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359, Galle Road | Warahena, Bentota 85000, Sri Lanka
0344 940940
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Ranked #15 of 35 Restaurants in Bentota
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood, International, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Modern, Stylish and Comfortable. Soak up the ambience and enjoy our inspired menu. The restaurant combines a palette of vivid colours and elegant teak furnishings. Escoffier has been styled into an all day affair where you can choose from a cup of coffee to a sumptuous semi fine dining meal.It is a great place for Al fresco dining with its timber paved beautiful Verandah where you can enjoy a cup of tea while listening to the soul soothing sound of sea waves with glimpse of the sea. The restaurant has 36 covers inside, 24 covers on the Verandah and 16 covers outside in the courtyard. Escoffier is open from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm on everyday.Restaurant's all-day menus include a great value plat du jour as well as a stunningly good a la carte choice. It is the best place in town offering an extensive choice of quality international food and beverage items, as well as local specialties and in addition - 'made to order' favourites. Whether you're looking for an affordable yet chic restaurant to take your date, a warm, inviting venue to have a BBQ with your friends on weekend, Escoffier has something for everyone.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We were staying at Saman Villas which is closed to Escoffier. Been here twice during our stay for lunch. Beautiful place, helpful staff ,mouth watering food. Tried sri lankan rice and curries once and grilled chicken with fish pepper steak. All enjoyed very much.will visit again soon.

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Melbourne, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Escoffier was a famous French Chef , however the meals we ordered were dreadful , tough chewy bolognaise , over dried out fish and chips which were stone cold in the middle and sent back. The restaurant it self looks really good and probably does wonderful Sri. Lankan food , just don't bother with other food.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We visited Escoffier on the 26th April just after 4 o clock.....it looked really nice from the outside so a group of us decided to go in. Received the menu from the waiter and asked for some lion beer. We were surprised to be told they had only 1 bottle left, when asked what other beers they had got a... More

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barney13Uk, Owner at Escoffier, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are sorry that you were disappointed with your request of Beverage. We do not keep a large stock of Liquor since we have a Pub next to us. Our main concern is about our food. The waiter is an experienced person but since English is not our mother tongue they could get baffled sometimes with accent etc.... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

we went after checking out the reviews on tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. Its a nice place with good food. This place has good options even for vegetarians. we went here for both lunch and dinner. We had the prawn curry, crab curry and chicken curry it was super. The vegetarian meal was also very good. The price of... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We were staying at mermaid beach cottage induruwa..which is about 2km from Escoffier. During our one week stay in induruwa we came to this fantastic restaurant 4 times. We tried sri Lankan rice and curry with mild prawn curry. Which was a generous portion and reasonably priced. Same day at dinner I tried their batter fried prawns and nasigoreng, my... More

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Wanted to try sri lankan rice & curries but couldn't find a decent place. Thanks to TA reviews we made a good choice. Fantastic meal. Made to my order. Will visit again before I leave this lovely island.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Food awful staff poor and pricey. Just give it a very wide berth. May have been good once but not anymore

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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at the Mermaid Cottage in Warahena, Bentota (same owner as Escoffier) and ate lunch/dinner in nearby Escoffier around 6 times. The Sri Lankan curries and seafood are excellent and the staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Looking forward to going back again soon. Would also highly recommend Mermaid Cottages. Superbly located, great value, and with wonderful... More

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Bicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

we visited at lunch time to have fish and chips, which last year was excellent, juicy chunks of white fish in crispy batter and chunky chips. This visit the fish was grey the batter soggy and the French fries were crispy, such a let down

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Had a great dinner at Escoffier with family and friends. Superb food, friendly staff and value for money. highly recommended

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