We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bijou

Certificate of Excellence
International
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Porutota Rd | Ethukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
031.2274710
Add hours for Bijou and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 155 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice last meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Gogy2014
,
Zagreb, Croatia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Zagreb, Croatia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ingelheim, Germany
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prestwick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tremelo, Belgium
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Torquay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Negombo
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

With friends for their last evening in Sri Lanka. We were alone for most of the evening until a family arrived. I asked for a glass of medium white wine only to be presented with the remains of demijon, the wine tasted stale so I returned it for a G&T, the waiter assured me the demijon had only been opened... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Nearly ten years ago under madam Dolly's ownership and management this was the place, possibly the only place, to get decent food and service in Ettukala, even if the bill of fare, with only three or four token Lankan dishes, smacked a little of Alpine arrogance. I ate here in February 2014 and again recently on September 19 and 29... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bijou also viewed

Negombo, Western Province
Negombo, Western Province
 
Negombo, Western Province
Negombo, Western Province
 

Been to Bijou? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bijou staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?