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Seafood Cove

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100 Hotel Rd | Mt Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka
(011) 271 5221 7
13:00 - 00:00
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really nice place and love the concept and the design of the restaurant with outdoor seating. The waiting staff were quite helpful and attentive. However when we went to pick our dinner preparation to the "maalu laalla" the chef was a bit too suggestive on our selection. We did not get enough time to make a proper... More 

Thank Hasitha D
North Male Atoll
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So we recently celebrated our Anniversary on the most famous Baywatch Tower in this Hotel. At the time of booking, we were promised that we will get to select from the ala carte menu which will be provided by the waiters, but as soon as we entered the restaurant, the first waiter we met started trying to convince us to... More 

Thank Dhyna123
Glossop, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a selection .Prawns and king prawns crab sole and everything else fishy. All cooked to your specification with sauce as you like. Energetic staff always there to ensure that you are happy.If I had one niggle I would have preferred a more imaginative salad - but you eat here for the fish.,

Thank Garth A
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group of 4 for dinner on a Sunday. It was an enjoyable experience to eat fresh seafood that we picked sitting on the beach under the stars.We ordered Modha fish, prawns, cuttle fish and tuna which were all cooked to perfection. The service was quite good and we felt it was good value for money. Just make... More 

Thank Dinux86
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

my last trip to sea food cove may be my 6th trip to this place and this time i went with 8 pax. I usually take people who would love to eat sea food with freshness. But this time my experience was disappointing for two main reasons. firstly the chille crab that i ordered did not have the spicy touch... More 

Thank PrashanthiW
San Francisco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Had dinner here with my parents and significant other. The location (on the beach - accessed through the Mount Lavinia Hotel by a long walkway with many steps) is quite beautiful: the colonial architecture of the hotel to the north, greenery to the east, beach to the south and ocean to the west. Open-air and covered tables available. You show... More 

Thank Gitano-SF
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I spent most evenings sampling the fresh seafood right on the beach. No need to dress up as your table is on the sand. Great atmosphere with a duo singing a requested song. Very romantic it that is what you are looking for. A must if you are in this part of the world

Thank 919rodney
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Lovely resort setting in the city! Dining on the beach sand in style. The Seafood is all displayed on ice and is sold by weight. A large menu blackboard is available to choose how you would like your catch cooked. We ate here twice on our four night stay at the hotel and we're pleased with the quality, taste, and... More 

Thank Kovit S
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Second visit to Seafood Cove this times with four friends. Maybe the fact there were six of us or that it was the day after the New Years Eve festivities but the service was shocking. The food was about average but overall experience was poor. A starter ordered did not appear and when the main course arrived the staff got... More 

Thank MandM5960
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is a seafood restaurant located along the beach of the Mount Lavinia hotel. Pick your own fresh sea organisms and they will cook them for you. Good food, nice staff but prices on high end as expected given its presence in the amount Lavinia. What is most special about this place in my opinion is being set in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Hotel Rd | Mt Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: (011) 271 5221 7

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?