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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” (37 reviews)
“risotto” (19 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
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 3 days 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!

Thank surrealmccoy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the Gallery Cafe for the food, the cocktails and the ambience. At night in particular it’s quite magical. The lovely bread that comes prior to your meal is so good. What lots Cafe down is the service. It’s mediocre at best but in the...More

Thank Jan W
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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 continuous support of Paradise Road. Thank you for your great feedback about the food and beverage as we strive...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb food. Friendly staff and service is really good. Amazing place. One of the best place to dine in Colombo.More

Thank Muditha_MN
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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 food and service as we strive to maintain our standards continuously. Every aspect of the interior of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another place I go to everytime I visit SL. The food is excellent. I had the baked crab which was amazing and the delicious chocolate pot for dinner. This is a bit more up market but it's not too expensive.More

Thank SKD73
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 to know that you visit our restaurant every time you visit Colombo. We appreciate your feedback about food and service and particularly about the baked crab and chocolate pot as we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ambiance was good. The food was served fast and presented well. The taste was good, but nothing really great. Overall OkMore

Thank Channagn
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. Our eclectic a'la carte menu has been created to please every palate and we have received great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fantastic including the service! Should have had more meat on the Pork Chops ! Highlight was the chocolate mousse, best in Colombo!More

Thank shanilcperera
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. We appreciate your comments about the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is always excellent and the ambience very special. It has a wide selection of Cocktails, Mocktails and Drinks. Service can sometimes be selective. It is best to make a prior reservation as especially on Fridays and Weekends you can be disappointed.More

Thank jagathf
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 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 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very salty and boring. Poor presentation. The waiter couldn’t be concerned at all when I mentioned about the food being so saulty and cold ! This is a place that if I am going to pay the bill will avoid at any cost...More

Thank 485lalitha
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 the food and service and we shall investigate further in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re a Sri Lankan billionaire wanting to go for a laid back late lunch in your shorts, slippers, a polo and Range Rover this is the spot for you! Great food and the decor/ambience is amazing. Well done! The service needs a bit of...More

Thank jith118
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. The interior and the courtyard have been designed in to ensure that our guests are treated to a unique dining experience. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is nice, very pleasant surrounds and atmosphere. My review title could very well be “great lunch” as we enjoyed. And it was very good to excellent by Colombo standards. We had the champagne risotto which was very tasty but slightly over cooked. We...More

Thank Kovit S
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. Every aspect of the interior of the cafe has been designed with great care to ensure our guests are treated to a...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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
  • 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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