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The Waterside Bentota

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Yathramulla, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 270080
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We had three lovely meals cooked for us all freshly made, the chef asked us how we liked our food spicy etc each time chef made different kind of curries and rice coconut salad which was delicious We had breakfasts and tried string hopper which is like noodles dal and chutney

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Dublin
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Excellent fresh seafood and great curry. Choice was vast. Wine was a little expensive but it is everywhere in Sri Lanka

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1 Thank WilsonsDublin
Waipukurau, New Zealand
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Superbly prepred and served food true to the region.It is not often while relaxing in the pool kitchen staff approach with a plate of fresh king prawns and fish asking if you would like them prepared for your dinner.Delicious food and a staff happy to share their cilninary secrets with you.

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2 Thank Ian S
Singapore
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights.. When we reached there I was a bit disappointed.. The road leading to it was super narrow.. But he room had a lovely view of the river and the food was awesome. Service is excellent. Very clean and tidy place. A nice place if you are going to just relax. We had only one... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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694 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I can't recall how we came across this restaurant but it was iutbifvthr way and ascwe had a guide with us we had the means of transport to hand. Extreme friendly staff and extremely tasty foods in a very lovely setting.

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1 Thank Rebecca M
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Went at end of april/off season, they kept the restaurant open just for two of us. Good food in tranquil location. It was fun dining out, hearing the nearby river with occasional fire flies dancing across the lawn/river edge. If you are not staying here, it is a tucked away so if coming for dinner would be worth arranging return... More 

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dorset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Ate here throughout our holiday. Good service and quality food. If you like your food spicy, would recommend the Devilled Chicken! The Rice and Curry had lots of unusual side dishes which were really tasty.

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2 Thank saunders94
england
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

My boyfriend and I recently started our trip around Sri Lanka in Bentota. We wanted to enjoy a special seafood meal with a good view and came across Waterside on Tripadvisor. I emailed to book and received a really prompt reply from Susan, who was very helpful. When we arrived, Indika and other excellent members of staff had set us... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

We had been looking for a good restaurant which was situated on the river and following a recommendation from our hotel, (Avani) they advised The Waterside hotel and restaurant. What a delight! The surroundings were beautiful as was the food, we had the tempura prawns and the crepes followed by the Sri Lankan rice and curry.....a veritable feast! The service... More 

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2 Thank Frances D
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Didn't stay here, but visited for lunch. The Sri-Lankan food is quite good and the restaurant ambience is nice.

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2 Thank ajitkommini

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Seafood, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yathramulla, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 34 2 270080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?