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Authentic Restaurants in Unawatuna Sri Lanka - Where to Go When Hunger Pangs Strike!

Unawatuna is a mesmerizing seaside resort town located in the southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka. The area is famous for gorgeous beaches, luxury resorts and of course, authentic restaurants! This article gives details about the best dining hot spots in town that you must definitely visit.


Bedspace Beach

Bedspace Beach is a newly built restaurant located on the golden shores of Unawatuna. This charming restaurant offers mouth-watering Sri Lankan dishes at great prices. You really must try out the hoppers which are served here all day. They offer fusion versions like eggs Benedict hoppers with smoked salmon too!
Bedspace Beach specializes in traditional Sri Lankan cuisine and you will find an interesting variety of local curries and sambols offered here. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available at the restaurant. It is a great place to enjoy a steaming cup of coffee with the frolicking ocean breeze. You can also find air-conditioned spaces at this restaurant that offer refreshing rest to those who are yearning to escape the tropical heat of the afternoons.


Mati Gedara

Looking for a more authentic Sri Lankan dining experience that is infused with the colourful culture of the island? Then visit the quaint little Mati Gedara, a restaurant that is deeply loved by those who favour the fiery tastes of local cuisine. The ambience of this eatery is quite pleasing and the food is extremely cheap too. Earthenware pots are used to serve the steaming curries here which enhance the appeal of the dining experience. You can finish off your delicious meal with a simple dessert of treacle and curd.
Mati Gedara is located in very close proximity to leading resorts in the area like Cantaloupe Levels.


Roti Shop

Roti Shop is a simple eatery that offers an impressive assortment of sweet and savoury bread. It's one of the most famous Unawatuna restaurants and many locals, as well as tourists, love going to this place to enjoy tasty snacks. You can seat yourself in one of the street-side tables of this eatery and relish your delectable meal while taking in the mesmerizing beauty of this bustling town.


Hot Rock

This is a charming family run restaurant that boasts of an interesting menu filled with seafood dishes and pork dishes. The chairs are placed outside on the beach so you can down your cool glass of beer while the soft sand caresses your feet. The spicy local dishes will perfectly compliment your afternoon with the salty breezes. The views are truly breathtaking too, so an enchanting dining experience, in spite of the humble setting is always a guarantee at Hot Rock.


One Love Restaurant

For a hearty meal of rice and curry, there are really not many places that are better than One Love Restaurant. With clusters of chairs placed right on the beach, this famous seaside restaurant creates a terrific ambience that pleases all who visit it. The food is delicious too. You can let the staff know if you want your food to be spicy as they generally offer milder versions of Sri Lankan curries to foreigners. The fried rice is a must try here.