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Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe

2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 582162
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
International, European, Asian, British, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed December 23, 2016

The Gallery Café is a wonderful retreat from the busy streets of Colombo. The atmosphere is calming and lovely to look at. In a beautiful old home the café is both an art gallery and a place to have a bite to eat /drink. The...More

Thank historyfanatic99
Shamila R, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2016

Greetings from Paradise Road! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Paradise Road The Gallery Café. We appreciate your wonderful thoughts and recommendations. Best Wishes! Paradise Road Sri Lanka

Reviewed December 21, 2016

Packed full of flavour & ambiance. Super cool chill out space which is a perfect break from shopping.

Thank Kusal P
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Good food,although it took ages to come. A bit pricy. But I love the atmosphere. I would recommend this place for lunch. For dinner it gets really busy.

Thank Yaz A
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Good setting; good food ; good service and lovely atmosphere & we enjoyed the evening. Value for money & finally, you're a satisfied customer.

Thank SAMAN R
Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this restaurant by our tour driver and so glad we went. The restaurant is set in an old Art Gallery and everywhere you cannot help but notice the attention to detail. From walking into entrance seeing the traditional Oriental like design and feel...More

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Shamila R, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2016

Greetings from Paradise Road! Thank you for taking the time to review The Gallery Café. We aim to provide a unique experience to our guests and glad that we were able to exceed your expectations. Best Wishes! Paradise Road Sri Lanka

Reviewed December 20, 2016

We had the gnocchi and it really was very special! I have not had gnocchi tasting so rich before The Restaurant is beautiful , love the paintings and the fish pond. I would love coming back here for sure!

1  Thank sarthakntaru
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

The cafe is set in a gallery and was home to the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa. Food and atmosphere were lovely. Would definitely return. The restaurant is close to Barefoot shop which sells Sri Lankan souvenirs.

Thank Yatin R
Reviewed December 18, 2016

The only thing that is not consistent about this place are the red napkins being used for the christmas period... Usually they are black ! The food is always reliable and consistent. Whatever you do, don't change the menu!! Staff are great, ambience is wonderful,...More

Thank AHP9477
Shamila R, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2016

Greetings from Paradise Road! Thank you for taking the time to review and share your experiences at The Gallery Café. Your feedback is much appreciated. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to serve you again. Best Wishes! Paradise...More

Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant in Colombo. The design and decor is just fantastic and the food lovely. I love the subtle atmosphere and cool fun vibe. The gift shop is also great for a quick shop!

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed December 14, 2016

The Gallery Cafe is a re-converted office space of Geoffrey Bawa - the architect known for his tropical modernist aesthetic. Beautifully done up in rustic, artsy decor with paintings of Sri Lankan artists exhibited at the entrance, the food and service here makes a visit...More

Thank TheHarpist
Shamila R, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2016

Greetings from Paradise Road! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at Paradise Road The Gallery Café. We appreciate your wonderful comments and look forward for your next visit. Best Wishes! Paradise Road Sri Lanka

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Response from reviewsplus | Reviewed this property |
They do prepare pork I'm afraid in their kitchen.
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September 20, 2016|
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Response from Suvieve | Reviewed this property |
Well!! You will need transport. Car or trishaw. Negotiate with the trishaw driver.
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mahes752
May 14, 2016|
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Response from Upul G | Reviewed this property |
Crabs may be available but not their specialty. It is more about Fusion and Western. Try Ministry of crab at Dutch Hospital premises / Lagoon at Cinnamon Grand / Galle Face Hotel's Sea Spray.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $52
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 582162
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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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