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The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub

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German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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11 Galleface Court 2 | Kollupitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 421577
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

enjoyed good quality German food with right portion size. reasonably priced. attentive service. maintain the standards

Thank Dhaithya
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for a break whilst waking and so glad we did! Good bar and friendly staff. Highly recommended for a pit stop whilst visiting Colombo seafront.

Thank TaraTwy
Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bavarian is a cozy german pub in the heart of Colombo which serves the most amazing food and drinks! Growing up with parents that loved this place as well, I've learned that it's so popular that you cannot walk in without a reservation. Portions are huge, service is stellar and drinks are potent. Perfect for any type of outing... More 

Thank Iresha U
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Colombo for work and explored quite a few places after work. The Bavarian was one of them. The place is good for a drink or two. What stands out is the food. The pork was delicious, well cooked. Would definitely recommend the place. Most places in Colombo shut early, so the best time to go would be... More 

Thank Akshada C
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The German (or Bavarian) Restaurant in Colombo hasn’t changed its décor (slabs of wood as tables; general gloom) since it opened more than 25 years ago. Some dishes like slow cooked lamb shank (Rs3,150) have been added to the menu, which still features the challenge of a whole crispy or boiled pork knuckle (Rs2,450). As often happens in Colombo restaurants,... More 

Thank Roys2nE
Watford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an unplanned visit but loved the every minute of the experience. Pretty much everything we ordered were really tasty. Portions were enormous. My only complaint was that they poured the sauce all over my steak. It's better to ask how it needs to be served rather than pouring it all over. Other than that everything was great. Great... More 

Thank Pradeep M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Originally we went into this restaurant for a drink one evening and rugby happened to be on the TV. We stopped and watched the game and saw the portions that came out. We decided to visit the following day. My wife had a salad starter and I ordered the mixed seafood platter. We shared them both as the seafood was... More 

Thank David P
Hawalli, Kuwait
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95 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good portions where good, little expensive for Sri Lanka though. Quality of food good tasty sausages, burger a bit overpowered by the sauce, potatoes salad excellent, coleslaw average.. fries homemade fresh and excellent. Service was average bordering on slow not many in to start so no excuse for tardy service.

Thank REG_7516
Melbourne, Australia
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184 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We happened to be passing right on dinner time and love German food so stopped in for a meal. Nicely decorated, comfortable seats, clean, but slow - very slow - service. Had to reorder drinks - and there were only 3 other people in the restaurant, outnumbered 2 to 1 by the staff, who were offhand at best. Took longer... More 

Thank Raelene H
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We loved the place and the atmosphere it had to offer. The food is super tasty and the service is impeccable. You get what you pay for. Amazing menu and very nicely done food. The ambience and the setting is just perfect. Would surely r comes this place to fellow travellers.

Thank vieprem

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Galleface Court 2 | Kollupitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 421577
Located in the heart of Colombo, a true European Pub with great food, large portions and cheap beer and drinks

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?