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Priyamali Gedara

1595 Bandiwewa | Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
+94 71 721 6480
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curries” (37 reviews)
“fruit” (17 reviews)
“rice” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1595 Bandiwewa | Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a very plazant experience with the owner and his family. The lady of the house made us food that was exceptional good. We could not get enough but that was not a problem. Even though we were the only 2 guest (lowseason), they...More

Thank Valentina R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was unexpected, as we did not think you could get such lovely food in such a rural place . The place is definitely rural, not something artificially created . They cook all the food on wood fire, and have a separate over to...More

Thank Nirmala R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just 20 minutes before polonorua from Dambulla. They cook vegetable harvested from their own fields using organic farming the food is great . The negative point is they charge money for drinking water also

Thank vbala2000
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived early (6.45), and the restaurant was closed. The staff however bolted into action, opened the dining area. 45 minutes later we were sharing a meal with 9 other guests. The owner is delightful, funny and charming. He constantly kept a eye out for...More

Thank ahoran1
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

A tuktuk driver charged us 300 from the museum to Gani Gedara which was closed for dinner. From there he took us to Priyamali Gedara which he said would be open for dinner. They weren't yet open, but turned on the lights and stated cooking...More

Thank drk2004
Reviewed 19 August 2017

An incredible choice of curry dishes were all waiting for us on arrival in an intimate buffet. A lotus leaf holds onto all the delicious sauce because you won't want to lose any! Very friendly staff who made sure we had plenty to eat -...More

Thank Yvonne P
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We had a spectacular good dinner in this warm and authentic restaurant. The setting in the countryside is nice and peacefull. The buffet was very well prepared and offered a wide range of colourfull and unique dishes. Staff was very friendly and had a good...More

Thank Overwer
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great and delicious moment here. Hosts are really nice and food is generous and delicious. Best place to discover the fresh local food!

Thank Adrien C
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful host, delicious dinner, very calm. Try in the evening if you want to avoid the tourist waves.

Thank Katerina V
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

One of the best cuisine we have experienced in Sri Lanka. Very friendly family run place in the traditional village style.

Thank Steffen W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1595 Bandiwewa | Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa 51000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Polonnaruwa
  • Phone Number: +94 71 721 6480
Our restaurant is a family owned business open all year round for lunch and dinner. Our business is mainly centered around lunch however we are more than happy to serve dinner to any customers that feel like coming to enjoy truly home sri lankan cooking. All we ask is for people to phone us in advance and let us know that they are coming so that we can start preparing food.
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