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“good buffet”

The Lake Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 27 Restaurants in Polonnaruwa
Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Melun, France
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

The food is fresh and you want to try everything ! We had dinner here the two nights and the main dishes and desserts were different, which was a good thing.

Visited August 2014
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33 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Buffet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

The restaurant had lovely views but the food was a bit mundane. There was a simple salad bar and mixed Asian food. There was fresh fruit for dessert.

Visited July 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great view, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

This place is now called "The Lake". It's about 5-10min drive from the polonnaruwa museum on the lake side. Good value for money if you take the buffet. Great view of the lake, pool and wildlife.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This restaurant is currently closed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

I wouldn't expect it to be open before 2015 at the earliest.
We drove here after visiting Polonnaruwa because it got good reviews in the guide books. However, it was quickly apparent that the place is just a building site - with not much sign of activity while we were there.

Visited January 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Probably the best place in Polonnaruwa for meals & stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

This has been renamed " The Lake - Polonnaruwa " after recent refurbishment.
Really a cosy little hotel with all the basic amenities at its possible best, of course with nothing to fuss about.

Clean rooms with a pool & sufficiently stoked Bar and scrumptious food, this place is ideal as a hub for safaris & adventures.

Visited August 2013
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Thank SISIRA M
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