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“Very average”

Frangipani Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 65 Restaurants in Bentota
Cuisines: Thai
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very limited choice of starters, and you have to order any kind of bread other than Focaccia, which is a bit strange. Sri Lankan prawn curr6 was ok, but our son ordered the beef medium-well and gut a tough hunk of meat that was basically rare. Not recommended and too pricey for what it is.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the franipagni restaurant on 18 March for dinner.
The restaurant was empty apart from one other group who were paying for their food as we arrived. We had our drinks and ordered swiftly. We were given a gorgeous plate of bread with olive oil and tomato sauce to spread on top. We were given seconds because we loved it so much!
We ordered the vegetable spring roll and a plate of the paneer to start, both were delicious which I highly recommend.
I ordered the Thai fish curry for main which was also delicious. My friend ordered the crab curry which needed to be cracked open in order to eat. My friend was having difficulty so asked the waiter if one of the chefs could open the crab for us innorder to eat it to which he said that the chefs had all left. Because of this she left the rest of her meal and we asked for the bill.
We asked to split the bill which caused a problem as the waiter could not work out how to split the bill and seemed quite annoyed by us asking what we thought was a simple requirement. He took our cards and left to sort the bill again. 20 minutes later we still had not received our credit cards back so we knocked on the kitchen door to find 4 chefs in there (which we were earlier told had gone home so could not crack open the crab for my friend to eat). We eventually got our cards back and I left feeling full and satisfied with my delicious meal but my friend felt hungry still. It's a shame because the food and the setting is AMAZING but the service really let it down for us.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the lovely Surf hotel* but walked for a few minutes and ate in the Geoffrey Bawa Avanti Frangipani restaurant then walked back to the Taj bar for our evening entertainment. We like to eat early 6-6.30, and the meal choices, quality and quantity, price and general ambience suited us perfectly. For us, a main course suffices, but !wonders! we were served different varieties of bread with olive oil and balsamic as a free entre - our favourite. For us faultless meals. The service was excellent and getting to know Ashen Kumari a little as she nicely served and engaged with us made our meal even more special, thank you Kumari.
* Surf meals very nice too but start 7.30.

Thank Iain R
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We came here at the end of our ten days visit to Sri Lanka. So maybe, we were already spoiled by the excellent quality and fair prices in the country. We were thoroughly disappointed by the quality of simple fruit juices and smoothies that we ordered to enjoy the sunset - and by the prices (double of the average). Consquently, we had not apetite to even try the food.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is part of the AVANI Bentota hotel. With its location and availability it has all the potential to be a wonderful dining experience. Yet the menu options did not inspire and it lacks atmosphere and character. The food served to us was acceptable yet nothing too special. Maybe some background music and an imaginative menu would be beneficial. I guess one problem here is that clients in full board would eat at the hotel buffet and not use Frangipani. That’s disappointing because the potential is there, just needs a bit more excitement to entice customers. Nil air conditioning yet has ceiling fans.

Thank Nick T
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