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Pagoda Tea Room

105 Chatham St | Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 378 6147
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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105 Chatham St | Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

After a stroll through The Dutch Hospital and a peek into Black Pepper, which is rumoured to be as good as their famed neighbour Ministry of Crabs, we chanced upon Pagoda Tea Room which is said to have opened in 1884. Quaint and ancient looking...More

Thank ponnapa2016
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch today at the Pagoda. Historic old building with great food. Really good iced coffee, had some delicious short eats (prawn rolls and stuffed chillies were really good) then we both had the chicken lamprai. It was delicious and had a nice...More

1  Thank johnboy3bw
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Best ice coffee I've had so far in the city. Friendly staff. Spacious and clean building. Didn't have time to enjoy the rice and curry. Had some shorteats. A bit oily, but not disappointing.

Thank ari088
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch. Their very sweet and quite small iced coffees were nice, their eclair was tasty, however the waiter talked us out of what we were going to order and brought over two fairly bland and expensive fried rice dishes. Go for...More

Thank traveltime59
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This iconic restaurant and tea room in the Fort has been a well known Colombo institution for decades. It used to be the place of choice for "lunch" in the city. It serves superb simple rice and curry at lunchtime and has a selection of...More

Thank hdias
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We dropped in for a light evening meal of their various pastries, and they were really nice and at very good prices. I think we had 7 savouries plus some cold drinks for 780 rupees. The iced coffee was very nice, service was excellent. Definitely...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 10 January 2016

In these kind of places you enter for the history and old world charm - in this place, which was very well maintained and clean for a place that old (established 1884 -- WOW !!!!) its a large cafe cum tea room - along with...More

Thank PrinceAnuraagMishra
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Place is very clean and tidy. Staff also very friendly. Food also really tasty. Worth for giving price. They have range of rice meals.. Also there sweets are best in town. Especially their cakes. Recommended to go with families, friends or couples..

Thank Tharindu W
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Being in the old Fort area, we felt we had to visit this venerable, even iconic tea room. It certainly was like stepping back in time, its genteel shabbiness evoking the colonial past. It is a basic cafe and tea room, but it certainly has...More

Thank ullabee
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Very airy restaurant/cafe in an old colonial building. Obviously popular with locals especially businessmen on their lunch or tea break which is always an indication of whether an eating place is good because if the locals eat there then it is! Closes late afternoon. Tuesday...More

1  Thank Timetravellingcook
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19:30 - 17:30
19:30 - 17:30
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  • Address: 105 Chatham St | Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 77 378 6147
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