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23rd Mile Post, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
94 (0) 27 222 5577
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good place for a buffet lunch

This is a fairly large open air restaurant our guide brought us to for lunch. Even though their customers are mostly tourists, the buffet (Rs1000) is local fare and quite delicious. They also serve ala carte orders of western fare as well although the ones we tried were not especially well done... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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188 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a fairly large open air restaurant our guide brought us to for lunch. Even though their customers are mostly tourists, the buffet (Rs1000) is local fare and quite delicious. They also serve ala carte orders of western fare as well although the ones we tried were not especially well done. Service and cleanliness was good, so this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Really nice atmosphere, and buffet style food with plenty to choose from. RS 1200 for buffet, desserts, tea and coffee. Fresh and authentic food. Nice airy room with fans. Tourist clientele. Very Happy.

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Thank David C
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

could anjoy the very hot climate contion during the ruins visit when we come to this restaurant we had our lunch and relaxed

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Our driver/guide took us here for lunch after visiting the ruins of Pollonnaruwa during a private tour of Sri Lanka. It appears to be a place used by many guides and their clients. The open-air dining room was pleasant. My spouse and I both ordered chicken fried noodles, but after eating half of it, we discovered that the kitchen forgot... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

This Resturent was very nice. And small one. Many tourist are there for lunch.. I had lunch there on my trip. Foods was veri nice and tests. I like that foods.

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Thank chaan s
Panadura, Sri Lanka
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Close to Polonnaruwa you find this cool, charming place. Speciality is Sri lankan but Chinese, Indian, Western are also best.

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Thank Priyantha P
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped off here for coffee after climbing Sigiriya Rock Fortress first thing in the morning, on our way to see the ruins. This was OK but just made withNescafe granules. The loos were very clean, and the plan was to return to try out the buffet for lunch (just being laid out at 11:30am), but we ended up going... More 

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Malaysia
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46 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wonderful food and amazing variety. Great place to stop and eat. This place is clean and reasonably priced. It's value for money. It s a good place esp for those who are vegetarians.

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Thank RikaMalaysia
Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We ordered off the menu as the buffet was close to 1000 LKR. By doing this we got our bill in 1/2 of what the buffet would have cost. Good food, don't have to worry, good place to stop.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This restaurant is a really great place to eat! The great thing it's buffet! It is really cheap(500pp) and it has great choice for such a price! For those going to Polonnaruwa this a good place to refresh yourself and have a meal. I totally recommend this restaurant!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23rd Mile Post, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Polonnaruwa
  • Phone Number: 94 (0) 27 222 5577

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  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

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