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“Great lunch by the river”

Honeypot Restaurant & Guest House
Ranked #48 of 153 Restaurants in Kandy
Price range: $2 - $5
Cuisines: European, Chinese, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Honeypot Restaurant & Guest House is an Eighty seater family Restaurant located 1.5Km from the Kandy town centre.(About 5-8 minutes from the central Town Clock Tower by TukTuk). It is a great place to enjoy a meal overlooking the river and mountain range and indeed away from the pollution and noise of the town centre, yet not far from all the sight seeing places and attractions of the historical City. We offer a child and family friendly atmosphere. We serve hot and cold food from authentic Srilankan curries to fish&chips,Seafood dishes,fried rice, noodles, snacks, sandwiches, Halal dishes and many more. We also serve a selection of fresh tropical fruit juices along with hot drinks too. All our dishes are prepared to a very high standard. Our Prices are very low, whilst the service we offer is like no other. We also provide a free WiFi service to all our guests. The Honeypot also has four Guest Rooms which are clean, simple and competitively priced. All rooms are en-suite with a/c and fans. All rooms have a private balcony overlooking the river. The Honeypot prides itself for its simple original building design & deco, constructed utilising local material.
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Stayed at honeypot obe night. Thus place is simple no frills rooms but great value for rs.3500. The top gloor is a busy restaurant during lunch. Was pleased to have grilled fish with veg and pkain rice for a reasonable price. Young energetic staff with bubly atmosphere and friendliness. A few short comings but they make you feel at home. So it is in my book a great place to visit. Thr food is smazing

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Thank malikatharghaffar
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33honeypotbear, Manager at Honeypot Restaurant & Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

It was a pleasure to have you. Thank you for chosing Honeypot to stay while you were in Kandy. As you have quite rightly stated, we have a few guests rooms that we give out which are generally simple, clean basic and great value as we aim to provide rooms for budget customers. We sincerely appreciate it your comments and taking the time to share your experience at Honeypot with fellow readers.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Enjoyed a great byriyani and my partner had rice and curry, which was particularly great as it was made mild and just right for our taste. The customers are mostly tourists here but i saw a few locals having meals ( possibly hot curries for them) We had our meal on the balcony overlooking the river and mountain range, amazing feeling and view. combines well with a trip to the botanical gardens and the war cemetery. The staff here were very swift in their service and the food was excellent. I must say that suddenly the whole place was packed to the rafters. so watch out!!! if you have time to wait, I think it is worth it for great food at a reasonable price..

Thank 197reginaldm
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33honeypotbear, Manager at Honeypot Restaurant & Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2014

Thank you very much for your detailed review. We are pleased that you have enjoyed the food and your experience at our restaurant. I agree that the lunch times can be busy if all our guests turn up at the same time. As you have quite rightly pointed out, most of our guests turn up after visiting the botanical gardens and war cemetery.. we sincerely thank you for taking the time to write your comments.

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We were on 5thday of our 7 day tour of Srilanka. We were in bad need of some real Indian food and our driver suggested this restaurant. We saw the menu and were shocked to see the prices. Briyani priced at 1110Rs (srilankan currency). When we asked the waiter, he said 1 would be sufficient for 2 people. We ordered chicken briyani. Briyani in this restaurant is completely not Indian style. There was a big bowl of rice and huge piece of chicken dipped in some sweet sauce and some raita. My mother and I eagerly tasted it but found it tasted like Tamarind rice and the chicken was like so sweet. We were terribly disappointed with the briyani. Normal rice was charged at 400Rs. Too expensive.

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33honeypotbear, Manager at Honeypot Restaurant & Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2014

Thank you for your review, We are dissapointed to read your comments. You are the fisrt customer to comment about the the taste of the byriyani which is one of our signiture dishes. We dont realy understand what were your expectations. Our byriyani is not Indian. It is made by a srilankan cheff and in srilanka style. We are sorry that the taste was not right for you. We have many Indian customers visiting us and it is indeed one of the popular dishes for our Indian Customers. With regards to your coments about the rice let me elaborate further, At times, some of our customers order a few curry dishes and rice seperately and share it among a few people. Obviously this rice portion is not for one person as it is generaly shared among a few. Please understand that the rice that you ordered was a large quantity. Hence the price. Our restaurant is in a very quiet setting and in a convenient spot by the river. Our staff are competent and the service we aim to provide is high. To provide a good service with the great food is not necessarily cheap in our country. We are very considerate and always put the costs for our customers at the fore front of our decissions so that we can provide ''value for money'' service and food. I hope this explaination will encourage you to vist us the next time you visit kandy.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We were looking for some non Indian food. The food here was adequate at best ( fish and chips). Service was good however, it was rather pricey for what was served which again, was just "OK."
One of our friends had an Indian dish which was supposedly "very good." So, at the very least, order the Indian food on the menu!

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Thank ldtc2
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33honeypotbear, Manager at Honeypot Restaurant & Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

Thank you for your review. we are somewhat dissapointed that you were not fuilly satisfied with our dishes. We will take your comments on board and try to improve as much as we can on the points you raised.

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great meal , Great staff ,great area , all together to enjoy a nice meal.
the customer service was great , the meal was absolutely good .
nice holiday to be remembered . look forward to go back.

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Thank vince o
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33honeypotbear, Manager at Honeypot Restaurant & Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Srilanka and indeed your experience at Honeypot. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post your comments.

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