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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” (24 reviews)
“baked crab” (30 reviews)
“risotto” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, European, Asian, British, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

On annual visits over my last 5 years coming to Colombo I have always dined in this divine and most romantic candle-lit courtyard setting - one of Colombo's iconic restaurants. It is the welcome dinner for guests about to embark with me on a two...More

Thank MariekesAoL
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once a residence of the most famous local architect, this place is an amazing escape. Most of it is in open space, with great service, good food and nice people. Seemed to me very popular among expats. The shrimp and salads were great. And the...More

Thank Aburel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Started my experience with the best lemon meringue i have ever tasted... literally The rest of the food also was very tasty and mouth watering... Special thanks to the host and the manager mr.Ashan who was extra hospitable and polite Really go and enjoy it

Thank Yousef Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place is really good with reasonably good service and a decent menu. One of the places where both Veg and Non Veg food are given equal importance .The Trifle pudding is a must try ..

Thank Irwinder
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went several times to the Gallery Cafe while I was in Colombo and the quality of the food and service was always superb. Tasteful, a lot of choices, friendly personal and a lovely unexpected ambiance.

Thank Ymke v
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So happy he did not listen to me. Decor is breathtaking. Food divine Staff handsome and so polite Can't wait to come back again

Thank susanlowe1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is known for office gallery of famous Srilankan architect, Bawa. It is very sophisticated and has variety of menu for drinks, foods, desserts. Everything tastes amazing and the staff are attentive and very friendly.

Thank 363suzy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saved the best food of our 2 week holiday for last. I am a huge fan of Bawa's architecture and the surrounding of the restaurant don't disappoint. The beautiful courtyard pond and the well positioned mirrors in the dining area enhance the beauty of...More

Thank Aisling F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The serving was generous, and we were really spoilt for choice... Do try the Tamarind Chili Margarita :-)

Thank mint87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the ambiance and design of the restaurant, someone knows what they are doing . The bread selection was excellent, the crab starter was more like a small meal, I enjoyed the crab gratin but I don't feel it needed the mash potatoes and...More

Thank RayH301
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FiyazIsmath
Hi, would like to know whether this restaurant would accommodate the preparations to be halal of the Pad Thai & the pastas?
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
How far is this place from the city centre / Cinammon Lakeside hotel by car, please?
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
Is crap available here? how is the cost plesae?
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
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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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