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The Villa Cafe

) #19 of 54 Restaurants in Bentota $$$$ , Seafood, Asian
Mohotti Walauwa | 138/18-22 Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 275311
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Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
Mohotti Walauwa | 138/18-22 Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 18, 2016

A friend and I were staying at a beachside villa, my friend is Sri Lankan and a huge fan of the Paradise Road chain. We came to dine at The Villa Cafe for dinner one night. The menu has many options both fusion, modern and...More

1  Thank Mastiana H
Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at The Villa & dined at the restaurant most days for breakfast, lunch & dinner. The decor & setting is gorgeous just like the hotel which was designed by Geoffrey Bawa. It's definitely worth visiting the restaurant just to see the hotel....More

2  Thank Ellemay
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful restaurant has an excellent menu and scrumptious food. Friendly staff, tastefully decorated surroundings and chill background music make the dining experience all the more enjoyable. We went twice during our stay. The service is fast - personally we would have preferred a little...More

1  Thank Sue H
Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Came back with the family. The last meal on a ten day holiday was signed off with a meal. I'll come to the food but I'll tell u what I liked and continue to like. So...I call and say am staying at another property and...More

1  Thank Gautham_Srinivas
Reviewed December 19, 2015

I came to the cafe for lunch. I did not know what to expect. The awful experiences of Taj Colombo were vividly in my mind. The Cafe was beautiful. It was a walk through traditional grounds and set in a bright but quaint court yard....More

Reviewed October 27, 2015

On our 1st evening in Bentota we went out there for dinner our host had made reservations for us. That evening we went there by Tuk-Tuk as it was raining. But the location was walking distance from Casa Siena where we stayed. The first time...More

Thank Cheryan
Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Lovely ambience and service with very good food which was a break from eating curries every day. The home made ice cream, the tamarind and strawberry juice were great

Thank Evolvin
Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went there for dinner and were not disappointed. Elegant setting, open air, and great food and service. You ring a little hand bell on the table when you need a waiter so that they don't hang around. Good vegetarian selection. A bit on the...More

2  Thank suggnarayan
Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had an excellent dinner yesterday evening (8 jan). The seafood pizza and the rigattone with lobster was very good. It is not easy to find, you have to follow the sign to The Villa (hotel), the restaurant is inside the hotel. All very classy,...More

Thank William_Decoster
Reviewed January 5, 2015

You would have expected more expensive dishes in this very quaint place, but the food is delicious and the pricing very affordable! We had this amazing crab and coconut risotto and the seafood pizza is also overflowing with crab meat, squid, fish etc.

Thank cirocco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mohotti Walauwa | 138/18-22 Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 34 2 275311
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The Villa Cafe is located at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota located conveniently only 1.5 hrs from Colombo or half way to Galle on a guest's journey from Colombo further down South. Opened in Dec 2009, The Villa Cafe has already been awarded as being 'One of Sri Lanka's leading restaurants' by the Miele Guide 2010 as well as the cuisine being praised in numerous international prestigious magazine reviews, such as Conde Nast UK, Conde Nast US, DestinAsian, Harpers Bazaar UK, etc. The restaurant features a wide range of cuisine, ranging from wood-fired pizzas, Sri Lankan dishes, Sri Lankan-inspired dishes, homemade ice creams, seafood, extensive desserts, examples of favourites, as follows,- Lemongrass and Ginger Chicken with Spinach Mash- Black Pork Curry- Sri Lankan Crab Curry Soup - Passion Fruit Meringue Pie- Jaggery Creme Bruleeamongst many others.The Bar and Lounge is also open to non residents and the beverage menu includes cocktails such as Tamarind Chilli Martini, Passion Fruit Margarita, homemade Ginger Beer and a wine list, champage, beer, spirits and liqueur.With a high chair and childrens' menu, families are welcome. Reservations recommended.
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