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Gecko Restaurant and Rooms

) #45 of 66 Restaurants in Arugam Bay €€ - €€€ , Pizza, Seafood
Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
+94 77 159 1265
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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Bar, Pizza, Seafood, European, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 279 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Every morning we had breaki at geckos because we just loved the homemade bread and muesli! Also the coffee is quiet good. The restaurant is a bit more expensive but in comparison to other western restaurants in Arugam its pretty much the same. We also...More

Thank Wuseline
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Price of a lion is 935 rupees (2-3x price of elsewhere) - we didn't know until the end - save your money!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Both breakfasts there were good. Great tasting specials with nice fresh crusty bread. Arugam is no longer a reasonably priced place so the prices here follow this standard. Nice staff and good experience.

Thank danakmens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came twice to Gecko after a friend recommended it to us. Both times, we were disappointed. The service is glacially slow, even with only a few customers and FIVE staff members chatting at the bar. The first time we had a smoothie, which was...More

Thank kbclingen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a pizza not that great...no flavour no taste and expensive little bang for your buck mouldy crust ... thanks 👎

Thank Nomads64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lentil burger is vegan friendly and also tasty. It's nice sit here with a view onto the beach. Service is a bit slow though, especially when it comes to getting the bill.

Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Gecko for a pizza as I remember it being nice the last time I visited 2 years ago but the prices have rocketed somewhat! For 2 pizzas, garlic bread and a couple of milkshakes it came to 5400! I would have paid...More

Thank Frankie B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night and agreed on a price - they then tried to ask for it in USD with tax which (after being in Arugam bay for weeks previously) we made sure to agree the price and tax before hand. They verbally...More

Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 15 May 2017

It was our first day at Arugam Bay and thought we'd try out Gecko for lunch. There was only one other family in the restaurant since it was quite late, so it was quite a nasty surprise when we didn't get our food even after...More

Thank Eran W
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend went for a meal here and were approached quickly with a menu by an English guy! We then waited over 40 minutes for someone to take our order even though we had asked numerous times! We then waited another half hour...More

Thank Karen S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are they using food here that is free from pesticides or other chemicals?
6 May 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Liz H | Property representative |
Hi, we try to use organic food where possible (Sri Lanka is still pretty new to organics so there is a limited choice). We do grow some herbs, fruit and veg organically. We make all food from scratch, ie we grind our own... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay
  • Phone Number: +94 77 159 1265
  • E-mail
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