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“Fantastic food - I wanted to lick my plate!”
Review of Kingfisher

Kingfisher
Ranked #7 of 99 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Italian, Seafood, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Kingfisher is a hotel and restaurant beautifully located on the crescent-shaped beach of Unawatuna in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. It’s origins run back to late 90’s. We have a designed lounge bar where you can relax and sip a cocktail and we offer a western and eastern menu at the restaurent. All our products are fresh and from the market everyday. We also have daily and weekly events: Every saturday night, we organise a party with dj's, music in live.
Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
323 reviews
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“Fantastic food - I wanted to lick my plate!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Guests in Nugasawena referred us to this restaurant and I am so glad they did. I went back 3 times as the food was so excellent, lovely service too. It's just a pity that the restaurant is literally on the water but a lot of places were like that.

Definitely a miss if you do not eat here on your visit...

  • Visited January 2013
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East Midlands
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“Lovely”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a really lovely evening sitting on the beach drinking cocktails and eating some lovely fresh food. Naturally sea food is a big feature but I really enjoyed the chicken satay. It is the location that won it for us as you can sit at tables in the sand at the waters edge looking across the bay. The Thai curry was good and they will accommodate a preference for less spicy food. The service at the bar was good and all the fruit and herbs for the mojitos are freshly prepared. It is unpretentious and hopefully I am not too old to think that it was cool.

  • Visited April 2013
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Basel, Switzerland
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“Keep it up!”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had a very nice lunch here last week. Fresh red snapper, tuna and giant prawns - all fresh and cooked to our liking. Sitting in a beach restaurant, barefoot, wining and dining happily and being served by friendly and competent young folks is pure bliss. The kitchen looked clean, the setting is OK, the prices are all right (about 70 USD for a big meal with wine). Will do it again.

  • Visited May 2013
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Dublin
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“Great restaurant”
Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

The is possibly the restaurant of my trip. The food was beautiful. Staff were great. Prices were very reasonable and starting off your meal with cocktails on the beach is epic...finishing your meal with cocktails on the beach isn't too shabby either

  • Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“unpretentious cool and friendly”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

I was a little worried that this would be a stuffy pretentious place -based on the size of the place and fancy cars parked in the driveway but no ! we walked in , the staff were smiling and inviting
there was a mixed crowd family friends and locals no dress code cool and casual
we loved the cocktail bar by the sea and the food well I had 2 mains just to make sure I covered all bases and taste-tandoori chicken wrap..mmmmmmmmm,, battered prawns with garden salad
mmmmmmm-cooked like it should -my partner who is a fussy vegetarian said that her thai green curry was best she had ever had in our 15 years of travelling-very quick service.. food came in about 30 mins despite being a full house !!!! now that's what I am talking about

finally pricing was very competitive- I paid the same fare 950 rps for a similar prawn dish down the road on the beach ' in the so called cheaper end' and I have payed the same from mirissa to
tangalle.

  • Visited May 2013
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