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Seafood Cove

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian
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100 Hotel Rd | Mt Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka
(011) 271 5221 7
13:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 00:00
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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296 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank issa81 .
Mount Lavinia
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice restaurant with good ambiance. situated along the beach within Mt Lavinia Beach. Very expensive, but really good food. you can select your preferred choice of cooking

Thank RanilMountLavinia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is so unfortunate but we were appalled at being stung by the amount of tax and service charge they add at the end of the bill- 20%!!! The prices on the boards and menu are already expensive as it is, they do not reflect the huge amount you are charged overall. It is such a shame because the food... More 

Thank Georgina P
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Loved dining on the actual beach, walking barefoot to choose seafood cooked to your liking. Wait staff were a bit confused with side orders, however tried their best. Didn't dull the food experience. Fish and prawns were the best, and ask for help with sauce accompaniments. No disappointments here

Thank Jude373123
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had our dinner at Seafood cave yesterday. The atmosphere was very good and food was very tasty. My kids enjoyed it very much. Very fresh seafood that you can rarely find.

Thank Antoine A

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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?