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Fine Dining by Saman Villas
Ranked #11 of 63 Restaurants in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$200
Cuisines: Asian, European, Sri Lankan
Description: Saman Villas offers a diverse selection of dining experiences. You may choose to dine in the cosy elegance of our restaurant, out beneath the stars, on a moonlight drenched beach or perched on a rock as the waves break beneath you. Other unique dining locations include the pool pavilion overlooking the ocean, the privacy of your own suite or in a water garden or tropical garden setting at our spa.Whilst a delectable selection of Eastern, Western and Sri Lankan cuisines are offered at our main restaurant; you will also discover a range of international wines to complement your fine-dining experience. You also have the option of creating your very own menu; just have a chat with one of our Chefs who will be more than delighted to attend to your specific culinary needs. Special arrangements can be made for guests seeking particular dietary requirements.
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Description: Saman Villas offers a diverse selection of dining experiences. You may choose to dine in the cosy elegance of our restaurant, out beneath the stars, on a moonlight drenched beach or perched on a rock as the waves break beneath you. Other unique dining locations include the pool pavilion overlooking the ocean, the privacy of your own suite or in a water garden or tropical garden setting at our spa.Whilst a delectable selection of Eastern, Western and Sri Lankan cuisines are offered at our main restaurant; you will also discover a range of international wines to complement your fine-dining experience. You also have the option of creating your very own menu; just have a chat with one of our Chefs who will be more than delighted to attend to your specific culinary needs. Special arrangements can be made for guests seeking particular dietary requirements.
Reviewed 20 March 2013

It has to be said: the food at Saman VIllas is certainly a thing to be looked forward to! Succulent, flavourful & cooked to perfection. Having been in the "hotel industry" myself, I tend to be rather critical - particularly as I know what is expected of each star grading. At the Saman Villas restaurant my palate was enchanted!

If you're a beef lover - DO TRY the Thai Beef Salad starter! It was deligtfully succulent! And the Shrimps &Asparagus Gourmet? Simply out of this world!

If you're into soups...the Lobster & Prawn Cappuccino played a symphony with my taste buds!

You could choose anythong & your taste buds would be enthralled in this restaurant - but do try the local concoctions! I absolutely loved the Authentic Crab Curry & the Bentota Issa HIndala! If you're not feeling Adventurous - I did sample the Angus STeak one night & they cooked it to perfection!

This was an amazing holiday - and from my personal perspective the perfect holiday is only perfect if my stomach is happy. Saman Villlas gave me THE perfect holiday! Go to Saman Villas - if only to sample the gastronomic delights! It's well worth it!

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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Sri Lankan rice and curry is about the best we've had in any Sri Lankan restaurant. You get a good selection of vegetable curries and I chose to have the fish while my partner had a prawn curry; its absolutely fantastic. Do not miss out on the coconut Ice cream; god knows where they found this, but it is truly a delightful desert served in a king coconut; its home made by the hotel Chef. My partner tried the Cinnamon ice cream and it was lovely. they serve a generous portion of 3 big scoops

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Reviewed 21 February 2013

expecting this to be a bit of lux, but somehow felt as if I was in some spanish resort. the bar was really sad - just a wooden sideboard with 1 guy desperately trying to keep up with drinks orders - the most expensive cocktails we found on the island - so that's saying something.
The food was just Ok, but what was really poor in a place like this was the curried crab was obviously frozen, a trickle of watery meat - which was cold by the time I got to eat it - as they didn't have enough implements to break up & eat the crab, so I had to wait a good 15 mins before I could eat what was already in front of me.

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Reviewed 7 February 2017
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