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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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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fantastic restaurant. The Bawa building is stunning. Service and food impeccable. A perfect restaurant for a special occasion.

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Thank SydneyTourist1
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place to to for the atmosphere, design, great food, great service. Little more pricey but worth it!

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Thank Kamila Ř
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A stunning setting with excellent service, the restaurant sets a wonderful atmosphere. Had the baked crab which was excellent, but very rich and unfortunately served on an unbalanced plate (with rich and creamy butter potato mash). With a bit of something fresh or crunchy, it would have been all round fantastic. Also very heavily priced, with better alternatives for cheaper... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good food - we had fish! The staff is very service minded and attentive and there is a good atmosphere. The whole place including the gallery is really worth a visit!

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Bengaluru, India
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Despite the fans rotating non stop around our heads (it was hot), I had a fantastic meal, starting with a home made ginger beer. Then seafood a volo !!

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Thank franckbart
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Woahhhow restaurant. Super friendly folks ..super tasty ..Super ambience Damage 10000 LkR for 2 .3 drinks 1 starter and 1 main course .

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Thank Sudiptac
Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With two kids in tow, and with fussy bellies, we were not disappointed with the quality of food. In Sydney each of these meals would be $35, here it's like $9. Beautiful courtyard, excellent gallery and gift shop. Absolutely recommend. It would have gotten 5 stars except food took awhile and then they got my order wrong, so took longer....but... More 

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

Greetings from Paradise Road! Thank you for reviewing The Gallery Café. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and apologise for any shortcomings you experienced in your order. Take care while we look forward for another opportunity to serve you. Warm Regards, Paradise Road More 

Kuwait
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paradise road gallery has lovely items , and creative accessories that are not only reasonably priced but worth taking home for your own house or gifts for friends and family. The coffee shop Upstairs serves very good coffee and delicious carrot cakes

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Thank Daniageorgetyan
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Making the srilankan experience special by allowing to soak up the tropical weather without air-condition. Superb ambience, unique and honest. Good quality food and very friendly staff.

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Thank Devinda K
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Frozen passion fruit margaritas is a must try. Wonderful ambiance food is scrumptious. Excellent and unique taste of furniture

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Thank JOANNE99JAYAMAHA

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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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