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Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe

2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
+94 (11) 258 2162
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“black pork” (25 reviews)
“baked crab” (35 reviews)
“risotto” (19 reviews)
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All hours
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 yesterday

The Gallery Cafe is the place to dine if you only have one night in Colombo. A fabulous building and courtyard garden which used to be the office of a famous Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa, and his illustrious associates. The food continues to be...More

Thank hdias
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fabulous restaurant, hip , trendy and wonderful food. Loved it! and highly recommend it. would love to have stayed there all night but an early morning the next day stopped us! Absolutely a must if you are in ColomboMore

Thank Alison L
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased to know that you have ranked us as an absolute must experience when in Colombo. Every aspect of the the restaurant has been designed with great thought and care to ensure...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you like sitting outdoors this restraunt makes it possible. Ofcourse they do have indoor seating available too. Beautiful ambiance and decor. Great food! I loved the pan fried prawns with coconut risotto. The pork with mustard sauce too was good. Service was good. Highly...More

Thank tash440
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent meal at our restaurant. Every aspect of the cafe has been designed with much thought and care to ensure that our guests are treated to a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice place and very delicious foods.i like very much.specially this place is very quiet .and very beautiful.friendly saviceMore

Thank Upul N
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal at our restaurant. The ambiance of the restaurant has been designed with much thought and care to treat our guests to a unique dining experience....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was so far the biggest surprise for us here in Colombo. Very delicious food. beautifully done by the chefs. Service was top. We had not ordered the table in advance, but the waiter made some magic and we were seated in a nice place....More

Thank Anna Sky R
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback on the ambiance of the restaurant and the food which is prepared expertly. The interior of the restaurant...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for an early evening drink last night and loved it so much we returned to eat. Beautiful surroundings! The service was exceptional, the staff very helpful and attentive(not to mention one of the waiters I would quite happily take him home with me...More

Thank Lisa M
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal at our restaurant. The ambiance of the restaurant has been designed with much thought and care to treat our guests to a unique dining experience....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden away in a peaceful street, this amazing restaurant offer not only very good food and wine but also a beautiful setting, surrounded by modern and traditional furnishings and artwork. Definitely a MUST for visitorsMore

Thank stonehouse123
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. The interior has been designed with much thought and care to ensure that our guests are treated to a unique dining experience....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And if you have only one day in Colombo, the gallery cafe is an absolute must. An amazing beauty, but more than that: A symbol for a the move of Sri Lanka into the future. And: Absolutely delicious foodMore

Thank andreas_und_reisen
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal at our restaurant. The ambiance of the restaurant has been designed with much thought and care to treat our guests to a unique dining experience....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent restaurant behind the Gallery. Food selection was average, quality and taste was decent, service was also friendly. Overall nothing really stands out about the restaurant, and the seating wasn't very comfortable. Good place for a business meeting, not really for a date.More

Thank Rory O
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. Every aspect of the restaurant has been designed with much thought and care to ensure that our guests are treated to a unique dining experience. Our eclectic a'la carte menu has been created to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole restaurant is so peaceful with the sound of water features to relax you. The drink and food came in good time and their was bread to nibble on with drinks. There is also a shop with very reasonable prices and amazing products including...More

Thank Claire8176
Sudeva W, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Paradise Road The Gallery Cafe. We have noted your comments about the double charge to your friends credit card. We would very much appreciate it if you are able to share the relevant records of this charge to your...More

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FiyazIsmath
9 March 2017|
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Response from Love Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they serve Alcohol and Pork but are clearly marked, however they do amazing fish perpetration grilled and seared, plus environment is beautiful you may just go there for a good smoothie or a king coconut.
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borneon4
20 September 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
14 May 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
US$12 - US$52
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, 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) 258 2162
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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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