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“great history lesson-food so-so”
Review of History Restaurant

History Restaurant
Ranked #86 of 184 Restaurants in Kandy
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 19 December 2013

The restaurant has a substantive selection of photographs of old Colombo, Kandy and other parts of Sri Lanka. A historic powerpoint presentation also plays in the background. The food is rather bland.

Thank Mario1547
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

The food was good, and reasonably priced, but as we were visiting off season there were not many other guests and it was very quiet.
The music was brit-pop from the 90s (S club 7 and take that), but it was quite a nice change and made us smile.
The old fashioned photos were really cool, but the display was a little haphazard, and there was no projector on our visit.

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Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

This is a really interesting restaurant once you've found it up 3 flights! To be honest, it's not so much the food, though that was perfectly adequate, served by a very friendly and obliging waiter (the lime sodas were particularly good). It's more the fascinating photos and documents that line the walls, photos not just of old Kandy but elsewhere in Sri Lanka, and interesting newspaper clippings. One photo of a late nineteenth century British hunting party was a gem - the moustaches alone would kill at 20 paces. Altogether a pleasant and entertaining lunch.

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Thank Wyvernian
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

History Restaurant is really nice decorated with photos of old Kandy and Kandy residents. But the food is not so nice. It is not that it is bad or rotten, it is just flavorless.

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Thank FerdoBoffin
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

The guidebook map was hopeless but we found it after walking around. Luckily someone showed us up the stairs. We were early for lunch (12pm) so were the only ones there until another group came in. I think it gets busy in the evening.

There was a varied menu and dishes our boys were happy with.

The service was good with a very friendly waiter. Great views from the balcony and interesting photographs.

Well worth the search.

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Thank MrNotty
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