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Welcome to Black & White restaurant. The best culinary experience of Unawatuna beach. Famous for outstanding food and great ambiance in a charming restaurant. Perfect dining experience on the beach with a usual casual flair. We are proud to serve only the freshest food. Our seafood always a fresh catch of the day, fruits and vegetables come from local markets, we prepare our food to reflect the freshness and original taste with special attention to each and every dish. Our menu offers a selection of fresh seafood, international cuisine, and Sri Lankan traditional rice and curry which are all prepared & cooked to very high standard by our chefs. Our kitchen is open 7.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. and
PRICE RANGE
£2 - £27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Grill, Healthy, Sri Lankan
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ m Come form france and i try black and white, is the best place for eat in Unawatuna, the food and the drinks was really good. For the end, the personnal was frendly !

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food! Nice staff! We had Sri lankan food, Pasta and also Chicken breast! everything was great. Thank you guys!!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the fresh fish platter! Whole grilled fish, salad and rice. The fish was brought in by the boats right here - the only way you’re going to get fresher fish is to eat them onboard. Feet in the sand, hurricane candles, sound of...the surf, and a first-rate dinner for what a fast food meal would cost back in California. I shudder to think what this would cost back in LA or in, say, Europe. One tip - take the chef’s advice when selecting your fish as he’ll steer you right.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered the seafood platter and it was absolutely incredible. We had red snapper, jumbo prawns and the lobster. All were absolutely delicious and bursting with flavour. The garlic dip was outstanding and the staff were so friendly and hospitable. Would definitely recommend to anyone...visiting Unawatuna. All of our party left highly satisfied and with full bellies.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent dinner we have tonight. Our favorite plate of prawns grilled 😋 mm so tasty. Smooth music &friendly atmosphere. Thank you the team.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 May 2024

Out of 10 days in unawatuna 8 times i had dinner there. Amazing tasty food, guys who work there are very fast and friendly. The chief can cook for you seafood in the way you want and you can choose amount of prawns or calamaris......Great location right on the beach. You can enjoy both.. your food and ocean with waves. Recomend it for those who want to try quality and tasty seafood.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 April 2024

Very good place for dinner, delicious food, nice friendly stuff. We are lucky to live close and tried fried rice with 🍤, and was happy to find a lot of prawns in that dish) Also we ate grilled prawns and fish, the dish was served...with salad and French fries, also there was a bowl with water and lime to wash your hands. Strongly recommend to visit this place during your lazy holiday in Sri LankaMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 21 April 2024

6.00956°, 80.24983° One of the many seafood restaurants on Unawatuna Beach. It is close to the A2 between Unawatuna and Talpe and the Peacock hotel. From the A2, take the exit at the Peacock Hotel sign. The Black & White Restaurant tables are on the...beach between the Blue Bistro Beach and Fire Café restaurants. Make sure you choose to right table. The kitchen with fish display, look at the lobsters, is behind the footpath and upstairs is the Korean Food Beach restaurant. In March 2024, we ordered grilled calamari (Rs.3000), with were fresh and full of flavours. Chef knows how to prepare fish. Black & White restaurant is a good beachfront seafood restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 April 2024 via mobile

Imagine stumbling upon a hidden gem amidst closed doors on New Year's Day—this was our fortunate discovery at Black & White Restaurant. Initially skeptical, we were promptly taken aback by the exceptional culinary delights, impeccable service, and inviting ambience. What set this place apart was...the interactive experience of selecting fresh seafood and engaging directly with the head chef—a unique touch that elevated our dining adventure. A couple of delightful wine bottles later, we departed with hearts full and palates satisfied. Black & White Restaurant comes highly recommended by us! P.S. Don't forget to arm yourself with mosquito repellent—the sand flies here are eager biters!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 12 April 2024 via mobile

Perfect meal with incredible fresh seafood on the beach. We chose a whole fish and prawns from the market out the back and the friendly staff cooked it to our liking. Very family friendly.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024 via mobile

Lovely location right on the beach. Great food and drink selection at reasonable prices. Friendly helpful staff with good English so easy to converse.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024

This is the best restaurant we ate at while in Unawatuna. We went back basically every day. It was so relaxing sitting on the beach, watching the sunsets while eating delicious food. The curry and rice was the best we had had in Unawatuna. They...were accommodating for our daughter and had baby chairs. Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. Highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024

Very nice restaurant with good food. We had the fish and jumbo prawns barbecue. Both were well cooked and full of flavour with a butter garlic sauce. They made the fish extra spicy to suit our palate as well!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

We dined at Black & White and the staff were incredibly friendly, the food was amazing and the portion sizes were generous. We had such a great experience that we came back for a second night.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024

We came here because of the reviews and we are so glad we did ! This place is right on the beach with a chilled vibe. The food is delicious and fresh ! Drinks are also lovely. Staff are friendly and attentive. We loved the...music too very relaxing. Thank you for making our evening superb!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Response from Jane T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know if they take USD. We booked in person.
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Hi when we were there, I'm sure the took cards.
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Hey, no a short walk max 2 min. and yes on road Level directly onto the Beach. Enjoy
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Yes, Black & White Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Black & White Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5