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“Ok, but not brilliant”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Golden Grill

Golden Grill
Ranked #6 of 63 Restaurants in Bentota
Price range: $4 - $40
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood, Sri Lankan, International
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The "Golden Grill", stands nestled within Sri Lanka's first National Holiday Resort in Bentota overlooking the scenic beauty of a small lake, has a history since 1970. A variety of cuisine is available to tantalize your taste buds at this unique restaurant. Dishes from around the world including traditional Sri Lankan specialties are served with a touch of class at an affordable price. The courteous staff and imaginative decor add to its ambience promising guests an unforgettable experience.
Lichfield, England
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Ok, but not brilliant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

The Golden Grill cam highly recommended so I was expecting it to be great nut unfortunately it wasn't. This is a big restaurant and somewaht lacking in personality. The menu is huge so if your growing a little board of Sri Lankan food you will find something here to suit. Service was ok but lacked the genuine warmth and attentiveness of the smaller restaurants. Overall it was ok but once was enough.

Visited February 2014
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Woking
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“For those with big appetites.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Very helpful staff, great menu. All 5 on our party enjoyed both meals we had. Great location for Bentota Beach Hotel and Avani Taj. Well worth a visit or two. Only one problem, very large portions.

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Steyning
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pleasant Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

We recently visited Golden Grill for dinner. It's a large and exceptionally clean restaurant in a pretty location overlooking the pond. Whilst the menu is fairly extensive, it does lack a good choice for vegetarians. My husband had chinese style beef which he said was excellent, whilst I had a veggie meal of various breads and vegetable curry. Good level of service but as other reviewers have noted, it is expensive compared to other eateries

  • Visited February 2014
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Oxfordshire United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place looks good and the service was fine but the food we had was poor. I had a pork dish which was nearly all fat and really tough. My husband had the biryani which was pretty tasteless rice with very some tough bony bits of chicken. More expensive than most of the places we went so poor value.

Visited February 2014
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“Nice Experience Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

Clean place food was very nice and the service from the staff and in particular the owner was excellent. Slightly expensive by SL standards but have generally found Bentota more expensive than other places in SL. That's tourism for you!

  • Visited February 2014
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