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Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe

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2, Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
+94-11-2-58-21-62
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner after a hectic day of touring Colombo.. The beer was cold and refreshing and a great start to a very enjoyable experience. My wife ordered the ginger lemongrass chicken on a bed of herbed mash and I had the herb crusted fish on garlic mash .. large portions and very flavourful. The salad we shared as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are extremely happy with the food we have ordered. Wonderful restaurant design and beautiful settings.

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Thank Sue. E
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157 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The ambience of this restaurant is just awesome and I surely suggest you to visit this place at least once.

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Thank kirtan777
Brighton
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Gallery Café was recommended to us on our first day in Sri Lanka and we took a tuk tuk from our nearby hotel. Half an hour later and after many stops to ask the way, and attempts to drop us off at various dodgy looking cafes, we arrived and stepped into a different world, with stylish décor and trees,... More 

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Thank Andrew S
London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good menu, lots of options for meat eaters and vegetarians. The dessert menu and specials are fantastic. The setting is very luxurious and serene escape from the city. Was very busy for a Monday evening.

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Thank SS615
London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing service, beautiful food, amazing building. The small shop is great for good quality presents. Calm and peaceful courtyard. Highly recommended (we went 3 times in 6 days...)

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Thank Axelle B
Bangkok, Thailand
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I came here with my mom and dad to celebrate my dad's 70th birthday. We were very pleased we chose the Gallery Cafe. The physical space, lit mostly by candlelight, was beautiful. The restaurant seemed to be able to handle a full house without the noise becoming too loud for comfortable conversation. The wait staff was very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I ever visited , Candlelight dinner , world famous architect , ohhhh you don't need to miss this if you are in Colombo Food ( I had the coconut crusted modha ) and Mouth watering deserts ( jeggery ice cream ), Drinks ( Try the tamarind martini ) . Service is good..and the staff... More 

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Thank dumidu m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I recently had the pleasure of celebrating my birthday at this lovely cafe/restaurant with my family. The service was wonderful, the setting was gorgeous (Bawa), and the food sublime. I still recall the lobster spaghetti fondly...it was delicious, and I dream of tasting it again. Very extensive menu, with a wide range of choices.

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Thank Stephen J
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant at 2 occasions. Very nice and cosy decor! We were seated outside. Very nice food with great wines. Good service and friendly staff. We definitely will return to this excellent location!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$52
Cuisine
International, European, Asian, British, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2, Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94-11-2-58-21-62
Description
PARADISE ROAD GALLERIES -THE GALLERY CAFE OPENED IN 1998 IN A STRUCTURE WHICH WAS THE FORMER OFFICES OF WORLD RENOWNED SRI LANKAN ARCHITECT, THE LATE GEOFFREY BAWA. BAWA PERSONALLY APPROVED FERNANDO TAKING OVER HIS BELOVED PROPERTY AND CONVERTING IT INTO A RESTAURANT AND ART GALLERY AND RESPECTED SHANTH'S DESIGN SENSE IN THE CONVERSION AND RENOVATION OF THE BUILDING TO COMPLEMENT HIS OWN. BAWA'S ONLY INPUT WAS THE LOCATION OF THE MAIN PAVILION WHERE MOST DINERS ARE SEATED. THE ART GALLERY FEATURES REGULARLY CHANGING EXHIBITIONS BY ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING LOCAL ARTISTS, FOR SALE. AS THE CAFE IS OPEN FROM 10AM THROUGH TO MIDNIGHT DAILY, VISITORS FREQUENT THE PROPERTY FOR MEALS, SITE SEEING, COFFEE, CAKE, SHOPPING AND THE COMPLIMENTARY WI-FI AVAILABLE FOR USE OF PATRONS. THE GALLERY CAFE'S MENU HAS NOT CHANGED IN YEARS AS REGULARS HAVE THEIR FAVOURITES AND FERNANDO PRIDES HIMSELF ON THE FACT THAT THEY MAY ALWAYS RETURN FOR THAT OPTION. IT IS PARTICULARLY KNOWN FOR ITS COCKTAILS AND DESSERTS AS WELL AS IT'S CONSISTENTLY 'GOOD FOOD.'

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