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Seafood Cove

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100 Hotel Rd | Mt Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka
(011) 271 5221 7
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is one of the best seafood restaurant which I have been to. They cook the sea food exactly the way you want and everything is so fresh and just melt in your mouth. Staff is very friendly and give you the right advice when you order the food, Just to mention staff member Nelligahawatta is very professional and friendly.... More 

Thank priyantha60
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had fresh king prawns stir fried in soy and ginger with rice and veg, my partner had fresh devilled tuna fish with mash potato and veg, everything was cooked to perfection and was absolutely delicious and tasty. We will 100% be going back for more. The service was very very good, the price is also very good for what... More 

Thank RBKhan
Alcester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here twice during our trip which is unusual for us but it is a special place. You eat on the beach with nothing between you and the sea but sand which is a great start. You can choose the fish that you want and its fair to say that you can feel rushed but that i think is... More 

Thank Ssk09
Cambridge, Canada
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for dinner and really enjoyed the ambience. Ordering the fish is confusing if you haven't done it before, and when it's busy you feel a little rushed to make a decision about what you want. We were satisfied with the food, although I didn't particularly enjoy what we ended up ordering. The calamari was great though; nice... More 

Thank Laura D
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying at Mount Lavinia was wonderful and this restaurant is part of the complex. Upon arrival, you will see a range of fresh fish and seafood which you select for your meal. You pay for the weight of the item(s) which are then peeled, boned etc and you say if they are to be fried or grilled. You choose you... More 

Thank anitaCarmarthen
Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If your looking at having fresh seafood cooked on the beach then this place is rite up your street. If your looking for a seafood restaurant around Mount Lavinia then this is the place to visit.

Thank Samindabandara
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent sea food... the ambience is beautiful, staff are very courteous and helpful in ordering. Don't forget to ask for seating under the stars...a must do experience...

Thank Sanjiv R
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family lunch here was very pleasant and included grilled lobster, deviled prawns and a vegetarian fried rice. The fresh baked bread to start was indeed very fresh and came with Anchor New Zealand butter! Very relaxing lunch in a friendly, clean atmosphere on the beach in authentic palm leaf and timber hut.

Thank Tina F
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A restaurant right in the beach. Rarely you get to eat with your toes buried in sand! Romantic ambience with candle lit tables. Private beach so no hawkers. You select your seafood and the cooking method with extras such as salad, garlic bread etc. Chef is happy to provide advice if needed. Refreshing cocktails. Great service and not pushy. Seafood... More 

Thank Alice_and_friends
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really nice place and love the concept and the design of the restaurant with outdoor seating. The waiting staff were quite helpful and attentive. However when we went to pick our dinner preparation to the "maalu laalla" the chef was a bit too suggestive on our selection. We did not get enough time to make a proper... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Hotel Rd | Mt Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: (011) 271 5221 7

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?