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$$ - $$$
European, Swiss, International, Sri Lankan
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Porutota Rd | Ethukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
+94 31 2 274710
09:00 - 23:30
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Bijou (Dolly's) has just reopened after being closed for a month and my wife and I went back there again for another dinner of King prawns with garlic butter. We have been there perhaps ten times during the last two years and each meal has been really good - easily the most consistently good restaurant we have been to... More 

Thank Maioha
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110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard to give up a sea view in Negombo but it is worth crossing the road to this restaurant which is run by Swiss Dolly and you can be confident that everything is to Swiss standards of excellence. More expensive than other nearby options but worth it. Everyone seems to have had a great steak; me too!

Thank Phil C
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

With two German friends, my wife and I enjoyed another excellent dinner at 'Dolly's'. We chose King prawns again, while our friends chose a mixed grill and a pork chop. What made the evening an excellent evening rather than just a very good evening was that 'Dolly' herself was there supervising everything and welcoming and talking to all her dinner... More 

Thank Maioha
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

my husband and i ate here during our breif visit to negombo - food was average, decent portion sizes but service was very slow.

Thank Charlee B
Sri Lanka
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A truly delightful, unpretentious restaurant that is still standing after 26 years of trading in Negombo. This in itself, is testament to consistency in delivery of food and service standards. Disregard any silly comments from past diners referring to limited vegan options, come here for a steak, simply because it's the best you're going to get in the area. Local... More 

Thank Non-blogger
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

While staying at the Dickman resort, we were able to order home delivery from Bijou on recommendation from the staff. My wife said the filler was one of the best she's ever had. Perfectly tender, melt in the mouth and lovely Bernaise sauce. I am vegan and ordered from Lords, which suited me fine. On our return to Negombo, my... More 

Thank Max P
Venice, Italy
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

You can eat different salads in this place if you wish to break up with local cusine for a while. Suisse plates are available too. If you wish to make a difference.

Thank archetipo69
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great please to have some German food in the area The staff gave us a good service Food was excellent and really warm and fresh Great please to enjoy the dinner with the family

Thank Sajith W
Castel Goffredo, Italy
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The place where u will get the same taste daily even after trying over & over. Specially the fillets r superb. Happy!!!

Thank Rakibul A
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

food was okay, not cheap but still okay, but we had to wait an hour for our fried rice in the end there are better and cheaper places

Thank Henry H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Swiss, International, Sri Lankan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porutota Rd | Ethukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: +94 31 2 274710

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