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Bijou

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Porutota Rd | Ethukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
031.2274710
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great coffee stop

While here in Negombo, we walked each morning. A bit of exercise and some shell collecting. On the way back to the hotel we would stop for coffee. Good European coffee. Friendly staff, chatty!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Suegympie
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Glasgow
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Glasgow
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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

While here in Negombo, we walked each morning. A bit of exercise and some shell collecting. On the way back to the hotel we would stop for coffee. Good European coffee. Friendly staff, chatty!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Walked into the restaurant and was not attended. Staff and service really bad , and the way they talk to the customers is horrendous! Because many foreigners are dining here they are very rude to the locals. An addition to all this is the fact that they served alcohol on a poya day which is against the law... The local... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It was the last place we ate before we went home to Europe. And it was very good. We got the food fast and it was tasty. They even had real olive oil which was great for a change.

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Ingelheim, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Quality of the Food is very good. Prices are fair. But it is all european Food. And I do not travel thousand of kilometeres to have Food I can have at home as well... So it is a great place for Expats to have a taste of home once in a while but not for tourists who want to... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had a very good fondue . However it took a long time after ordering to get it ( close to an hour, but maybe that's normal for Fondue. Also enjoyed the Vege Cheese Pasta ( some Swiss/German name for it that I can't remember)

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A good place to go. It can get busy so perhaps best to go early. Otherwise just enjoy the owner Dolly as she goes round the tables socialising with her guests. The food is good as is the service.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We walked in here and had to wait for a short while for someone to come over and greet us but it was busy. There seemed to be two people serving but one of them didn't appear able to take orders so that slowed things down. After ordering the owner came over and introduced herself which was a nice touch... More 

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Tremelo, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

and it was the biggest I've ever seen ! Plus chips and a wonderful salade... Let's start with the beginning : before entering the restaurant, something caught my eyes : " A Grade accorded by Sri Lanka Tourist Board". Credit cards accepted. You can make a reservation; tel. nr.: 031/227 4710. There are 2 tables outside and the rest are... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I'd been told that things had improved greatly since my last visit earlier this year, so I was quite happy to give the Swiss a try. Warm greeting, drink order taken and drink produced with menu. Spent some 5 - 10 minutes making up my mind, opting for Prawn cocktail starter & Beef goulash main. When ordering, was advised none... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Of the three nights we had in Negombo, we came here twice and ordered the fondue both times. I've had fondue in Switzerland and in France and this was the best I've ever had. The staff is terrific also.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Porutota Rd | Ethukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: 031.2274710

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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