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“Hype does not match the delivery”

Rodeo Pub and Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 232 Restaurants in Negombo
Price range: USD 2 - USD 13
Cuisines: Asian, Italian, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Rodeo Pub & Restaurant is one of Negombo's oldest and most favourite watering holes, having been opened by Janaka Weeramanthri way back in 1996 when the main street was a mere dirt track. The Pub can be found on Negombo's beach road approx. 100M before The Jetwing Blue Hotel on the beach side. OPENING HOURS: 10 am til late every night! MUSIC DJ AJ plays every night of the week except Thursday when there is a live musician HAPPY HOUR Daily Happy Hour is from 7-8pm and at weekends it's best to grab a table early or reserve one by calling 031 227 4713. FOOD Rodeo serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between! Each dish on Rodeo's extensive menu is made from scratch with ingredients bought fresh on a daily basis. Why not come and try one of our most popular dishes such as: Rodeo's Fillet steak with caramelised onions in a creamy peppercorn sauce Negombo lagoon jumbo prawns sauteed in garlic butter served with caper mayonnaise Pita bread chicken satay wrap with grilled yellow and red peppers, courgettes, carrots, leeks, and mayonnaise The Rodeo Big Breakfast (and it is BIG!). Bacon, eggs, sausages, baked beans and toast If you are in need of a quick and big feed, why not phone your order in ahead of time by calling 031 227 4713 DRINKS Imported and local liquors, spirits and beers are served along with a wide range of excellent cocktails. Why not try one of our most popular such as Moquito, Caipirinha or Long Island Iced Tea? A wide selection of wine and sparkling wine is also available. For an early start come take advantage of daily happy hour from 7-8pm MISSION STATEMENT At Rodeo our aim is provide all the ingredients for a fantastic night out, great food, drink, company, music and ambience. If we are not living up to our mission statement - TELL US! We are open to improving in any way possible.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Checked out this place on Lonely Planet's recommendation. A cozy pub on the bustling strip of Negombo but doesn't give you such a welcome especially with the servers standing at the entrance huddled up like bouncers. Once inside, it is quite a small place with a few benches and tables, decor is quite rustic. Drinks are a tad expensive when you compare to the other bars in the area (I only had the local arrack which I must say didn't taste to bad). I ordered the hot battered cuttlefish which was quite tasty but at Rs. 800, I wouldn't call it value for money.

All in all 4 x 50ml arrack, 1 bottle of sprite and the cuttlefish set me back Rs.1950. A good experience overall but does not match the hype that surrounds it especially the service.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Avinash D
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We walked in to Rodeo pub from a nearby hotel that we were staying at around 8pm and at that time it was relatively quiet. We were attended to immediately by the staff and our Drinks and food arrived not long after.
Drinks and food were decently priced. I would reccomend to try the Pepper Calamari and the balck pork with mashed potatoes. Its a bit on the spicy side but will get your juices flowing from the taste buds.
By about 9pm the pub was packed and the party was rocking. What surprised me the most was even with such a packed house, the service staff was amazing. They look after you well and your orders comes to the table pretty quickly despite it being a packed house. So keep it up and kudos to the service staff.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Krishan S
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Gaia N, Public Relations Manager at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear Krishan S,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for Rodeo.

I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself and rated our food and drinks, service so highly.
In confront of the other restaurants prices, we have definitely the most competitive and strive to remain that way!

Hope to see you again soon.

regards,
Janaka

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Its the best bar in. Srilanka and i live the place and the food i best . And its the best place tthat you can go with your friends

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank YolandaW188
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Gaia N, Public Relations Manager at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Yoanda,
Thank you for taking the time to review Rodeo Pub & Restaurant.

We are delighted your gave us a 5 star rating and very happy to hear you enjoyed our food.

We look forward to serving you again soon.

Janaka

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Returned to the Rodeo after few years, still the same great place. Nice evenings at the bar again.
Suggest you to pop in and enjoy!!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Arosha A
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Gaia N, Public Relations Manager at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear Arosha A,

Down to the point. Not too many words needed.
Thank you for your nice review it really helps when guests share their positive experiences, we appreciate the time you took to do that.

regards,
Janaka

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this bar for lunch on arriving in Negombo having read online recommendations and it lived up to our expectations. There is a fairly comprehensive food and drink menu all reasonably priced. My son and daughter in law particularly enjoyed their curries.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank mumontour
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