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The Waterside Bentota

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Yathramulla, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 270080
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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 river. The service and food was superb and definitely one of the highlights of our... More 

2 Thank SRPURI
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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
Totnes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2012

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

1 Thank David W
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2012

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

1 Thank Xantia81
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 we had good experiences with cooking courses. Unfortunately, we couldn't find this in Sri Lanka.... More 

1 Thank killkolor
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 all more than happy with the food served. The curry's were excellent, lots of fish,... More 

1 Thank Gelert1966
Nevis, West Indies
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 in-house most of the time. Discuss your likes and dislikes with the staff in the... More 

2 Thank Nevisowner
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2011

The fish was bland and poorly cooked. It seemed to have been servers straight after a boil. Pasta was alright. Tomato Soup was terrible. A lot more could be done with the place, and it is a waste of a lovely property IMHO.

1 Thank talltravels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Asian, Seafood, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?