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The Angler

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71 Hotel Road | Western, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
+94 77 837 4961
08:00 - 23:00
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is run by a local couple. Limited menu but all the things that we ordered were very very tasty. Nice homely ambience and food served is very good

Thank ankita111777
United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having seen The Angler at No. 1, we thought we'd give it a try and wasn't disappointed! The home cooked Sri Lankan curries we had were the best we've experienced in the 3 weeks we've travelled around the island, and the service wasn't bad👍

Thank Rob R
Cheam Surrey
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We went twice during our stay at Mount Lavinia Hotel. The first evening we had mainly a Sri Lankan menu and it was faultless, even though a bit pricey by local standards. The second occasion we tried the grilled fish with veg. This was a disappointment. The fish was under cooked so were the veg. The stray dogs around had... More 

Thank ChrisCheamSurrey
Essex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Fresh ingredients, different from anything we've ever tasted, service personal, husband and wife team, if all meals are as good as this I will never leave Sri Lanka. If you're staying in Mount Lavinia area this is a must. Very keen price too.

Thank LizzyIrons
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We went for lunch when it was completely empty, we were the only guests present. Had a wonderful sri lankan traditional rice and curry along with a pasta dish. Run by a charming sri lankan couple. Food was fresh & good, but was expensive...may be because of the location.

Thank Anup G
Damansara, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant up the road frm Mt Lavinia Hotel on our first day there. We decided to check it out becoz of the trip advisor rating. It is a small place which is run by a couple. Since there were a few of us, we decided to try the sri Lankan and the western fare offered. Honestly we... More 

Thank PremBhavani
Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Instead of eating at the F&B of the hotel we were staying in , we decided to try a nearby local restraurent. A member of our group found this place on TripAdvisor. I must say we were not disappointed. It's a family run business , the wife being the chef while the husband did the serving and waiting on tables.... More 

Thank Weng Koon V
Haemeenlinna, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very good food and service. Food is spaicy enough and local. Must to go in Mount Lavinia. If You stay in Mount Lavinia hotel this is very good opportunity.

Thank Samu K
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

gread food with friendly and helpful hosts. We were a party of 8, and would suggest preordering your dinner because there is only one cook.

Thank Tan A
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Friendly staff serving excellent food in relaxing surroundings. Visited two nights in a row - quite unusual for me.

Thank Ronny S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Hotel Road | Western, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
  • Phone Number: +94 77 837 4961

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?