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“Amazing in every way” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bentota Lake

Bentota Lake
No. 437, Elpitiya Road | Dedduwa, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+(94)774094844
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Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Bentota
Cuisines: Dessert, Indian, Seafood, Continental, Café, Sri Lankan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Kuwait
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Service: the owner and waiters were soooo welcoming and friendly
Food: very clean, tasty and great value compared to other restuarants (the muffin cake that comes complementary with the coffee and tea is out of this world!!!
location: very cosy quiet great views on the lake and the atmosphere of the restaurant itself is amazing

  • Visited July 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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English first
Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Breathtaking location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Wow, this is an amazing restaurant. The location is breathtaking and we dined on the pontoon on the lake. We are a family of 5 with 3 teenagers and the food was gorgeous, we chose lobster, jumbo prawns and red mullet. Every plate was cleared!! It was dark when we arrived which is a shame as we could make out the view over the lake which I imagine is even better in the light. We loved it so much we're considering going back another evening when they can take you out onto the lake for drinks on the pontoon and then return to land for your dinner. If you like seafood, which we all do, you'll love this restaurant.

  • Visited July 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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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Location, location, location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Bentota Lake was everything we wished for, and more. Amazing lakeside location, fantastic waiter service, brilliant food! A perfect evening sat under the Sri Lankan stars.
We're returning tomorrow for high afternoon tea where we hope to float out into the lake on their floating platform. And we'll be back again next week too before we go home!! Love this place.....highly highly recommended!!

  • Visited July 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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Newbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing place, amazing food and lovely people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Of all of the places to eat in bentota this place surely is the finest, this place truly is the jewel of bentota the food and hosts are fantastic and most welcoming and very friendly, we have had 2 nights there already and just on our way to a nights dining on the lake on a floating pontoon.

  • Visited July 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Breezy location, awesome staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

During our cycle tour through the area we were stopped by the very kind owner of the restaurant. He convinced us to visit his place for some drinks and we agreed. He promised that his place would be the most beautiful place in bentota. And we believe it is true. He served us a complementary cocktail of a fruit we did not know and joined us for a chat which we enjoyed very much.

Its is a shame we did not have time for dinner, but after reading the current reviews and judging by his dedication to get the most fresh fish in the area, we would definitely come back!

We believe this restaurant will grow to be one of the best in the area.

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