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“quality food and service at a great price...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Unawatuna Beach Resort

Unawatuna Beach Resort
| Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
00 94 9 14 384545
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Ranked #101 of 135 Restaurants in Galle
Cuisines: Sri Lankan
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mitlon keynes england
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“quality food and service at a great price...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Staying inUNawatuna and walked by this restaurant on the beach. Caters for the residents of course but very happy to serve anyone else, we were warmly welcomed into the restaurant, half on open air beach, half in large covered area with central bar and loads of fans to keep the air moving and cool (its always hot !) Friendly waiters speaking good english.THey have a buffet , soups / salads / breads , mains. THe focus is more on quality than quantity which is so typical of european "buffet" restaurants inhotels..Food is delicious and the chef is a french trained pastry chef, so desserts are great, the lemon meringue pie was superb mainly around the rich crispy base. THe price for all that including unlimited tea/coffee during after was just 1250LKR (£7). We went back again following night which was the BBQ special night with steak/pork/tuna etc on grill and the price moved up just a little to 1600LKR but still a bargain for ambience, they even had the live cricket match no the TV so that was a bonus...well run and well recommended if you are in the area

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ry, Denmark
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Waiters missing attention”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

One afternoon we visited the restaurant - right on the beach - for coffee and tea. Slow slow service - not a place we like to visit in the evening with a lot of guest from the hotel linked to the restaurant. Many better more pleasant are available.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good buffet and pizzas”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

We ate at the Beach resort four times during our stay in Unawatuna. We didn't live at the resort. The pizzas are best in town and we where positively surprised by the high standard of the evenening buffe - which was free for children under 6 years - so it became okay in price. But the place does have a problem with service and writing a bill is not easy and in one case this took more than 45 minutes! - we suspect that the staff simply doesn't want to give external guests a bill... you can guess your self why. Another thing is outrageous service charges - for exampel the charge for fresh juice is 390 rupees and then they add 25 % (I think) service charge and tax - most be the most expensive fruit juice in Unawatuna. This way of adding servicecharges is not used any where else we visited in Unawatuna. However with childen the buffe was a great way to eat and avoid the long waiting times most ofter unawatuna restaurangs have.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Great Food!
Excellent personalised service!! Chaminda is the best!
The ambience is fantastic for lunch or for dinner or for lounging and grazing the whole day!!
We had 3 out of 4 meals (not including breakfast) in Unawatuna at UBR.
Brilliant!!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Average”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

Our driver took us here because we wanted something a bit bland, well I ordered a baguette and chips (tiny portion of chips for Rs250) and my husband ordered a pizza, the food took a long time to come out and when it did my baguette was so bland and tasteless with overcooked chicken in it, my husbands pizza was OK (seafood pizza) but nothing special

The service was OK but not on par with other restaurants in the area, therefore I wouldn't recommend this place.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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