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Rodeo Pub and Restaurant

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35A Poruthota Road | Ethukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
0094 312274713
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Rodeo Pub & Restaurant is one of Negombo's oldest and most favourite...
The Rodeo Pub & Restaurant is one of Negombo's oldest and most favourite watering holes, having been opened by Janaka Weeramanthri way back in 1996 when the main street was a mere dirt track. The Pub can be found on Negombo's beach road approx. 100M before The Jetwing Blue Hotel on the beach side. OPENING HOURS: 10 am til late every night! MUSIC DJ AJ plays every night of the week except Thursday when there is a live musician HAPPY HOUR Daily Happy Hour is from 7-8pm and at weekends it's best to grab a table early or reserve one by calling 031 227 4713. FOOD Rodeo serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between! Each dish on Rodeo's extensive menu is made from scratch with ingredients bought fresh on a daily basis. Why not come and try one of our most popular dishes such as: Rodeo's Fillet steak with caramelised onions in a creamy peppercorn sauce Negombo lagoon jumbo prawns sauteed in garlic butter served with caper mayonnaise Pita bread chicken satay wrap with grilled yellow and red peppers, courgettes, carrots, leeks, and mayonnaise The Rodeo Big Breakfast (and it is BIG!). Bacon, eggs, sausages, baked beans and toast If you are in need of a quick and big feed, why not phone your order in ahead of time by calling 031 227 4713 DRINKS Imported and local liquors, spirits and beers are served along with a wide range of excellent cocktails. Why not try one of our most popular such as Moquito, Caipirinha or Long Island Iced Tea? A wide selection of wine and sparkling wine is also available. For an early start come take advantage of daily happy hour from 7-8pm MISSION STATEMENT At Rodeo our aim is provide all the ingredients for a fantastic night out, great food, drink, company, music and ambience. If we are not living up to our mission statement - TELL US! We are open to improving in any way possible.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best bar in Negombo Beach

A lovely little bar, that we always head back to in SL. The curry leaves with lightly fried cashews are the best beer food in the world. The Burgers are also a treat. It is a dark little corner, but the staff and service are great

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Funky-JP
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Derby
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A lovely little bar, that we always head back to in SL. The curry leaves with lightly fried cashews are the best beer food in the world. The Burgers are also a treat. It is a dark little corner, but the staff and service are great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great little street side pub with good atmosphere. 2 for 1 deals on beers that were served nice and cold. We didn't eat here so can't comment on the food, but they were showing both the cricket and Tour de France.....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Didn't try the food as the beer bottle coolers were filthy. That said, the beer was cold and atmosphere was ok, location on the main stretch us the best asset.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fabulous little Pub with a wonderful atmosphere, fantastic bar staff, great music from the resident DJ and excellent food (a must try are the Lagoon Prawns - well worth the money or the chicken curry - absolutely beautiful and a bargain!). One of the best bars I have frequented on my travels!

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Bara, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After having been recommended to visit this pub to enjoy the food, could I say that this pub you will go to if you want to have a beer or two. The food is okay, but nothing more.

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Janakad, Owner at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to write a review for the Rodeo pub & restaurant. I am sorry to hear that you weren't overly impressed with food as normally we have great feedback for our food which is cooked to order with fresh ingredients bought every day. If you are still on holiday and wish to try again,... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had just arrived in negombo and needed a quick snack in the afternoon ....we stumbled upon this place just along the road from our hotel.The food was excellent and there was an offer on for drinks at the time....buy 2 get 1 free!! The service was excellent and would definitely recommend this place for somewhere to eat and drink.

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Janakad, Owner at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Deborah Many thanks for taking the time to review Rodeo Pub. It's always great to receive good feedback from our guests and I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food at Rodeo. Thanks again. Janaka More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very good atmosphere. Friendly staff.its a average size pub,gives opportunity to meet loads of new friends.they serve good food. I'm sure everyone who check in certainly will like this place..guaranteed.

