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Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place

Wellawathugoda Road | Rekawa Village, Netolpitiya, Rekawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
+94 47 3 489447
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Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
4 weeks ago
“Evening meal”
11 Apr 2017
“Best tuna wasabi I've ever had”
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
Fusion, Sri Lankan, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Wellawathugoda Road | Rekawa Village, Netolpitiya, Rekawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for dinner one night and once we were finally let after 20 minutes as the security team would not let us in, the food and venue are beautiful and 100% worth a visit.More

Thank millyc266
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining with us and following up with a helpful review. Firstly, I’m truly sorry for your unnecessary and inexcusable wait at our gates but, assure you your feedback provides lessons for several of us - not least me. As for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been recommended to dine here by our accommodation owners, we were not disappointed. A lovely, cool, relaxed dining area awaited us, with the swell of the adjacent Indian Ocean audible. The waiting staff were professional and friendly. The food was delicious and portion sizes...More

1  Thank Josephine W
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for dropping by for your evening meal and then following up with this fabulous review, I’m delighted we made such a good impression on you! We’re all rewarded when guests so clearly enjoy themselves and tell us (and the world!) too, it was...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I'm more a red meat person and if it's going to be fish I tend to stick with salmon sashimi and maybe splurge on Nobu Atlantic Cod, however the Oceanfront's Seared Tuna Wasabi is the best tuna I've ever had.More

Thank astrobo1
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Many thanks for this second great review – we were truly happy with just one! Thanks too for letting us test our ‘on the menu soon’ tuna plate – you’re acclaim seals it, it’ll be a regular lunch offering next season. Again, you and your...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner and it was absolute paradise! First of all: The location and the tranquility is a perfect 'feel good factor' but also the restaurant is furnished tastefully. It wasn't crowded at all and we had a great view of the sunset...More

Thank Jelenagreen
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your good custom and high recommendation, I’m happy to know you found all of us hospitable and thank you personally for your kind compliment for me. If we didn’t say so I’ll say it now. Please feel free to visit Oceanfront at...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We ate at the resturant 4 nights during our stay and we were impressed every evening. The menu is changed daily due to fresh supplies from the local market and if you fancy something in particular they will cook it for you specially. Having said...More

Thank amycoops33
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Fabulous too! Thanks for this second fab review, your support is immensely helpful as we endeavor to get the new restaurant off the ground in its first season. Off-season is just around the corner and, we plan to use some spare time to ramp up...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We were blown away... Not expecting such elevated food and setting in the middle of nowhere! I give it less than a year before this place earns a big mention in a major travel publication. Go now! (But make reservations) Everything was marvelous! Perfectly cooked,...More

1  Thank Melibrooklyn
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Setting the bar higher! There’s simply no way to express how I feel whenever reading a review like yours. I’m elated of course, but apprehensive too, that inevitably like any restaurant we will get it wrong occasionally and disappoint someone in your footsteps. However, how...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

I found the food in Sri Lanka very good, but this restaurant was the best of all. They change the menu every day, and every day the food was amazing. Try Nick´s prawns, you won´t be disapointed ;)More

1  Thank krneki40
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, it’s hugely reassuring knowing our new restaurant is making its diners smile! As for ‘my’ prawns? They’re terribly easy to do and if I didn’t say how please feel free to drop me a line anytime, I’ll happily share...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here two nights in a row because it was so good - the seafood was perfectly done, and the presentation was beautiful! Highly recommend! Sri Lankan specialities (curries) were also delicious.More

Thank Stephanie M
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your much needed good custom - and two nights running! Your helpful high recommendation is greatly appreciated, I’m delighted you enjoyed dining with us and I’m sure our kitchen crew will be too. Hopefully we’ll be welcoming you back to Oceanfront soon,...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and so relaxing, the Oceanfront is a magnificent addition to this wonderful hotel. Please visit, just not when we next return!More

Thank cricket22
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Many thanks for your gem of a review – ok so I’m corny, but seriously, I could never have envisaged just how well the new restaurant would be received by regular and new guests. Thanks for sharing your experience, I know you want to keep...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

We booked Buckingham Place for dinner during our one week stay nearby. It was an excellent choice in every way. The staff were very friendly when we arrived and we were shown to the bar for one of the best cocktails I have had! An...More

Thank Kate M
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Wow and thank you for such a delicious review! I’m over the moon to read it, especially given that we only recently opened Oceanfront and are still getting into our stride. I hope you’ve had a fabulous holiday in Sri Lanka and we remain one...More

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Gabby79
I know the hotel does not accept accomodation bookings for children under 6, but does anyone if are young children are welcome in the restaurant for lunch?
16 February 2017|
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Response from LAL:London | Reviewed this property |
You will need to contact the hotel to check, they will come back to you really quickly and are also very helpful I suspect however it may be a no
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wellawathugoda Road | Rekawa Village, Netolpitiya, Rekawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle  >  Netolpitiya  >  Rekawa
  • Phone Number: +94 47 3 489447
  • E-mail