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Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place

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Wellawathugoda Road | Rekawa Village, Netolpitiya, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
+94 47 3 489447
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09:00 - 21:00
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UK
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic setting, food, staff, ambiance, we were there for a week and ate EVERYTHING on the menu, not a single dud dish to be found

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the new and improved restaurant last night with friends to celebrate my birthday, knowing that the experience would be just that , a fabulous experience !.The new restaurant is spacious , light and perfectly located to listen to the waves crashing on the beach. Having eaten here before , I was keen to see all the improvements... More 

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Thank chrisfarrow
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

A Happy Birthday... Thank you very much for celebrating your birthday with us and, for this fabulous follow up review. As you know, our new restaurant opened just in time for the occasion so first, I’m delighted to note everything worked as it should have done(!) and that a good time was had by all! Thanks again for inviting me... More 

Doha, Qatar
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have recently enjoyed my 4th - and unlikely to be last - visit to Buckingham Place, and have run out of superlatives to use in terms of reviewing this heavenly oasis...Thank you again Nick and team :) So for the first time I am reviewing the restaurant as a separate entity - as other reviewers have pointed out it... More 

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Thank Louise R
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

As house guests go (or diners) they don’t get better! Now more friend than guest all of us eagerly anticipate your arrival. I for one if only for some excellent company and your sociable presence at the hotel! Simply, you never disappoint us, it’s a joy and privilege having you to stay. Your fabulous restaurant review is most welcome too,... More 

hersham
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154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Although we stayed in Buckingham Place, I feel the restaurant deserves a separate review. The short menu (3 main courses, 2 starters, 2 desserts) is on a 5 day rotation. But they are very flexible at adapting the menu for you, preparing something from the afternoon menu if desired or they also have an alternative menu with interesting choices if... More 

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Just what we need.. Thank you very much, I’m highly delighted to read your reassuring review of our restaurant this morning, especially given that as you know, we’re so close to moving into the larger one. Through quite off-season months our kitchen crew has worked tirelessly, ramping up their skills and expanding their repetoire – they too will be happy... More 

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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Warning! This is a long review! Synopsis of review would read like this. Life is something one must experience. In my opinion, so is Buckingham Place Restaurant. In comparison to the rotti hut this restaurant is expensive. If you're reading this, you most likely are used to paying more than 15 (€)($)(£) for a main course. You won't spend that... More 

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Thank Tedward1982
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Perfect guests…thanks again! I struggle to add anything to my reply to your hotel review (repeated below) except, now knowing you have such a healthy appetite I marvel at your patience to hesitate long enough to photograph our food! Seriously, I’m thrilled you enjoyed our cooking so much and thank you for sharing this along with such a helpful value... More 

Australia
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213 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The dining area is partially al fresco with views to the tropical gardens and pool. Service is very attentive but unobtrusive. The menu does not try too offer too much but, what it does, is excellent, from entrees to main courses. At night it is candlelit and romantic, with low key jazz-style music. Future plans are to provide world class... More 

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Thank ian2005wine
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

You’ve bowled me over again, thank you! It’s really great to see the restaurant get a review in its own right. As you know, it’s the part of the hotel that receives most of my input and where the team is on the ‘front line’ throughout the year. I’m sure when the others read your praise they’ll be equally proud... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived without a reservation but despite being full they managed to find us a table. We chose sri lankan thali which was a selection of delicious curries. Relaxing ambience with jazz music playing in the background. Great service. Highly recommended.

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Thank Sally M
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I arrived for my ‘night shift’ (as I call it) at the restaurant the other evening, to be warmly greeted by two perfectly charming early evening guests. Thank you very much for coming in, I’m so pleased it was a quiet night and we could seat you straight away, I was a privilege to meet you. I hope that the... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

we wanted to end a short stay in tangalle with something special, if possible. from the moment the tuk-tuk dropped us at the gates it became clear we had found it. the welcome was warm, the garden and surroundings wonderful, with torches burning to light the way. an apero before dinner gave us the chance to take in the surroundings... More 

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Thank CamberwellBeauty
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Wow - thank you very much! I’m over the moon this morning, upon reading your outstanding review. It’s a thrill knowing we made such a good impression and to be told our standards measure up internationally – something we strive for regardless of challenge and, are humbled to read. Moreover, I’m delighted by the fact that you had such a... More 

Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

I haven't had such an amazing dessert in South Asia ever! The atmosphere is lovely and the food delicious. Excellent service for a reasonable price!

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Thank travelbuggeroo
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I was delighted to see you back in the restaurant last night - and for a second night running too! I must admit, your amazing compliments have taken me aback somewhat but, I can say we’re all very happy to know you enjoyed your evenings and, that we might have inspired your return to Sri Lanka one day, and possibly... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Firstly we must apologise to Nick and the Team for this late review. Buckingham Place is a hidden gem that you must try to find if you're in the Tangalle area. The owner Nick is a most attentive and entertaining host and his team certainly provide a 5* service. We were in Sri Lanka in April 2015 and were lucky... More 

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Really - absolutely no apology necessary, we were happy simply to host you, let alone read your fabulous review. Thanks on behalf of all of us here for remembering and supporting us so positively. I’m thrilled knowing you enjoyed your evenings here, that we satisfied your appetites and taste-buds and, that you’ll be back in for more very soon! I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
Fusion, Sri Lankan, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wellawathugoda Road | Rekawa Village, Netolpitiya, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle
  • Phone Number: +94 47 3 489447

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