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“Tasty Sri lankan food in a friendly place with quick service and reasonable price.”
Review of Hotel, The Village

Hotel, The Village
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Giritale
Cuisines: Asian
Description: This was without doubt had the best local food of anywhere we ate during a month in Sri Lanka. The food cost was 700 rupees each plus beer and the "rice and curry" consisted of 16 different dishes plus rice. ( have pictures to prove it)There was also a fruit plate for desert. Our driver took us there and ate with us (he ate for free!) as we were fed up with hotel buffet food. The restaurant is on the main road from Habarana in Giritale town, and it also has accommodation although we didn't check this out. It can probably seat 60 and also serves lunch as well as dinner.
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Description: This was without doubt had the best local food of anywhere we ate during a month in Sri Lanka. The food cost was 700 rupees each plus beer and the "rice and curry" consisted of 16 different dishes plus rice. ( have pictures to prove it)There was also a fruit plate for desert. Our driver took us there and ate with us (he ate for free!) as we were fed up with hotel buffet food. The restaurant is on the main road from Habarana in Giritale town, and it also has accommodation although we didn't check this out. It can probably seat 60 and also serves lunch as well as dinner.
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We stopped here for lunch and were greeted by friendly staff who could not do enough to ensure we had what we wanted. We had the Sri Lanakn curry buffet, a choice of some 7 or 8 different curries plus two rices which you could have as much as you wished. We had the vegetarian options which were some 5, all very tasty and not too spicy. We had water with this and when we had finished a large plate of bananas was put on the table for us.

The food was delicious, the service friendly, attentive and quick. All this for 1650 SLR or about £8.60

The toilets were out the back and somewhat basic as is the norm in Sri Lanka.

Overall tasty Sri Lankan food in a friendly place with quick service and reasonable price.

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Thank David A
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Since we had a delicious dinner we came back the next day to enjoy their amazing lunch buffet! They are beween Habarana and Polonnaruwa, on the left side when traveling towards Polonnaruwa, in Giritale, shortly before the 21st Junction/mile post, just tell your driver. The lime juice alone was the best we had in Sri Lanka, and they serve fresh King Coconut too, but the Lunch Buffet beats it all: Banana Flower prepared as a vegetable, bitter curd, bread fruit as a vegetable, dito jack fruit, lady Fingers and jungle asparagus, and many options more, including chicken and beef curries. Most of the 'foreign' vegetables are presented as whole fruits in a basket too so visitors get an Impression. The lake Fish, a speciality round here of course, is delicious Grilled, fried or even Fried without batter. Nobody should worry about prepared vegetables or even meats since these are all slowly cooked/stewed and therefore best prepared to be Kept on a Buffet without perishing, especially in a Place as busy as this one, so it's perfectly safe. We Hope to be back!

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

From the road at night, you would probably miss this but it would be a tragedy if you did. It was undoubtably the best Sri Lankan food we had in a month long stay in the country and also the best value. It is on the right hand side travelling from Habarana facing the lake.
The ambience may not match up to a romantic french bistro but who cares when the food is so good. Our order for curry came with 16 separate dishes plus unlimited rice and the fruit plate to follow was also excellent. There are pictures of the various dishes illustrating the health benefits of each.
The service was good and unobtrusive. It was quiet when we were there for dinner but they also do lunches when it is probably busier. Accommodation is also offered but we didn't explore that option.

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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Don't be put off by the fact that this is slightly outside of Giritale. When we arrived we were the only diners but we had the best curry that we ate in Sri Lanka with an amazing selection of dishes. (2450 rupees for 3 beers & 2 curries with rice.) The owner died a little while ago and his widow has continued running the restaurant. The service was friendly and efficient.

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Thank Alekto
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Reviewed 13 August 2016
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Thank christophe d
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