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Authentic Restaurants in Negombo – Seafood Galore

Negombo is the closest seaside resort to the international airport of Sri Lanka, and well known for its bounty of seafood as well as crabs, prawns and lobsters from the huge lagoon. The place has a number of restaurants, beachside cafes and hotels to dine at.

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Lords Restaurant

Owned by a British national, the Lords Restaurant offers a fare of both local and western cuisine. The restaurant is well-managed by the owner who looks after both the floor and kitchen, hence, both the food and service are very good. Favourites include Sri Lankan curries and Thai dishes while the cocktails are a real hit, with even a happy hour and shisha bar thrown in for good measure. Lords Restaurant ranked as one of the best restaurants in Negombo, is located at 80B Porutota Road, Ethukala.

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Petit Restaurant

A favourite haunt for seafood lovers, Petit is a family run restaurant. While the prawn fiesta is a firm favourite, Sri Lankan dishes too are quite popular. As this restaurant is very popular and often crowded, it's good to make a reservation well in advance. Petit Restaurant is located at 100/7 Porutota Road and is open from 11 am to 11 pm.

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The Catamaran

For a selection of local and international favourites, The Catamaran Restaurant is a good choice offering all-day dining. The Lawn Bar and Tree House also located in the same premises offers one a chance to relax and unwind with drinks, either before or after your meal. You can check out Moya also located there for the best local seafood prepared fresh; dine to views of the lagoon and ocean as you tuck into the succulent prawns and crabs Negombo is well-known for. Call ahead for reservations.

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Dolce Vita

A little slice of Italy located in Negombo, the Dolce Vita restaurant easy to access from Amagi Aria, offers one a chance to chill by the ocean with coffee and pizza. The place is perfect for spending a lazy morning indulging in authentic Italian pizza, Caprese salad and some delicious homemade gelato. You will love the espresso and lovely breezy ambience of this seaside restaurant.

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Tusker Restaurant

The extensive menu at this place offers one a wide choice of food from across the world. However, the place is best known for its offerings of seafood and elegant interiors. Owned by expats, you can book ahead of your visit. Open for lunch and dinner from 11 am to 2 pm and again from 6 pm to 10.30 pm the restaurant is located at Ethukala Road.

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Sunnys Restaurant

Sunnys is a good restaurant to visit with kids or a group. A variety of cuisine is available from quick snacks to full meals, while the service is fast and ambience relaxed. This place too is located on Porutota Road and open from 12 noon. Dubbed a 'good value' restaurant by former patrons, this eatery is good to drop into when touring the town centre.

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