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Gecko Restaurant and Rooms

Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
+94 63 2 248212
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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Bar, Pizza, Seafood, European, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So welcoming they arranged tuk tuk tours for us which were such fun , the food is homemade by Liz and is so so tasty the staff are friendly and accommodating we can’t wait to go back and see our new friends, we miss the...More

Thank urbanboo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a few times to Gecko for lunch and dinner. Mainly because the atmosphere, nice music and food. Although, food quality can be more stable. A local curry didn’t taste at all, while some Western dishes where great. If service level increases (especially...More

Thank Ewoud F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here a couple of times and the food was a good standard, great flavours and the service was OK too. A little more expensive than if you eat in the smaller restaurants and cafes locally - but it has a clean, stylish interior...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Burger was past well-done and Bread was tough. Price was high and beers where overpriced. Restaurant has a Nice atmosphere tho

Thank Hans v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gecko quickly became our favorite happy-hour-on-the-beach spot during our 1 week stay in A-Bay. Not much is open during the off season, so we were lucky to find a place this good open for breakfast lunch and dinner. The open air, the big wooden tables...More

Thank DelLaur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an early dinner with the kids. The place had a nice vibe. The menu was reasonably varied with a few tempting options. It was a little on the pricey side. The service was a little lackadaisical, the food and drinks came out in...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoy our three visits to gecko - we visited once for ice creams, once for lunch and once for pre-dinner drinks. The pizzas were excellent, the tuna sashimi was very good (although perhaps more like tuna carpaccio than sashimi as it was very...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is the first place we went in Arugam Bay and we were not disappointed! I really appreciated the little story about the place written in the menu which explain the sustainability of the place. The food is fresh, tasts great and most of the...More

Thank Marc-Antoine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coconut ginger ice cream was magical. Also the banana date cake was out of this world. Liz was super kind and very welcoming.

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Idyllic beachside restaurant with comfy cushions, sophisticated surf shack style and excellent food. A bit pricey but well worth it.

Thank Holly K
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Questions & Answers
6 May 2016|
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Response from Liz H | Property representative |
Hi, we try to use organic food where possible (Sri Lanka is still pretty new to organics so there is a limited choice). We do grow some herbs, fruit and veg organically. We make all food from scratch, ie we grind our own... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay
  • Phone Number: +94 63 2 248212
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We are a small guesthouse situated on the beach side, with a popular restaurant. We are open all day serving a wide range of drinks and food, including local and western dishes. We are busy with a wood fired pizza oven and we make all our breads, cakes, cookies and other fare. Our comfortable accommodation offers a choice of double or family rooms with or without a/c, all have mosquito nets, ceiling fans, good quality mattresses and bed linen.
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