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“Great setting, delicious food”
Review of Kingfisher

Kingfisher
Ranked #7 of 97 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Romantic, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
London
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great setting, delicious food”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

We decided to come here as it was recommended by our guesthouse and we are so glad we did. One mistake we made however is just turning up rather than booking it beforehand. We did not wait too long but that is probably because we got there later, if it was earlier it may have been a different story. The restaurant is nice as it is set on the beach. The food and cocktails were very nice, and waiters were attentive. It is a very romantic setting sitting in the candlelight having dinner! A must if you are in Unawatuna. The seafood soup is so good and so is the Thai Green Curry!! From what I remember food may have taken a little while to come out but nothing that long that it was too noticeable!

  • Visited April 2014
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Shanghai, China
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tasted lobster and the best fries in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Location and service are very good. Staff always have smile and being very considerate. Lobster was very fresh, tasted and with good value. They may provide the best chips in Sri Lanka. We will definitely recommend it to our friends if they are going to Sri Lanka!

  • Visited April 2014
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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117 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Excellent location with delicious food - very high romance factor!”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

We came to the Kingfisher after a friend recommended it to us. We had the tuna and prawn main dish and it was just wonderful. The tables are set directly at the beach with decent light. High romance factor! With soft sand between our toes we enjoyed drinks and food so much that we decided to change our hotel and ask for a room at the Kingfisher. Since they only have four rooms we were lucky enough to get one. We also enjoyed breakfast and snack at the restaurant and never were deceived. I also would like to thank the staff, they were very friendly and professional. I would love to come back some time.

Visited April 2014
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
“Be prepared for long wait!”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

After reading reviews we decided to try. We arrived at approx 7 pm and were told that most tables were booked but they managed to find us one. The food was very nice BUT we had to wait a LONG time. We were warned of the wait by staff but they seriously need to sort this out. The barman noticed we went to the bar twice, as staff were so slow, but we were offered a complimentary shot when we left as an apology, they didn't have to offer that, but thank you anyway!

Visited April 2014
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kent uk
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“kingfisher restaurant worth going to”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

We spent a couple of days at the Kingfisher restaurant, good service and very good food.
We were booked in at the Fortress hotel but spent two lovely days on the beach at this restaurant which the fortress kindly booked for us. lovely restaurant good food and a nice beach

  • Visited February 2014
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