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Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe

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2, Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
+94-11-2-58-21-62
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Limited choice and lukewarm service and over priced. Not likely to visit. However juggery ice-cream is quite good

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Thank riviw
Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely restaurant set in an old courtyard along Paradise road. very attentive staff and excellent food - a fusion of fairly western food with an Sri Lankan twist.

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Thank Donald F
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little cafe on the top floor of this fab shopping emporium, very inexpensive with good coffee and lunch menu. Good range of quality homewards all housed in a colonial building

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Thank Chrisg5
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had an excellent lunch and returned for dinner a few days later. Although expensive for Sri Lanka, the atmosphere and food are worth paying more for in my opinion. Be sure to book for weekends!

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Thank M T
London
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful ambiance and great service. The showstopper stand out dish was the black pork, if nothing else go for that! We also had the butterflied prawns which were also amazing. Not cheap but a really nice place.

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Thank NSDLondon
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurent has run out of steam and appears to now survive totally on the good reputation it established many years ago. The high prices don't justify the basic service at this restaurant or the basic food that it serves. The menu although limited, does offer a contrasting choice of local and international staples. However all the dishes that we... More 

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Thank Gayan P
Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch at Paradise Road Gallery Cafe, the decor and ambiance are very cool and the service was amazing. I had the Pad Thai, one of the best I have ever had. We just wish we could have been able to go for dinner, as I am sure the crowd and ambiance would have been amazing.

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Thank Luc M
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The venue is absolutely stunning. We love the ambience. The menu is a mix of everything, but we picked up only two Sri Lankan dishes which were perfect. Excellent flavours! Great freshly squeezed juices.

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Thank AgnieszkaP
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at Gallery Cafe once we arrived from Bentota to Colombo. Lovely ambience and a very impressive entrance which leads to an art gallery. The boutique and souvenir shop is located to the left and after that is a lovely tempting display of cakes and finally to the restaurant and a open courtyard with majestic tree which is... More 

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Thank jooleelau
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They offer good food. It might be a bit on the high side in terms of cost oppose to a general meal. This a great place for special occasions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $52
Cuisine
International, European, Asian, British, Sri Lankan, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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: +94-11-2-58-21-62
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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