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The Best Restaurants in Bentota - A delight for the taste buds!

The coastal town of Bentota has several restaurants that offer delicious delicacies that leave you with unforgettable food memories. Here are some of the best places to visit for your next meal.

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The Villa Café

The Villa Café

The Villa Café, the main restaurant at the Villa Benota, offers diners an array of simple yet refined cuisine to suit any palate. The menu here mirrors that of the popular one at Paradise Road Gallery, a café in Colombo run by the same management. Favourites such as Sri Lankan Prawn Curry and Black Pork Curry as well as new items like Wasabi-coated Salmon with Cucumber Salad keep guests coming back for more. The villa café is located at the rear of the boutique hotel. Guests can choose to dine inside or sit out on the lawn under covered shades.

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Salt Restaurant by Shinagawa Beach

Salt Restaurant by Shinagawa Beach

Salt Restaurant, situated at Shinagawa Beach – Balapitiya, features an interesting fusion menu, with a combination of international and exotic local dishes, created with an imaginative twist. Thanks in part to their idyllic location by the sea, the restaurants' has several sumptuous seafood dishes, their signature dish being a rock salt marinated Shinagawa grilled lobster, which guests can enjoy indoors or for a more private gathering, they can request to dine by a secluded rock pool. Salt also has an extensive wine list with a number of wines from around the world.

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Frangipani Restaurant

Frangipani Restaurant

Specialising in Asian fusion cuisine, Frangipani takes you on a culinary tour of Asian with exotic, delicious dishes to satisfy your taste buds. The restaurant features an open air setting so you can relax in the informal, yet chic dining area or opt to sit outside near the pool. Enjoy the tranquillity of the glistening waters of the pool and amazing views of the coast while sipping on one on the various cocktails before indulging in the diverse flavours of Asian cuisine.

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The Palms Restaurant

The Palms Restaurant

Located at the Vivanta Taj Bentota, this Bentota Hotel restaurant offers guests a sumptuous choice of continental, Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine. The vibrant and bright interior creates a relaxed, casual ambience and guests can watch their meals being prepared through the open kitchens. Take your pick from the extensive buffets on offer or order off the al a carte menus specially designed by the chefs. A much-loved dish here is the Sri Lankan lunch platter which features an assortment of local favourites like red rice with chicken curry, tempered radish, chutney, beans in coconut milk and coconut sambol. The restaurant overlooks the crystal blue waters of the large pool and guest can either dine inside or choose a table near the pool to enjoy their meal.

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Golden Grilling

Presenting a tempting array of mouth-watering Sri Lankan, Indian and international cuisine made with the freshest catch from the sea and tropical vegetables, the Golden Grill is a favourite dining venue among many travelling to the south of the island. Situated near the Bentota River, the restaurant offers diners a selection of Sri Lankan dishes from around the island like the red mullet curry with sambol and rice from the South or the Jaffna Crab curry with fresh bread from North. There's also is variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian dishes such as the Hyderabad biryani, and traditional North and South Indian thali's to name a few.