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Gecko Restaurant and Rooms

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Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
0094 (0)771591265
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had dinner and drinks there. It was still early and they already ran out of shrimp. Fair enough but then the food was really disappointing, tasteless and seriously overpriced. Get a roti in the local eateries instead. It was fun that they allowed guests to plug in their own music and the restaurant is comfortable and beautiful.

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Thank HipPotato
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little restaurant were we went for some drinks (actually just coffee which tasted pretty good). There are many puppies on the premise which can be liked or not (for me it's not as I'm allergic against dogs unfortunately). All in all nice place but the prices for food seemed quite high but we didn't dine there so can't say... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here one morning for breakfast whilst staying near by during my honeymoon, very nice venue with sea views. The staff and owners are super friendly, we enjoyed it so much that we went back the next day for dinner as it was wood fired pizzas. We really enjoyed the pizzas, and must say it was one of the best... More 

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I threw these guys 1000rs and left. Sat for 1hr 30mins for two burnt "pizzas" that would've cost 2500rs. Eat and Dont Pay they dont deserve ur money. In that exspanse of time that i sat and waited no one else was eating either. To emphasise it wasnt full so I assume the two other couples were gonna be waiting... More 

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Gante, Bélgica
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is nice and the potential great. However, service sucked (7 waiters hanging around in sofas and serving a warm and expensive beer and average lunch). The food is random, bland and boring, not to talk about the price. 4000rp for a burger (who wants a burger in Sri Lanka?) and a couple of beers ... way too much.... More 

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Thank ramsessanty
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last night as it's off season and it's one of only few places still open, staff are nice music is good, the menu is great as is the location and toys and puppies for the kids to play with, they lent us a couple of toys for the kids to play with for the next day. The food... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went to Gecko for burgers as we heard that they had the best ones in town and it was the only restaurant open at about 3 p.m. during off season. The food was alright, the beef and fish burgers were enjoyed very much but the chicken burger was pretty bland and dry. Overall, for Sri Lanka, it was a... More 

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Thank Niki K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Really great homemade ice cream and cookies. Serves great cocktails and food. Nice place at the beach, chill atmosphere and some music in the evening.

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Thank Maria B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting right on the beach front. We ate lunch here on three occasions- pizza every time as the sandwhich/salad menu was very limited. Pizza was lovely, cooked really well and delicious. We didn't have to wait for service unlike other reviews. Our fav lunch spot in Arugamo get some shade and food.

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Thank SK7117
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Customer service was abysmal! We were waiting there for about 1 hour after ordering dinner and had to walk out after cancelling our order because A) It took them 1 hour B) They really didn't give a crap whether we stayed or left. Very rude!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, European, Sri Lankan, Mediterranean, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay
  • Phone Number: 0094 (0)771591265

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?