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Fernando's Beach Bar

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12 Alles Garden | Uppuvelli, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
+94 77 854 6139
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are thinking of coming here PLEASE BRING CDs! This is a lovely beach bar, and we've been here a week and they have three CDs that have been on rotation the entire time. Mostly soft reggae covers of pop hits. I think I've heard every song dozens of times...all it needs is a few more CDs or for... More 

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Thank Geoff-SW4
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place right on the beach with in house watersports rental, cool drinks and descent food for fair prices! Had we found it earlier we would have spent more time there!

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Thank Richard H
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fernando's beach bar has the potential to become a great beach bar; good location, nicely decorated and there is a good vibe going on. However, the staff does not seem to like/care/understand(?) what hospitality means. They behaved very rudely, got grumpy at us when we asked for drinks etc. We were very dissapointed!

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Thank Anne v
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot for a bit of food and a good look at the sea. I had a cold beer and loved it. I wouldn't recommend the burger. HWT something else!

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Thank Joe B
AquaandFernandosbar, Manager at Fernando's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Dear Joe, Thanks for spending time with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!. Thank You. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant at the beach. Great place, good food! A bit more expensive then other 'normal' sri lankan restaurants. Specially the beers are very expensive. 600 Rps. But was worth it by the place and the staff!

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Thank Remco K
AquaandFernandosbar, Manager at Fernando's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Dear Remco, Thanks for spending time with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!. Thank You. More 

Hannover, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been in Nilaveli last season and I was really surprised to learn that there is a foreign guy working as a waiter now. This wouldn't be a problem if he hadn't misbehaved towards my friends. We went there as a mixed group of three locals and three foreigners living long time in Sri Lanka. The waiter thought he had... More 

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1 Thank mellietravelsaround
AquaandFernandosbar, Guest Relations Manager at Fernando's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Dear mellietravelsaround, If your local friends felt uncomfortable getting advice from a foreigner because he is taking a local job at our hotel, well I don't think its our staff's fault. Also being in a country for long time doesn't make anyone a "know-it-all". I'd like to ask if the same thing happened by one of our local staff will... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the title indicates the place is in an ideal location very chilled atmosphere. The food was very much average I ordered the burger and the patties were very small and over cooked I ended up taking them out. My friends orders the pizza which was okay but not amazing also the burger came a good 40min before their food... More 

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Thank Erin M
AquaandFernandosbar, Manager at Fernando's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Dear Erin, Please let me explain the "No commission for tour guides and drivers not permitted beyond this point" only people who will be upset from this signs are tour guides and drivers because we don't pay commissions for them also we never mentioned "Friends" in the sign, so you are more than welcome to visit with your friends and... More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

perfect ocean view, good music, slow service, good rice and curry, one of the ,,trendy place,,in Uppavelli area

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Thank marek n
AquaandFernandosbar, Manager at Fernando's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Dear Marek, Thanks for spending time with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!. Thank You. More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the title says, a very good location for a bar. The ambience is pretty amazing. Their Cocktails were good. However, you might have to wait for some time before you can actually place an order! I was a little disappointed as they didn't have regular Cocktails, like a Cosmo and a Mojito.

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Thank Akshada C
AquaandFernandosbar, Manager at Fernando's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Dear Akshada, Please accept our apology for the inconvenience caused in this regard and Thank you very much for your comments. Accordingly we will make sure to enhance the staff performance so that you may not face the same in the future. Thank You. More 

Eureka, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat down and two of the staff saw us but walked away and did not come to our table. We had to walk up and ask the clueless staff for the menus. We ordered drinks which were okay but then we ordered simple fried rice and waited for maybe forty minutes before asking the staff if the rice was... More 

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Thank traveler14222
AquaandFernandosbar, Manager at Fernando's Beach Bar, responded to this review

Dear traveler14222, Please accept our apology for the inconvenience caused in this regard and Thank you very much for your comments. Accordingly we will make sure to enhance the staff performance so that you may not face the same in the future. Thank You. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Sri Lankan, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Alles Garden | Uppuvelli, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Trincomalee
  • Phone Number: +94 77 854 6139
Description
Attached to Aqua Hotel

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?