• Galley52, a family restaurant at Galle Fort

    Explore the flavours of the Galle Fort

  • The exotic ambience at Galley52

    Explore the flavours of the Galle Fort

  • Have a seafood experience at Galley52

    Explore the flavours of the Galle Fort

  • Galley52, a family restaurant at Galle Fort

    Explore the flavours of the Galle Fort

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  • Food for every palate with a touch of Intimacy

    Food for every palate with a touch of Intimacy

    The Galle Fort is host to visitors from all over the world and we make it our responsibility to make sure our menu is as diverse as our customers! From Far Eastern favorites to famous street food of the West… we’ve got it covered!

  • Experience great exotic ambience at Galley52

    Exotic Ambience

    We’re firm believers of the term ‘Good Vibes only!’. Our café is an ideal ‘chill out’ spot with it’s easy laid-back seating, soft ambient music playing in the background and the smell of a freshly brewed cuppa wafting through the room. We’re right at the centre of the Fort, but away from the usual hustle and bustle! Come in, grab a seat and enjoy what we’ve got to offer. – option to remove this line if too much text

  • The Great Galley Concept

    The Great Galley Concept

    Maritime History played a part in the inspiration of the ‘look’ of our café. An homage of sorts to visitors and eventual dwellers in the historic fort and the city over the centuries. Galley 52, wants you to experience a wee bit of history while you’re within our walls.

  • The Galle Fort – A World Heritage Site

    The Galle Fort – A World Heritage Site

    Initially built by the Portuguese settlers in 1588 and then heavily fortified by the Dutch in the 17th Century is a national monument and is arguably the most visited tourist destination in Sri Lanka. A colourful history, multi-cultural population and its monumental appearance has made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    For more info, visit : https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/451

    Fun fact: One version of the name ‘Galle’ is that it is a derivative of the Dutch word ‘Gallus’, meaning ‘Chicken’.

Signature Dishes

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  • Signature dishes at Galley52

    Today's Special

    Age of Discovery - Indian Ocean calamari stuffed with ginger and egg plant salsa. Sides include - Spiced herb salad.

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  • International

    International

    The Galle Fort is host to visitors from all over the world and we make it our responsibility to make sure our menu is as diverse as our customers!

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  • Indian

    Indian

    Chicken Korma - Chicken breast cooked in a simmery creamy gravy Sides include - Flatiron chapathis, sour mango pickle, kachumber salad

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  • Sri Lankan

    Sri Lankan

    Colonial Galle Biryani - Fresh curry mutton slow cooked in a claypot with saffron rice, potatoes and coriander Sides include - Cucumber raita and kachumber salad.

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  • Italian

    Italian

    Kade Paan Bruschetta - Grilled Sri Lankan bread rubbed with garlic topped with tomato and olive oil

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  • Chinese

    Chinese

    Nasi Goreng - Mixed Indonesian rice with an organic poached egg and a chicken satay, Sides include - Pickled vinegar and samba] olek

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Reviews by Galley52 customers

Our Guests Say

  • Galley52, Foods, Hospitality

    We Already had our dinner but The Guy Who were in front Invited Us to Visit To See Their Boutique Hotel & It was an amazing..Nice atmosphere and So Friendly. Biriani was Super Duper Tasty .

    Mianajoy

    South Africa

  • Pranzo

    Molto buono il cibo! Posto davvero molto carino e accogliente giusto compromesso qualità prezzo!!!!!

    Giansele

    Italy

  • Food

    The mutton biryani with raita & chicken korma with chapathi really hit the spot! The G52 ship wreck burger had a unique blue cheese & chili jam sauce where the flavors blended in so well together. We loved the fusion flavors mixed with a bit of western flavors. Don't think there's any other place in Galle that has a menu suce as Galley52.

