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Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place


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BREAKFAST • BRUNCH • LUNCH & DINNER (reservation essential / 6yrs+ child policy). 2016 saw Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place bring everything together. A beautiful new infinity pool and atmospheric restaurant and bar became the all-day hub of the original hotel. Short, well executed menus offer imaginative fusion, fresh fish and as one would expect, traditional Sri Lankan fare. Everything is freshly prepped and cooked to order so don’t be surprised by a modest wait – order before you get hungry!! Relaxed/informal ambience and dress code – slow, lazy classical mornings with jazzy suppers, and most things musical in between. Reserve a poolside table for a candlelit supper if you can, then afterwards,
$16 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Fusion, Sri Lankan, International, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Beach
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Reviewed December 17, 2019

A trip to see Mr Nick and his team is always a pleasure! Great ambiance, amazing views, fantastically tasty food and lively conversation - who could ask for anything more! We enjoyed a lovely lunch on a Sunday, opting to go for the Oceanfront Burger,...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Buckingham P, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2019

Always Delightful… Your annual Oceanfront lunch party is a date in our calendar we all look forward to. It is always a delight to welcome you with your family and friends, and a privilege too, to be invited to join your table. I’m really touched...More

Reviewed December 7, 2019

Simply delicious food all locally sourced and freshly cooked to order. There's a rule that if you don't like something, it'll be replaced with something more to your liking with no questions asked. This never happened to us, all the food was marvellous but the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Buckingham P, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2019

Thanks again, you really are FABULOUS! Your outstanding support humbles all of us quite frankly, I just feel so guilty that I forgot to share the (excellent) St. Emillion. I did raise a glass to you however, then polished off the lions share with a...More

Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

We ate in the restaurant for 4 nights whilst staying at Buckingham Place. The food is all freshly prepared and very tasty. Portion sizes were good and there was nearly always extra. The menu is small but rotated each day allowing a variety of different...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2019

Much appreciated... Please forgive my belated thanks for this most welcome extra support. Somehow, I completely overlooked TA notifications for your reviews! Again, thank you for coming to stay, and then for recommending the hotel and its restaurant so highly. Thanks too for your excellent...More

Reviewed September 9, 2019

My girlfriend and I popped in for lunch at Buckingham Place last Saturday. After a delightful swim in the magnificent pool, and a suitably chilled beer on a sun lounger, we were treated to lunch with the owner himself. The food was absolutely delicious and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2019

Setting the bar ever higher…. Enjoying an afternoon with you both was thanks enough. It’s a rare treat to host guests who invite you to their table - let alone having the time to join with them! Thank you for inviting me to dine with...More

Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

One word: amazing! Food, place, staff! All was perfect! Thanks Nick and your team The calamaris and the prawns are delicious! All is good!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2019

Thanks again! Thank you for another perfect review!! Your support is awesome, it helps with our visibility and so is very much appreciated I assure you. Until we meet again… Warm regards & sincere thanks, Nick & the Team

Reviewed August 18, 2019

We were fortunate enough that Oceanfront is the restaurant in the Buckingham Place Hotel where we were staying for 4 nights. The evening menu rotates every day and there is a wonderful variety of fresh local dishes and international cuisine. The fresh fish dishes and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2019

Thanks again... Whilst flattering us mercilessly with your perfect reviews, you set the bar ever higher! I pray your praise won’t go to our heads, and those inspired by your generous kind compliments get as much from being here as you did. Thank you -...More

Reviewed August 13, 2019

We were staying at the hotel and have nothing but praise for the standard of food served in the restaurant. The menu provides a small but very appealing lunch menu which was prepared perfectly and presented beautifully. The dinner menu of 5 choices changes each...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2019

THANK YOU! You’re as fabulous as your reviews, please come again soon!! Warmest Nick & the Team

Reviewed July 14, 2019

Blessed to have stayed at Buckingham Place and have the good fortune of this restaurant accompany it, we had plenty of food here and can confirm it should be tasted for yourselves. The chef creates outstanding dishes and is open to suggestions should you not...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2019

Please DO come again… Thank you all over again, you are too kind to us! Your fabulous support for the hotel and now Oceanfront is very much appreciated. Big Hugs Nick & the Team (& all the animals!!)

Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

We visited Oceanfront whilst staying elsewhere in Tangalle and then returned for our last evening too. Both meals were incredible. The menu is small but changes on a 5 day rotation as the food is all freshly cooked. There are vegetarian options each night and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2019

Beautiful! Thank you very much for dining with us (twice!) and for this really fabulous thumbs up for what we do. Kitchen and restaurant crews are happy and proud as I am this morning, to know you had a wonderful time on each occasion and,...More

Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

We are so happy that we decided to dine at Oceanfront at Buckingham Place tonight. We went there because of all the rave reviews and we were not disappointed! Such a beautiful ambiance with lovely decor . All the staff were very welcoming and attentive...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Thank you very much… I’m thrilled to read your review this morning, moreover to see we made a good impression! It is a joy always, whenever non-resident diners enjoy an evening with us, and especially now, as we endeavor to promote the restaurant as a...More

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March 3, 2019|
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Response from 8ashover | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if there is an actual dress code but personally I changed for dinner to shirt and trousers. Cheers
November 23, 2018|
Response from Buckingham P | Property representative |
We have vegetarian options on our dinner menu. with regards our dinner menu changes daily over five days, kindly let me know the date you would like to join us. I will then email you that day menu.
November 15, 2018|
Response from Buckingham P | Property representative |
Many thanks for your interest in joining us at Christmas. Regrettably we are unable to welcome non-resident guests due to the hotel will be at its full capacity and, if we experience the same as last season this will be the... More
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