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The Fort Printers

€€€€Seafood, Asian,
39 Pedlar Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 247977
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster curry” (45 reviews)
“pavlova” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
39 Pedlar Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my best meals in Sri Lanka even though I wasn't hungry I couldn't go past the lobster curry. They were generous with the lobster and it tasted delicious but not only that it came with 3 vegetable curries also which were...More

Thank kiwi_LisaL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my partner and had a very underwhelming experience. Starters were nicely presented but tasted poor (chewy squid, dry mince in the mutton samosa) and the mains weren't much better. Similar story of nice presentation but so-so taste. We didn't bother with dessert. Wine...More

Thank K P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and myself and a friend of ours had such a great dinner at the Fort Printers we went back again before we left Galle. The food was amazing (we tried almost everything on the menu. LOL). The service is 5 star. They can...More

Thank Eva Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location in the old fort and a superb meal here. Good service,food was fantastic.I had mutton samosa to start which were excellant and my wife veggie ones equally as good. We both had the lamb main and then pavlova with passion fruit.

Thank Bryan g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After an aborted trip to Fortaleza - we arrived without a reservation at the Fort Printers. Kind, accommodating and service minded - we were seated within 5 mins inside what I will call the pool courtyard. Glorious setting, best papaya juice in Sri Lanka and...More

Thank mikeever26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed an excellent meal by the pool. Service was good and loved the sashimi. Was a bit more expensive than other meals we had in SL but still very reasonable by international standards.

Thank Bellenski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very elegant, transformed building of the type I like very much. It is beautifully restored and makes a magnificent restaurant. Not sure why there were so few people but it's certainly not cheap. I had an excellent tuna sashimi to start, then...More

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Some of the best food we had in Sri Lanka was at the Fort Printers. The restaurant is located in the main area adjoining the lobby. You can dine indoor or by the pool, we chose indoor as rain was possible. The food was excellent....More

2  Thank Pooky_TH
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Honeymoon dinner. Romantic garden setting reminiscent of an oasis. I was simply speechless at the perfect execution of the Moroccan lamb (my one time boss at a middle eastern restaurant used to cook the foods of his native Tripoli for us) and my wife was...More

Thank nomadology
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The Printers was recommended by a fellow traveller and I am so grateful to them as we LOVE it. Tijana, Peter and the rest of the team are all lovely. Very comfortable, stylish and unique.

1  Thank Alex B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Pedlar Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Galle
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 247977
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