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Fine Dining by Saman Villas

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Galle Road, Aturuwella, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 34 7 200334
06:30 - 22:30
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes like all hotel restaurants, it is expensive compared to local prices (our food was about 4.5k and drinks 8.5k inc service and tax ) but if I had a setting as beautiful as this, with lovely service and food, in the UK if you could find it, it would easily cost you double. Having researched on tripadvisor the hotel... More 

1 Thank GemRuss
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Saman Villas - we had an exceptional stay over 5 nights. We had intended to go for dinner on at least one occasion but the food was so wonderful we ate in every night and checked out the entire menu. It is sublime. We definitely recommend the lobster, the Mahi Mahi and the vegetable curry. Everything is fantastic... More 

Thank Julie F
Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were one of the few guests who were on half board - we have no regrets about this decision. The menu had rich selection of local and international cuisine as well as wines from all over the world to choose from. The serving was an esthetic experience too. The staff was highly competent and thoughtful. The atmosphere of the... More 

Thank abagita
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had the pleasure of enjoying Fine Dining by Saman Villas on 7 evenings during our recent 8 night stay from Christmas Day 2016. Our very enjoyable experiences included meals served by our private pool in Villa 15, a 6-course gala dinner on NYE, restaurant service, and a romantic, 4-course last evening finale in the candle-lit pool garden. Without exception,... More 

Thank KevinLV
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Staff were so polite; you could feel the love. The breakfast was sumptuous and made with meticulousness. Bentota is one of the undiscovered beauties of the world. Catch it before the influx of tourists ruin the tranquility.

Thank G S
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The setting on the anniversary dinner was beautiful. It was decorated with candles along the path and nice candle dinner. Food is amazing and we tasted one of the best blueberry sorbet which was sent to us as Chef's compliments. Food choice is limited but awesome taste.

Thank ashsash
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I was recommended by a friend and I thought it would be a simple beach curry; but no. What waited was amazing food, incredible setting (on the point watching the waves roll in), great service and fair prices. I am looking forward to returning - even perhaps as a hotel guest next time!

Thank Matthew H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Очень вкусно! Потрясающий вид! Шеф повар из Туниса-мастер на все руки! Завтраки вкусные очень! Спасибо!!! Very beautiful place!!! Food is fantastic! Chef (from Tunisia) personally asked about your preferences and does everything at the highest level! As you wish, and not spicy)) Thanks!

Thank Юлия З
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The view is very Spactacular. The food was delicious and the Drinks were cold. The Service staff in the Restaurant especially Iresha and Priyankara were very professional and very kind

Thank Heinz P
Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying in vivianta by taj but came here for dinner one evening. As it was August and off season we were the o let people in the restaurant. Other than that, the food was lovely. The staff were very professional and nice. I would recommend visiting here for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 200
European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galle Road, Aturuwella, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 34 7 200334
Saman Villas offers a diverse selection of dining experiences. You may choose to dine in the cosy elegance of our restaurant, out beneath the stars, on a moonlight drenched beach or perched on a rock as the waves break beneath you. Other unique dining locations include the pool pavilion overlooking the ocean, the privacy of your own suite or in a water garden or tropical garden setting at our spa.Whilst a delectable selection of Eastern, Western and Sri Lankan cuisines are offered at our main restaurant; you will also discover a range of international wines to complement your fine-dining experience. You also have the option of creating your very own menu; just have a chat with one of our Chefs who will be more than delighted to attend to your specific culinary needs. Special arrangements can be made for guests seeking particular dietary requirements.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?