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“Great staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pepper

Ranked #53 of 235 Restaurants in Galle
Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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180 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Great staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Good food, very kind and helpful staff. A real buzz. Make your reservation since most hotel guest from The Fortress Hotel will have diner here. Do not forget to ask for all the menu's available. Many great dishes are available but not on every menu (officially there are three restaurants; effectively it is only one). Prices of drinks are a bit too steep. Prices of the food are ok for the quality. You may want to look at the menu before diving into the buffet.

Visited February 2014
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Most amazing seafood buffet ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

I have just eaten an incredible meal tonight at pepper. From exquisite sushi, good salad selection, wonderful tuna and mahi mahi (barely) cooked to my liking as well as the fresh lobster and best ever giant Sri Lankan prawns. Truly amazing and wonderful setting on the beach and great service from the whole 'fortress' team. Well done. Only regret is we will be off home before next Saturday's return event.

Visited January 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

The Fortress was recommended to us "if you don't mind spending a bit more", but actually it was reasonably priced compared with UK/US prices, but yes expensive compared with Sri Lankan prices.

Extensive menu, tasty well-presented food and lovely surroundings. On the night we that we visited a guy was playing live Sax music all evening, as we sat looking out over the pool and sea.

3 courses and several drinks each for the equivalent of £55.

Visited December 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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124 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

We stayed at this hotel so we ate at the restaurant frequently - the Prawn Tempura is to die for and the plate with cashew curry and other veggies was delicious!

Visited July 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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932 reviews
580 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“Dream Place - hospitality at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

The Hideaways Club Local Concierge arranged for us to spend the morning at the resort till Maliga Kanda, villa would be ready for check-in, as we arrived very early. Unbelievable as it may seem, we got VIP welcome and treatment. We spent a couple of hours at the spa and then arrived at Pepper for a great lunch on the deck of the restaurant, outdoors facing the Indian Ocean.

The experience was fantastic. Jan Van Twest, the GM of the resort has a great team. Like him every member of the staff was a natural charmer.

During our 10 days stay we visited the resort twice again with friends. We relaxed at the pool, walked along the beach, enjoyed the ocean breeze and above all ate fondly at Pepper, the main restaurant of the resort.

  • Visited December 2012
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