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Serena Villa Restaurant

No. 27 Mangala Mawatha Pahurumulla, Bentota, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 35 restaurants in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $70
Cuisines: European, Seafood, International, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: You can sit in the beach sand bar on the bentota river with snaks for a few beers to enjoy the beautifull sunsets! What ever you fancy we will accommodate you. Please join us to the truly superb seafood,which we specialise in,and experiencesri lanken and interntional cusine at it s best the delightful setting of our river side restaurant..
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  • Dutch first
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  • German first
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English first
Surrey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been using Serena Villa for a few years now but was a little shocked at the prices on their new menu introduced last week (mid June 2014). Some items are now at UK prices and there are other restaurants who offer better value - UNLESS you ask for a discount. After a chat with the owner I negotiated a... More

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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I came to Serena Villa a few years ago but this time I visited in the early evening when the restaurant was already quite full and from stepping off the boat I was made very welcome and quite suprised to be remembered by the owner and shown to a table. A young waiter introduced himself in very good English, gave... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We ate lunch here, the setting is lovely right on the edge of the Bentota river with a small jetty, meaning that you can arrive here by boat or tuk tuk. The main problem was that the young waiter did not speak very much English and ordering our meal was a little difficult. The food was good, I ordered lamb... More

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Scotland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I have eaten here several times over the years. It wouldn't be my first choice of restaurant in Bentota, but is is OK. The menu is much the same as most places here and the good is perfectly acceptable, the service is actually a bit better than a lot of other places.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Perfect windy place, where we used to go for a lunch or dinner very often during my six-month stay in Bentota. Friendly staff, which looked after about us always very well. My favorits here are "Lime chicken with cashew nuts" and "Deviled seafood", but other dishes are very good too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

If you love seafood and music this place is definitely for you. They got variety of freshly cooked fish and other seafood which goes well with chilled bear especially on a typically hot sunny day of bentota. I been hear a couple of times and It's been wonderful place to hang around with good river view as It's on river.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

We spent the last few dates of our holiday in Bentota and we really liked to have dinners and spend our evenings at Serena Villa Restaurant. Seafood is great and their curry is delicious! Staff is very friendly, great atmosphere and brilliant location! We will come back ;)

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Based on tripadvisor reviews decided this was the restaurant to try when venturing out from my lovely hotel. Bad choice! Yes, the setting is pleasant and the young waiter was polite. I chose the seafood bisque to start with, and as a past reviewer has commented, it was most delicious. I'm sure I would have really enjoyed it if I'd... More

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Bela, Czech Republic
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I heard & read about serena villa on trip advisor so when i was in sri lanka lasr week i thought of hvng food in the restaurant trust me the food is really awsome and specially sea food. So i will suggest everyone whosoever visiting this small town to go and try the food atleast once.

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Deggenhausertal, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I stayed in Bentota for about one week and went everyday to Serena Villa. The food was always really good. Specially the seafood! I saw the kitchen and know that everything is clean and always fresh cooked!

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