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The Angler

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71 Hotel Road | Western, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Other reviewers mentioned that this unobtrusive restaurant is easy to miss. The menu looks like many in the area, but the delightful couple who run the place make it well worth a visit. We were the only people there, still early season, so it felt oddly unlikely a restaurant. We had vegetables and rice with curry and it was delicious.... More 

Thank PWCross
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss out as its easy to miss up some steps so look up and you wink see the trip advisor flag. The food was awesome and beautifully presented, the own cooks everything herself as she can't find anyone up to her standard , nice atmosphere.

Thank Anne L
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is wonderful, lovely atmosphere and friendly owners. Your food is home cooked especially for you. Beautiful, fresh and extremely tasty. I felt totally spoiled. Can't recommend enough for a real authentic Sri Lankan food experience!

Thank Anne M
Terrasini, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was on the area for only 3 nights, and I was fortunate enough to find this place. The decor is very simple and homy. They have som outside sitting on a terrace that is great for late afternoon meal. Talking about the meal... hum... I was mainly interested in try the Sri-Lankan food, and OMG I was not disappointed.... More 

Thank equusnet
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for an evening meal Had rice, veg curry with chicken Real SriLanka food...I'd waited till our last evening, so well worth the visit. Extremely tasty food, freshly cooked, using only fresh ingredients. We were welcomed with a smile and the owners were very charming, chatting with us while our food was being cooked. I'd very highly recommend this... More 

Thank jaggie5
Sandefjord, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We truly enjoyed lunch with a spread of local cuisine, made fresh to order and absolutely suitable for a first-time visiting Norwegian. Hope to go back soon.

Thank mettenc
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

On my arrival from Paris we went to this place for lunch. The owners are so lovely and welcoming. They helped us to find what we want eat. Mrs. Thusil Ab is a great cook you can smell it while she is preparing.... Everything is fresh and home made by Mrs. Thushil we have waited impatiently ( The smell was... More 

Thank Nimalaraj
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This lovely restaurant is a great place to eat for lunch or dinner. The owners offer a warm welcome and are happy to help with anything. (Thank you!) The food here was so delicious (especially the prawn curry!) and we even got shown how to eat it in the Sri Lankan way.

Thank Traveller27790
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were staying in Mount Lavinia for 2 days and where looking for a nice place to eat out. There are quite a few places near the beach that seemed a bit overpriced and served almost only Western food, so we decided to go to the Angler - and we didn't regret it! The owners are so adorable and really... More 

Thank Ann G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Our first meal in Sri Lanka and easily the best. The lovely owner sat with us while we ate and told us stories about Sri Lanka and gave us great tips. His wife who cooked the food then came out and we all chatted for hours. The food was absolutely delicious! I am vegetarian and was it amazing. My boyfriend... More 

Thank Phoebe S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Sri Lankan, Chinese, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Hotel Road | Western, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
  • Phone Number: 94778374961

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