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“Great food and nice ambiance”
Review of Escoffier - CLOSED

Escoffier
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood, International, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Modern, Stylish and Comfortable. Soak up the ambience and enjoy our inspired menu. The restaurant combines a palette of vivid colours and elegant teak furnishings. Escoffier has been styled into an all day affair where you can choose from a cup of coffee to a sumptuous semi fine dining meal.It is a great place for Al fresco dining with its timber paved beautiful Verandah where you can enjoy a cup of tea while listening to the soul soothing sound of sea waves with glimpse of the sea. The restaurant has 36 covers inside, 24 covers on the Verandah and 16 covers outside in the courtyard. Escoffier is open from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm on everyday.Restaurant's all-day menus include a great value plat du jour as well as a stunningly good a la carte choice. It is the best place in town offering an extensive choice of quality international food and beverage items, as well as local specialties and in addition - 'made to order' favourites. Whether you're looking for an affordable yet chic restaurant to take your date, a warm, inviting venue to have a BBQ with your friends on weekend, Escoffier has something for everyone.
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed at their hotel down the street, so we had a dinner and the New Year's Eve buffet there. The food was very good and not expensive. The atmosphere is very nice, everything looks new and classy. On the first night they had no cold beers...a crime! Also, they don't have Diet Coke! (coke Light) But the staff is very nice, though the service a bit slow, so we forgive them...
They have a beach area across the street where they had a New Year's Eve party with band and fireworks.

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Thank IlariaK
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We took a group of 45 in November 2012. Chandima helped us create a manageable selection for our members to choose a 4 course meal. Sadly our plan for drink in their beach bar before were washed out by unseasonal rain so we went straight into the restaurant and everyone sat down ignoring the table plan! Then the power cuts started due to the storm!
Despite this everyone got the right food promptly and all confirmed it was delicious. The staff remained cheerful and unflappable throughout. I think this must be the most efficient establishment in Sri Lanka (where most people are friendly but ..!)
If they can deliver so well for 45 in such circumstances then a normal group will be a breeze.
Thoroughly recommended

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Thank RupertSussex_UK
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Brodrigo, Public Relations Manager at Escoffier, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2013

Thank you so much for giving us a challenge and for patronizing our restaurant. Your excellent support towards us to make the dinner success during the most difficult weather conditions have been wonderful. Your recommendation will earn us a trust among our other guests.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

wonderful service and food. The sea food platter is a must, included fish, prawns, lobster and crab, with veggies and wedges . Madusnaka was the perfect waiter. They even had german beer

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Banuka the manager can enjoy you with good meal, but sometime its lazy so you need to call before going, many plates are same French fashion

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Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Escoffier came very highly recommended on trip adviser and having looked at there own website as well not only did the menu look good but also the establishment.

The service in escoffier by madu was superb we visited escoffier once to try at the beginning of our holiday which was a warm and friendly experience an on Madu's recommendation we had the fish platter, wow wow wow lobster whole crabs local fish tuna, seer fish prawns it was amazing and very tasty. The decor in escoffier is simple but set apart by a lovely red design wall which makes it feel very modern.

Our second visit to escoffier was after walking out of a guest house opposite as we wernt happy with the safety of the food so we just went here and had simple cream pastas which was exactly what we were after, totally satisfied.

The restaurant owner very kindly invited my wife and I to dine with him on our third occasion at escoffier he treated us to wine and I had a superb 4 curry authentic Sri Lankan curry and my wife had vegetarian gratinated vegetables we had the most lovely dinner and an evening to remember and are so grateful for this experience.

escoffier is an excellently run establishment and the closest thing you will find to a western style restaurant in Sri Lanka outside of a 5* hotel.
Our food was excellent at every mouthful and the service was fun, strongly recommended if you've had enough of your hotel.

Escoffier also runs a guest house called the mermaid guest house ( you can find it online) and although we didn't stay there it looks lovely too.

Thank you so much for some great evenings
Xx
Steve and Karen

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Brodrigo, Owner at Escoffier, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2013

Thank you very much for your review. It's a pleasure having you at Escoffier and your suggestions and comments are very important to us. Thank you once again for patronizing our restaurant.

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