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Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe

2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 582162
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“black pork” (25 reviews)
“baked crab” (36 reviews)
“risotto” (19 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
International, European, Asian, British, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The setting in the courtyard of what looks like an art gallery was delightful, and the ambience would be perfect a romantic dinner. The black pork curry I had was good, though the coq au vin my friend had lacked robustness in flavour. Perhaps it's...More

Thank YY_Xie
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. The interior of the Cafe has been designed with much thought and care to ensure our guests are treated to a unique...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve visited for lunch a few times. The place has a really great vibe to it. The menu is varied, and most of the savoury items seem pretty good. I really enjoyed the lamb rack, although the sirloin steak was disappointing. They do a good...More

Thank ishan23
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback on food and service as we strive to maintain our standards continuously. Every aspect of the interior of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Mostly the location, it looks cultural and the arrangement of it is perfect. the service from the staff is admirable and the best part is food. it taste can drag us without any doubt..More

Thank Nathasha J
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that your enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. We appreciate your comments about the ambiance as every aspect of the interior has been designed to ensure that our guests are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant semi open venue with plenty of ambience. We chose their Sweet Pumpkin Soup, Chicken and Lemon Meringue Pie. All were well cooked and presented. There was the usual chaos we have come to expect in Sri Lanka at the start when the table for...More

Thank MJH35MGN
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. It is quite unfortunate that your recent dining experience at our restaurant did not meet your expectations. We have well noted your comments about service and we shall investigate further in order to ensure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gallery cafe was formerly the office of the legendary Geoffrey Bawa,mesmerising interiors with a great collection of contemporary art We started with a round of fresh pineapple & mixed fruit cocktails Which were so fresh & packed with Goodness, enjoyed the Mediterranean salad,the sweet...More

Thank ShekarSudhaNath
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant and the fact that our food never disappoints you. Our eclectic a'la carte menu has been created to please every palate and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pricey by local standards but good food, atmosphere, and service. Incorporates an art gallery and a nice boutique with local products/handicrafts. Clientele seemed almost completely expat,More

Thank WMcIl
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback on food and service as we strive to maintain our standards continuously. Every aspect of the interior of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a special evening to start our trip in Sri Lanka and we absolutely got that at the Paradise Road Cafe. Its interior and the design of the building and the courtyard itself is fantastic, with the lighting during evening dinner particularly good. Service...More

Thank JohnnyBerkshire_
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased to learn that you had a pleasant dining experience in our restaurant recently. The interior of the Cafe has been designed with great care to ensure that our guests are treated...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious dinner and great drinks. The architecture of the place itself is worth a visit, with a beautiful outdoor seating area in a walled courtyard. The ambience is perfect for a romantic dinner for two. The food...More

Thank Franziska S
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that your enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. We appreciate your comments about the ambiance as every aspect of the interior has been designed to ensure that our guests are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outdoor dining in a quaint setting of a walled courtyard. Asian fusion cuisine. Excellent service and wonderful food. Portion sizes are not huge but are generous for the quality and taste. Good wine list. Crème Brule may be one of the best on the planet...More

Thank Rich G
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal with us. We appreciate your feedback about the Creme Brulee as we strive to excel in our standards continuously. Every aspect of the interior of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing restaurant is total wow factor from start to finish. From the moment you walk in, you are met with serenity and beauty. Truly beautiful surroundings, comfortable lounge and dining area, fabulous cocktails and delicious food. Would highly recommend!More

Thank surrealmccoy
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback on food and service as we strive to maintain our standards continuously. Every aspect of the interior of...More

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FiyazIsmath
9 March 2017|
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Response from reviewsplus | Reviewed this property |
They do prepare pork I'm afraid in their kitchen.
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borneon4
21 September 2016|
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Response from Suvieve | Reviewed this property |
Well!! You will need transport. Car or trishaw. Negotiate with the trishaw driver.
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mahes752
14 May 2016|
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Response from Upul G | Reviewed this property |
Crabs may be available but not their specialty. It is more about Fusion and Western. Try Ministry of crab at Dutch Hospital premises / Lagoon at Cinnamon Grand / Galle Face Hotel's Sea Spray.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 52
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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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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