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“Don't be sucked in by friendly guy on the BBQ!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Peacock Seafood Restaurant

Peacock Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #72 of 97 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Seafood, Sri Lankan
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Don't be sucked in by friendly guy on the BBQ!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

Well it's safe to say the smiley man at the BBQ won us over... Then we sad down and ordered 'BBQ'd' meals off the menu, none of which was done on a BBQ. Deep fat friend, dry, hard, chewy tuna pieces that were supposedly supposed to have been fresh and cooked on a skewer. Tasted and felt like eating a leather boot found at the bottom of the sea. Stay well away! Staff unfriendly and unhelpful... I'm not normally a complainer but this takes the biscuit!!

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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Seafood BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

If you walk a little on the beach you will be probably meet a tiny little man wearing a chef's hat who will invites you to his bbq feast! The difference with all the others "tormentors" you will for sure meet on the beach is that he is very very friendly and nice and will not try to force you to sit at his restaurant.

The other peculiar thing is that around 6:30 p.m. he will have a long table FULL of seafood (Lobsters, crabs, jumbo prawns and many different fishes) where you can choose whatever you like.

We had a jumbo prawn the size of a big lobster and a grilled fish. All that comes with fries, salad or rice. It's not that cheap compared to other places (we spent about 2.000 rupies) but chef's special spicy sauce makes the difference!

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Elkibo
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Bad food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013 via mobile

Nicely located on the beach, but they shouldn't serve food. My rice was ok, but my wife's soup was horrible. Only order a nice drinl, then you're ok in this place.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Terrrible Food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

A group of us ate here a few weeks ago, and unfortunately have to say this was the worst meal we had in Sri Lanka. Between 6 of us we ordered a selection of fish, meat and vegetarian curries, all of which were tasteless and certainly not worth the hour and an half we had to wait for them despite the fact that the restaurant wasn't very busy. There are many excellent restaurants in Unawatuna so do yourself a favour, don't choose this one!

  • Visited November 2012
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Prague, Czech Republic
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Terrible "grilled" fish”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

O.k., how to say this politely... The service was o.k., drinks were o.k., but we had the grilled fish (overpriced - but this is probably the problem of whole Unawatuna) which I doubt was grilled. I could not separate the meet from the bones so the fish was good only for a dog. Maybe it was an exception but we were really not satisfied.

  • Visited August 2012
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