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“Arak and line prawns, yum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kingfisher

Kingfisher
Welle Dewala Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
(0) 91 225 03 12
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Ranked #6 of 52 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: European, Italian, Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Arak and line prawns, yum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Had read so many reviews I had to try it. Good selection on the menu but I tried the Arak and lime prawn skewers, very very tasty. Mojito's are better 2 doors down at the Rock and only local beer available was Lion lager

Visited January 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The best food we had in Sri Lanka”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The food was simply delicious. The vegetables were perfectly steamed and the food perfectly spiced. We didn't have to wait for it too long either, which is rare in Sri Lanka.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“lunch at Kingfisher”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

we went twice. the food is good and great location but the second time we waited 1 1/2 hrs for our lunch

Visited December 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Situated directly on the beach so a very romantic setting. You need to book a table because it is very popular. Food and service good and price reasonable apart from the corkage for opening a very expensive priced bottle of wine. Most people drink the Lion Lager.

Visited December 2013
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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“Life's just too short”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Folk say the food is great. It's not bad but not good enough to wait hours for. Tried lunch and dinner - minimum wait 90 minutes, even tried early ordering to no avail. Lunch menu severely restricted when we ate there: could have prawns with garlic and parsley, but not with garlic and ginger! It may be cooked fresh, but ... Staff seemed to run round in circles. If you're hungry, avoid it.

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