The soul of Fortaleza is alive throughout our 5 boutique hotels in the Galle fort, but its heart is here at the sunken-in courtyard Restaurant and Bar at No. 9 Church Cross Street. It is a popular gathering place known for its unique variety of food & drink as well as its relaxed and easy going vibe. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sweets coffee, tea, fruit juice and cocktails. We also have a carefully thought out selection of wine that has been put together to go hand in hand with the food we serve.
Chef Arun has turned our culinary offering into a fine art. Our Menu is contemporary and Western in style but has a distinct Asian accent. We are always at the market bright and early to snap up the freshest catch and the juiciest fruits & veggies. Perhaps the only thing we put more care into selecting is the music. As one guest said “the coolest tunes on the island”. Many more will agree.
The entire Restaurant & Bar experience is carefully curated to offer our patron a memorable visit. We take great pains to source fresh ingredients and carefully select those we need to import. To this we add our own Fortaleza touch which you won’t find anywhere else.
The Restaurant can accommodate up to 50 or 60 people in private dining or communal table arrangements. Large dinner groups and private functions can be arranged with prior notice.
We use the very best quality, fresh ingredients sourced from the local area. We buy our fruit, vegetables and salad leaf in the local market, our meats are all locally reared and all our fish and seafood are caught by local fishermen.
Our menu has been designed to bring you that little touch of home while enjoying the vast culture that is Sri Lanka.
We maintain hints of Asian flavours however into a western style menu. our main aim is to ensure that when dining with us whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner that we leave you not only satisfied but also with a pleasant homely reminder.