and it certainly made a difference.

Menu choice was huge, just about everything you could think of, including Sri Lankan, Oriental, and Western dishes such as pasta. We saw one large-ish group being served with big plates of lobster and salad and were quite tempted but not really that hungry in the heat, so I settled for mixed fried rice then banana fritters, my husband had prawn curry and rice then vanilla ice cream. The food was perfectly good, portions bigger than we could manage, and all round good value.

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Thank Trisha K
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Lovely views and good lunch time a la carte lunch at reasonable price. Was quite crowded due to tourist buses using this restaurant but the staff were very co-operative and mad a table for our group of six.

Thank farm2000
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We were in one of the coach groups mentioned in previous reviews - 12 of us so not a large group. We were really impressed by the friendliness and speed of service and the pleasant food. Admittedly we didn't have any of those things in the restaurant in our hotel in Weligama so it was a nice surprise to find them for the first time in Sri Lanka. There are no doubt lots of other places for Westerners to eat in Galle but I don't think you will go wrong if you visit this restaurant.

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Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Located adjacent to Galle Fort ramparts with in the evening sea views from the large upstairs terrace. Food reasonable quality & good value for money

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Thank Liz R
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

This place is probably on the "approved list" of places guides are supposed to take tourists. It is quite large upstairs seating and packed for lunch. Service was almost non-existent and the food no better than the couple other tourist approved highway stops we made on our way around SL. If you are in Galle for a few days, there are so many other better choices.

Thank tomshiff
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