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Pottuvil-panama road, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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Pottuvil-panama road, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place to chill

Nice cold beers freindly owners good for sport on TV, live music open late centre loctaion makes it great to ctach up with people

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
Greg D
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NSW
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NSW
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice cold beers freindly owners good for sport on TV, live music open late centre loctaion makes it great to ctach up with people

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Kuwait
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

As the name suggests, the place does Thai food, which is surprising to find in Arugam Bay. The food was actually quite good and full of flavor. The service was abysmal and the lack of trained staff was very evident. The rooftop seating, the lights, the trees overhead and the decor all make for a fabulous experience, the food complements... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This bar occupies a large rooftop patio area which is very well decorated and atmospheric. It has a range of bottled and some draught beer, but these were the most expensive drinks we had in Sri Lanka (even more expensive than the bars at luxury hotels!). We paid Rs. 1000 per pint of Lion Lager (equivalent of £5 when we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Good place to hang out and go for a beer. They've always got bands playing and the beer is always cold!! And cold beer is really hard to find in Sri Lanka!

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Southampton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Food was alright, but the service was absolutely awful. Neither of the waiting staff upstairs remotely interested in any of the customers. One even burped at me when I asked for the bill! The noise from the bar across the road also spoiled a potentially nice meal and drink! Shame really, place has always been reviewed relatively highly hence why... More 

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Barwon Heads, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Set amongst the treetops this place is great for a beer. However you will pay more for good and drink. It is quite expensive comparatively with other places.

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Adelaide
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Food was excellent and it was nice to sit down in a relaxing atmosphere with a bar and good service.

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Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I don't understand why Rough Guide and some other guides as well are so positive about the food here. Ok, the atmosphere is great, nice lightning and location. The Thai food is very disappointing: flavorless and you have to pay separate for rice (what?!). Not a lot to choose from either. The staff isn't very helpful, didn't come to the... More 

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Munich, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Food at this little place is really tasty and authentic Thai style, though portions are a bit small and rice has to be ordered extra. The place does brew a couple of beers themselves, make sure to check these out! Definitely on of the better places to check out while in Arugam - But make sure you come there on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pottuvil-panama road, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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