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Fine Dining by Saman Villas

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Galle Road, Aturuwella, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 34 7 200334
06:30 - 22:30
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently got married at Saman Villas so this is probably biased. (It also means we had high expectations). The Sri Lankan food especially is exceptional, the surroundings are spectacular (try private dining on the rock if you want a memorable experience- we had our wedding dinner there) The overall feel of this place is very peaceful. Over a week... More 

Thank Graeme H
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined in this restaurant during a five day stay at the hotel. We experienced outstanding food and service at every meal. The food is beautifully presented and all cooked to perfection. We tried a selection of different dishes from fish, steak, curries, vegetable wraps, tuna steak, calamari, salads and soups. We also had a wonderful selection at breakfast each... More 

Thank Goodgirl53
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is wonderful, particularly at sunset. After one too many cocktails we were seated overlooking the sea. I say that because I chose an International first course, breaded Camembert, which was served with both sweet and piquant beetroot, followed by a Jaffna mutton curry. The two dishes not being that compatible. The curry was superb, cooked to perfection. Served... More 

Thank kempr52
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the worst (and the most expensive) meal in Sri Lanka here. I am not sorry to spend a lot for a dinner, if it´s good, but this one wasn´t. There was too much cheese in my fish (why put cheese on a grilled fish anyway?) and wife´s lobster was not realy a lobster, but a rather tasteless mix... More 

Thank krneki40
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Yes like all hotel restaurants, it is expensive compared to local prices (our food was about 4.5k and drinks 8.5k inc service and tax ) but if I had a setting as beautiful as this, with lovely service and food, in the UK if you could find it, it would easily cost you double. Having researched on tripadvisor the hotel... More 

1 Thank GemRuss
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We loved Saman Villas - we had an exceptional stay over 5 nights. We had intended to go for dinner on at least one occasion but the food was so wonderful we ate in every night and checked out the entire menu. It is sublime. We definitely recommend the lobster, the Mahi Mahi and the vegetable curry. Everything is fantastic... More 

1 Thank Julie F
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were one of the few guests who were on half board - we have no regrets about this decision. The menu had rich selection of local and international cuisine as well as wines from all over the world to choose from. The serving was an esthetic experience too. The staff was highly competent and thoughtful. The atmosphere of the... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had the pleasure of enjoying Fine Dining by Saman Villas on 7 evenings during our recent 8 night stay from Christmas Day 2016. Our very enjoyable experiences included meals served by our private pool in Villa 15, a 6-course gala dinner on NYE, restaurant service, and a romantic, 4-course last evening finale in the candle-lit pool garden. Without exception,... More 

Thank KevinLV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Staff were so polite; you could feel the love. The breakfast was sumptuous and made with meticulousness. Bentota is one of the undiscovered beauties of the world. Catch it before the influx of tourists ruin the tranquility.

Thank G S
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The setting on the anniversary dinner was beautiful. It was decorated with candles along the path and nice candle dinner. Food is amazing and we tasted one of the best blueberry sorbet which was sent to us as Chef's compliments. Food choice is limited but awesome taste.

Thank ashsash

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 200
European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galle Road, Aturuwella, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 34 7 200334
Saman Villas offers a diverse selection of dining experiences. You may choose to dine in the cosy elegance of our restaurant, out beneath the stars, on a moonlight drenched beach or perched on a rock as the waves break beneath you. Other unique dining locations include the pool pavilion overlooking the ocean, the privacy of your own suite or in a water garden or tropical garden setting at our spa.Whilst a delectable selection of Eastern, Western and Sri Lankan cuisines are offered at our main restaurant; you will also discover a range of international wines to complement your fine-dining experience. You also have the option of creating your very own menu; just have a chat with one of our Chefs who will be more than delighted to attend to your specific culinary needs. Special arrangements can be made for guests seeking particular dietary requirements.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?