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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 - 00:00
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Budapest, Hungary
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Paradise Road Gallery Café is a place with lovely environment I discovered lately in Colombo. It has a very nice terrase, small gallery and gallery shop when local souvernirs are available. The service is pretty good. We were impressed by the variety of food offered and quality served. The ginger-lemon grass chicken is a great choice! :) See you... More 

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Hove, UK
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278 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had read a NYT travel article that included this place in a 36-hour itinerary. I walked here from town (almost unheard of, as tuk tuk drivers hound you to get in), about 15-20 minutes from Galle Face Green - straight down Galle Road. Not far away is Barefoot, the very touristy souvenir and Sri Lankan goods store. It has... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The perfect spot to relax and enjoy sampling a nice menu. Opposite the Royal Thai Consulate hence I didn't mind my passport taking ages..

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Thank Brem78
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my wife for your anniversary and the dinner was wonderful. A bit high in price but good things dose not come ...... Will visit again

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Bournemouth
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great restaurant in an historic Colombo building - beautiful. The food is very good and the overall ambience really adds to the occasion. Well worth a visit

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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like a restaurant with the little extra you found it. Café with cakes at daytime and fabulous restaurant at night. Don't miss it if you are in Colombo

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Thank askerlund2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We, architect couple, were roaming around Colombo experiencing Master architect Geoffrey Bawa's works when we got to know that one of his designed houses has been converted into a restaurant. As we entered, immediately we observed that the complete place has been very respectfully and responsibly conserved. To end our visit on a good note, the food was amazing. The... More 

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Thank Rahul K
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a nice place. very artistic as well. Food was excellent. Service is very good. Good place for office Lunch outing or family dinner. We had Indian food and salad.You can reserve the table as well. Desserts and drinks are good.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great place to taste very good food prepared for the Asian palate with the appropriate amount of spices and tasty. Ambiance is acceptable provided it's not overcrowded. Service is slow when the restaurant is full

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food in this wonderful place is very good. There are local and western dishes on the menu. Restaurant is set in quiet part of Colombo and used to be Geoffrey Bawa's office. Restaurant itself is interesting and relaxing. Very good service. There is also a gift shop. The restaurant is close to Bawa's No 11 house.

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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
US$12 - US$52
Cuisine
International, European, Asian, British, Sri Lankan, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
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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