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Gecko Restaurant and Rooms

Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #11 of 20 restaurants in Arugam Bay
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Gold Coast Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The owners are very welcoming and have created a great Restaurant that we could chill out and enjoy yummy wood fired pizzas. Felt like part of the family.

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Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A group of 4 had dinner here last night, 2 chose traditional Sri Lankan curry and the others the more western options of wood fire pizza and prawn pasta. All the food was delicious-curry came within 25 mins (menu includes warning that it may take 2 hours due to making from scratch) and the pizza was thin crust and really... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had a nice lunch of grilled tuna, salad and fries. The owner first showed me the kitchen of which he was proud and rightly so clean, modern work areas. The tuna was good cooked just right and salad nice fresh mix and crisp. I put a little lime juice on as Sri Lanka does not use dressings or oil... More

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Washington,DC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate lunch there for two days in a row. There is a good selection of food. We all had different salads and they were good and fresh. They also have a wide selection of drinks, and I was able to get ice in mine which was nice because I'm one of those weird Americans who likes ice in my... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I ate her with my partner menu looked exciting expensive but thought food mite be worth it I was wrong small portions and nothing to tasty u can get so much better for half the price also the staff were not friendly no one greeted us as we came in or left steer clear

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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

So yes, Arugam Bay...if you are a surfer you can (and should) stay here for at least a month. Enjoy the sea, waves and the laid back vibe of this little town in the east of Sri Lanka. Although i'm not a surfer..I still enjoyed the stay! Gecko is a nice stay next to the beach and it offers rooms... More

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Manama
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

I'm really amazed that this isn't at the top of the list for restaurants in arugam bay. We only ate here, didn't stay, but we went three times and it was great. The wood fired pizzas were lush, ice cream is great, great chunky fries and shrimp sandwiches. There was one rough dish of a tuna melt that really didn't... More

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Oslo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Ended up here after Lonely Planet recommended the place, and we were not disappointed! We had three meals here. Great food, great place and a great, chilling atmosphere. Their homemade ice cream was delicious! Think this is the best place for western food in Arugam Bay.

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Costa Calma, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Ordered a vegetarian pizza with no cheese....was brought one with cheese, and when I asked to change it they brought me one with no cheese but Ham instead. after that they brought our bill to the wrong table.

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Warsaw
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you are tired with local food (as I was after 4 weeks) drop in to Gecko for pizza. I liked coconut milk home made eiscream, too.

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