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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Arabic
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

We visited on recommendation from guests in our hotel. It did not disappoint. The food was lovely and the setting overlooking the river just perfect. I would particularly recommend the butter paneer..

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

The dinner was very good. My shrimps was tasty with a very nice presentation. The price was affordable and eat just beside the river was so nice. The owner was a very nice host! I recommend for sure!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Bord'eau was the nicest restaurant we have visited during our three week tour of Sri Lanka. The food was outstanding as was the setting. We had a choice of fresh fish, and seafood caught that morning, alternatively we could pick from an extensive menu. We...decided to have the red snapper which was caught that morning. The chef did an amazing job at cooking it in a gorgeous marinade. For desert we had waffles which were also freshly prepared. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 6 February 2020 via mobile

One of the best meals during our entire two-week vacation in Sri Lanka. The fish curry was quite possibly the best I have ever tasted. All of the seafood is locally caught same day and you see exactly what you are getting. Staff was attentive...and friendly, and the menu is very diverse. Sri Lankan food and seafood were the highlights, but the pasta and crepes were surprisingly good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2020

Myself and my husband visited this restaurant one lunch time on recommendation from our driver and we fell in love with it. It’s right on the river so whether you go for lunch or dinner it’s a lovely place. We stayed in Balapitiya for a...week and visited this restaurant on most of our evenings. It was busy everytime, which is always a good sign especially considering many of the restaurants are quite dead in Sri Lanka right now. Even in the busiest parts. There are many beach restaurants along Hikkaduwa, which are over priced with awful food but this is worth travelling a little bit further for a great meal. (20 - min tuk tuk) We absolutely cannot recommend this restaurant enough. The owner Lalith and his staff are so welcoming they make such an effort to know their customers. They made my birthday very special & I cannot thank them enough. The waiters bring out all of the fish caught that same day for you to choose and cook it to perfection marinading it with the best seasonings. The crab curry & veg curry were amazing but the fish was by far the best we had in Sri Lanka. If you’re in Hikkaduwu or Balapitiya or even passing through on your way to Galle then please visit this restaurant on your way. Say hi to Lalith, try the fresh fish and even ask for a Banana fritter with ice cream. They also have veggie/vegan options. This restaurant will not disappoint whether you’re a group, couple or travelling alone they will make you feel so welcome and cater to your taste buds. :-) Joe and LamieseMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 20 December 2019 via mobile

Entrance parking space is cool. Friendly staff. The best is the food. It was great taste. Closer to the river. Garden tables available. ⛵ rides available as well.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 9 December 2019 via mobile

Very nice place, great atmosphere, by the river, clean , nice staff, great food, and good price. We had good time. Thank you!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 3 December 2019 via mobile

Thank you so much for your good an Amazing foods and so helpful staff We eat seafood and Crabs..... Thank you 😊😊😊😊

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 4 September 2019

No doubt that in this place you’ll try the best seafood in town. Nice and calm ambience. Friendly staff. Very helpful. Food was delicious! Highly recommended!!!!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 21 August 2019

Lovely setting by the river with a pleasant garden. The accent is on locally caught sea food which was delicious. We happen to to be there at a very busy time so the service was a little slow but it was worth the wait as...the food was very fresh and beautifully cooked.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Bord'eau is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5