Name – Pedlars inn.
Venue – Pedlar St, Galle 80000.
Type – All.
Price range – 1000 to 2500 per person.
Website – www.pedlarsinn.com
Every time I visit Galle, it has kind of become the tradition that I visit Peddler’s inn café in the Galle Fort. This story is about one of those fantastic visits.
Since the topic relates to Galle, I feel obliged to talk a little bit of history. As you may know, Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, later on extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Absolutely, it is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. We should surely be thankful to the authorities for protecting our heritage. It is certainly a well known tourist attraction too.
The name Peddler’s inn reflects its identity of being a resting or a hangout place for the travellers. That may be the reason that they have no parking right in front of the café for more than one vehicle. So, one may have to park at a distant parking spot and take a walk to the café.
The place should get the credit for the creativity and the authenticity it had created with the surrounding. The table which was made out of and old door is just breathtakingly artistic. In an effort to appreciate the heritage of the fortress, the decorations are mostly done with the use of antiques.
Collaboratively, it gives a welcoming feeling to all the travellers and antique lovers. Even though for a really hot day it may be a little too warm as there is no air conditioning other than the fans.
Oh! There was a small TV which was supposed to be for entertainment. Although I’d rather prefer some country music.
Regardless, it is a lovely place to hangout. Since it was the lunch time, we were hungry for something luncheon to munch on. So we decided to order seafood spaghetti, chicken fried rice and a lime juice.
The seafood spaghetti was filled different kinds of seafood, but it was lacking the touch of spices. Although the dish has enough pieces of seafood to accompany the noodles, I strongly felt the need for more salt and pepper, so I added.
Meanwhile, my friend said that the spicy fried rice was really good. As he claimed, the added on prawns and cuttlefish were nicely balanced with the amount of rice. However, he wasn’t a big fan of their lime juice as it was a bit bitter for him.
As we finished the main course, there came my favourite part of the meal. Of course, the dessert it is. We ordered a mildly warm chocolate brownie. It was neither so sweet nor very bitter. Oh! just so perfect chocolate taste that melts on top the tongue giving a signal to the lips to await for a wide happy smile. Indeed, it was a great show stopper and the highlight of our meal.
We surely will visit again at least for the chocolate brownie. I meant definitely for the brownie.
Overall Rating – 6/10