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The Waterside Bentota

$$ - $$$Seafood, Asian,
Yathramulla, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 270080
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
12 Mar 2018
“Amazing stay!”
16 Feb 2017
“Wonderful place”
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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Yathramulla, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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21 - 30 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 4 May 2012

We had dinner in The Waterside during our holidays in Sri Lanka. The reviews were encouraging, but our personal experience was awful. Maybe it was a bad day for the cook... The meat we had was impossible to chew. We returned two of our dishes....More

1  Thank crammarc
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Beautiful location right on the Lagoon, lovely place to watch the sun go down with a cool beer!

2  Thank alcami197
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Visited the Waterside Cafe for lunch and stayed for more than 5 hours!!! The restaurant is part of a small 6 room property with a small pool. We, however, decided to spend time there lounging on deck chairs under the shade of trees overlooking the...More

2  Thank SRPURI
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Nice pool, expensive but good trip up river for £20 for 4 hours or so. Don't bother stopping at the lady's with the wood carvings - wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy overpriced rip offs. Nice menu with things you might crave for. Take a cossie. Nice pool.

1  Thank BodminCornishPasty
Reviewed 17 March 2012

one of the most wonderful settings imaginable and excellent food to match

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Everytime we go to Sri Lanka we have my birthday in this restaurant. Everytime a perfect meal.

1  Thank Xantia81
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We stayed at the hotel for 5 nights and never had any intention to go eat anywhere else. The staff is really friendly and tries to make you as comfortable as possible. Just tell them what it is you need. From another trip in Thailand...More

1  Thank killkolor
Reviewed 2 January 2012

I don't normally write reviews, but having seen a rather unkind, unfair and lukewarm review, I thought I should. The food is limited but it's limited to some old favourites and excellent local cuisine. I was in a party of 6, all seasoned travellers and...More

1  Thank Gelert1966
Reviewed 26 December 2011

What would you like us to cook? Very helpful, but at the beginning of our stay we were not sure what we should ask for! We stayed at this hotel for 10 nights, and some evening meals outside were a disaster, so we had dinner...More

2  Thank Nevisowner
Reviewed 18 December 2011

Well cooked, flavorful food, good prices, imaginative menu... None of the ways I would describe the disappointing food here.

1  Thank coincidence
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yathramulla, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 34 2 270080
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