(swiss management) BBQ in the garden, terasse with view over the garden. nice and open restaurant with outside bar. you get local food (great curries, meat & fish), european food (pasta, pizza), soups, ice cream etc. always fresh exotic fruits & fruit juices. good quality food!
they also have 4 beautiful bungalows to stay over night.
Favorite Dish: curry, ginger fish, home made pasta festival, cinnamon and coffe ice cream
Escoffier is a newly opened restaurant near Warahena, Bentota. It's more like a cafe' by the day time but turns in to a wonderland by the night time. Spacious, modern design, timber paved beautiful Verandah which is ideal for Al Fresco dining and stone paved court yard..provides an ideal place for the travelers to stop by, relax , enjoy a delicious meal and go. The best place for BB guests to enjoy their evening. Polite staff always ready to cater you. The management is equally ready to anticipate your needs. Escoffier has filled a gap in the Bentota tourist life!
Favorite Dish: Escoffier Mixed grill - Lavishly served with Large Platter of char grilled Lamb Chop, fillet steak,
Chicken breast, Tuna steak served with pepper sauce/ BBQ Sauce, Boiled vegetables, Steamed rice or House fries with Mix Salad
It is worth the price and the flavours are ......mouth watering!
Beautiful timber paved verandah, professionally designed building, mouth watering tasty food, the court yard , they maintain high standards similar to a 05 star hotel's restaurant. but the prices are not 05 star rates..that's very important!
Escoffier's owner Bhanuka is a very pleasant host and very friendly, flexible and put the customer's needs first! They have a land bodered to the beach and they have tables arranged there as well if you want to dine on the beach..It is a lovely sandy beach and not crowded too..
We had a very lovely out of this world kind of dinner on the beach with candles lit around us and stars above us..listening to the soul soothing sound of waves crashing against the sand..I'm still dreaming the eve!
Do go to Escoffier if you want a fine meal, excellent time and good service at a very reasonable price in Bentota. Don't bother if you want pretension, poor value for money and indifference. I have already recommended Escoffier to friends whose planning to visit beautiful Sri Lanka . Not pretentious just lovely food lovely people relaxed atmosphere, fantastic experience.
Favorite Dish: Sea Food Platter- Lobsters, crab, fish ..it's all about a new taste, new experience.
My partner likes simple food which is not too spicy while I love the local fare. In many restaurants only one of us went away happy.
This place is where they actaully listen to you and do not make assumptions that thay know what you might want.
Western and local food were both fresh and delishous. Service was impecable and the views from the terrace were the best views on the West coast of Sri Lanka.
Favorite Dish: Dhal curry and vegetable curry. They were so full of flavor and totaly different, unlike in our gurst house in Bentota where every so called local food tasted exactly the same.
The Waterside Hotel and Restaurant is a new boutique villa, recently opened Summer 2007. The restaurant is open to the garden and housed by a tall Sri Lankan timber roof and overlooks the garden, pool and river. The kitchens are spotless and because they are new are to high standards with modern facilities.
The team of chefs, headed by Roshan, have over 30 years experience of both Sri Lankan and International cuisine. Happy to listen to guests ideas and provide special treats for birthdays or even organising large parties and wedding buffets. It makes you feel special and cared for. The attention to detail is amazing.
In the evenings the views across the river, the sun sets and professional service provided by the staff make this a very special place to be. Whether you are there for a romantic dinner for two or hosting a large themed party, this is the place to visit in Bentota.
Favorite Dish: Lobster! In fact the seafood dishes created by Roshi, the head chef have people returning for another visit asap! Everything is freshly caught, prepared and looks so mouthwateringly delicious when brought to your table. Then you eat, and mmmmmm.
Been to Escoffier last evening for dinner with few friends..we sit out side in the Verandah and the time was nearly 09.30pm. The breezy wind just took our wearniess away...peaceful..romantic..one of the most peaceful meals I ever had..
The food was delicious..I cannot stop thinking about it again and again..we had a very light meal because we were tired after a day out here and there..first we had a Soup with cheese toasts and it was very very nice and then a Chef's Salad which was presented with croutons and I like it alot..The chicken sandwiches we had is fresh and nice..beautiful place and kind staff..goin this evening too
Favorite Dish: So far I like their chicken sandwich & Tomato soup with cheese toasts