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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 294 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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Buderim
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Fantastic menu , great drink list and this beautiful setting.Take your pick or take it all, one of the most unforgettable evenings to experience, again with a buzz. Geoffery Bawa must of had you in mind!

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Delicious food! Really worth paying a visit because of the cool interior design. Lovely to dine outside at night! Keep in mind that the prices are higher than normal in Colombo, but it is worth it!

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Cape Town
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was a little challenging to find on our first day. While the setting is beautiful, the gallery store is worth a visit and the art is interesting, it was unbelievably pricy for average tea and carrot cake, with shoddy service.

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Delicious prawn curry, beautiful surrounds. Jaggery Creme Brûlée was divine - the best desert I had in SL! More "authentic" Sri Lankan foods would be nice. Close to Colombo Courtyard, lovely hotel to stay at!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Every time I visit Colombo I never forget to come have a coffee at the Gallery Cafe, amazing coffee but so so overpriced!!! Really beautiful place but I always end up sitting in a non smoking area with a smoker blowing smoke all over my face which pisses me off as the staff doesn't care. But overall love the deco... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice place to chill out. Great ambiance and good food. Some times gets a bit crowded due to the popularity of the place.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A friend from London recommended this café and the food is delicious and sit in the lovely courtyard. I had Italian food but there is a choice of Sri Lankan and other Asian food and great selection of teas and the Paradise Road shop is great to buy presents to take back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Another masterpiece of Geoffory Bawa. The setting of this restaurant is perfect. Although the food is pricey. Yet it is an amazing experience you must try.

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Washington, DC
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17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I came to Sri Lanka to visit my daughter who was living/working there. The night I landed she brought me to the Gallery Cafe. It was relaxed, quiet, and had very good food too. Both the gazpacho and the cucumber soup were excellent, as was the black pork curry and the green beef curry. (I liked the black pork curry... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

From the outlook You see it as some kind of a boutique restaurant / dine in place. BUT when you enter you feel the difference on almost everything. From the Food n Beverages atmosphere. It truly is a wonderful experience. Some may say the rates are above the average. I guess exclusive quality has a higher rate than average.

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