    Keahra

    Sri Lanka

  • Best in Galle fort

    With bunch of my friends visited this cool place Galley 52 located in the heart of the galle fort... The food is super tasty with a unique menu. The menu quite interesting too.. They have globally known dishes fusionend with local products. All the staff is super friendly too.. Enjoy your food...bon appetite ;)

    Ravindu Lakmal

    Sri Lanka

  • Outstanding

    Little gem in Galle fort. Creative menu with great options for whatever you're feeling like. Has a really great vibe and is worth the trip just to try it out. I've tried many places in the area and this is my new favorite.

    Sheri G

    Australia

  • Best In Fort

    Nice Atmosphere with warm Welcome.. Had a Nasigurang with poched egg tht was so good.. Special thanks For discount 15% who gave us when we came.I recommend this place with 5 stars.

    Grahem Smith

    United Kingdom

  • Simply amazing!

    Amazing and friendly service very caring and attentive, they ensure you enjoy every step of your meal they go to a great extent to give you the roots and background of the dishes served . I had the nasi goreng with the poached egg which was a great idea , the sambal was devilish and none like I ever tried before.

    Stephanie1141

    Australia

  • Great food

    The chef really went out of his way to make us feel welcome! The food was super delicious and eating here was a great start to our stay in Galle Forte. We also stayed at their guesthouse that Gallery 52 is situated in, called Villa Ayura which is also recommended if you're visiting Galle Forte. Overall Gallery 52 has a great vibe and atmosphere, matched with a great location. Do yourself a favour and visit this one, it's a hidden gem. RECOMMENDED!

    2HungryGuys

    Australia

Location

We are located towards the Southern end of Church Street, accessible from virtually any lane within the Fort. 

52A Church St,
Galle 80000

Galley52

  • 52A, Church St,
    Galle 80000.

Villa Ayura

A Comfortable and cosy Stay Within The Galle Fort

Things to Do

  • Main Menu

    Galle

    Fall right for the Galle's charms- the buena vista of the historic fort bordering the cerulean seas and more....
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      GALLE CLOCK TOWER

      Ancient clock mounted a top the tower has long stopped telling the time, the tower stands strong and tall by the Moon Bastion
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      DUTCH HOSPITAL SHOPPING PRECINCT

      Standing in its pristine white glory the Galle Dutch Hospital offers a good combination of shops, restaurants
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      GALLE LIGHT HOUSE DUTCH FORT

      Galle Lighthouse also is known as Pointe De Galle Light is Sri Lanka’s oldest light station.
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      ROOMASSALA MOUNTAIN

      The tantalizingly shallow turquoise bay greets you the moment you emerge from the forest cover.
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      NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM GALLE

      Sri Lanka’s glorious maritime history and heritage affording a glimpse of Galle’s rich heritage
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      GALLE CRICKET STADIUM

      Galle International Cricket Stadium is considered to be one of the most scenic cricket grounds in the world. 
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      NATIONAL MUSEUM GALLE

      National Museum of Galle celebrates the history of Southern Sri Lanka, with an emphasis on its colonial past.
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      GALLE FORT OLD CHURCHES

      While the rendezvous of Portuguese, Dutch, and British colonial powers on the shores of Sri Lanka has left many significant social, cultural and economic consequences
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      SHOPPING IN GALLE FORT

      Combine sightseeing on feet with an exciting shopping spree within the streets of Dutch Fort in Galle Sri Lanka 
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      EXPLORE THE GALLE FORT

      Whether you are on foot or on a bike covering the whole length of the Fort including its grass tufted ramparts, characteristic red-tiled roofs of the Dutch era
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      THE GALLE FORT POST OFFICE

      The Galle Fort Post Office is one of the first five post offices opened in Colonial Sri Lanka and was first established in 1820 in Moor Street now known as Pedlar Street.

       
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      JUNGLE BEACH

      Welcome to the jungle by the beach, where you can take it day by day. Situated just beyond the Galle town, Jungle Beach is a shaded sandy cove ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
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      OLD DUTCH MARKET

      If you are an ardent fan of exotic fruits and vegetables, the Dutch Market at the Old Town of Galle is an ideal place to explore.