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“Excellent cuisine”

Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe
Ranked #4 of 599 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $52
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 April 18, 2014

Food prepared to order. Very good environment to spend the evening if one is interested in eastern or western food.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

This place is the former residence of one of Sri Lanka's renowned architects. Hence there is an unique ambience. The serviCe coulkd improve as there is some wAiting after you order althoughh to a first time visitor there is plenty to occupy. The desserts are pretty good with fresh Sri Lankan ingredients.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant (no surprise considering the architect who built it). It is also one of the best places to eat in Colombo. The cocktails are arguably the best in the city and the food and dessert delivers every time. Especially impressive considering the wide and varied menu. Service can improve though.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

The ambiance and sevice as Gallery Cafe is really great. Food is interesting and tasty, though I do feel like value for money has decreased somewhat, based on my experience over the last few years of coming to the restaurant.
If you are visiting Sri Lanka - it is definitely worth trying out. Also great for a special night out.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Having lived in Colombo my whole life- I would say Gallery cafe is Definitly one of the best if not the best restaurant in Colombo. The food is always excellent- and the dessert is out of this world! I've been here more than I can count and it's never dissapointed me. The atmosphere is beautiful and you can sit outside which is a rarity in colombo. However it
Is not air conditioned but I've never felt warm though- it's quite breezy.
A definite must for visitors to the country.

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