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Gecko Restaurant and Rooms

Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
+94 77 159 1265
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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“muesli” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pizza, Seafood, European, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate a meal here and had juices and cocktails and we loved it. The menu has been thought out with love (I’m vegan and I was impressed). It’s right on be beach so the older ones swam, there are games and...More

Thank mmriordan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here three times. Once we needed to catch our tuk tuk and wanted to have some quick breakfast before surfing, they made it happen! The cereals were delicious. The other times we came to hang out. After surfing we had the gecko breakfast....More

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title says it all really good service , lovely relaxed ambience. One of the best places to have a meal and drink in Arugam Bay

Thank pihapete2017
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The best smashed avocado on the planet (nearly). Home cooked baked beans amazing. Right on the beach.

1  Thank PollyPitbull
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant on the beach in the main street of Arugam Bay. Ate here with my husband and two sons. Delicious burgers, yummy prawn salad and great pasta. Gluten free and vegan options are available. The owner also regularly bakes so there's cookies and cakes...More

Thank Kate_Winstanely
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Gecko is one our favourite places to eat in Arugam Bay and have been many times. Love the changing menu so you never get bored as there is always something different to try, offers vegan and gluten free options too. Great cocktails!

Thank anji789
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent smoothies and burgers here with a view! MOnkeys frequent here and the bungalows are comfortable!

Thank Krissa23
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We were looking a lovely place for our last meal in arugam bay and we were happy to find Gecko. The place is owned by an English and Sri Lankan couple and you can really feel it: the restaurant is very cosy, the menu a...More

Thank Anais D
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This cafe is deffo the place to go if you are craving some western home comforts whilst in Arugam Bay! With an ocean view, rustic deco, fast wifi and comfy cushions the atmosphere is great. Gecko is The only place we have found decent coffee...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We went here 3 times. the first 2 times the food was average and the service was painfully slow but at least we got served in the end. The 3rd time we waited for 30 min to get a menue. Then we had the pleasure...More

Thank Nadjadatus
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Questions & Answers
6 May 2016|
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Response from Liz H | Property representative |
Hi, we try to use organic food where possible (Sri Lanka is still pretty new to organics so there is a limited choice). We do grow some herbs, fruit and veg organically. We make all food from scratch, ie we grind our own... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay
  • Phone Number: +94 77 159 1265
  • E-mail
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