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“Great colonial-style dinner experience”

Old Course Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 54 Restaurants in Nuwara Eliya
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Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

Since Nuwara Eliya is described as 'Little England' we decided to have a nice meal at the Old Course. A few drinks at the pub first (highly recommend: St. Andrews tea cocktail) and then a great set meal in the restaurant made for a lovely experience. The service was outstanding.

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Reviewed 12 April 2013

We had dinner at the Old Course. The buffet was nice without being stunning. The dining room is a bit dark with an Old England style. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 24 March 2013

This was my favorite meal from our week in Sri Lanka.This restaurant was described by Lonely Planet as modern international fusion “superb” food in a “superb” setting, w/ the largest wine cellar in Sri Lanka, but the night we were there, it was very quiet inside, and we were a group of 10 people, laughing and having fun, so we decided to try the food without disturbing the few folks having a quiet meal, and ordered dinner to be served in the more causal Graffiti bar next door.

Everything was excellent – both the wild mushroom and Thai green chicken soups. The sizzling seafood platter was excellent, w/ king fish, prawns, chili & lime calamari, veggies & saffron rice. We also tried the ‘tradition” w/ lime & ginger barracuda fish, tomato risotto in a caper & lemon oil, which was delicious. The buffet breakfast was really good, too; our favorites were the very tasty lentil and chicken curries.

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Reviewed 28 February 2013

We ate in this restaurant in the St.Andrews Hotel because friends we met wanted to eat there. Dinner was buffet-style which usually means not very good local food. Surprisingly, their Sri Lankan food was better than very good, indeed, the best buffet we had in Sri Lanka (out of 5 in a 3-week period of time). Their continental food looked pretty good too although I ate only the desserts which were not bad. Usually at these buffets, all desserts are gelatinous. The curries were varied as were the sides and accompanying pickles/chutneys. Had we not made plans in advance to meet friends here, we would not have gone, although a walk around the hotel is interesting architecturally and in the furnishings, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of their local dishes.

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Reviewed 23 February 2013

The restaurant is very good atmosphere, also Executive Chef and his staffs are very kind helpful with welcoming. Moreover, there are varieties of menu which all were selected for niceness to serve the guest. Thanks for you guys to gave me and my clients are enjoyed with your meals and hope to visit once again soon.

Anne /Max Billion Travel

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