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Arugam Bay

The Lemon Tree


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


Sri Lankan, Pizza, Asian, British
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

The Lemon Tree offers a cooking Class also. The owner takes you to his house and you have an interactive cooking class with him and his wife and his family home. We paid 2000 rupees each for the vegetarian menu. The owner cooked and we...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Mar C
Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

Lovely warm welcome, clean and efficient. Food was fabulous and good size portion. This place is better value for money than many places here. Highly recommend the avo on toast breakfast 👌❤️

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Lisa E
Reviewed July 9, 2019

We really felt a family environment here, with dinners being shared along a big table and the owners engaging in friendly conversation with us. The food is packed full of flavor and the ingredients are fresh! Price is good value and cheaper than most of...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank MatthewC5224
Reviewed May 3, 2019

The family who owns this place is really nice and they always put in their best effort to give you a great meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, they got it all and it is all affordable and delicious. Hope you enjoy your time here and say...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank robbinb717
Lemontreetours_SL, Owner at The Lemon Tree, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2019

Thank you for kind review. Best regards Hajith

Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant wasn't open because of the low season. The owner was very friendly to make a breakfast and it was very delicious! The day after we came back to have a special made diner, the homemade mango prawn curry. We recommend this to everyone!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Peter s
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

After one dinner at the Lemon Tree we were convinced to also do a cooking class with them. Through our travels in Sri Lanka we fell in love with the rice and curry. The chicken curry tasted so good at the Lemon Tree restaurant that...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TJenEllen
Lemontreetours_SL, Owner at The Lemon Tree, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for your kind review!! Try the chicken curry at home!!

Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

We were just loving their curry so we came thrree times to this restaurant. The hosts are very kind.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank kaiurig
Lemontreetours_SL, Owner at The Lemon Tree, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

Thanks for your good words.

Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We came here as it was really well reviewed. Maybe the restaurant has changed management since the last review, but the dough was uncooked after waiting an hour, and remained so after sending it back to be cooked further. The sauce was also sour. The...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Nicholas F
Lemontreetours_SL, Manager at The Lemon Tree, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Dear customer, Yes. It is happened on that day unusually due to the malfunction of oven. That is the reason it tooks little long to wait but obviously it’s not an hour!! We are extremely sorry for that bad experience. The management or the ownership...More

Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We became regulars at lemon tree. Delicious juices, breakfasts, great salads and fish - and lots more on the menu that we never got round to! Great service and really good free fast wifi.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Esther H
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere in this place is so lovely - chilled, nice lighting and good service. The veggie burgers were the best we've ever had - so so delicious!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Winnuses
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