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Paradise Road Galleries - The Gallery Cafe

2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2582162
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Ranked #10 of 291 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $52
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dubai
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best meals I had on my trip ! The restaurant is beautiful and the food is deliciious !

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Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

The ambiance and setting of this restaurant is fantastic and the food is very good. Menu is largely western with a mix of everything plus asian dishes. We had the calamari for entree which was perfect. The black pork curry was great- perfect spice and taste. There is a full page of desserts to choose from as well. The restaurant... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Don't come with high expectations of the food, it is lovely but many of the reviews I read made it sound like this place has the best food to ever pass a human's lips - it doesn't, it's just good food in a really nice setting. The atmosphere and vibe of the place was uber cool, I loved the decor,... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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168 reviews 168 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

When in Colombo, I must visit the gallery café and indulge in some of their fine offerings. Of course the primary reason for me to visit is the legacy of this great Architect and Landscaping genius GB. It is just nice to lounge here and imagine how many great designs originated perhaps at this desk, his former office. When you... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Black pork curry and jaggery ice cream were my favourites. Only downside is service is rather slow. At least 20 mins wait. But the ambience and food is worth it!

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kuala lumpur
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112 reviews 112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The legacy of Sri Lanka's premier architect lives on with this adaptive use of his former offices, where Bawa's unique design approach of east meets west meets modernist sensibilities is well-demonstrated. In many ways that fusion of distinctly South Asian ideas with European details and finished of in a modern contemporary style is subtly reflected in the cuisine offered at... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Despite starting off a little bit slow (maybe because it was quite busy when we arrived), we had a great experience at the Gallery cafe. The food was great - everyone in our party of eight was happy with what they ordered - and the service, although not spectacular, was pretty decent. It was sometimes a little bit difficult to... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I had a wonderful evening at the Gallery Café, but this was more to do with my fellow diners, rather than the overall restaurant experience. Having last dined there two years ago on my last visit, I was seriously enthused at the prospect of a sumptuous dinner. The atmosphere and overall ambience of the venue remains the same, and this... More

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Gurgaon, India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Gallery Cafe is the former office of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa. Converted now into an art gallery, shop and restaurant by the Geoffrey Bawa Foundation, it is one of the must visit places in Colombo. I visited the restaurant for dinner, along with one of the trustees of the foundation and other friends. The meal was superb, starting from... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The setting and service were both fantastic and although some dishes were great, others were bland and completely mediocre. We'd recommend the Jumbo Prawns with fat chips and vegetables, the passionfruit mousse and the chocolate ice cream. However, my pumpkin soup was a little bland and the cauliflower cheese soufflé (actually more of a quiche) wasn't great. The waiters were... More

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