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The Villa Cafe

Mohotti Walauwa | 138/18-22 Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 275311
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“prawn curry” (4 reviews)
“samosas” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
Mohotti Walauwa | 138/18-22 Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

we did not stay here but went there for a snack & drinks. The food & service were great There are 2 pools here , one for children & a fair sized adult pool The only negative point we saw was that the railway line...More

Thank abey_12
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the paradise road villa and ate here the night we arrived. Enjoyed a light meal of tandoori chicken and chicken salad washed down with lime soda and a lion beer. Not cheap by Sri Lanka standards although service was excellent. I would recommend...More

Thank sknight82
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The place is absolutely stunning and worth the visit for the surroundings alone. There is nothing wrong with the food but we felt the onus was put on the presentation of the food rather than the taste. The service is excellent and this place is...More

Thank clare t
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner visited tonight after reading some very positive reviews and thought the atmosphere and food was very nice.. we have been in sri lanka for 2 weeks and have been at very expensive and very cheap restaurants and this one was at...More

1  Thank Derri M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We did enjoy our dinner in this cafe, restaurant to a nice boutique hotel. Friendly stuff, excellent diches and very typical ingredients. The chikenTandoori is a must and crab soup is just perfect. Do.nit.miss the samosa too. As for the deserts it was hot and...More

Thank Walid A
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Go here for a boutique feel away from the mass hotel chains. Definitely recommend it. Enjoyed having lunch here before flying out from Colombo

Thank sweetlullaby2015
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A nice pretty and quite corner on Paradise Road this restaurant serves up amazing food from its open kitchen. However it is a bit mild in flavour mostly because I think they need to cater to europeans and americans with weak stomachs.

Thank Munkeith
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous meal at the The villa cafe! It's a must visit for lunch. The villa is absolutely gorgeous and so tastefully done.. Mr Sanjeeva looked after us very well at lunch / we went back for dinner though it is very quiet and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great food, interesting menu, efficient friendly service. We loved it :) its a fab boutique setting.

Thank KateJones
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The food was delicious and always fresh and generous. The service is fantastic, always with a smile and wanting to make sure you are very happy. They also provide complimentary filtered drinking water with meals - we wish more places in Sri Lanka did this!!!...More

Thank Sophia R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mohotti Walauwa | 138/18-22 Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 34 2 275311
The Villa Cafe is located at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota located conveniently only 1.5 hrs from Colombo or half way to Galle on a guest's journey from Colombo further down South. Opened in Dec 2009, The Villa Cafe has already been awarded as being 'One of Sri Lanka's leading restaurants' by the Miele Guide 2010 as well as the cuisine being praised in numerous international prestigious magazine reviews, such as Conde Nast UK, Conde Nast US, DestinAsian, Harpers Bazaar UK, etc. The restaurant features a wide range of cuisine, ranging from wood-fired pizzas, Sri Lankan dishes, Sri Lankan-inspired dishes, homemade ice creams, seafood, extensive desserts, examples of favourites, as follows,- Lemongrass and Ginger Chicken with Spinach Mash- Black Pork Curry- Sri Lankan Crab Curry Soup - Passion Fruit Meringue Pie- Jaggery Creme Bruleeamongst many others.The Bar and Lounge is also open to non residents and the beverage menu includes cocktails such as Tamarind Chilli Martini, Passion Fruit Margarita, homemade Ginger Beer and a wine list, champage, beer, spirits and liqueur.With a high chair and childrens' menu, families are welcome. Reservations recommended.
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