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Reviewed 11 March 2021 via mobile

This used to be one of the best restaurants for a snack in the hectic Kandy-Colombo road. Now it has deteriorated beyond imagination. The options are very very limited. The chocolate cake and eclairs we ordered were stale and definitely “old”. The ice coffee and...milk coffee were tasteless. Overcharged for stale food. Really disappointed because previous experiences at this restaurant were really good.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 5 March 2020

This is a very good place to have a decent meal on your way to Kandy, Trincomalee, Batticaloa or Kurungala among many places. Good for Breakfast Lunch or Dinner quit quick & good service. Mostly Sri Lankan food available. Well prepared.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 10 February 2020 via mobile

If you are travelling between Colombo and Kandy or Kandy to Colombo, the Avanhala at Warakapola (run by the Ceylon Tourist Board) is a great place to get a bite at reasonable price. Not the cleanest but cleaner than most other on the way. It...has a bakery/snack section and a buffet section. The breakfast, lunch and dinner are good for the price. Less than $5 for the buffet. But you have to be early. Before 9 am for breakfast and by 2.00 pm for lunch. In between times there is a variety of pastries, snacks and sweets. The tea is good. The service is not bad. Recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 6 January 2020 via mobile

Nice service, the and juice. Recommend this place for a stop on the way to Colombo. Clean toilet and no hazzle.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

A group of 17 of us stopped here for breakfast on 1st December 2019. We served our choice from the buffet of Sri Lankan dishes including hoppers, string hoppers, milk rice, dosai and roast pan supplemented by dhal, fish, potato, coconut sambol etc. There were...some fruits as well for dessert. Tea / coffee was served on to our table. The restaurant was quite spacious and clean with no flies nor insects. The washrooms too were clean. The price of the buffet breakfast was Rs 550 per person. Sri Lankan short-eats and cakes too were available. It was a quick meal in a clean environment.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

I usually visit his place on my way to Kandy and back. It was a good place with good service and good food. Most importantly the toilets were very clean. After along time I voted it today, and the service was horrible. Not a single...smile on a person's face who were working. The hygien of the toilets were very bad. The standards are sown and I think management needs to take this very serious.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

Three of us ordered seafood fried rice and they were served within a few minutes. The portions were generous and we love the taste too. Staff is well trained. Of course it's managed by Ceylon Hotel Cooperation. Their chicken soup is the best in the...town. It can be self served with two toasts and fat spread. I like it too. It's worth for Rs. 300. Prices are reasonable. Three of us paid something around couple of thousands only. They restaurant has a lovely interior and the wash rooms are so clean. I never miss Avanhala whenever I pass Ambepussa.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 23 October 2019 via mobile

The toilets were not clean. The buffet was pricey but not tasty. The snacks were not fresh. The service poor.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

I always like to ha e a cup of tea from Awanhala if I pass Ambepussa. Service by the old waiters is good. In the evening you may find a Calipso band playing 40 years old songs. They are always closer to ulur heart.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 7 July 2019

We want to commend Shashika who works at the restaurant. Traveling back to Colombo from Kandy we stopped for tea on July 6th. Realized I had left my phone at the restaurant only when we got home to Nugegoda. Phoned the restaurant and was relieved...to hear that one of the servers had found it and handed it to the manager. Travelled back this morning to collect it. Also met Shashika who had found the phone. Appreciate very much his honesty. Also take this opportunity to say we have also always had a pleasant experience at both the restaurant and the rest house. Arjuna RanawanaMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • Yes, Ambepussa Avanhala offers takeout services.

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  • Ambepussa Avanhala is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5