We stayed opposite at Talalla Retreat Resort and came to Secret Bay Restaurant every night for dinner. We were looking for something authentic (Talalla Retreat has beautiful rooms but doesn't feel very Sri Lankan and food is overpriced) and were happy to find it there.
The location is a little hidden as it is on the roof top terrace but once you are there it has a nice view and atmosphere. The food is great. Mostly local dishes like different curries, dhal, seafood, noodles but also espresso which was perfect. Everything we tried was very tasteful, freshly made and came in big portions. On top, the service was really good (we had different experiences during our travel through Sri Lanka...). Especially Nisanthala, the girl who manages the restaurant, is really friendly and attentive. It was a pleasure for us to be served there and the money we spend for the delicious food was absolutely worth it! We felt very comfortable and recommended the place also to other people, because there is not much choice as it is a bit remote area.
They also run a little restaurant at the beach, where we had drinks during the day. The staff there was not always friendly and not so professional though.
The Secret Bay restaurant is definitely a must when you want to have great local food in Talalla!
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- Also Known As:
- Secret Bay Hotel Sri Lanka/Matara