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“Pricey, but good food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Grill

Golden Grill
No. 45, National Holiday Resort, Bentota, Sri Lanka
+94342275455
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Ranked #8 of 41 Restaurants in Bentota
Price range: $4 - $40
Cuisines: Indian, Continental, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The "Golden Grill", stands nestled within Sri Lanka's first National Holiday Resort in Bentota overlooking the scenic beauty of a small lake, has a history since 1970. A variety of cuisine is available to tantalize your taste buds at this unique restaurant. Dishes from around the world including traditional Sri Lankan specialties are served with a touch of class at an affordable price. The courteous staff and imaginative decor add to its ambience promising guests an unforgettable experience.
Taipei, Taiwan
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“Pricey, but good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We went there because it was a recommendation by our local guide.
One of the main dishes (prawns) was great while the other one was alright.

It is a huge restaurant, we were lucky enough to be the only guests at that moment but I can imagine it must be very noisy and slow if there are more guests.

Overall, it is alright but I would not recommend it so much.
I guess it is quite difficult to find something nice in Bentota that is not very overpriced and for tourists only, so go and try, but once is probably enough.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

What can I say great food - clean bright decor - helpful friendly staff - Good selection and good coffee ( some places have no idea about a coffee!!)

Visited December 2013
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“Nice meal, very attentive staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

To be honest, there's not a massive amount of choice of really good places to eat in Bentota. The Golden Grill, I feel, is as as good as any where. Seems the tuk-tuk driver had a share in the place as he took us straight there when we said we wanted a meal! The rain had started so we went with it - to be fair, it was a good choice. Not overly expensive either and good, fresh food. Very attentive staff who couldn't so enough for you. Would recommend if you're in the area, Enjoy!

Visited January 2014
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Hamburg, Germany
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“Great place, fantastic atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

After we came here for the first time for dinner - we did not go anywhere else.
We really liked food and drinks, but most of all we were impressed by the atmosphere. The stuff was very helpful. Once we ordered crabs - and they warned us - that those crabs were in shells, so if we really wanted to spend time digging it out :) We decided to try it and it was a really good exercise and tasty also.
They have wonderful curries (take "mild" variant if you are not used to Asian food) and also grilled sea food. Local vine is also nice - try it if you are open for local tastes.
The music was relaxing and we have never waited for our food for too long.
So if you are in Bentota - you should really give Golden Grill a try!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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“Best restaurant in Bentota”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We holiday in Bentota every year and always visit The Golden Grill, Mr Roshan and the staff are always very friendly and attentive. The restaurant has been renovated in the last year and has been extended but still maintains its original atmosphere. Service is always prompt food is always edible, and reasonably priced the stir fried chicken has been improved from last year and the curries are the best I've tasted in bentota

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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