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“You must eat here!!”

Hotel Flower Garden
Ranked #27 of 97 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $9
Cuisines: Sri Lankan, International, European
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Chester, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“You must eat here!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

We went to the Flower Garden after reading about it in the Rough Guide. It was the best food we had in the whole of our 2 week tour of Sri Lanka. Its tucked away, don't be put off by the little alleyway that you have to go down, because when you get in there it really is a hidden oasis. The tables are located around the pool area (or you can sit inside a bit), but it really is a lovely location. The food I thought initially was a bit pricy for Una but the cost includes a starter and a dessert, so in fact it was great value. We ended up eating there two nights out of the six we stayed in Una, so that kind of gives you a clue and we recommended it to others who all agreed the quality is brilliant. We had steak in red wine sauce one night, which was beautiful - certainly would rival any steak restaurant in the UK. One time I had salad for a starter, which was well presented and dressed and the second time I had soup, which again was so tasty. Highly recommended - eat here at least once during your stay.

  • Visited December 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

We considered staying here when originally planning our trip but were put off by reports of mosquitoes. In the event I do not recall seeing a single one in Unawatuna which is a relief as I do suffer from them. The restaurant was probably the best we found and we ate there twice. What I particularly liked was that the main course included in the price the starter and dessert of the day, and the soups were heavenly! Highly recommended the seafood platter for the princely sum of £7.50 (including starter and dessert!!)

Visited November 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good dinner and fantastic breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

We styead at Flower garden in three nights and stayed for dinner one night. It was ok, the personal was too busy while the restaurant was fully booked. I prefer more quiet places. But the breakfast was really the most perfect.

Visited November 2012
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Doha, Qatar
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great Food (Especially Steaks & Seafood)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

We have at the Flower Garden on two occasions, the second visit because I was travelling with my parents who are selective of what they eat.

The food is excellent and as people have pointed out when you select your meal it comes with starter and sweet. We ate several times down at the beach and the price difference is minimal but I felt the quality was better at Flower Garden.

Service is excellent but a little slow but this is the norm in Sri Lanka and eveythign is cooked fresh.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Great food especially the steak and the fish platter is amazing all the food is value for money and its 3 courses starter soup or salad the soup no matter what flavour is delicious and sri lankan locals can second that. Then your main course and of course if you have any room left after the nice size portions then you can have ice cream all for about £10 that is about the maximum price you will pay. If its local Sri Lankan food you want then that is delicious also.

If you want private dinning then there is a lovely little table under a canopy at the side of the pool and it is so romantic and quite.

If you have a special occassion you want to celebrate then the Flower Garden is the place, Sassi goes out of his way to decorate the place and have fresh flowers on the table if you want a celebration cake Sassi makes the most delicious choclate cake so soft and fresh yum yum.

If your looking for excellent food and service at a nice price then you would be foolish to miss the Flower Garden once you have been you will keep returning.

  • Visited September 2012
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