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“Super food, great service and a fantastic view”

Summer Garden Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #71 of 97 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Seafood, Sri Lankan
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Super food, great service and a fantastic view”
Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Summer Garden looks a bit average from the street but the staff are warm and welcoming, food delicious, portions huge and you are right over the ocean. Plus it is open late! Go for the seafood platter-up to the standard of the ones on Hikkaduwa unlike a lot of places in Unawatuna. Enjoy!

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English first
South East England, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Overpiced mediocre food”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We were brought to this restaurant by someone who recommended it. It did not appear to have a very good selection of seafood for a place that describes itself as a 'seafood restaurant'.
My husband asked for the cuttlefish curry, but they had no cuttlefish. So, he ordered the fish curry which turned out to be very chewy tuna - overcooked and possibly pre frozen, definitely not fresh. When ordering, he had asked if the fish was fresh and the waiter said "Yes, very fresh!" with a big smile on is face!
I had a prawn provencal dish which was different, tasted fine and was oven hot (makes a change in this country).
This was the most expensive place we have eaten in so far in the past fortnight here. This is the problem with restaurants in tourist areas - overpriced and substandard cuisine. Nice spot though and lovely view over the sea. By all means, go for a beer and the view.

  • Visited January 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very good delicious”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

I believe this is a very good restaurant a around unawatuna area me and my Russian friends enjoyed very much and the restaurant staff very friendly great service with smile also great view around Indian ocean it is paradise I can recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Sumudu sanjeewa p
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Cologne, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Tasty!!”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stayed in the beautiful little "Hotel Ocean Hill" and went sometimes out for diner. The summer Graden is really nice. The food is tasty, the people there are friendly and the view really nice. I can recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Amali_B
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Maribor, Slovenia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere with delicious food”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Enjoying the view at eating Sri Lanka specialtes (with Lion of course :)) in this restaurant is great. The staff is also very friendly and great to talk with.

  • Visited May 2013
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