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Gecko Restaurant and Rooms

Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
+94 63 2 248212
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends recommended Gecko to us and are we ever excited that they did! The vibe at Gecko is so chill and relaxed. The story of the couple who started it makes the experience even better as we are always happy to support family run...More

Thank SFernando86
Liz H, Owner at Gecko Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your wonderful review, this makes our efforts all the more worthwhile! When you see Ramesh constantly scanning the sea in the mornings waiting for the daily boats to arrive to get the best fish, you start to understand how spoilt and lucky we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in arugam bay for a week and almost all of our meals we ate at the gecko resturant. We recomand the jay's fav. Pizza with bacon and olives. Best pizza we had!More

Thank maayan s
Liz H, Owner at Gecko Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey guys, thanks for your great review, really chuffed you have taken the time to recommend the pizza, we had another couple recently who were very happy with our veggie pizza and they also had Jay's fave to compare with! I have recently got hold...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu was very short but all dishes are very tasty. Fantastic place for relax and chill-out. we loved this place and enjoyed.

Thank john m
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent food - they have a great menu accommodating different tastes. I ordered the barracuda with homemade chips and salad and my partner ordered the vegetarian pizza, both were excellent. Thoroughly recommend.More

Thank Clive M
Liz H, Owner at Gecko Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hi Clive, we hope you have both enjoyed your onward journey. Thanks for your kind recommendation, I recall suggesting the barracuda and am glad you were pleased with your choice. We continue to source fish & produce on a daily basis, as we are off...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 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 29 October 2017 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 21 October 2017

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
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay
  • Phone Number: +94 63 2 248212
  • E-mail
We are a small guesthouse situated on the beach side, with a popular restaurant. We are open all day serving a wide range of drinks and food, including local and western dishes. We are busy with a wood fired pizza oven and we make all our breads, cakes, cookies and other fare. Our comfortable accommodation offers a choice of double or family rooms with or without a/c, all have mosquito nets, ceiling fans, good quality mattresses and bed linen.
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