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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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International, European, British, Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

Its one of my dream boutiques gives heritage feeling once you entered this old classic villa. Entrance with Mudumakal Thali ( Ancient funeral system of Tamil people ) is highlight. Once walk through you will face beautiful sitting lounge open air along with small home...More

Thank Asifyy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was mesmerised by The Gallery Cafe. The decor, the ambience was just great. Their desserts and food was awesome. But of course it comes at a price. The place is not cheap, but it is value for money.

Thank huz152
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been to so many times to Gallery cafe at Alfred house road but never had a chance to write a good review. So I guess it's better late than never coz this place and the crew deserve a good review. First of all, it...More

Thank Theekshana
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 restaurant has been designed with great thought and care to ensure that our guests are treated to a...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Easily one of the best fine dining restaurants in town,,,,A bit pricey but needless to say the quality of food and high standards maintained amply compensates for it!More

Thank Camie R
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are delighted to be ranked as one of the best restaurants in Colombo by you. The interior of the restaurant has been designed with great thought and care to ensure that our guests...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my favourite venue in Colombo. The way it is laid out lures the guest into a sense of serenity and that one is being asked to a family home. The inner courtyard, often used as a gallery is breathtaking. The Restaurant itself is...More

Thank shaunkennedym
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a lovely find. A well preserved Geoffrey Bawa building made it feel extra special. Cafe and resurant area very peaceful. A nice way to spend a couple of hours in the afternoon heat. We booked for dinner after our cafe experience. Dinner, lovely...More

Thank LadyDiana66
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived courtesy of a trainee formula one tuk tuk driver! A good preliminary to an evening of positive differences. Entry through an interesting gallery of modern arit to a imaginatively and very well designed restaurant. Tables spaced to provide privacy and all seemingly well...More

Thank Douglas C
Sudeva W, Sales and Marekting at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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 restaurant has been designed with great thought and care to ensure that our guests are treated to a...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My colleagues and I ate here as a farewell business meal. The atmosphere is really nice and the architecture is lovely. The food (I had cheese and olive ravioli) was good, but not exceptional, though the creme brûlée was very well done. I would definitely...More

Thank Arielle T
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although more pricey than the normal restaurant in Colombo you definitely still get value for money. We had a delicious three course meal. The frozen strawberry margarita was very fun and the caramel cheesecake was the best dessert in my whole holiday!More

Thank BelleCelia27
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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. We appreciate your feedback on the Strawberry Margarita and Dulce De Leche Cheesecake as we strive to excel in our standards. The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it is a bit pricey for Sri Lanka, but def not for Europe! Lovely food nice mix of Asia and Europe flavours married in style. Furthermore you have the art gallery included and the vibe is really really good. I would def go if...More

Thank babwara78
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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 restaurant has been designed with great thought and care to ensure that our guests are treated to a...More

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FiyazIsmath
9 March 2017|
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Response from Love Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they serve Alcohol and Pork but are clearly marked, however they do amazing fish perpetration grilled and seared, plus environment is beautiful you may just go there for a good smoothie or a king coconut.
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borneon4
20 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
US$12 - US$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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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 582162
  • E-mail
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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