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The Lounge

Medilla Beach | right at the beach front, pass the IBIS hotel in about 100 meters on the beach side., Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
+94 77 342 4723
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (22 reviews)
“snapper” (11 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Medilla Beach | right at the beach front, pass the IBIS hotel in about 100 meters on the beach side., Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

In Tangalle there are not so many places where you can have a decent good quality food, for sure The Lounge is one of those. The staff is very friendly and the food is freshly prepared, simple and tasty.

Thank vale c
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got some really nice drinks + the staff are unbelievably friendly + really quick service Thank you so much it was a really enjoyable night

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had delicious fresh lobster, but the menu offers a range of Sri Lankan and other dishes (such as pasta). The seafood, freshly caught, seems to be the speciality. There is also a decent range of drinks and cocktails. The team is professional and friendly...More

Thank AllyVCT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had grilled fish and prawns and everything was fresh and tasty. Great view and kind service. Prices were a little higher than in some other restaurants: fresh juices, fish and grilled prawns ~5000rupees

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on our first night in Tangalle. We ended up coming here three nights out of four. Great spot right on the beach, exceptionally friendly staff and such great food!! We ate fresh fish and lobster every evening! The views are gorgeous as...More

Thank Zion J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We happened onto The Lounge as we walked along the beach from our Cabana. We ordered lunch - penne with curried spices; and tiger prawns and both were absolutely fantastic. We asked for a little extra chilli and were given a homemade African Sauce which...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Tucked away from main town (but so is everywhere in Tangalle!) you have to cross to the restaurant on a little ferry which is cool and then the fish was delicious (red snapper, white snapper and grouper) and side dishes fantastic. It's run by a...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch first with very tasty, fresh food and fresh juices. Returned that night for a bbq sea food dinner and we weren't disappointed. The fresh lobster and fish were prepared with lots of herbs and spices, absolutely to die for. It...More

Thank RestlessSoul76
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely friendly staff, fresh barbecued fish and great drinks menu. Good music playing in the background and a lovely raft ride over the lagoon to get to the restaurant or you can walk round the beach. The food was very tasty, the service was a...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing setting with lovely staff! Swings by the bar too. Went for lunch and had a whole fish - flavours were lovely, they showed you how they cook it. It was ever do slightly over done but we enjoyed it none the less! Drinks were...More

Thank ncarr86
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Medilla Beach | right at the beach front, pass the IBIS hotel in about 100 meters on the beach side., Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 342 4723
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The Lounge is located on some of the world's best sand & surf. We feature sophisticated cocktails made by our professional mixologists with all fresh tropical ingredients and an imaginative kitchen where seafood caught daily and grilled on the beach. Enjoy smart grooves, great food, a cozy atmosphere and interesting company. No shirt, No shoes & No problem......
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