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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 296 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

You cannot find a better place in Colombo that serves such good deserts. Practically every dessert is excellent. Overall meals are also good but highlight of this place is desserts. They also have An excellent range of cocktails. Really nice and unique ambience

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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were staying nearby in the Colombo Courtyard Hotel and this place was a great option after a long journey. A lovely courtyard setting, the prawn curry and black pork curry were both delicious. Good service and at about £40 for two people, two courses and two drinks, we didn't think it was bad value either. We would return.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The decor and the atmosphere is fine. The food however took ages to arrive. The portions were fine for us but I can easily see people complaining that it's too small. Just one major suggestion: don't expect Asian food to be something you're used to. My wife's pad thai could be easily put as a dessert - it was nastily... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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105 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

By now the reader can tell that I am a JB fan. So on each visit to Sri Lanka I re-visit places and try to get to the ones I haven't seen. The Gallery Café is a regular must visit and this time I went for dinner with architect's friends. We sat in the terra cotta clad yard under the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Suggested by the villa bentota hotel front office person when we checked out, we went straight to the cafe when we arrived in Colombo. And, we were amazed by everything in and about it. Food is great and the ambience is perfect. Great to see some Bawa in the premises.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The gallery cafe remains one of the few restaurants in Colombo to have an atmosphere that deserves a mention. The eclectic menu also offers a good mixture of choices and the desserts are often excellent. Of late the quality of the service seems to have dropped somewhat and even on days when the restaurant is hardly over 50% full meals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Our hotel Colombo Courtyard suggested this restaurant ..it was fantastic ..great atmosphere and food ...a must ! Try the gnocchi spinach it's excellent and the chocolate cheesecake was a must have ! The Service was outstanding. The wine list was excellent and diverse as was the food menu. Best in Colombo. It's on a quite street situated in a beautiful... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I can say going in I was skeptical about the place but my expectations were far exceeded as the food was good and as well the service was also good. Our drinks were nice as my wife had the homemade Ginger Beer which she loved. Their desserts are amazing and all the same price which I beleive is 745 SL... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lovely surrounding. Food id very, very expensive. Small quantities too. Nice place to hang around with a friend.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

As always I found taste of food Excellent and the ambience too. Just love being in their Garden. I wish the dessert menu could be revised or extended to include a few more new items as they seemed the same for many years. Waiters could also be little bit more friendly & welcoming towards the locals as much as they... More

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