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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Asian, Sri Lankan, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene
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The Garton's Ark, Sri Lanka's Largest Sailing restaurant. The boat consists of an air conditioned lower deck able to accommodate 64 persons seated,and a upper deck which can accommodate a further 30 persons. Patrons of the restaurant will be offered a comprehensive buffet meal while sailing on a 5 km Long course that would last 2 hours Or an Ala Carte menu while it's docked.
PRICE RANGE
US$16 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Asian, Sri Lankan, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed April 26, 2021

Had an amazing night at Garton's Ark! I wanted to take my boyfriend out for a surprise birthday dinner. So, I contacted one of their staff. Milan answered the phone and was very helpful in giving me the details and making arrangements for the dinner....I would like to thank him for making this surprise a success. When we got to the venue, our table was beautifully arranged with rose petals and a candle. The staff had been informed of the surprise and were discreet yet attentive to my requests. The atmosphere and romantic ambiance were excellent, and it complimented the amazing food. When we were sailing, the crew brought out the cake and everybody who was dining with us sang him a happy birthday. Even I was surprised by that :D. Wow. Shalinda was an absolute star throughout the night and looked into every detail personally making our day extra special. We will always remember his amazing assistance. I have to mention the entire crew who did a fantastic job though it was a busy Sunday night! Thanks to them all, the surprise for my boyfriend went off without a hitch. All in all, we had an amazing time. From the time I dropped in to inquire about having this small surprise, the enthusiasm and professionalism of the staff were simply great! Thank you once again for making my boyfriend’s day special. We will surely visit this place again!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Garton's Group, Marketing at Garton's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2021

Greetings from Garton's Ark, It was our absolute pleasure to host your special day. Thank you for the review and feedback. We are working on improving our standards of quality and appreciate the kind and honest feedback. We are waiting to welcome you soon

Reviewed April 23, 2021 via mobile

Everyone had a wonderful time at Garton's Ark at my 21st birthday party, Ashan the manager was very attentive throughout the event and helped it run smoothly. Dasun, Kavindu and Dulshan from F&B were very helpful and their service was great, they also spent time...prior to the event to make sure the set up was just right. A special Thankyou to Romani as well who helped us. Avishka and Milinda did a fantastic job with the food, everyone enjoyed it and it was very well prepared. Staff coordination was brilliant and we loved the ambiance. It was an enjoyable experience overall and we definitely satisfied with everything. Highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Garton's Group, Marketing at Garton's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2021

Greetings from Garton's Ark, It was our absolute pleasure to host your special day. Thank you for the review and feedback. We are working on improving our standards of quality and appreciate the kind and honest feedback. We are waiting to welcome you soon

Reviewed April 19, 2021

We have booked Gartons ark it was a new experience to us and Salinda has given us a very good and friendly service and we fully satisfied. I. Can recommend this to anyone

Date of visit: April 2021
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Garton's Group, Marketing at Garton's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2021

Greetings from Garton's Ark, It was our absolute pleasure to host you. Thank you for the review and feedback. We are working on improving our standards of quality and appreciate the kind and honest feedback. We are waiting to welcome you soon

Reviewed April 19, 2021

We went there for our anniversary. We were served by Shalinda, a very polite staff. I really dont have any kind of complaints, not even a suggestion. Im completely satisfied with the service, the tour, and the food. The cruising speed was very subtle. Enjoyed...our dinner very much.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Garton's Group, Marketing at Garton's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2021

Greetings from Garton's Ark, It was our absolute pleasure to host you on your special day. Thank you for the review and feedback. We are working on improving our standards of quality and appreciate the kind and honest feedback. We are waiting to welcome you...More

Reviewed April 17, 2021

The management of Garton’s Ark was extremely helpful and easy to work with, they gave us an amazing experience for a memorable day and ensured we were provided with the best. Thank you for making our party a memorable night!! The guests had a lovely...time and it was definitely a unique experience !!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Garton's Group, Marketing at Garton's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2021

Greetings from Garton's Ark, It was our absolute pleasure to host you on your special day. Thank you for the review and feedback. We are working on improving our standards of quality and appreciate the kind and honest feedback. We are waiting to welcome you...More

Reviewed April 5, 2021

Was there for a surprise b'day party. It was a novel experience since it is outside the standard / traditional dining concepts. Staff was very supportive & friendly. Would recommend this place for small pvt gatherings. Ideal for Dinner.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Garton's Group, Marketing at Garton's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2021

Greetings from Garton's Ark, It was our absolute pleasure to host you. Thank you for the review and feedback. We are working on improving our standards of quality and appreciate the kind and honest feedback. We are waiting to welcome you soon

Reviewed April 4, 2021

We booked the Garton’s Ark for a family get together and overall it was a beautiful and different experience and everyone loved the time spent at Garton’s Ark. Friendly and supportive staff and can recommend for anyone.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Garton's Group, Marketing at Garton's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2021

Greetings from Garton's Ark, It was our absolute pleasure to host you. Thank you for the review and feedback. We are working on improving our standards of quality and appreciate the kind and honest feedback. We are waiting to welcome you soon

Reviewed April 4, 2021

Nice friendly staff. Expected something better in the menu. However over all experience was something different and nice. Boat ride was calm and very relaxing. Recommending for couples.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Garton's Group, Marketing at Garton's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2021

Greetings from Garton's Ark, It was our absolute pleasure to host you. Thank you for the review and feedback. We are working on improving our standards of quality and appreciate the kind and honest feedback. We are waiting to welcome you soon

Reviewed March 29, 2021

Garton's Ark is one of the best places to throw a surprise party. Everything is super nice in that place. I planned a surprise birthday party to a special person from outside of sri lanka and the crew was super helpful to make it a...success. It was indeed an unforgettable night for everyone. Environment was super nice and clean. Must mention the food which was amazing and the chef did an amazing job and pulled out the best cake ever with a design that i gave. Good job chef ❤️ Whole crew was amazing and they even did some decos upon my request. A very big thank to the whole crew, specially Romanie, she was very helpful. Thank you so much Romanie ❤️ Keep up the good work. I was not sure in the beginning coz i couldn't come in person to check out anything but you guys did a fantastic job. Definitely looking forward to making more special moments im Garton's ark. Very affordable and Totally worth it 👏More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Garton's Group, Marketing at Garton's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2021

Greetings from Garton's Ark, It was our absolute pleasure to host you. Thank you for the review and feedback. We are working on improving our standards of quality and appreciate the kind and honest feedback. We are waiting to welcome you soon

Reviewed March 23, 2021

One of the best places possible to celebrate your anniversary ❤️. And the staff Kavindu,Dasun, Dulshan were very helpful and went the extra mile for the whole night by providing a superb service. I would like to thank them for the superb service they offered...at gartons ark and the superb service they always provide whenever i wisit Bro pub as well.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Garton's Group, Marketing at Garton's Ark, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2021

Greetings from Garton's Ark, It was our absolute pleasure to host you. Thank you for the review and feedback. We are working on improving our standards of quality and appreciate the kind and honest feedback. We are waiting to welcome you soon

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Ima_Ash
January 7, 2020|
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Response from 724dilipj | Reviewed this property |
You get the boat for 5hrs. 2 hrs of sailing and 3 hrs docked at the origin point. pick up and drop off point is Garton's Ark, 6th Lane ,off Pagoda Road,Nawala. Per head cost starting from Rs 3700/ per head. Pls contact them... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5