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1595 Bandiwewa | Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
+94 71 721 6480
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was definitely the best restaurant of our whole trip in Sri Lanka! Really rich buffet with incredible delicious food! You should visit this place not only for the amazing typical Sri Lankan food but also for the atmosphere - little houses surrounded by the nature and hospitable stuff!

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Thank DenisaF23
Alaska
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I randomly stopped in while on a bicycle ride, and was immediately made welcome. I enjoyed the variety of the buffet, and the proprietor made sure that I had everything I wanted and needed, as well as pointing out special foods that I may have missed. I was very happy here.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a family-owned restaurant of a buffet-type. Being surrounded by the nature, it is a very peaceful place. Welcoming and smiling waiters. Amazing and delicious traditional food! Very good value for money. We would definitely recommend this place for lunch!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch and was full of tourists, there by the buss loads. That wouldn't be so bad if the price and quality was what some others have reviewed. They grossly overcharged us: Rs. 2700 for 2 people. The curries were average, too salty and not as flavourful as what we had in other places. There are far better good... More 

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Thank Miruna M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Between the rice fields this is a great place for a good typical rice and curry lunch. They have several seating area blocks, where, when enough people in, a rice and curry buffet is served on nice leaves as plates. There was a lot of choice, plenty of food and not (too) spicy.

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Thank Mirjan v
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The high rating is a bit over the top, we had better in Sri Lanka, but the food is nice, especially all the little side dishes. The curries as such are not special and may be even a bit watered down for tourists. Still good food, and it is interesting to take a view in the kitchen and see the... More 

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Hope Island, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place is hidden away between fields, palm trees priding peaceful and calm environment. It consists of several very simple thatch-roof huts, with earth doors and simple tables and seating. It is run by a family. On the way in you can check out the kitchen, looking several centuries old. Outside a stack of cooking dishes waits to be used... More 

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Thank Gournemanz
Bath, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch the other day, what a fantastic place to visit. Food and hospitality were excellent!! The setting of the restaurant is perfect as well, over looking fields as far as the eye can see perfect for wildlife spotting whilst you eat. The owners literally couldn't do enough for you, nothing was too much trouble. Be prepared for... More 

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Thank Chilikel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

What a gem of a place. Obviously all the tour guides know about it as there were lots of people arriving All the time. Smorgasbord of food and plenty to eat even if you are vegetarian. Family run and very efficient. Great service and value.

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Thank Felicity S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We had a lovely buffet dinner! The food on offer had different options to those in many other places (e.g. mango curry), and there was a dessert as well. It was a bit more expensive than many other curry and rice places, but it also offers much more choice and quantity. The owner came to pick us up from our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1595 Bandiwewa | Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Polonnaruwa
  • Phone Number: +94 71 721 6480
Description
Our restaurant is a family owned business open all year round for lunch and dinner. Our business is mainly centered around lunch however we are more than happy to serve dinner to any customers that feel like coming to enjoy truly home sri lankan cooking. All we ask is for people to phone us in advance and let us know that they are coming so that we can start preparing food.

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