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Janakad, Owner at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Satheesh Many thanks for your review. We receive so much business through trip advisor and are always so grateful for feedback when a guest has had a great experience at Rodeo. I've had the pub for nearly 20 years and still work hard to ensure that everyone who comes in has a great time and leaves satisfied. Thanks again.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lively pub or at least lively by Negombo standards. I went in July and it was predominantly occupied by locals with a good number of tourists/travellers making up a large majority. Good atmosphere, friendly although not the lively hangout that younger Brits would expect back home or in places such as Marbella, Ibiza etc. I did however go in July... More 

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Janakad, Owner at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Greg Thanks very much for your review. I'm really pleased that you had a good time and enjoyed the atmosphere at Rodeo. Perhaps it wasn't that busy when you came but some nights people are queueing to come in, you can never tell. Mostly week ends are packed but it can get crazy mid week too! Hope to see... More 

Clarkston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were sorry we hadn't gone in earlier than we did. It was our 2nd last night, met some local friends of ours who took us there. Food was wonderful, excellent service too. The atmosphere was electric at the front but if you wanted quieter you could get table at the back room.

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Janakad, Owner at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lynda Thanks for taking the time to write a review for Rodeo. I'm very glad to hear that you had an excellent night and enjoyed the food too. Your review helps us to attract new customers via this page so many thanks again. Best wishes. Janaka More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Negombo's beach road is packed with lot of hotels, restaurants and pubs . But out of all this is the best place to have a drink and hangout with friends.... I tried lamb chop wz mash potatoes and a beef burger....wow...it was awesome.....but comparing prices with colombo pubs and restaurant, it is bit expensive here.....( R&R , Dutch hospital ,... More 

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Janakad, Owner at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Lahiru Many thanks for your positive review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the food. I'm surprised that you mention the price of the food though as we are actually one of the cheapest restaurants on the strip and have made a point not to increase the price of our food for over a year. If you were to... More 

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Additional Information about Rodeo Pub and Restaurant

Address: 35A Poruthota Road | Ethukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0094 312274713
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
Cuisine: Italian, Asian, British, Pub, Sri Lankan

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35A Poruthota Road | Ethukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: 0094 312274713

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Asian, British, Pub, Sri Lankan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

Description

The Rodeo Pub & Restaurant is one of Negombo's oldest and most favourite watering holes, having been opened by Janaka Weeramanthri way back in 1996 when the main street was a mere dirt track. The Pub can be found on Negombo's beach road approx. 100M before The Jetwing Blue Hotel on the beach side. OPENING HOURS: 10 am til late every night! MUSIC DJ AJ plays every night of the week except Thursday when there is a live musician HAPPY HOUR Daily Happy Hour is from 7-8pm and at weekends it's best to grab a table early or reserve one by calling 031 227 4713. FOOD Rodeo serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between! Each dish on Rodeo's extensive menu is made from scratch with ingredients bought fresh on a daily basis. Why not come and try one of our most popular dishes such as: Rodeo's Fillet steak with caramelised onions in a creamy peppercorn sauce Negombo lagoon jumbo prawns sauteed in garlic butter served with caper mayonnaise Pita bread chicken satay wrap with grilled yellow and red peppers, courgettes, carrots, leeks, and mayonnaise The Rodeo Big Breakfast (and it is BIG!). Bacon, eggs, sausages, baked beans and toast If you are in need of a quick and big feed, why not phone your order in ahead of time by calling 031 227 4713 DRINKS Imported and local liquors, spirits and beers are served along with a wide range of excellent cocktails. Why not try one of our most popular such as Moquito, Caipirinha or Long Island Iced Tea? A wide selection of wine and sparkling wine is also available. For an early start come take advantage of daily happy hour from 7-8pm MISSION STATEMENT At Rodeo our aim is provide all the ingredients for a fantastic night out, great food, drink, company, music and ambience. If we are not living up to our mission statement - TELL US! We are open to improving in any way possible.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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