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Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe

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2, Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
0112582162
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It goes without saying that Gallery Cafe is extremely popular and whenever I have dropped in for lunch, snack or dinner it was packed nearly to capacity with just a few tables free. So if you're going at crowded times, try to make an advance reservation and go with a bit of time to spare. Great ambiance and everything about... More 

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Thank Ayoma D
Berlin, Germany
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best places for lunch and dinner in town. Outside sitting. Great ambiance, lovely food, good service. Spirit of Geoffrey Bawa.

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Thank Bine229
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Gallery café for dinner when the whole family was down in SL. The choice of food offers variety from authentic Sri Lankan to fusion and western foods. Nice ambience where you feel relaxed and can enjoy quality time. Desserts are out of the world! Word of advice, if you dine here, go for desserts later otherwise no justice... More 

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Thank Madhi C
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great ambiance, great food, and friendly service! Once it gets crowded though, expect your food to take a little longer than usual to reach your table, also getting a waiters attention can be murder! Try it out, I guarantee you'll keep coming back!

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Thank Devaka P
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely superb for that special dining experience. Good & varied menu superbly presented by nice staff. Great ambiance. Gets crowded with the posh Sri Lankans & Expats along with high end tourists. Pretty expensive - not for the budget minded but really great for that special dining experience.

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Thank MovingIncognito
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is high quality and high level place for up-middle market. European food and nice atmosphere. Recommended for foreign people in Sri lanka

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Thank UIiana
Switzerland
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice atmosphere, good service and food, wine selection is decent, the setting outside is great in the evening, well decorated, overall great dinner experience.

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Thank slambebe
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are in Colombo Gallery Café is a must visit. Lovely ambiance with alfresco dining. Remember to make a reservation if you don’t want to wait for a table to clear! Generally food is of high quality. The Champagne-Risotto is recommended. However do avoid the Creaser salad! The leaves were ‘limp’ and drenched in dressing!.

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Thank DDSLK
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner and the place was packed. The serving is not generous compared to the price. I guess you pay more for the ambience.

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Thank kvreyes
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was invited for dinner and the place was super, food was great and staff are very helpful and respectful. I would recommend to have the western experience in Colombo.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $52
Cuisine
International, European, Asian, British, Sri Lankan, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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: 0112582162
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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