Hill Club

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Hill Club information

Nuwara Eliya , Sri Lanka
29 Grand Hotel Rd
+94 52 222 2653
set menu US$24
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Dinner at the Hill Club is an event in itself. The five-course set menu focuses on traditional English meals such as roast beef with all the trimmings. The whole thing is carried off with faded colonial panache. Men must wear a tie and jacket – there's a small selection on hand. Women must also dress in a formal manner.

The food doesn’t live up to everyone’s expectations, especially with such a relatively high price tag, but it’s still a great experience. Come along an hour or so before dinner for a drink in the Hill Club’s bars. It was only a few years ago that the ‘Casual Bar’ was resolutely enforced as ‘men only’. Now all gender variations are welcome, provided you are smartly dressed, but we have heard reports that Sri Lankans of a certain ‘class’ are not always allowed. If you’re not staying the night here, you’ll have to pay a Rs 100 temporary joining fee.