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Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe

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2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 582162
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Bangkok, Thailand
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233 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was our last evening in Colombo, and our host invited us for a farewell dinner ...and what an amazing experience it was. The setting is a classic SriLankan house, previously owned by SriLanka's most famous architect, - the house itself already is worth visiting ... you then have the added pleasure of modern Sri Lankan art/paintings perfectly matching the... More 

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Thank Michael P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good restaurant with cozy atmosphere. The dinner is nice and the staff is helpful. Definitely recommend to everyone.

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Thank Stella W
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Way too many things to praise about this place: 1. Beautiful decor - you can take countless clicks before, during and after your dinner. 2. Can't praise the food enough. Wish I had a few more stomachs. 3. Warm, friendly service - they happily shared the recipe of a dish when a friend of mine could not resist the urge... More 

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Shamila R, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this review

Greetings from Paradise Road! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experiences at Paradise Road The Gallery Café. We appreciate your wonderful comments and recommendations. We hope for another opportunity to serve you! Best Wishes! Paradise Road Sri Lanka More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great setting. Expensive and limited vegetarian food. Good deserts. The food was over salted but well presented. Ambience was spot on, shame the food didn't match the price.

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Thank jacalnic
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food, perfectly cooked either it was meat, fish or seafood. Great service and as we were a group of 34 the waiters really had their job cut out for them. The interior is beautiful as an added bonus. Will visit again next time in Colombo.

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Thank Asa E
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is beautifully tucked in Colombo inner city. It is an outdoor seating so heat and humidity is a problem on a hot day. The entire restaurant's decor is very lovely and artistic. The food is delicious too. We ordered fish and chips and baked crab which was flavorful but the gazpacho soup and salmon dish were average. The... More 

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Thank Gigi Z
Shamila R, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this review

Greetings from Paradise Road! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Paradise Road The Gallery Café. We appreciate your wonderful comments and recommendations. Best Wishes! Paradise Road Sri Lanka More 

New York
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79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On the recommendation of a friend I made a reservation at The Gallery Cafe and was not disappointed. I ordered gazpacho soup as an appetizer and chicken breast stuffed with bacon served with mashed potatoes. The chicken breast was good sized and cooked perfectly. There were a few other items on the menu that I would have liked to try,... More 

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United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Limited choice and lukewarm service and over priced. Not likely to visit. However juggery ice-cream is quite good

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Thank riviw
Shamila R, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this review

Greetings from Paradise Road! Thank you for writing a review of our restaurant. We appreciate your valuable feedback and apologise for any shortcomings during your visit. We hope for another opportunity to serve you. Kind Regards, Paradise Road Sri Lanka More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely restaurant set in an old courtyard along Paradise road. very attentive staff and excellent food - a fusion of fairly western food with an Sri Lankan twist.

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Thank Donald F
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little cafe on the top floor of this fab shopping emporium, very inexpensive with good coffee and lunch menu. Good range of quality homewards all housed in a colonial building

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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
USD 12 - USD 52
Cuisine
International, European, Asian, British, Sri Lankan, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 582162
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?