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The Waterside Bentota

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Yathramulla, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 270080
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Bengaluru, India
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Didn't stay here, but visited for lunch. The Sri-Lankan food is quite good and the restaurant ambience is nice.

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2 Thank ajitkommini
Rockhampton, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

The fish was the freshest fish and perfectly cooked. They bought the whole, uncooked fish to our room to check that it met with our approval. Wonderfully delicious.

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2 Thank M M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We were staying in the village of Bodhimaluwa, Cycling along the quiet roads when we came across the signpost for the Waterside and decided to have a look. We were so happy we did, a stunning little hotel and restaurant. The staff are fantastic and made us feel very special. The food was second to none, One of the best... More 

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2 Thank rayztravelz
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

Wanted a proper Sri Lankan curry and this is the place to go! Amazing views and sunset was equal to an African sunset! Seafood is fresh and the service great. Very friendly with a nice selection of meals. Our tuk-tuk driver (Lucky) from Avani Hotel suggested it and he was 100% on the money. We had a prawn spring roll... More 

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1 Thank Peter_R_O_13
Ubud, Indonesia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

The three of us were travelling, off season, and staying in a wonderful place in Bentota. "Let's look for somewhere different for dinner," we said. So, after much google research, we decided to go to The Waterside. A tuk-tuk ride was organised, and suddenly, we were there. The staff were not flustered at all, and, after a short period of... More 

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1 Thank Bubstr
London
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Lovely location. Great for a sunset and early dinner. We did a boat trip around the lagoon (not a lot to see at 4pm to be honest but quite fun), and asked to be dropped off at The Waterside instead of back at the pier. Friendly staff and chef. We chowed through all the rice and curry (great value) and... More 

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1 Thank Julius A
Pune, India
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Awesome srilankan cuisine with very friendly staff , who take efforts to suggest you the best according to your taste. Located overlooking a small lake.

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3 Thank nirajmantri
Scotland
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2013

I have dined at Waterside Bentota many times and have never been disapointed. The menu is just right , with a choice of both Sri Lankan and Western dishes and the most mouth watering seafood. The food is well cooked and beautifully presented and extremely tasty. The service is excellent , the ambience is just right and the view from... More 

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2 Thank Grummy
oxford
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2012

shame the all inclusive Club Bendover was so bad that we had to dine out - but such a lovely place xx thanks Mum

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2 Thank Fruitbat0784
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2012

We had dinner in The Waterside during our holidays in Sri Lanka. The reviews were encouraging, but our personal experience was awful. Maybe it was a bad day for the cook... The meat we had was impossible to chew. We returned two of our dishes. They didn't charged us for the returned dishes but didn't offered anything instead... akward and... More 

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1 Thank crammarc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Seafood, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yathramulla, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 34 2 270080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?