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Gecko Restaurant and Rooms

) #47 of 71 Restaurants in Arugam Bay $$ - $$$ , Pizza, Seafood
Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
+94 77 159 1265
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible15%
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Bar, Pizza, Seafood, European, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch and dinner here several times. Wood oven pizza is fantastic and the menu has a great assortment.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food in a very friendly atmosphere. We spent more money than expected but it was worth. Located right on the beach in a very sweet garden. The British owner Liz serves fresh food out of the sea.

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only been to the restaurant, Food was good and so was the service. But was a little pricier then more local places. This probably due to the beachfront location. Atmosphere there is very nice, nice comfortable lounge areas, and good music. So still good value...More

Thank luc v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent ambience and food but the stray dogs are a menace which the establishment seems to encourage. Got bitten by one and thankfully I was not injured as I was wearing jeans. Not going to be going back anytime soon!

Thank Husein E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bar/restaurant right by the beach.Quiet a lot of fisher boats in fron but this is add to the charm.Had a good cocktail there

Thank Sas38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch and got two burgers and some beers. The price wasn't on the menu for the beers and it turned out to be a lot more than we thought. The burgers were tasty though, although not a massive portion!

Thank una M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every morning we had breaki at geckos because we just loved the homemade bread and muesli! Also the coffee is quiet good. The restaurant is a bit more expensive but in comparison to other western restaurants in Arugam its pretty much the same. We also...More

Thank Wuseline
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Price of a lion is 935 rupees (2-3x price of elsewhere) - we didn't know until the end - save your money!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Both breakfasts there were good. Great tasting specials with nice fresh crusty bread. Arugam is no longer a reasonably priced place so the prices here follow this standard. Nice staff and good experience.

Thank danakmens
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We came twice to Gecko after a friend recommended it to us. Both times, we were disappointed. The service is glacially slow, even with only a few customers and FIVE staff members chatting at the bar. The first time we had a smoothie, which was...More

Thank kbclingen
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6 May 2016|
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Response from Liz H | Property representative |
Hi, we try to use organic food where possible (Sri Lanka is still pretty new to organics so there is a limited choice). We do grow some herbs, fruit and veg organically. We make all food from scratch, ie we grind our own... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay
  • Phone Number: +94 77 159 1265
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