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The Waterside Bentota

Yathramulla, Bentota, Sri Lanka
94 34 2270080
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Ranked #14 of 35 Restaurants in Bentota
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We were staying in the village of Bodhimaluwa, Cycling along the quiet roads when we came across the signpost for the Waterside and decided to have a look. We were so happy we did, a stunning little hotel and restaurant. The staff are fantastic and made us feel very special. The food was second to none, One of the best... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Wanted a proper Sri Lankan curry and this is the place to go! Amazing views and sunset was equal to an African sunset! Seafood is fresh and the service great. Very friendly with a nice selection of meals. Our tuk-tuk driver (Lucky) from Avani Hotel suggested it and he was 100% on the money. We had a prawn spring roll... More

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Ubud, Indonesia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The three of us were travelling, off season, and staying in a wonderful place in Bentota. "Let's look for somewhere different for dinner," we said. So, after much google research, we decided to go to The Waterside. A tuk-tuk ride was organised, and suddenly, we were there. The staff were not flustered at all, and, after a short period of... More

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London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Lovely location. Great for a sunset and early dinner. We did a boat trip around the lagoon (not a lot to see at 4pm to be honest but quite fun), and asked to be dropped off at The Waterside instead of back at the pier. Friendly staff and chef. We chowed through all the rice and curry (great value) and... More

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Pune, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Awesome srilankan cuisine with very friendly staff , who take efforts to suggest you the best according to your taste. Located overlooking a small lake.

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Scotland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I have dined at Waterside Bentota many times and have never been disapointed. The menu is just right , with a choice of both Sri Lankan and Western dishes and the most mouth watering seafood. The food is well cooked and beautifully presented and extremely tasty. The service is excellent , the ambience is just right and the view from... More

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oxford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

shame the all inclusive Club Bendover was so bad that we had to dine out - but such a lovely place xx thanks Mum

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

We had dinner in The Waterside during our holidays in Sri Lanka. The reviews were encouraging, but our personal experience was awful. Maybe it was a bad day for the cook... The meat we had was impossible to chew. We returned two of our dishes. They didn't charged us for the returned dishes but didn't offered anything instead... akward and... More

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Beautiful location right on the Lagoon, lovely place to watch the sun go down with a cool beer!

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New Delhi, India
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Visited the Waterside Cafe for lunch and stayed for more than 5 hours!!! The restaurant is part of a small 6 room property with a small pool. We, however, decided to spend time there lounging on deck chairs under the shade of trees overlooking the river. The service and food was superb and definitely one of the highlights of our... More

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