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Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place

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Wellawathugoda Road | Rekawa Village, Netolpitiya, Rekawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
+94 47 3 489447
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09:00 - 21:00
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Doha, Qatar
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm more a red meat person and if it's going to be fish I tend to stick with salmon sashimi and maybe splurge on Nobu Atlantic Cod, however the Oceanfront's Seared Tuna Wasabi is the best tuna I've ever had.

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Thank astrobo1
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Many thanks for this second great review – we were truly happy with just one! Thanks too for letting us test our ‘on the menu soon’ tuna plate – you’re acclaim seals it, it’ll be a regular lunch offering next season. Again, you and your family were a joy to host and I hope to meet you again one day.... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner and it was absolute paradise! First of all: The location and the tranquility is a perfect 'feel good factor' but also the restaurant is furnished tastefully. It wasn't crowded at all and we had a great view of the sunset over the incredible pool. Now the service was extremely polite and attentive and the food... More 

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Thank Jelenagreen
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your good custom and high recommendation, I’m happy to know you found all of us hospitable and thank you personally for your kind compliment for me. If we didn’t say so I’ll say it now. Please feel free to visit Oceanfront at any mealtime or, anytime in between! Also, do feel free to bring your ‘swimmers’ again... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We ate at the resturant 4 nights during our stay and we were impressed every evening. The menu is changed daily due to fresh supplies from the local market and if you fancy something in particular they will cook it for you specially. Having said that we were always spoilt for choice with the options available. Breakfast was also incredible... More 

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Thank amycoops33
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Fabulous too! Thanks for this second fab review, your support is immensely helpful as we endeavor to get the new restaurant off the ground in its first season. Off-season is just around the corner and, we plan to use some spare time to ramp up the menus a little, with more local choice plus, one or two new creations –... More 

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185 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We were blown away... Not expecting such elevated food and setting in the middle of nowhere! I give it less than a year before this place earns a big mention in a major travel publication. Go now! (But make reservations) Everything was marvelous! Perfectly cooked, seasoned, presented, and expertly served in this glorious setting. We had the pleasure of speaking... More 

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1 Thank Melibrooklyn
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Setting the bar higher! There’s simply no way to express how I feel whenever reading a review like yours. I’m elated of course, but apprehensive too, that inevitably like any restaurant we will get it wrong occasionally and disappoint someone in your footsteps. However, how can I not feel proud of my team and the hotel itself at the same... More 

Slovenia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I found the food in Sri Lanka very good, but this restaurant was the best of all. They change the menu every day, and every day the food was amazing. Try Nick´s prawns, you won´t be disapointed ;)

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1 Thank krneki40
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, it’s hugely reassuring knowing our new restaurant is making its diners smile! As for ‘my’ prawns? They’re terribly easy to do and if I didn’t say how please feel free to drop me a line anytime, I’ll happily share the ‘secret’! Thank you for your helpful kind support. Warmest regards and thanks, Nick &... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here two nights in a row because it was so good - the seafood was perfectly done, and the presentation was beautiful! Highly recommend! Sri Lankan specialities (curries) were also delicious.

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Thank Stephanie M
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your much needed good custom - and two nights running! Your helpful high recommendation is greatly appreciated, I’m delighted you enjoyed dining with us and I’m sure our kitchen crew will be too. Hopefully we’ll be welcoming you back to Oceanfront soon, until that day I send good wishes and thanks from us all. Warmest regards, Nick... More 

hertshealth
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and so relaxing, the Oceanfront is a magnificent addition to this wonderful hotel. Please visit, just not when we next return!

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Thank cricket22
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Many thanks for your gem of a review – ok so I’m corny, but seriously, I could never have envisaged just how well the new restaurant would be received by regular and new guests. Thanks for sharing your experience, I know you want to keep it to yourself but… we do need others to come here so it’ll be here... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We booked Buckingham Place for dinner during our one week stay nearby. It was an excellent choice in every way. The staff were very friendly when we arrived and we were shown to the bar for one of the best cocktails I have had! An Arrak..something! Yummy! On to dinner...starting with the juiciest butterfly prawn starter which was mouthwatering...so much... More 

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Thank Kate M
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Wow and thank you for such a delicious review! I’m over the moon to read it, especially given that we only recently opened Oceanfront and are still getting into our stride. I hope you’ve had a fabulous holiday in Sri Lanka and we remain one of your fond memories of it. I hope too, you’ll return one day and come... More 

Lembeke, Belgium
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This newly opened building is part of Buckingham Place. It offers fresh seafood amongst other local dishes. No microwave here it is all freshly cooked. I can recommend the fresh tuna and the shrimps

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Thank Arne L
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

HEAPED thanks again! Your generous, timely support for the hotels new restaurant is welcome indeed. With Oceanfront listed as a separate entity (though part of Buckingham Place) it’s largely overlooked in terms of reviews - in contrast to the hotel that is. The photos are really great, both of you are great, and we can’t wait to see you back... More 

Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

...try it, you simply won't be disappointed! the menu changes every day so its worth checking out what's on that day...if you get a chance to try the pescatarian pouch...doesn't sound that exciting but it's fabulous! the setting is fabulous as well!

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Thank modoyle90
Buckinghamplace, Owner at Oceanfront @ Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Wow again… Immediately after posting my reply to your perfect hotel review I spotted this one! There’s little more I can add other than to say, many thanks for this extra thumbs up, it’s just what we need to get Oceanfront off the ground, I’m sure it’ll inspire others to follow in your footsteps. You humble us with praise so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
Fusion, Sri Lankan, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wellawathugoda Road | Rekawa Village, Netolpitiya, Rekawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle  >  Netolpitiya  >  Rekawa
  • Phone Number: +94 47 3 489447

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