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“Great value”

Restaurant at Mermaid Hotel
Ranked #10 of 42 Restaurants in Kalutara
Cuisines: Asian, European, Sri Lankan
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

We stayed at another local hotel (The Sands) which was great but we were only B&B so decided to try the restaurant at the Mermaid Hotel one evening as we had read good reviews about the food on Tripadvisor. You have the option of the Al la carte menu or the buffet. We chose the buffet option which didn't disappoint. Although a smaller restaurant than The Sands with therefore less options but the quality of the food and the service was great. I am vegetarian but my partner is not and there was plenty of choice for both of us. We only visited once but apparently the buffet changes each evening. A choice of two soups (one meat and one vegetaraian), plus a selection of salads and other starter options, followed by a decent selection of choices of main including Sri Lankan curries, rices, pastas and a live cooking station which was cooking lamb on the evening we went. Desserts included various cakes and pastries. Drinks were at extra cost which was standard in all the hotels but were reasonably priced. Service was great also.

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Last night I had the sea food mix platter, which included lobster, king prawn and catel fish. I was very nice and good value for money at 4,000 rupees. I recommend that if your are staying at the hotel and are all inclusive to give this menu a try one night.

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3  Thank Anthony V
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

a lot to choose from and the chef does his best to get you something else if you dont like whats on menu

1  Thank kevoandglad
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Buffets change daily and great selection. Seafood platter is a must!! Great to get a table outside on the balcony

1  Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Food is served in a buffet format although A La Carte options are available. The menu changes daily and consists of a mixture of European and Sri Lankan dishes. The quality is very good indeed and even the most fussy eaters will be able to find something to satisfy them. There is always a very good selection of desserts and fresh tropical fruit on offer. Must mention the service. Absolutely excellent! Even the executive chef will check with diners that they are satisfied with his offerings. We have stayed at this hotel ten times which says something about the quality of food, service and accommodation which right now is being refurbished. Can't wait to get back next year to see the results.

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1  Thank Pete&Babs
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