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Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe
Ranked #5 of 595 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $52
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 February 3, 2014

This is a lovely oasis in Colombo serving excellent tea, cakes and food. The setting is just gorgeous and was designed by Sri Lanka’s premier architects Bawa. Highly recommended at dusk or dinner. The Gallery shops are also great.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

The black pork rice and the cakes are good. The service is a major let down. Took too long to get drinks and food. Very difficult to get attention of waitering staff! Ambience is good.

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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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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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