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Exotic Eateries in Bentota, Sri Lanka

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Located in southern Sri Lanka is the beautiful coastal city of Bentota, known for its pristine beaches and stunning blue waters of the Indian Ocean.  The city also faces a major river and a tropical lagoon which just adds to the natural beauty of the area.  Bentota is also one of the most established beach resorts in Sri Lanka and is well known for having an outstanding tourism infrastructure.

photo by YIM Hafiz

Although the majority of the hotels in Bentota are rated as 5-star facilities, you can find budget or mid-range priced accommodations as well.  Additionally, there are a number of restaurants in Bentota that are worth experiencing when you are vacationing in the city.  Suffice it to say, this is a great place for sampling some of the world’s most exotic dishes and you are sure to be satisfied no matter where you dine.  Listed below are our top picks for the most exotic eateries in Bentota, Sri Lanka.

Nebula Gardens and Pier 88 Restaurant – located right on the Bentota River’s banks, this is a great eatery to visit if you want a romantic evening out with your spouse or loved one.  The menu is vast and features a comprehensive selection of tasty dishes.

Amal Villa Restaurant – this eatery features the most extensive breakfast menu that you will find anywhere in Bentota and you can order it throughout the day.  The standard breakfast includes exotic fruit dishes, freshly squeezed juices, and omelets made any way you want them.  The main dinner menu also features both local and international dishes as well as plenty of mixed drinks from around the world.  Be sure to try one of the curried seafood dishes, all of which are freshly caught and prepared on a daily basis.

Escoffier – located near Warahena, Bentota, this newly opened eatery offers a great atmosphere and a place to relax while gathering more memories of your trip to the area.  Their specialty is a mixed grill of charbroiled dishes such as chicken breast, lamb shops, filet steaks, and tuna steaks.  Side dishes include boiled vegetables, house fries with tossed salad, or steamed rice.

Terrena Lodge – although this is a diner themed eatery, don’t let that fool you.  The food here is excellent and the locals recommend it ahead of a lot of other restaurants.  There is a broad array of menu choices, both local and Western dishes included.  The service is nothing short of impeccable and you will enjoy the spectacular views of the ocean as you enjoy your meal on the dining terrace.  Their specialties are Dhal curry and vegetable curry.  Most of the locals will tell you that these curry dishes served at the Terrena are the best that you can experience in Bentota.


Hotels in Bentota

Hotel Serendib- roomHotel Serendib
Average Price: €96
Average Rating: 8

Hotel Vivanta By Taj- roomHotel Vivanta By Taj
Average Price: €112
Average Rating: 8

Hotel Heritance Ahungalla- roomHotel Heritance Ahungalla
Average Price: €155
Average Rating: 8

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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

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