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Priyamali Gedara

1595 Bandiwewa | Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
+94 71 721 6480
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fruit” (22 reviews)
“curries” (37 reviews)
“rice” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1595 Bandiwewa | Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a farmer's lunch, more like a feast for a King! We thoroughly enjoyed these authentic homestyle curries followed by dessert. The setting was just fabulous, overlooking the rice paddies and meanwhile watching the peacocks put on a show. Highly recommend this feast...More

Thank MrsBeachandSki
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was pouring with rain when we arrived and initially we sat overlooking the rice fields but moved inwards to shelter from the spray. Nonetheless, the setting was wonderful, really rural. The experience seemed very traditional, a clay building and dishes buffet style and served...More

Thank MadelineAlbert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They call it the farmers lunch and maybe it started out like that but now its a feast. You walk in and the restaurant owners welcome you with the traditional Ayubowan. You are promptly asked if you are vegetarian or omnivorous. We were then directed...More

Thank bijucyborg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here and really enjoyed it. Sitting on clay benches, the guests are gathered around in little huts overlooking rice paddies. Dig in on the food that’s exhibited in the center of each hut and enjoy it! Plenty of curries, breads, sweets and...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late lunch at this caring and relaxing restaurant. We were only two but they brought a full buffet menu for us. On top of that I got a massage to my injured leg. Excellent and truly unexpected!

Thank Parkkanni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All you look for when seeking local food. We had a nice lunch buffet with all great Sri Lankan dishes at continental spicyness. Nice view across some rice fields. Quiet, welcoming, rural charme!

Thank Holger A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for our lunch. Both Veg and Non veg food options were available. Few drinks like juices, beer etc were also available. The food quality was phenomenal and the ambience of the place was very nice. A must visit if in Polonnoruwa. Hope...More

Thank Rachit K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a terrific place to eat for vegetarians. My daughter and I travelled in Sri Lanka for about four days and I can say this was the restaurant with the best food! The restaurant is on the Bandiwewa Road, not far from from the...More

1  Thank Mani S
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Great food, wrapped in a complete (pretty) authentic experience. A challenge to find. Ask around. It's worth the effort.

Thank Uittenboogaard
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

In polonnaruwa , No other place than priyamali Gedara, if u are looking for taste typical Sri Lankan rice and curry in traditional way. Healthy Foods with mouth watering delicious cook with local traditional species in clay pots by fire woods. Bcs I got the...More

Thank Prasad U
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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
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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