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“Fantastic lunch”
Review of The Villa Cafe

The Villa Cafe
Ranked #25 of 64 Restaurants in Bentota
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Description: 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.
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great food, reasonable prices and a good place to go for lunch/ dinner if you are not staying there. The gift ship (Paradise Road) is also fantastic without a lot of the tat that you see in the markets and for reasonable prices.

1  Thank George L
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

When travelling from Galle and other places in the south of Sri Lanka up to Colombo, I can't think of any better place to eat than at the Village Café in Bentota.
We have done this several times and we have never been disappointed. The citchen is ambitious and there is a surprisingling wide variety of differnt cuisins to choose from. Our definite favorite is the Linguini with ceab and shrimps. Big portions, but heavenly goood. The Fish and Chips was a bit of a disappointment. Here the Village Café has something to learn from big brother in Colombo,nthe Gallery Café whose Fish and Chips is very good.
The wine selection is not overwhelming, but adequate. We had a good Chardonnay from Australia which did accompany the seafood very well.
Definately a place to stop.

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1  Thank Lars-Olof L
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

A romantic courtyard setting with a mouth watering menu. Try the prawn curry or if you are looking for a snack then they make their own pizzas! A must if you are in Bentota.

Thank Julie J
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Amazing food, and very good service. You have to be clear about when you want your items though, as it can take time. Order the Grilled Fish 24 hours before hand to allow the Chef to purchase it fresh that day

Thank tsabra
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

We are staying at the Villa as I write. Both the breakfast, pizza we had for lunch, and the traditional dinner were perfect, showing great skill of the chef in all aspects. All meals were fresh and tasted great, were great examples of food design, and the prices were very reasonable by the European standards.

Service and atmosphere were also great, with calm and relaxed atmosphere completely undisturbed by very polite and almost "invisible" personnel, who were at your service exactly the moment you need them. If anything could be improved, in my opinion those could be fresh juices, I have used to like those more saturated in their taste.

Overal, a definite MUST TRY if you are around!

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Thank igorshi
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