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The Villa Cafe

Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
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Mohotti Walauwa | 138/18-22 Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 275311
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did enjoy our dinner in this cafe, restaurant to a nice boutique hotel. Friendly stuff, excellent diches and very typical ingredients. The chikenTandoori is a must and crab soup is just perfect. Do.nit.miss the samosa too. As for the deserts it was hot and i had an excellent choice of ice cream: Try the ginger and cinamon it is... More 

Thank Walid A
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Go here for a boutique feel away from the mass hotel chains. Definitely recommend it. Enjoyed having lunch here before flying out from Colombo

Thank sweetlullaby2015
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

A nice pretty and quite corner on Paradise Road this restaurant serves up amazing food from its open kitchen. However it is a bit mild in flavour mostly because I think they need to cater to europeans and americans with weak stomachs.

Thank Munkeith
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous meal at the The villa cafe! It's a must visit for lunch. The villa is absolutely gorgeous and so tastefully done.. Mr Sanjeeva looked after us very well at lunch / we went back for dinner though it is very quiet and they look a little fatigued by then and keen to see you leave ;-) the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great food, interesting menu, efficient friendly service. We loved it :) its a fab boutique setting.

Thank KateJones
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

The food was delicious and always fresh and generous. The service is fantastic, always with a smile and wanting to make sure you are very happy. They also provide complimentary filtered drinking water with meals - we wish more places in Sri Lanka did this!!! As well as eating most of our meals at the Villa Cafe during our stay... More 

Thank Sophia R
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We went for lunch and were fascinated by their menu. Prawn curry with rice and accompaniments in little cones made from banana leaves was top notch and beautifully served. Even the king coconut was so well served in the shape of an animal with cut outs for ears and a tail even!!!!Crab and coconut risotto was unique and very well... More 

Thank nishiKualalumpur
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We dine in at the restaurant at our stay at the villa bentota. The Fish and Chips and the spicy pumpkin soup is the winner of all food. We have tried fish and chips along the coast and in colombo and this is the best in the southern coast. Fresh and fried with perfection. The spicy pumpkin soup is delightful.... More 

Thank Heshan G
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

A short ride from Centara Ceysands by a TukTuk with the driver Suparang leaving us his card to call when we wanted a ride back "home" at any time. We arrived on purpose before the sunset, ask to have a drink at the Lion's Bar with the lawn and coconut trees. We loved the rail tracks that present an obstacle... More 

Thank floripa8
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

This was our best meal in our 9 days in Sri Lanka and we did eat in a lot of "nice" places! The meals are prepared, presented, and served in a professional manner with style like nowhere else. We were family of six and ordered a wide variety I know I had Tiger prawns and they were very good. Several... More 

Thank Kovit S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mohotti Walauwa | 138/18-22 Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 34 2 275311
The Villa Cafe is located at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota located conveniently only 1.5 hrs from Colombo or half way to Galle on a guest's journey from Colombo further down South. Opened in Dec 2009, The Villa Cafe has already been awarded as being 'One of Sri Lanka's leading restaurants' by the Miele Guide 2010 as well as the cuisine being praised in numerous international prestigious magazine reviews, such as Conde Nast UK, Conde Nast US, DestinAsian, Harpers Bazaar UK, etc. The restaurant features a wide range of cuisine, ranging from wood-fired pizzas, Sri Lankan dishes, Sri Lankan-inspired dishes, homemade ice creams, seafood, extensive desserts, examples of favourites, as follows,- Lemongrass and Ginger Chicken with Spinach Mash- Black Pork Curry- Sri Lankan Crab Curry Soup - Passion Fruit Meringue Pie- Jaggery Creme Bruleeamongst many others.The Bar and Lounge is also open to non residents and the beverage menu includes cocktails such as Tamarind Chilli Martini, Passion Fruit Margarita, homemade Ginger Beer and a wine list, champage, beer, spirits and liqueur.With a high chair and childrens' menu, families are welcome. Reservations recommended.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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