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“Superb double chocolate cheese cake. Disappointing capuchino's”

Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe
Ranked #5 of 609 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $52
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.'
Reviewed January 27, 2014

The title of my review says it all. The ambiance is great. The food delicious. But for good coffee you really have to go elsewhere. All of it is a bit overpriced if you ask me. And although I do not mind having a drawing of a naked man in the (men's) bathroom, I (personally) rather see that naked woman that is hanging in the ladies! (perhaps they could be swapped :-)

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1  Thank Maaseppo
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Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Friday at 7 PM we arrived, 2 adults and 2 young children, without reservation. This was no problem for the professional and friendly staff. We got a nice table and excellent service througout the meal. 

Food was delicious, drinks cold and surroundings beautifull. 

We are aware that families with young children are not favorite guests at all good restaurants. (We usually don't have time/patience for several courses, we don't drink expencive vines or drinks etc.) At Gallery Cafe we still felt welcomed. Our waiter took special care in the children's shared course so that it was served beautifully on two plates and in child-friendly pieces (we had pork chops). This sort of consideration is highly appreciated. 

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

The Gallery Cafe is a charming place. The decor and ambience is very good, service was very friendly, and the food was if high quality. Serving sizes are a little small for the price, and the food did not come quickly, but these are small quibbles against the overall experience

Thank R0bSing
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

i visited colombo for this new years and a friend suggested me to try this place and i actually called the cafe n found out the timings n went there.. on reaching, the manager did not treat us well..he simply said no food, only beverages n pastries were available..on requesting him to check if he could help us out here bcoz through the phone call we made n got there clearly told us they served food..and the manager said.. "doesnt ur brain understand the part I'm saying and if u don't, i'm gonna ask u to leave.." first of all, the manager was rude, hostile..no manners for the job.. he cannot ask any customer to LEAVE..so sane person would go back there ever again. the staff there were not kind enough, intact very rude.. on warning him of his behaviour, he finally apologised n agreed to help us.. but i would never eat in such a place that insults u, visit this place or will i ever suggest my friends or family to visit this place ever! these people need to understand that the place runs on the basis of the customers that visit and that they are not the only gallery in town.. there are even better ones with better hospitality.. i suggest people not to visit this place ..its definitely not worth it!

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We met a friend here who lives and works in Colombo for lunch on our way up to Negombo before we flew home.
As the name suggests this is a combination of a Gallery and Cafe in one building. It is one of the older properties in Colombo that has been renovated beautifully. You enter through a courtyard that has covered walkways around the walls and on open centre. You pass a long fish pond which is stocked with large Black fish apart from the one solitary White one (shows how every little detail of design has been taken into account) The walls of the courtyard are filled with paintings that are for sale of course.
The Cafe area as you would expect was beautifully designed and set out, and the service and food did not let you down. You had a choice of mouth watering local Sri Lankan dishes, or modern European food. We four had a combination and it was all exceptional.

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Thank SteveJPMansfield
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