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“Great place to get out oh hotel”
Review of Escoffier - CLOSED

Escoffier
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood, International, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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 11, 2013

My husband and I recently celebrated my 40th birthday in Escoffier, and the staff could not have done enough. I didn't want to spend the night at the hotel being over charged and ripped off for seafood at the restaurant additional to the half board package. So after some searching on trip advisor and talking to locals we found Escoffier. My husband emailed them asking for a reservation and subsequently had ordered champagne, (as they dont keep it in stock they apparently ordered in some specially for my big birthday) and made me a birthday cake, the food we ordered was just lovely and well presented - they made my night just lovely. The only complaint I can muster is that they slightly hurried the food along, just as our first course dishes were collected they wanted to bring out the main, which for us was just too rushed. We had both ordered lobster which was absolutely delicious and extremely well priced. Even considering the special request the cost was half that of what we would have paid at the hotel and much more personal, would definitely go there again if ever back in the country. If you want a change from your hotel then I strongly recommend Escoffier as they literally will bend over backwards to make your night special and is only a short tuk tuk ride from surrounding hotels.

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Thank Callyand
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Brodrigo, Owner at Escoffier, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for this delightful review. It's a pleasure serving you and make you feel special on your special day. I have spoken to my supervisor regarding your complaint as well. In future it will not happen. You will be able to enjoy your meal spending your time relaxing with your loved ones. Thank you once again and hope we will be able to see you soon.

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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

Thank Edouard_WB
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