With dishes celebrating the rich flavours and natural bounty of the locale, dining at 1710 is a feast for all five senses. From the indoor restaurant to al-fresco dining, you can savour local delicacies alongside an array of international cuisine, with the Mer.chant’s own twist.

At 1710, we proudly highlight the local culinary flair and evoke an authentic ‘back to the roots’ experience. Signature specialities infused with the distinctive flavours also includes the famous Galle Biryani – a mixed rice dish originating from the city’s Arab settlers that have evolved to include the local palate and even some great buffalo curd.

All dishes are prepared with locally-sourced herbs and seasonal fruits and vegetables to ensure a rich immersion of the food culture in Galle.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
8.00 AM to 9.00 PM

Indoor dining

The indoor dining space captures the coastal ambience of the city with rattan lampshades, tables mats adorned with seashells, and soft lighting perfect for intimate dinners and special occasions.

Seating : 50


Al-fresco dining

A tropical breeze during the summers and a soft drizzle during the monsoons set the mood which offers dining options along the corridors and in the courtyard. Fragrant frangipani and avocado trees offer shade to those dining in the courtyard making it a truly delightful spot for a quick bite or even a prolonged lunch. If you’re lucky, you might also be able to experience emerging neighbourhood talent in live music and the arts.

Seating : 60

Where great cruising and serenity of nature merge seamlessly

1710 isn’t just a restaurant, it’s a little world of all that is Galle -flavourful, laidback, and welcoming

So whether you’re an in-house guest who wants to enjoy a big breakfast before you set off to explore the Galle Fort, or someone stopping by for a drink, or even want to celebrate with your family, at 1710 we’re always ready to make sure your dining experience is a memorable one.