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Located within the historic Dutch fort, the Bungalow is how we want our guests to relate to the unique fort experience. We strive to create singular moments that surprise and delight our guests. The unique fort experience means something different to everyone, the Bungalow is what the fort means to us. We want to share it with you. Serving up delectable meals from a menu that caters to all.
PRICE RANGE
R 154 - R 481
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Fusion, Sri Lankan
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really expensive for poor service and under par food. Eat anywhere else for a lot less money and better food. I asked ahead of time off a fish could be filleted and the waiter checked and said it was possible (I would have ordered something...else if not) it came as a full fish absolutely full of bones and tasted rank. I didn’t eat it. The meal was £42 which is about 10 times as much as other locations close by and was appalling.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Robert Jayatunga, Owner at The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar., responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Thesqueakyflipflop, Firstly, let me say I'm genuinely sorry for the disappointment you felt dining with us. I've taken some time to think about your feedback, and it truly hits home that we missed the mark during your visit. Our aim is always to create...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth the wait for a table in the courtyard. Service was by far and away the best we had experienced in Sri Lanka, thanks to Thiantha who was utterly charming and professional. Good food and music vibes in lovely ambience.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening at the bungalow. The cocktails were top notch and the curry too. To top it all the service by thimantha was superb. We loved our dinner here.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Incredible, fresh seafood. Great cocktails. Luxurious ambience. We had an absolutely lovely time. It feels far more expensive than it actually is, which is a lovely surprise. Very reasonable price for really quality food and drink. Ismail was super helpful and friendly!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely low key treed setting, super presented high quality food and cocktails, all eclipsed by professional, attentive, friendly servers. Tuna steak was sushi quality and served rare as requested. Cocktails were the best we had in Sri Lanka. Ismail made our visit special on both...of our visits from start to finish.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nested amongst the narrow cobblestoned lanes, full of alfresco dining is the secluded restaurant “Bungalow” in the old Dutch Fort, in Galle, Sri Lanka. Dotted with antiques from the 1950s, such as telephones, gramophones, bicycles, the old transistor radio provides the ideal music from yesteryear,...creating a nostalgic ambience. The restaurant opens at 6pm, but it is so popular, that the queuing starts at 5.45pm. The tables get full as soon as the restaurant opens and those who arrive thereafter wait in the lounge for a table to be free. There are tables on the veranda surrounding a courtyard, which also has tables. The courtyard was open to the sky providing a gentle breeze throughout the restaurant. Subtle lights on a large tree lit up the courtyard. The staff were extremely courteous and went the extra mile to oblige, voluntarily helping to navigate a difficult wheelchair. They were efficient and friendly. The entire restaurant including the toilets were clean and tidy. The food was out of this world. Especially, the whole grilled fish with a passion fruit glaze. We asked for the Chef and complimented him. We had a fabulous evening and could have stayed for hours listening to the music and enjoying the ambience. The only reason we left after the meal was because we were cognizant of the queues outside to have a table. This restaurant is highly recommended if anyone visits Galle.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Robert Jayatunga, Owner at The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Seyparlour, What a pleasure it is to read your beautifully penned review! Your vivid description not only brings our The Bungalow to life for others but also fills us with immense pride and joy. Nestled within Galle’s charming cobblestoned lanes, we've always aimed to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant serves delicious food in a lovely setting! Our waiter Ismail was very friendly and helpful and the service was quick. We had some cocktails and the halloumi and calamari and everything we ordered was delicious! Would really recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is fantastic - we had the halloumi with beetroot hummus and calamari with garlic dip. Our waiter Ismail was really friendly and attentive. The garden and decor is beautiful and there are fans throughout to keep cool!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious dinner, served by Madushan, at the Bungalow last evening. The room is beautiful and the food was delicious- paneer for my husband and fish curry for me. Both were presented beautifully. The ambience was lovely- nice background music, tables nicely spaced....Easy to see why number 1 in Galle. Definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was cool experience to have a lunch here. The stuff was very friendly and food was very tasty. Our dishes were cooked at 10-15 minutes, and it’s too fast for Sri Lanka. Our waiter was Madushan, he was polite, attentive and cheerful. Interior is...minimalist and modern. Thanks, we will come again!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for Valentines. Even though the restaurant was busy, the service was top notch, attentive without being intrusive. The food was superb and overall we felt very good value.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So far, we’ve been in Sri Lanka for six weeks and have ate at several restaurants, for many of which I’ve given positive reviews (I don’t bother writing bad reviews). This however, was the highlight of the trip so far. The tuna tartare to begin...with was lovely and my garlic and chilli linguine with prawns was exceptional. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her tuna and overall we thought it was well worth the money. Our waiter, Thimantha, deserves a special mention as his service was outstanding. The restaurant was full which is hardly surprising when you read the reviews. Thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely the best restaurant in Galle Fort. Not only is the food delicious and beautifully presented but the service goes above and beyond. The manager Ismail is so helpful and professional and kind and ensured we had the perfect evening. Our waiter Thimantha is the...best! Always attentive and smiling and made the evening perfect. I would highly recommend you experience this wonderful place of you are in or visiting Galle Fort.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Omg! The best garden, service, delicious food! When in Galle, have lunch or dinner here! The cocktails and food is just simply the best! Ismail and the whole crew are so nice! Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere great location reasonably priced they don’t take bookings so you need to get there early. If you want a table we had a lovely last evening in Sri Lanka at the bungalow and our waiter Thi Mantra really looked after us and recommended...the best dishes to our taste.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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